If you’re not a fan of makeup, you may be wondering what you can do to get your desired beauty look without feeling like your skin is weighed down by foundation, or your lashes are caked with mascara. Lucky for you, we know a few tips and tricks for people who don’t like wearing makeup, so you can get a glowing, flawless complexion without subjecting yourself to things you’re not a fan of. Promise! Ready to learn how to look your best even if you hate makeup? Keep reading for 12 tips to try the next time you’re getting ready.
BEAUTY HACK #1: USE AN ILLUMINATING MOISTURIZER
If there’s one makeup trend that we see everyone joining in on, it’s dewy skin. And thankfully, you can give yourself a radiant look without the use of foundation or highlighter. One easy way to do this is with an illuminating moisturizer. The L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Bright Reveal Brightening Day Moisturizer SPF 30 will give you a brighter, younger-looking complexion after just one week of use. The formula contains glycolic acid, vitamin C, and Pro-Retinol to help correct an uneven skin tone, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and reveal more radiant skin.
BEAUTY HACK #2: EXFOLIATE
If you don’t like wearing makeup, embrace your skin care routine to help get flawless-looking skin. Using a face scrub to exfoliate your skin removes the buildup of dead skin cells, allowing dull skin to appear bright and smooth. Try the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Smooth & Glow Grapeseed Scrub, which will give your skin a deep, yet gentle exfoliation for visibly smooth, glowing skin. The scrub is formulated from a naturally-derived blend of three pure sugars, finely ground acai, nutrient-rich monoi, and grapeseed oil. Your skin will be left with a baby-soft, glowing finish and will look so good you’ll be extra happy about not wearing makeup.
BEAUTY HACK #3: USE AN EYELASH CURLER
You don’t need mascara to make your lashes look great. Give yourself an instant eye lift by curling your lashes with an eyelash curler. This will help open and emphasize your eyes in just a few seconds, and you won’t have any reason to fear mascara smears or smudges. Not to mention, this is one of the easiest ways to master makeup for people who hate wearing makeup. Sounds good to us!
BEAUTY HACK #4: GRAB SOME PETROLEUM JELLY
Petroleum jelly is the ultimate in multi-tasking products. If you have some on hand, you can use it in place of various beauty products. Instead of using lip gloss or balm, smooth a bit of petroleum jelly onto your pout. To rock the glossy eye makeup trend, swipe some onto your lids. You can even dab it onto your cheekbones in place of highlighter!
BEAUTY HACK #5: APPLY A FACE MASK
Looking for another way to achieve glowing skin via your skin care routine? We’ve got you covered! Use a face mask that’s specifically formulated to do just that up to three times a week. The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Face Mask is formulated with three pure clays and charcoal to detoxify and illuminate your skin in just 10 minutes. Deep impurities such as dirt, oil, and pollution are removed, leaving your skin feeling clean, velvety, and refreshed with a healthy glow. Couldn't you get used to this?
BEAUTY HACK #6: USE FACIAL OIL AS A HIGHLIGHT
There are so many ways to mimic the look of highlighter, and we have another to share with you: facial oil. Think of the oil as "makeup" for people who hate makeup! Dab a tiny bit of facial oil on the parts of your face you would normally highlight, such as your cheekbones, cupid’s bow, and the tip of your nose. The oil formula will give your skin a natural-looking luminosity.
BEAUTY HACK #7: APPLY A MULTI-PURPOSE BASE
Sometimes no matter how diligent you are with your skin care routine, an unwanted breakout occurs. And if you don’t like wearing makeup, layering on a full-coverage foundation probably isn’t high on your to-do list. Instead, get some light coverage by using a hybrid product like a BB cream or tinted moisturizer. Even if you hate makeup, we have a feeling you won’t mind products like the L’Oréal Paris Magic BB Anti-Fatigue (For All Skin Types) and L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Skin Illuminator Tinted All-In-1 Moisturizer SPF 20.
BEAUTY HACK #8: USE UNDER-EYE CREAM
Have under-eye bags but don’t want to reach for a concealer? Add an under-eye cream to your routine to reduce those unwanted bags, dark circles, and puffiness. The L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power™ Eye Treatment is a prime pick, as it repairs wrinkles, lifts the eye area, and reduces bags.
BEAUTY HACK #9: MINIMIZE PORES WITH PRIMER
While you may not want to use a complicated face makeup routine to hide your pores, what about a light layer of primer? Primer is one makeup product we think can work for people who hate makeup! It basically feels like moisturizer, and you can apply makeup primer and reap its benefits even without applying makeup on top. Smooth the L’Oréal Paris Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base onto your skin, and the silky, lightweight primer will minimize the look of pores and fine lines.
BEAUTY HACK #10: USE A SERUM
Another beauty hack to boost your skin’s natural glow? Using a face serum! The right serum can give you that healthy-glow you crave. Use the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift 10% Pure Vitamin C Serum to boost your skin’s radiance and reduce the appearance of wrinkles in just two weeks.
BEAUTY HACK #11: REACH FOR A BROW MASCARA
Using eyebrow pencils, pomades, and gels to sculpt your brows may be out of the question, but there’s one brow product we're guessing you can handle: eyebrow mascara. When it comes to makeup for people who hate makeup, you can't beat the effectiveness of a few swipes of the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Brow & Set Brow Mascara in Clear. You won’t feel it, and you won’t see the clear formula, but you can use it to quickly brush your brows into place for a groomed look.
BEAUTY HACK #12: CREATE A BRONZED LOOK WITH SELF-TANNER
A few swipes of bronzer can make your complexion look healthier and give your features more definition, but we understand if you aren’t a fan. Still, you might want that look. One alternative is to use a self-tanner to get sun-kissed skin. Try the L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze™ Self-Tanning Serum, which has a streak-free, quick-drying, and long-lasting formula.
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