The bare-faced, no-makeup trend has been more popular than ever, especially for those who are constantly on-the-go. Setting aside 10 minutes out of an already busy morning is a huge ask, which is why we’d rather you use that time to grab breakfast or take a longer shower instead of rushing through brow gels and eyeshadow palettes.
So, we’ve complied some of the best tips to stay makeup-free but still look put together so you can be a stunning, bare-faced beauty. If these Asian celebs can do it, you can too.
If you’re looking to achieve a clear, radiant complexion, sunscreen is a must-have in your daily skincare routine. Not only does it protect you from the harsh UV rays, it also prevents dark sunspots (which are hard to remove, by the way!) from appearing on your skin over time.
The sun will also potentially cause redness on the skin and darken existing acne spots. So remember to load up on sunscreen before heading out, even if you may be staying indoors all day as the sun rays can still reach you through the windows.
Scrub your face with an exfoliating face wash first thing in the morning- preferably one with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. They are amazing at warding off pesky little whiteheads and preventing future acne formation.
Great skin starts with great skincare!
Layer on a soothing face mask that hydrates and brightens your skin.
Chilled cucumbers, aloe vera, and honey do an ace job at moisturising and illuminating your skin. It’s therapeutic and preps your skin for the busy day ahead!
Wrap an ice cube in a muslin cloth or tissue before dabbing it all over your face.
Focusing on your T zone, the ice wakes you up and is brilliant at eliminating the puffiness under your eyes. Plus, it closes your pores for a smooth and crystal clear finish!
You won’t feel the need to reach out for your primer after this.
If you aren’t going to use anything with coverage, opt for an brightening moisturiser that enlivens your skins with its light-reflecting properties. You don’t have to worry about sallow skin with these hydrating moisturisers!
Your spoolie brushes don’t have to leave your side during your no-makeup days.
Use clean brushes to comb your brow hair upwards for a clean and polished brow look. Go ahead and slick some Vaseline on top to lock them in place – it isn’t cheating!
Curl and comb your lashes upwards too for natural and preened peepers.
A lip balm is definitely a skincare must-have. Slather a high-shine, glossy lip balm that keeps your lips comfortable throughout the day.
Keeping them hydrated and plump will make you feel glamorous sans makeup!
A two-second trick for brighter and bolder eyes? Just use a couple of eye-brightening drops.
Keep a bottle of eye drops at work as the cool temperature of your office might be drying your eyes out. The cooling drops will bring moisture back to your eyes and make them shine!
Brush your hair neatly in place for an overall groomed look. Or, secure hair into a sleek ponytail for a chic and effortless look. Yes, you woke up like this.
You can put an end to the countless layers of concealers you dab underneath your eyes every morning with eight magical hours of sleep.
Give your body and skin the rest it needs, so it will reward you with fresh and bright skin the following morning. You won’t go scrambling around the house for your full-coverage concealer, we promise.
Throw on a pair of your coolest sunglasses for a stylish, off-duty look.
Strutting around town on the weekend without makeup? No problem. A pair of shades can transform your busy day to an ultra glamorous one!
A portion of this article was first published on Shape Singapore.