Natural Makeup vs. “No-Makeup” Makeup

Hello everyone!

Today I just wanted to talk about the differences between no-makeup makeup and natural makeup. Both are great for lots of occasions and make awesome every day makeup looks, but I see the terms used interchangeably often and they are actually quite different!

No-makeup makeup is designed to look completely natural. Someone without experience should hardly be able to tell that you have any makeup on at all. For this type of makeup you’d usually use very light to no foundation (usually a tinted moisturizer, or BB/CC cream is used), cream products rather than powders, and a tinted lip balm. The cream products help to retain a natural, dewy finish on the face and the tinted moisturizer helps to even out your skin tone while still allowing your skin to show through.

Natural makeup uses natural colours, but quite different techniques are used to create a bit more of a dramatic look. Deeper shades of brown/taupe on the eyes, heavier foundation, powder finishes, lipstick, stronger brows, eyeliner, and contouring can all be used in a natural makeup, but generally aren’t used for no-makeup makeup.

Both types are gorgeous and work amazingly when they are done right, so go and experiment with different looks and tell me what you think!



“No Makeup” Makeup:

NYX Concealer Jar in Beige

Philosophy Cream Blush in “Feel Warm all Over”

Starlooks Brow Palette in BS4

Vaseline Lip Therapy in Rosy Lips

Revlon Illuminance Cream Shadow in Skinlights


Natural Makeup:

All of the above products, plus

The Balm’s Mary Lou-Manizer

ELF Cool Bronzer

NYX Eyebrow Marker in Deep (to line eyes)

BH Cosmetics 88 Matte Palette

Revlon Lipstick in Rose Velvet


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