Why you should care

10 minutes is all it takes to give your skin a break and look good doing it!

Skipping the foundation on occasion lets your skin breathe and is great for days when you want lighter makeup, like a casual coffee date or even an outdoor music festival.

Here’s a quick makeup look that will have you looking fresh faced, even without foundation!

Step 1: Apply Primer

Although you won’t be applying foundation, primer is a good base for other makeup like your concealer. Kill a few birds with one stone by using a primer with skincare or sunscreen benefits.

We like: Dr. Althea Sun Cushion & Primer (SPF 50) available online at Althea.kr.

Dr Althea Sun Cushion Primer

SOURCE: L: Althea.kr; R: koreadepart.com

Step 2: Fill in Brows

We’re firm believers that good brows can really elevate your look as they frame the face. Fill in your brows with your favourite pencil, then brush your hair according to their natural growth – this usually means that the half closer to your nose is brushed up, and the tail end is brushed down. Use light, feathery strokes.

Step 3: Conceal Dark Spots

Concealer is key here, as it’ll need to even out your skin tone without the use of foundation. Start at your under-eyes and blend in an upside down triangle downwards – this simultaneously highlights the area and helps you appear more awake. Then dab the concealer onto blemishes and scars, or discolouration around the nose.

We like: Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer available at Sephora.

Tarte shape tape

SOURCE: tartecosmetics.com

Step 4: Highlight Lightly

Brush your highlighter across your cheekbones and under your brow bones. Do this with a light hand and start with a bit of product, only layering on if you need more. Remember, the goal is a light and fresh-faced look!

We like: Benefit Watt’s Up! Highlighter available at Benefit and Sephora.

Benefit watts up highlighter

SOURCE: benefitcosmetics.com

Step 5: Bring Out Your Eyes

For an even quicker look, just walk out with your favourite pair of volumising mascara. If you want to highlight your eyes more, then use brown or bronze colour that a little darker than your skin tone on your lids. Sweep a bit of product across your lids, and use a small brush to do the same under your eyes, keeping close to the waterline.

We like: Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara available at Sephora.

Too faced better than sex mascara

SOURCE: Sephora.my

Step 6: Add Bronzer

Since you’re leaving your eyes fairly bare, add colour to the face by sweeping and blending in some bronzer under your cheekbones, on your jawline, and on your temples. As with everything else for this look, go light!

We like: Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer available at Watsons.

Physicians formula bronzer

SOURCE: ulta.com

Step 7: Setting Powder

Set your face, especially under your eyes with a loose powder. Use a big powder brush to tap product under your eyes as the concealer needs more careful setting. Sweep powder onto the rest of your face.

We like: Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder available at Innisfree.

Innisfree mineral powder

SOURCE: innisfree.com

Step 8: Pucker Up

As a finishing touch, go for a nude lip gloss or tint with an orange tinge if you have warm undertones, and a pink tinge if you have cool undertones.

We like: NYX Intense Butter Gloss Available at Sephora and online at Hermo.my.

Nyx intense butter lip gloss

SOURCE: Nyxcosmetics.com

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Why you should care

10 minutes is all it takes to give your skin a break and look good doing it!

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