While we love bold and glamorous makeup looks, most days before we go out, we just want to feel effortlessly beautiful, with minimal products, and in the shortest time possible.

This is what is known in the world of beauty as “no-makeup makeup”, and it is a look that enhances your features in a very natural way and with minimal effort.

Here are the steps for no-makeup makeup, according to the advice of Sephora makeup artists:

1- Skin care is the first step that you should not miss:

You know that flawless makeup starts with a fresh skin, and the same goes for no-makeup makeup. Having fresh, hydrated skin prevents cosmetics from looking lumpy and unnatural on your face.

2- Exfoliation:

Exfoliation is a necessary. And you can do it gently with a cotton swab and micellar water, then follow it up by moisturizing properly depending on your skin type.

3- Revitalize the face:

When it comes to prepping the skin for no-makeup makeup, we suggest you use a hydrating face spray to revitalize the skin.

4- Moisturizing:

Makeup is a nice natural look
Makeup is a nice natural look

After applying a face mist, use a moisturizer. If you have dry skin, you should choose strong moisturizers that contain rich ingredients (such as ceramides, shea butter, and squalene). But if you have oily skin, you should choose lighter moisturizers with a watery or gel-like texture.

5- Finish preparing your skin by applying sunscreen:

Sunscreen is one of the most important steps in your skin care routine as it is essential to protecting your skin from harmful UV rays. For the best protection, dermatologists recommend using a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.

6- Apply a primer if necessary (optional step):

Primer is a polarizing makeup product. It gives make-up a long-lasting hold.

A color-correcting primer is especially useful for reducing redness, controlling oil production, or adding a bit of shine if you have very dry skin, and for a no-makeup makeup look, a primer isn’t important unless you want a little help with oil control and a more shining skin, with a matte finish.

7- Choose creamy and liquid products for a natural glow:

It has a natural and glowing finishing touch. And the creamy products blend together beautifully. For example, when you apply a little cream blush on top of your foundation, it blends smoothly and looks very natural. Cream and liquid blushes also enhance your natural features a little better than powder products, which can camouflage them – and they’re easier to use.

8- You can choose alternatives to foundation cream:

Here are some alternatives if you still want some coverage but don’t want to use a product that’s too heavy.

  • This BB cream is a great choice if you want a multitasking product that provides sheer and buildable coverage. This product usually combines primer, moisturizer, SPF, and light coverage in one formula.
  • CC cream stands for color corrector, and it’s designed to help you get rid of blemishes, redness, hyperpigmentation, dark spots, and more.
  • Colored moisturizer was originally designed to be a hydrating alternative to foundation, but many colored moisturizers now have additional skincare benefits, like anti-aging and full coverage properties to smoothly cover imperfections and let your skin looks super glowy.

9- Add concealer only where you need it:

Concealer is not always important for this look. We should think of it as a must-have product to use just in case you need to cover dark circles or blemishes.

10- Use bronzer as eye shadow:

Sweep a little creamy bronzer across your lids for a more , natural color. A little blush color can be added, with natural eyebrows and some mascara.

11- Add blush to your cheeks and lips:

Blush is a great way to warm up your skin, cream blush will spread and blend with your skin more naturally than traditional powder.

12- Show the beauty of your natural eyebrows:

Any type of brow gel or hair gel will work to keep your brows in their place all day long. Simply swipe the brush and raise your eyebrows. You can use a gel mascara with color if you want to your brows to look full.

13- Apply mascara (if you like):

Mascara is the final touch to make your eyes pop in a beautiful way. Choose a volumizing or lengthening mascara to make your lash line look defined without eyeliner.

“However, mascara is not absolutely necessary in a no-makeup makeup look. It’s all up to what you prefer.

14- Set your look with a setting spray:

Now that you’ve followed all the steps, it’s time to keep your makeup in its place for as long as possible by using a setting spray. This is the best way to complete your no-makeup makeup look, rather than using powder, which makes your face look lumpy, not like the spray, it gives you a dewy and glowing skin.