There's no right or wrong when it comes to makeup but mastering a natural look does require the right products. If you're going for a natural clean face, the last thing you want is your foundation going too dark or too bright, or worst of all, too cakey. It's important to find the right products that are versatile enough that allow you to finish off your look in little to no time.
The beauty of makeup is that you're the only one who can decide how much or how little you want to put on. You could spend hours in front of the mirror until your face is totally snatched, or you could go for a beauty regimen that takes 5 minutes to put together, and only 2 to 3 products. There's true beauty in exploring and playing around with makeup without feeling the pressure to put on makeup, or going out bare-faced.
The best thing about going for a natural effortless look is that it'll only take a few products to turn what Mother Nature gave you into an enhanced version of yourself. Plus, think of all the time you'll save if you wake up in the morning and go for 3-in-1 product that acts as a blush, eyeshadow, and lipstick? Prepping your skin could also be hella easy if you stick to a tinted moisturizer and add a little dewy shine to your cheeks and eyes with a chubby highlighter stick. The key is to find products that can be used pretty much everywhere!
20 Peter Thomas Roth's No-Filter Mattifying Primer & Complexion Perfector
The Oiliness AuraSpheres and Gransil EP-9 in this product can reduce the look of pores and fine lines over time. It's really all you need to get a natural, "no-filter look." It's super easy to apply and has a consistency similar to a thicker primer. And because it comes in a nude color, it blends and matches your skin, which also means it'll adapt easily to different skin tones. The finish is smooth and matte, which is perfect if you have dry, sensitive, and oily skin as it won't clog up your pores, but it will make your skin look moisturized. Plus, you can absolutely skip foundation with this super versatile product!
19 Jill Stuart Loose Powder Blush
The combination of rosemary extract, lavender oil, and avocado oil are the key ingredients in this alluring loose powder blush that comes in a totally flirty and feminine packaging. Not only does it add moisture, but it will give you a rose-tinted blush look without using a ton of product. All you have to do is lightly press the puff stick against the blush to get the right amount of powder and then apply it gently against your cheeks. Aside from applying it as a blush, you can use it as a highlighter to make your cheekbones, eyes, nostrils, chin, and T-Zone radiate.
18 Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette
This eyeshadow palette will be one of your all-time favorites because it's got 18 awesome shades in pink, coral, bronze, and opulent purples that blend like a dream. The mattes are so beautifully pigmented that you can easily build a natural soft peach daytime look, or go for a heavier night time smokey eye. The metallic shades will allow you to add a touch of glow to the inner corners of your eyes. Oh, and the dark shades aren't too dark when you first put them on, but they're very buildable, which is a total plus when you're going for the "no-makeup" makeup look. Plus, it smells like peaches and cream, so this palette is literally the best thing since sliced bread.
17 Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer
Go out into the world with that radiant- natural looking glow with this genius multitasking illuminator that'll bring out your eyes, cheeks, and lips. You can use this baby as a blush, a bronzer, or even as the base for your eyeshadow or lipstick. If you have dry skin, then you absolutely have to try this product in the winter, particularly as a liquid blush that adds a little glow. The Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer will add radiance to your skin without making it seem like you went overboard with the highlighter. If you're feeling daring, you could even mix it up with your foundation so you can get that lovely but natural sun-kissed glow.
16 Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Tinted Gel
Here's a 2-in-1 product that will give you a natural-looking glow and get you out the door a little quicker. You can use it on your cheeks or on your lips, and once the fluorescent pink color touches your skin, it will react to your natural pH balance and make it easier to blend onto your skin using a makeup sponge, or even the tips of your fingers. It's also super easy to use! Just add a bit on the lips and on the largest area of your cheeks and blend, blend, blend, until you have a natural blush that's editorial AF.
15 NARS Afterglow Lip Balm
If you want to add a little bit of color but you also want your lips to stay smooth, then you'll benefit from the formula's Monoï Hydrating Complex that treats your lips while adding the perfect blend of pink with golden shimmer. Keep in mind that this is a luxury sheer balm that glides on perfectly, won't be gritty, and will leave you with a barely-there natural color. So don't be scared to know that this tiny lip balm is $28. Why? Because it's worth every penny! Plus, your lips will remain really soft, and the flattering shade is such a universally lovely shade of rose that it absolutely needs to be added to your permanent collection.
14 Too Faced Sweet Peach Glow Palette
This palette smells like a deliciously juicy peach that you'll probably want to take a bite of, but you know...just don't! The shades work really well together too. You can easily create an airbrushed effect with its soft pastel blush, bronzer, and highlighter that will leave you with a natural glow. You'll simply love how multi-functional it is, as in, you can use it practically anywhere on your face! And I mean ANYWHERE. I won't judge! You won't be able to live without this palette as it's so pigmented that it can work on a variety of skin tones. It will truly be the only face palette you'll use. The blush and bronzer are beautiful and the highlighter has a shine to it that'll make the sun green with envy. But don't worry, it's not too glittery. It gives you the perfect balance between a sparkly glow without it being too powdery.
13 Dior Backstage Glow Face Palette
Think of this palette as your secret weapon for the perfect "no-makeup makeup" natural look. It comes with two blush shades, rosy and bronze, and two radiant highlighters, a frosty white and a golden shimmer. They all work really well together to give you that lovely editorial glow you see in magazines. Best of all? You'll be able to add a subtle highlight to your cheeks and eyes without any of that glittery, dusty mess. You can play the tones up or down with a lighter touch. It's up to you. The highlighting palette alone is worth obsessing about and the pink shade instantly adds a romantic touch to a simple look.
12 Josie Maran Argan Moonstone Glow Highlighting Stick
Swipeable cosmetics are irresistible and this brand won't disappoint. The stick contains pure argan oil and holographic priming pearls to give you a quick afterglow. The natural ingredients, like lavender essential oils, mango butter, and rose hip oil also provide a natural-looking hydrating formula that adds a glistening glow while being kind to your skin. It goes on smoothly, but the Josie Maran's Moonstone Glow Stick won't make it seem like you've been glitter bombed. It's your best ally if you're planning to go to a concert or a music festival where you need your cheeks to pop out without outshining your beauty.
11 Lime Crime Melon Smoothie Lip Veil
If you're looking for a natural shade that plumps up your lips but doesn't come off as you're actually wearing lipstick, then this is the shade you were looking for. It'll instantly give you Kylie Jenner lips. You can wear it all day, as it lasts a considerable amount of time. The formula is so sleek, that applying it is really easy. You can use the lip veil to make your lips soft and plumpy while enhancing the natural color of your lips. But don't worry. This is the lip stain you've been looking for forever since Kylie started wearing bare colors on her gorgeous lips.
10 Glossier Cloud Paint
The formula blends spectacularly well and stays on during the entire day. It doesn't feel tacky when you wear it and you can even apply it over or under your foundation to add a little extra color. Plus, every shade is flattering AF, and work great on every single skin color. You can choose "Puff," which gives you a pretty daring pink afterglow, or "Beam," which gives you a touch of color on your cheeks, so it looks like you've spent the day sunbathing. You can also opt for "Haze" if you want a deeper flush using the raspberry color. "Dusk" is an equally delightful brownish bare hue. Plus, they just added the brand new shades, "Dawn" and "Storm" to their collection which makes us oh-so-happy!
9 Too Faced The Natural Matte Eyeshadow Palette
The formula is dense, smooth and velvety, but it isn't too thin or dry on your pretty lids. It's pretty great for people with oily skin because it dries off and doesn't become blotchy or wear off, even if you're working out or hanging out under the sun. It's so soft and blendable that you'll be reaching out for it on a daily basis, especially on those days that you don't want to really think about playing around with anything other than neutrals. The warm tones are creamy and pigmented, which you'll love for the inner corner of your eyes. Plus, it's a compact palette, so it's great to take with you when you're traveling.
8 Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Concealer
Trust me when I say, you'll be instantly obsessed with this concealer the second you dab it on your skin. It offers hydration, full coverage, and an overall flawless, but natural finish that blends so easily, it's hard to believe this product isn't being talked about 24/7. With this product, you can contour, highlight, and cover discoloration, scars, and skin blemishes, all while getting a natural finish. You won't have to worry about your skin getting all cakey or drying up and best of all, you'll get an effortless look without having to reapply for 12 hours. In the end, you'll have a complexion that will make your skin naturally radiant and ready for a selfie. Just go easy because a little goes a long way!
7 NARSissist Wanted Cheek Palette
You can sculpt your way to a natural you by playing with the various shades within this beautiful coral, nude, and rosy palette. Best of all, you can use the shades on your eyes and cheeks too, which makes it really versatile. You can highlight or even define without ever having to reach for another eyeshadow palette or other makeup products, so if you travel a lot, this palette is your new BFF. So, if you crave different shades of natural earthy shades and coral hues, then you won't be disappointed by the cool corals, pops of pastel pink, radiant reds, or deep raspberry shades. Plus, this palette comes with the "Candy Pink" and "Pale Pink" shades which add a little shimmer and highlight. We're LIVING for it!
6 Benefit Dandelion Dew
This baby-pink blush will give your cheeks that dewy pink glow you so desperately want. The texture of this magnificent product is so lightweight, that it'll practically melt into your skin. The shade of light pink, which looks soft and natural on all skin tones, is a universally flattering shade of pink. You can use your finger to tap it gently into your skin, and you'll get a natural rosy hue that is neither too bright or too pink. The product is also super buildable so you can work on it until you get the exact color that you want. Plus, if you add a little bit on your lids and the tip of your nose, you'll end up with a monochromatic glow that'll make you look fresh-faced and well rested.
5 NARS Matte Multiple
If you've got a pale complexion, then this rose bronze stick will blend perfectly with your skin tone. You can use it every day and when you glide it on you will be pleased with how easy it applies. The color payoff is incredible, so build it up slowly. You can also dot it on your cheeks to give them that lovely warm tone that won't look too over the top. This highly concentrated product offers shades that will look absolutely flattering, so you don't have to stick to one. You could even mix and match, and finish off your entire look by using one or two shades at the same time. You can either swipe it on dry to get a high-impact finish, or you can slick it on wet and build a color that will melt into your skin and lips.
4 Benefit Chachatint
Don't freak out if the first thing you see is a bright and orange color when you remove the applicator. Once you use it on your cheeks and blend it lightly with your fingertips, you'll get a light peach tone with a hint of orange. You can apply it over or under your foundation, or on your bare skin. It will feel rather thin and liquidy, but it dries out fast. So, make sure to get it nice and even right away. The effects are long-lasting on cheeks, so you can even go jogging or hiking with this gorgeous afterglow, and it won't come off, even if you sweat your booty off!
3 Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick Kits
Charlotte Tilbury isn't playing around! With this incredibly versatile product, you can embrace that summer glow of happiness, and healthiness all year long. To get that youthful color, you simply need to apply it to your cheeks and your lips. It only takes a stroke from one of these colored sticks to get that well-rested, happy glow on your face. Who can say no to that? The colors are totally buildable and it will give you the chance to add some extra rosy or tan tones on your face that's both subtle and gorgeous.
2 NYX Whipped Lip & Cheek Soufflé
This two-in-one mousse offers a texture that is totally unique in the market and allows you to create buildable coverage that adds a pop color that's as strong or as subtle as you want it. You'll be definitely in control! But if you're looking for a natural flush, add just a little bit on your cheeks, eyes, the temples of your head, or dab it on your lips. What you'll get from this multipurpose product is a delicious blend of rosy and pink-nude shades that allow you to ditch the eyeshadow palette. You can even skip the lipstick too, as you can use it as a subtle lip tint that's oh-so-flattering. It's also easy to use and it smells like Heaven.
1 Mac Strobe Cream Shades
Mac has nailed it with this product that comes in a creamy range of shades such as Goldlite, Peachlite, Pinklite, Redlight, and Silverlite, which you can apply with your fingertips and blend on your face. But aside from helping you achieve a natural dewy glow, it will also provide a ton of benefits to your skin, such as making it smoother, hydrating it, and clarifying it with the help of vitamins, green tea, iridescent particles, and antioxidants. Overall, you'll never have to worry about your skin looking dull in the sunlight ever again.