In theory, ‘no makeup’ makeup should not be a thing that exists.
Why spend time, energy and money buffing and blending expensive products into your skin to make it look like… well, your skin?
That’s the key though. You don’t want to look like you’re wearing a stack of makeup, right? You want to look like you, but on your very, very best day.
At least, I do. Hence, I spend hours scrolling Instagram for tips from beauty bloggers, when I really ought to be sleeping.
This week, British beauty influencer Elle McNamara shared her go-to ‘no makeup’ makeup routine on her Instagram account @bambidoesbeauty.
It was enlightening. Things were learned.
A quick look at her fresh, dewy face is proof enough the woman knows what she’s doing when it comes to makeup that looks like your skin, but better.
Here are four big takeaways from Elle’s ‘no makeup’ makeup routine to try immediately.
1. Skin first, makeup second.
Rather than forking out for wonder foundations and exxy setting powders, Elle reckons investing in your skin is the most effective way to nail the ‘no makeup’ look.
This means committing to a comprehensive, targeted skincare routine, and being consistent about it.
As a beauty influencer, Elle tests and uses hundreds of different products, but the key steps always stay the same: