NO MAKEUP MAKEUP - Expert Tips

The flawless barefaced look can be elusive, but our Bluemercury Beauty Experts are here to help. Here's their step-by-step guide for how to achieve the no makeup makeup look. The key is choosing the right products and not overdoing it.  We show you how to use makeup to achieve a toned-down natural beauty look. It just takes a swipe here and a dab there to look fresh-faced and effortlessly beautiful.

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Beauty Expert Tips - Randy

STEP 1: CREATE AN EVEN SKIN TONE

"Use a tinted hydrating lotion to even out your skin tone. BB Creams, CC Creams, lightweight foundations or tinted moisturizers can all create a natural look. Just make sure you're working with a sheer formula that matches your natural skin tone." - Randy, Bluemercury Westport 1

Laura Merceir Tinted Moisturizer - Natural LookLune+Aster BB Cream - Natural Look       Clinique Even Better Makeup - Natural LookJuice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream - Natural Makeup     

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Beauty Expert Tips - Thomas

STEP 2: CONCEAL THE FLAWS

"Less is more! Instead of applying foundation all over the face, apply concealer only over problem areas such as dark under eye circles or visible breakouts. Use your fingers to apply for the most natural look." - Thomas, Bluemercury Union Square, NYC

NARS Creamy Radiant Concealer YSL Touche Eclat M-61 Powerspot Conceal Trish McEvoy Correct and Brighten

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Beauty Expert Tip - Virginia

STEP 3: CREAM BLUSH IN A WARM COLOR

"Apply a cream blush in a bright pink or warm peach. This will give you a healthy flushed look. Apply over a highlighter for a more dynamic look." - Virginia, Bluemercury Upper West Side

TOM FORD Cream Cheek ColorRMS Lip2CheekLaura Mercier Creme Cheek ColorNARS Multiple Tint

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Beauty Expert Tip - Alice

STEP 4: SHADE THE EYELIDS

"Use soft earth tones to enhance your eyelids natural contours. Choose a shade slightly darker than your skin, this won’t show up as eyeshadow instead it will just make your eyes pop." - Alice, Bluemercury Inside Macy's Santa Anita

Lune+Aster Midnight Sun Eye PaletteTrish McEvoy Glaze EyeshadowNARS Narsissist Loaded Eyeshadow PaletteBobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick

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Beauty Expert Tip - RandySTEP 5: ADD SUBTLE COLOR TO THE LIPS

"Choose a color that matches your natural lip color. Tinted lip balms are great for an easy natural look!" - Randy, Bluemercury Westport 1

Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15By Terry Baume de Rose Nutri-CouleurYves Saint Laurent Volupte Tint-in-BlamClinique Crayola Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm

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Beauty Expert Tip - Virginia

STEP 6: SWIPE ON MASCARA

"Defined lashes are essential for every look. Don’t be afraid to add an extra coat, the sky’s the limit!" - Virginia, Bluemercury Upper West Side

Lune+Aster Stratosphere Volumizing MascaraILIA MascaraTrish McEvoy Lash Curling Mascara Laura Mercier Extra Lash Sculpting Mascara

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Beauty Expert Tip - ThomasSTEP 7: FILL IN BROWS

"Complete your look by by filling in any gaps in your browline. Try a brow powder, they tend to be softer and leave a more natural look than pencils." - Thomas, Bluemercury Union Square, NYC

Yves Saint Laurent Couture Brow PaletteBobbi Brown Brow KitClarins Pro Perfect Eye Brows PaletteTOM FORD Brow Sculpting Kit 

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Beauty Expert Tips - Carol

 STEP 8: TRANSITION FROM DAY TO NIGHT

"Add a dab of highlighter to your cheekbones, dot on a soft gray or brown eye pencil between the top lashes for a little extra definition and switch to a slightly deeper lip." - Carol, Bluemercury Summit, NJ

NARS IlluminatorILIA Pure EyelinerLaura Mercier Lip Parfait Creamy ColourbalmLune+Aster moonrise glow and contour bronzing palette

 

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