Barefaced Beauty

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Nowadays less is becoming more!

Look at celebs such as Nicki, Beyonce and Angelina.

Most days it’s hard to spot if they are wearing makeup, in most cases, these ladies make their eyes the focus and their faces the backdrop.

Barefaced Beauty is the way forward, even Balmain used the ‘less is more’ makeup ethos using concealer and lip conditioner on the models.

So how do we go about turning ourselves into Barefaced Beauties?

Well, firstly it’s about looking after your skin, I try to drink as much water as I can each day to keep spots at bay. I also LOVE to exfoliate, at least once or twice a week I use my favourite exfoliator Lush’s Dark Angels to cleanse and exfoliate my face.

I then go in with a cleanser to really create a clean base, I used the L’Oreal Skin Perfection Purifying Gel Wash* from HQhair which is light, sudsy but does not strip the face of natural oils as it is soap free.

Next I moisturised my face with my favourite moisturiser, you know, the one that makes you feel slightly decadent, we all have that one!

Now our base is prepped, lets move onto the makeup.

Now, unfortunately, not everybody can be blessed with Beyonce skin, so some of us (me) need to fake it!

But it’s quite simple!

Firstly I go in with my tinted brow gel to groom my brows and keep them in place without making them look too harsh or drawn in.

Now the next part for most of us would be concealer but as I have considerable discolouration on my face I need to correct. Correcting has been a life saver for me and is now a part of my make up routine. I used a corrector to mute out all discolouration on my face, then I went in with my full coverage concealer on the parts of my face that need the concealer to even skin tone. 

I then blended all out with a damp beauty blender for a more natural appearance.

Next I added clear mascara to bring out my lashes in the most natural way.

Now we have a flawless face but it’s pretty one dimensional and flat. 

Not what we want!

We need to bring life back into the face, so lightly apply your favourite most natural looking bronzer. I then went in with a lighting powder to create a natural looking glow to the center of my face only.

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Lastly, it’s time to set, this is a must if you have oily skin, if you have normal skin, you can skip this part if you wish.

I used the NARS Light Reflecting Setting Powder* also from HQhair to rid of any excess oils as well as blur out any imperfections and bring an all round subtle glow to my face.


The Barefaced Beauty look, inexpensive and as simple as you like!

You can purchase NARS and L’Oreal products and recreate this look as well as find yourself a bargain at HQhair site on Savoo!

What do you think of Barefaced Beauties? 

Is this a look you would reach for?

Natalie x



    • 22 May 2014 / 10:07

      Thanks Katie! A lot of help from my skin care regime and cleverly placed makeup! 😉 x

  1. 2 June 2014 / 20:52

    I have really oily skin, what do recommend I can use to tame it? Thnx!

    • 3 June 2014 / 11:06

      Hi Celeste, I've been using Milk of Magnesia underneath my make up and that's been fantastic, I also use MAC's Blotting Powder too if I don't use MoM.
      If you don't want to wear any make up I recommend using Lush's Dark Angel's Cleanser which has been great for my oily skin, either that or their Herbalism cleanser, both fantastic for oily skin! 🙂

  2. Anonymous
    2 March 2016 / 22:23

    Hi Natalie you look absolutely gorgeous! Love this natural look.
    I also have the problem of discolouration and would like to know how do you correct it? Also, if you have a video on youtube showing how you do it please post the link 🙂
    Thank you very much

    • 8 March 2016 / 10:22

      Hi Jessica!!! I colour correct for discolouration, will definitely have a video up dedicated to how I go about it soon but for now if you check any of my makeup vids on YouTube you'll be able to see how I colour correct briefly! 🙂 x

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