August 28, 2017

Tips to Help You Achieve a No Makeup Look

Wearing barely any makeup – “barely” being the operative word – is one of the fastest growing, current beauty trends. Famous instagram influencers and social media hashtags have glamorized natural beauty. Unlike countless other fads, the no makeup look is here to stay for its sheer practicality: it frees up time, decreases maintenance, simplifies your routine, and is the best way to showcase your natural beauty.

Believe it or not, there are ways to enhance your natural beauty without completely baring it all. Use the following makeup tips to achieve a natural or no makeup look.

Moisturize and Prime

The first step to achieve a natural makeup look is to prepare your skin using a moisturizer and a primer. This simple makeup tip will help moisturize your skin to ensure the makeup is absorbed. Using a moisturizer will help you avoid a fake or cakey appearance. Ask your cosmetologist or esthetician which products will work for you based on your skin type: naturally oily or dry skin will react differently depending on the ingredients.

Apply a Base

Now that your skin has been prepped, the next step to attaining a no makeup look is to apply your base makeup. If you can, get in as much natural light as possible to put your makeup on; nothing beats sunlight as your guide. This makeup hack will help you hide blemishes and dark circles to conceal and control shine. The key is creating a buildable layer of makeup to ensure your skin looks consistent. Top it off with a thin translucent powder to bind it all together.


As we’ve previously discussed in our highlighting and contouring blog, the powers of highlighting cannot be understated. This is what will truly help your features glow. Apply highlighter on the following areas:

  • Cheekbones
  • Under the brow bone
  • Inner corners of your eyes
  • Tip of your nose
  • Cupid’s bow (the little crease on your upper lip)


Another excellent makeup tip is to utilize blush to display your natural coloring and warmth. Start by covering the apples of your cheeks, then follow the natural curve of your cheekbones up toward the end of your eyebrows. This gives your face a lift and directs the eye inward.

Fill in Your Eyebrows

The last step to perform to complete your no makeup look is to fill in your eyebrows. Fuller eyebrows are a hot trend that, when done correctly, call attention to your eyes and act as an anchor for your face. Eyebrows provide natural definition and shape while creating expression and character to a person. However, they can also affect the symmetry of your face if toyed with too much. Perfecting the right eyebrow shape takes practice!

Interested in Learning More About the Basics of Beauty? Enroll in a Makeup, Cosmetology, Barbering, or Esthetics class offered by Pivot Point Academy in Bloomingdale, Illinois. If you have questions about the programs at our beauty school, give us a call by phone at (847) 985-5900. Enroll in a beauty program today to prepare for a career in the hair or skin care industries.