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How to Nail the ‘No Make-up’ Make-up Look

How to Nail the ‘No Make-up’ Make-up Look
SkinStore Editors
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Earlier this week the photograph of bride who chose to wear no make-up on her wedding day went viral. No make-up selfies have been making the rounds for some time, but if you're not quite ready to go all the way, fake it!

The 'No make-up' make-up look takes real mastery. We want skin that looks healthy but never heavy, a rosy glow that looks natural, definition in all the right places, and we'll take all of that with no imperfections thank you very much.

A Fresh Start

Begin with a clean canvas, which you can achieve with an AHA/BHA exfoliant. This will slough away dead skin cells and enable your products to sit better.

Both AHAs and BHAs are great for exfoliating the skin's surface because they work to diminish wrinkles, boost the production of collagen, and tone the skin, but AHAs are best suited to those with sun-damage and dry skin as they enhance moisture content and buff the top layer of skin.

BHAs are ideal for oily, acne-prone skin because they cut through the unwanted oil congesting your pores. BHAs can also provide anti-inflammatory and antibacterial action, ideal for redness, sensitivity, low-key rosacea and inflamed skin.

Skin Cocktailing

The look we're going for is really made up of half make-up, half skin care - because hydrated skin is luminous! Layering several skincare products actually traps active ingredients against your skin, so that the power of each product you use is supercharged.

After cleansing, press a few drops of oil onto your face, follow with a super-hydrating serum (which you can also mix with your foundation) and choose a moisturizer that melts into the skin. Let everything absorb for a few minutes before applying your make-up.

No Make-up

Get introduced to Perricone MD's no make-up range, a gift from the beauty Gods. The concept of these products is to enhance your assets, flattering all skin tones with universal shades that are designed to help your skin discover it's youthful capacity. The mascara for example, makes your lashes look your own - but better and the blusher delivers an endearing rosy glow to your cheeks.

Keep it Simple

You won't need much else, but to maintain bare-faced radiance, stock up on face mists. These sprays are loaded with skin-energizing ingredients and enriched with a unique range of vitamins to replenish and revive. Just what your skin needs in-between travelling, air con arguments at work and changing seasons.

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