Foundations are a staple step in most makeup routines. However, as more brands blur the line between makeup and skincare, more individuals choose to forgo these base products.
Instead of painting the face with full coverage and heavy foundation, some people choose to spot, conceal and highlight their best features. Also, wearing a foundation daily may not be ideal for those with busier lifestyles.
So how can you incorporate a “no-foundation” makeup routine?
Get A Fresh Complexion With Minimal Product
Did you know you can still apply makeup flawlessly without makeup? You can minimize the look of cakey skin and highlight your best features by eliminating foundation from your makeup routine.
In addition, you can learn to embrace your natural skin texture!
Focus on Skincare
Focusing on skin care can help improve its texture and appearance over time. In addition, most skincare products can double as makeup products. For example, you can opt for a tinted sunscreen to replace your regular foundation.
Now you can achieve protection and coverage. Also, nurturing your skin will reduce the need for makeup products in general.
Invest in the Right Concealer
So what can you do if you want to even out your skin tone without foundation? First, find your tried and true concealer to spot-cover your complexion. This will reduce the need for a heavy veil and promote a fresh, skin-like finish.
Choosing a concealer that’s the same shade as your skin tone is ideal for a flawless match. However, you can also have a lighter shade to brighten up your complexion.
Choose a Good-For-You Powder
Loose or pressed powders are a go-to product to keep in your bag for touch-ups. Finely-milled formulas will feel weightless on the skin without disturbing the rest of your makeup.
Nowadays, powders can contain skin-loving ingredients like SPF, Niacinamide, and even Hyaluronic Acid. These components will keep skin hydrated and reduce potential breakouts.
Pay Attention to the Brows
Another way you can wear makeup without foundation is by focusing on the brows. Brows can make a statement, and you can choose from multiple styles. In addition, you can enhance your natural shape with bow gel and a pencil for a feathered effect.
Many individuals are opting for the no-brows look. Singer Doja Cat has recently shaved her eyebrows off, and celebs like Julia Fox are choosing bleached brows. However, all brow styles can make an impact without foundation.
Play Up The Eyes
How can you take attention away from the face? Draw it to your eyes! A bold eyeliner or smokey shadow can look phenomenal with barely-there skin. The contrast of something bold, like eyeliner, and minimal foundationless skin can create a balance.
For daytime wear, you can experiment with editorial hues like blue, purple, or orange or stick with neutrals.
Stick with Creams
Cream products offer a natural and hydrated finish. You can also find creams with a cream-to-powder formula for oilier complexions. These products can be long-lasting and pigmented, and their blendable formula can melt into bare skin.
Cream products like blushes or bronzers are easy to apply so they can be your go-to items for a no-found makeup look.
Highlight the Lips
Finally, you can always create a statement with the lips. For example, using a multidimensional lip gloss can play around with texture. Lip stains are also gaining popularity thanks to their ability to provide lasting pigment.