Beauty Bitch: Barely-There Fakeup

Beauty Bitch: Barely-There Fakeup

Achieving the no makeup-makeup look is harder than you might think

Achieving the no makeup-makeup look is harder than you might think

Text: Vienna Vernose

Perhaps one of the biggest makeup bag legends is the no-makeup-makeup look. This self-contradictory trend breaks practically all the rules of makeup as an art of transforming and concealing the face. A favorite on the runway and off (on our favorite off-duty models), barely-there makeup is about accentuating what you're already working with. The secret isn't going completely makeup-free, rather a low-key approach to it all in an embrace of natural features. But fear not undereye bags and acne spots, V has got you covered in how to tackle what might be the most illusionary beauty trend of all.

  • The Guardian Angel

Supergoop!

Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40

Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40

Whether you're going full coverage or foregoing foundation altogether, the first step in creating flawlessly natural-looking skin is the canvas, your skin. Moisturizer followed by SPF are essentials to prime for any makeup look in hydrating the skin and protecting against the sun's damaging UV rays. This triple-threat vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free sunscreen by Supergoop! is compatible with all skin types and grips onto makeup all with a dermatologist-approved SPF level.

  • The Glow From Within

Milk Makeup

Sunshine Skin Tint SPF 30

Milk Makeup Sunshine Skin Tint SPF 30

If you're looking to get that glow-from-within skinfinish, look no further than Milk Makeup's Sunshine Skin Tint. The oil-infused formula is ultra-hydrating blending natural avocado, mandarin, and grape oils for a sheer to buildable coverage that feels and looks like your own skin.

  • The Skin Doctor

Erborian

BB Crème Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20

Erborian BB Cream Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20

The mass import of Asian beauty trends has led to a variety of advancements in makeup and skincare, including the trusted BB cream. Think of the BB cream as a midway point between a foundation and a tinted moisturizer, but with added skincare benefits. For problematic skin, this plumping BB cream by Erborian's collection of  Korean Skin Therapy hides what you want it to without ending up in a foundation mask.

  • The Cult Classic

Nars

Radiant Creamy Concealer

When mastering the barefaced beauty look, concealer will end up as your ultimate sidekick in hiding blemishes and problem areas without completely hiding the natural finish of the skin. Thee fool-proof concealer is Nars' Radiant Creamy concealer, a buildable formula that lasts all day.

  • The Beach Babe

Chanel

Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder

Chanel's multi-use Les Beiges face powder is designed specifically to give the skin a weightless, healthy looking glow. The bronzer-meets-powder can be used to sculpt the face or give an all-over sun kissed makeup effect that naturally catches light.

  • The Shining Star

Tata Harper

Very Highlighting Anti-Aging Neuropeptide Highlighter

Very Highlighting Anti-Aging Neuropeptide Highlighter

Bypassing the blinding highlight, Tata Harper's Very Highlighting Highlighter delivers a brightening luminizer that beams natural radiance. Made with clean, high-performance botanicals, this highlighter minimizes wrinkles all while unleashing your natural shine.

  • The Wild Card

Anastasia Beverly Hills

Clear Brow Gel

An undone brow is the ultimate secret to the bare-faced look. After filling in, channel your inner Brooke Shields and fluff the brows up with gel for a bold look that is locked in place all day.

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