How to Achieve a "No Makeup" Makeup Look in 10 Minutes or Less

A woman with a simple, natural looking makeup

Who says you need to spend hours in front of the mirror to look put together? Sometimes, the best makeup looks are the ones that look natural and effortless. This is where the "no-makeup" makeup look comes in. This look is about enhancing your natural features and giving you a fresh-faced glow that looks like you're not wearing any makeup.

Achieving this look seems like a challenge for many people, but the truth is that it's easier than you think. This blog post’ll show you how to pull off this minimalist look in 10 minutes or less and still look your best.

A woman washing her face with cleanser

Prep Your Skin

Taking care of your skin and keeping it healthy and moisturized can help create a perfect canvas for your makeup. Begin with the basics- cleansing, toning, and moisturizing your skin.

Here are the steps that you can follow:

  • Cleansing your face will ensure no remnants of makeup or sweat.
  • Toning your face will bring back the natural skin pH, which cleansers can affect.
  • Moisturizing helps to hydrate your skin, making it look smoother and suppler.
A woman applying a BB cream

Use a Tinted Moisturizer or BB Cream

Instead of using a heavy foundation, opt for a tinted moisturizer or BB cream. These products will give you enough coverage to even out your skin tone and hide imperfections without looking too heavy or cakey. Apply it all over your face with your fingers or a blending brush, and blend it towards your hairline and down your neck to avoid harsh lines.

A woman using a concealer

Conceal any blemishes

To achieve a more natural look, you can spot conceal any blemishes or dark circles that you may have. Use a small, flat brush to apply the concealer directly to the areas you want to cover up, and blend it out with a clean finger or a fluffy brush. Don't forget to set the concealer with a light dusting of translucent powder to keep it in place all day.

Follow these steps to conceal blemishes or dark circles and achieve a natural look:

  1. Choose the right concealer: Opt for a lightweight, creamy concealer that matches your skin tone. Look for a formula that provides buildable coverage and a natural finish. Avoid heavy, cakey concealers as they can make your makeup look less minimalistic.
  2. Spot conceal: Rather than applying concealer all over your face, focus only on areas that need coverage, such as blemishes or dark circles. Use a small concealer brush or your fingertips to gently pat the concealer onto the targeted areas. Start with a small amount and gradually build up coverage as needed. Blend the edges of the concealer well to ensure a seamless finish.
  3. Set with powder: If you have oily or combination skin or if you want to enhance the longevity of your concealer, lightly set the concealed areas with a translucent or setting powder. Use a fluffy brush to apply a small amount of powder, focusing on the concealed areas. Be careful not to apply too much powder, as it can make your makeup appear heavier.
A woman brushing her eyebrow and using a mascara

Define your brows and lashes

To frame your face and define your eyes, brush your brows upwards with a spoolie brush and fill them in with a brow pencil or powder. Use small, hair-like strokes to mimic the natural shape of your brows, and blend any harsh lines with a spoolie brush or clean finger. Then, coat your lashes with a swipe of mascara to open up your eyes and add a finishing touch to your look.

A woman putting a pink blush

Add a touch of color to your cheeks

A touch of blush can help to add some color and definition to your cheeks. Choose a shade that complements your natural skin tone, and apply the product with a small brush for a seamless finish. Make sure to blend the blush well on the apples of your cheeks.

A woman putting a lip gloss

Apply a Lip Balm or Gloss

Complete your minimalist makeup look with a touch of lip balm or gloss. Choose a shade that is similar to your natural lip color, and apply it to your lips. A sheer nude or pink shade is perfect for a natural look. Apply in the center of your lips and blend outwards for a natural-looking pout.

Luxfurni Professional Makeup Mirror

Use a Professional Hollywood Makeup Mirror

There is one essential tool that you need in your makeup routine – a makeup mirror. A good quality mirror can make a significant difference in the outcome of your makeup application.

Here are the 2 major benefits of using a makeup mirror and how it can help you achieve a “no-makeup” makeup look.

  • Magnification for Precision. A magnifying mirror can show you the tiniest details of your face, making it easier for you to apply makeup accurately.
  • Illumination for Even Application. With an illuminated mirror, you'll be able to see how the light falls on your face, which is important to see if your makeup matches the natural lighting of the room you’re in.


Achieving a “no-makeup” makeup look is all about simplicity, enhancing natural beauty, and focusing on skincare. This look is perfect for everyday wear, and it will help you to look your best without spending a lot of time on your makeup routine.

Incorporate these tips, and you can achieve a "no-makeup" makeup look in just 10 minutes or less. Remember, less is more!

Bonus Tips!

  • If you have dry skin, use a hydrating primer before applying your makeup. This will help to keep your makeup looking fresh and natural all day long.
  • If you have oily skin, use a mattifying primer to control your oil production. This will help to prevent your makeup from looking greasy or shiny.

If you have a sensitive skin, Choose makeup products that are labeled as "sensitive skin" or "hypoallergenic." These products are less likely to irritate your skin.