Sometimes makeup looks seem to be about how we can incorporate as many products into them as possible. We want more color, more sparkles and more contouring. It’s fun to get creative, but sometimes the maximalist approach to makeup doesn’t result in the most wearable makeup looks for everyday. For our usual daytime routine, we normally need something effortless and easy. That’s where “no makeup” makeup comes in. It often requires just a few products and takes a couple minutes to do. But, the result is a soft pretty look that enhances your features.

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Scroll down to see 13 easy “no makeup” makeup looks:

1. Mascara and Beige Lips

Rather than making lips darker, mute the color with a beige lipstick that matches your skin tone.


2. Pink Blush

Make your cheeks the focal point of your look.


3. Soft Pink Lips

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Add a wash of pink to lips. It’s up to you if you want to coordinate your sweater with it.


4. Soft Greenish Black Shadow and Glossy Lips

The darker shadow enhances the eyes but doesn’t come across as being too heavy.


5. Matte Lipstick and Winged Liner

Think of this as the glam version of a “no makeup” makeup look.


6. Flirty Lashes and Brown Lipstick

The warm red tone in this brown lipstick makes it very flattering.


7. Enhanced Eyes and Defined Brows

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In place of shadow, add mascara to the top an bottom lashes.


8. Highlighted Skin and Red Lips

Proof you can make a red lip subtle.


9. Brown Eyeshadow and Soft Red Lips

Can you say #flawless?


10. Soft Brown Eyeshadow

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Play around with brown eyeshadow for a soft wash of color on the lid.


11. Peach Eyeshadow and Pinky Peach Lips

This makeup is so fresh.


12. Glowing Skin

It’s all about the radiant skin with a touch of lip gloss.


13. Bold Brows and Flirty Lashes

Define your brows, but resist taking them to #onfleek lengths.