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They say that the perfect no-makeup look is very deceptive, simply because a lot of products are needed to fake that natural flawlessness – makeup base, sheer foundation, concealer, cheek colour, neutral eyeshadow, mascara, tinted lip balm… the list goes on.

Well, we’ve figured out a shortcut because we’re really lazy, I mean, busy. And necessity is the mother of all invention right? Trust us, you really just need these four products:


IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream Illumination SPF 50+, $62.

Gives skin that lit from within glow and has a semi-matte finish so it’s like your skin but better, plus there’s high UV protection all in one handy product. Available at Sephora.


NARS Matte Multiple Makeup Stick in Laos, $60.

One product to put natural rosiness into your face. This versatile baby can be used on cheeks, lips and eyes. Dab on with fingers to get the subtlest flush. Available at NARS counters and Sephora.


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Perricone MD No Mascara Mascara, $52.

This is essentially a lash serum with subtle black colour. It nourishes, lengthens, strengthens and gives lashes some definition. Don’t expect a dark coat of colour though, it is super natural-looking. Available at


NYX Professional Sculpt And Highlight Brow Contour, $20.

The crayon-like formula won’t give any harsh lines but softly fills in brows. We love that it has a beige shade on the other end to highlight under the brow bone, and can be used for other parts of the face too. Available at Sephora.


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