Finally, we can enjoy a summer without the worry of restrictions and holiday cancellations. However, something we've all taken from the pandemic is the love of wearing less make-up.
If like us, you're dying to spend your days in bikinis, lounging around the pool, or you're wanting to revamp your summer make-up bag, we have a new beauty product you should try.
Creating that natural, no-make-up look can sometimes take more time than your usual full beat, however, we've broken down all the products you need to create a fresh face. You know, the kind of products that you could practically apply with your eyes closed and they'd still look flawless.
We've broken down our fave products guaranteed to give you the ultimate no make-up make-up look ideal for summer.
Best products to create a no make-up make-up look
1. Bondi Sands Sunny Daze
The perfect no make-up look needs a perfect base and this moisturiser and SPF 50 hybrid from Bondi Sands fits the bill. This hydrating moisturiser keeps the skin feeling moisturised and protected from the sun. Ideal for those days you want to keep your look super paired back.
2. Collection Filter Finish
We all love the original Hollywood Flawless Filter from Charlotte Tilbury but luckily for us, Collection have released a killer dupe that gives the original product a run for it's money. Get the ultimate no make-up glow with this illuminator that can be used as a primer or complexion enhancer.
3. Rodial Skin Tint
When it's warm outside the thought of reaching for a full coverage foundation is something we want to avoid but we still want to feel confident. Reaching for a tinted moisturiser or skin tint is the best way to still achieve a light to medium coverage whilst still creating the no make-up make-up look. A lighter product will even out the skin tone while still allowing the skin to be visible.
4. Max Factor Mastertouch All Day Concealer Pen, SPF 10
This stuff is like YSL Touch éclat's more affordable sister; if you haven't tried it, you need to. We're talking a creamy, moisturising eye brightener with SPF - glorious.
5. Glossier Boy Brow
Nothing screams a no-make-up look more than a fluffy brow and for those days you don't fancy applying your usual brow routine, a tinted brow gel will be your new best friend. A tinted brow gel will add texture and definition to your brows without the need to spend lots of time perfecting them when you want to get out and enjoy the sun. This Boy Brow from Glossier is great as the tiny brush gives lots of precision to capture every hair and instantly thicken whilst setting them into place.
6. bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer SPF30
A little more mid-range, but trust us, this tube will last you a lifetime. You only need a pea-sized amount and, if you apply it onto pre-moisturised skin, it'll cover your entire face and décolletage. Just apply gently with your fingers in circular motions and your complexion will instantly appear smoother and brighter (and you'll still be able to see your skin underneath).
7. Makeup Revolution Ultra Cream Bronzer
Makeup Revolution have so many hero products and the Ultra Cream Bronzer is no exception. A cream bronzer is the easiest way to add a beachy glow to the face whilst still looking natural. Apply with a synthetic brush for a seamless blend.
8. REFY Cream Blush
Cream blush is the ultimate way to add colour to your cheeks without the stand-out shimmer that tends to linger on your skin with a powder blush. Just tap it upwards and outwards from the apples of your cheeks towards your cheekbones and you'll have that subtle flush in seconds. Plus, £14? Bargain.
9. Kevyn Aucoin The Eyelash Curler
The ultimate no make-up make-up essential. Finding a killer pair of lash curlers will change your make-up game and give you the illusion of an instant lash life without mascara.
10. PIXI Tint Fix
You can't go wrong with a lip tint on those days you want a natural make-up look and the TintFix from Pixi is one to try. Apply to the lips and cheeks and blend with your finger to add some radiant colour to the face.
Are bronzer and contour the same?
No, and knowing the difference is the key to achieving your no make-up make-up natural look.
Contour works by using an ashy/cool-toned powder or cream underneath and in the hollows of your face, so under cheekbones, in temples, around the sides of the nose etc. Contouring should bring depth to the face and highlight its sharpness (glam AF).
By contrast, bronzers should be warm-toned and applied above or on the crests of your face, so on cheekbones, the top of your forehead, across the top of the nose etc. Bronzing should appear as though the sun has 'kissed' the high points of your face (more natural).