How to Master the No Makeup Makeup Look in Minutes

No Make Up

We love a full glam beat, but the no-makeup makeup trend is another tried-and-true look we rock often. Embrace your natural radiance with our no-makeup makeup look tutorial. This trend is all about accentuating your natural features for a fresh-faced, glowy look. We love this look because it’s so accessible—anyone can wear a natural look!
Our curated Revlon products will help you achieve a fresh, natural appearance that lets your true beauty shine through. 

Cleanse First

Prepping your skin correctly will do wonders to help you nail this look. Because no makeup-makeup relies on your skin’s natural glow and texture, it’s important to get into the habit of having a consistent skincare routine. That includes cleansing, exfoliating, toning, and moisturizing. We recommend using a gentle cleansing brush like the Revlon® Double Sided Facial Cleansing Brush to lift away dirt and oil. Use the exfoliating side of the brush to dislodge flakes and smooth out rough areas.

Apply Primer

No makeup-makeup might be minimal, but primer is just as important for this look as it is for any other style. Primer provides a base to lock in your makeup and keep it looking fresh all day.  Use a lightweight primer to leave your skin feeling dewy and smooth for makeup application. The PhotoReady Rose Glow™ Hydrating & Illuminating Primer leaves your skin looking glowy and healthy. It can be worn on its own or added before foundation.


Find the Perfect Shade of Foundation

The key to a no-makeup makeup look is selecting the right foundation. While some makeup artists recommend skipping foundation in favor of good skincare and sunscreen, others suggest using a light coverage foundation or concealer to even out skin tone or cover blemishes. Ultimately, choose the approach that makes you feel confident. 

Finding the right foundation shade is essential for a no-makeup makeup look, as it helps create a natural, flawless appearance. A perfect foundation shade should blend seamlessly with your skin tone, providing an even base for your makeup. To simplify the process of finding your ideal foundation shade, Revlon offers a foundation finder tool that assists in selecting the right concealer and foundation shade for your skin tone.

  • Apply a Buildable Foundation

The Illuminance™ Skin-Caring Foundation is an excellent choice for a no-makeup makeup look, as it provides light to medium coverage with a moisturizing formula of  5% Squalane + Hyaluronic Acid that deeply hydrates and moisturizes the skin. 

Here's how to apply this product for a natural, radiant look:

  1. Start with a clean, moisturized face.                                                                                               
  2. Apply a small amount of Illuminance Skin Caring Foundation to the center of your face, blending outwards with a makeup sponge or brush.
  3. Build up coverage in areas where you need it, such as under the eyes or around the nose.
  4. Set your foundation with a translucent powder to ensure it stays in place all day.

Opt for Subtle Eye Makeup 

A no-makeup look utilizes subtle eye makeup that is simple and understated while also enhancing your natural features.

  • Choose a Neutral Eyeshadow Palette

We suggest reaching for subtle, neutral tones of eyeshadow, like light pinks and taupes. Apply a lighter shade on the eyelid and then a slightly darker shade in the crease for subtle definition. Shades should be matte and contain no shimmer. Try using the ColorStay Looks Book™ Eye Shadow Palettes offering a variety of shades to enhance your eye color and natural beauty.

  • Swap Your Black Eyeliner for a Softer Color

Black eyeliner can be too bold for a natural look. Choose a soft brown or gray eyeliner to subtly define lash lines. You can even smudge the line slightly for a more natural gradient look. Try the ColorStay™ Eyeliner in Black Brown or Charcoal for a more natural dose of definition.

  • Curl Lashes for a Wispy Look

Curl your lashes for a natural wispy look using the Revlon® Lash Curler for Natural Curl. Apply a light coat of mascara to darken and lengthen lashes. Stick to black or brown mascara, like the So Fierce! Eyes Wide Open™ Mascara.

  • Groom & Shape Brows

Groom and shape your eyebrows, but avoid making them too defined or harsh. Use a brow pencil or powder that matches your natural brow color to fill in any sparse areas, such as the ColorStay™ Brow Pencil.

Enhance Your Natural Lip Shade

Choose products that amplify your natural features for a no-makeup look. Opt for a tinted lip balm in a sheer and natural shade, like the Revlon Kiss™ Balm, which provides a hint of color while moisturizing and nourishing your lips plus SPF 20 protection. Alternatively, choose a nude liner that closely matches your natural lip color, such as the ColorStay™ Longwear Lip Liner.

Lock In Your Look with Setting Spray

Locking in your look with a setting spray ensures your makeup won't move throughout the day. Try the ColorStay™ Lock Setting Mist to keep your no-makeup makeup look fresh and flawless all day long.