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How To Look Your Best Without Makeup

how to look your best without makeup

How to look your best without makeup. When I lived in Canada, I never would have dreamed of leaving the house without any makeup on and while I still wouldn’t where I live now, I see a lot of women who don’t wear any at all. While I don’t think they have to necessarily, the one thing I have noticed is that almost across the board, they all look kind of tired, worn down and older than they are. I don’t think anyone wants that. There are ways to look your best without having to apply makeup. Now don’t get me wrong here, I’m not saying that you should ever leave the house without makeup, but there are days when you are just lounging around and you might not feel like applying an and still want to look your best.

how to look your best without makeup


Eyes. Cool cucumber and gel pads are your friends. A few minutes in the morning should help diminish any puffiness you might have and will make you look more awake and refreshed. If you had a long night, eye drops should do the trick in eliminating any redness.

Lashes. If you don’t have very long lashes and don’t feel all that comfortable walking around without any mascara, try curling them and applying a dab of Vaseline. Or, you can try using a lash conditioner. I use one almost every day and I’m really impressed with how long my lashes look when I wear it.

Skin. The key to no makeup is to give yourself a flawless (or as close to flawless as possible) base. It’s all the skin discolorations that really age us, even more so than fine lines. Start by deep cleaning your face and then exfoliate gently to remove any dry flakes. Apply a BB cream with an oil free broad spectrum spf (because no spf is not an option) which will give you a matte, even finish. If needed, add a couple of drops of a highlighter to your cream (that’s only a tiny cheat). It will help blur any imperfections, giving you a more even skin tone.

Lips. A gentle exfoliation will plump your lips and then all you need to do is swipe on a tinted moisturizer for just a touch of colour.

Upkeep. Some of us have naturally long lashes, while others have thick brows. Regardless of how much makeup you might be applying, these should be cared for because well groomed brows will go a long way to making you look great.

Sleep. Start the day with a glass of warm water, ginger and lemon which will give you a nice natural flush. Throughout the day, you can use a rosewater spray to keep your skin from getting dull and tired looking.

Do you ever go without makeup?

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Caroline has worked with international designers in fashion retail and completed professional makeup courses when working in the beauty industry. Her love of writing, photography and film inspired her to work at the Canadian Film Center and then to earn a BFA in Screenwriting. In addition to her blog, Style On The Side, you can see her work in Huffington Post Canada and other international websites.

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  1. Linda Manns Linneman

    I will have to try these products. I really have trouble with puffiness under the eyes. Thank you so much for sharing

    1. I hope some of it helps! I wrote a whole article about that actually. One of my favourite methods of decreasing puffiness is warm chamomile tea bags on my eyes.

  2. Great post! I definitely agree that exfoliation is key to getting gorgeous glowing skin!

    1. Yay! I just found a new super gentle exfoliator and I thought it was doing anything but my skin feels fantastic!

  3. Oh I love L’occitan products! I’m not sure I would leave the house without make up but these are great tips! I could leave the house without wearing any foundation but I always use under eye concealer 🙂 That one I can’t leave behind.

    xo, jackie

    1. Yeah, I don’t usually leave the house without any makeup at all but here in Warsaw women do all the time which is what inspired me to write the post!

  4. Yikes, I need this because I am definitely one of those ladies you would see walking around most days without makeup. Sometimes I feel bad about it but I think I’ve gone too long without wearing it often to get into the habit of doing it every day. At least now I can hope to do the best I can naturally. Thanks!

    1. I think it’s totally fine to go without makeup if you prefer it! I do, however, think that there’s absolutely no reason not to have the best possible skin. That’s a bonus for everyone!

  5. I hardly ever wear makeup and it feels great! It was just too much of a pain to deal with! 🙂

    1. I can totally understand that! I think I just don’t understand people when take care of their complexions especially if they are going makeup free.

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