I honestly don’t know how I feel about the term “no makeup makeup” I prefer the term light and airy makeup or the “I’m super tired and wearing more makeup on my skin makes me look more tired” . Because for me a “no makeup makeup” look is a no foundation look. Now recently (sorry mother) I partook in the sephora VIB sale and purchased the no highlighter highlighter by Perricone MD and nudestix illumnaughty. These two are key in my light and airy makeup look. 

These are my essential (current) products for my “I’m super tired and wearing more makeup on my skin makes me look more tired


Cream blushes. Since I have discovered cream blush I only us them. My favourite so far is The Body Shop universal chubby stick in “Poppy Nude” – it’s just nude enough to not look to intense but adds enough colour to the cheeks. It smells clean and fresh, and its build-able. A close second is the gosh big blush stick in pink – the reason its a close second is because its a lot more BAM than the first one and doesn’t smell as good – more chemically (the wonder of the makeup industry).  Third would have to be the Lush emotional brilliance lipsticks – however they are third because if you are doing an in a rush look you can easily be overboard with these (however if that’s your thing then go for it)


Cream highlighters (o gee what a surprise). First – for an ACTUAL no makeup look you have to hand it to the Perricone MD no highlighter highlight. Its sheeny without being glittery and gives you a bit of an inner glow. If I want to be more poppin’ that day then I love the body shop highlighting dome. Nudestix illuminaughty – a close third – both glossy and not glittery. It gives that perfect dewy look.


The Hourglass ambient lighting powder in Diffused light. In a “I’m super tired and wearing more makeup on my skin makes me look more tired” look i still dabble in a concealer, whichever one I have on hand and if you set it with this powder it creates a filter


A primer: Currently I have been using the Gosh illuminating primer. On a “I’m super tired and wearing more makeup on my skin makes me look more tired” I don’t like to use foundation, as I have said before. Primer’s with a slight tint or a tinted moisturizer, like the andalous naturals CC cream don’t cake on and just even out the skin.


And of course a lipstick that is “your lips but better”. My current favourite for this purpose is the Burt’s Bees lipstick in Suede Splash, its the perfect nude and I can apply it without a mirror. What more can you ask for.

What are your favourite “I’m super tired and wearing more makeup on my skin makes me look more tired”.


5 Comments on “My Favourite No-makeup makeup items

  1. Great post! I love the Hourglass Ambient Lighting powder in Diffused light as well! I stopped by Sephora to see their other powders and I think I’m going to get their ambient lighting palette! I have dry skin and these are literally the only powders that work for my skin! I have tried high end and low end setting powders alike and nothing makes my skin feel and look so silky smooth like this one! 😁😁😁

    By the way I am hosting a giveaway on my blog, http://www.mondayswithsharon.com
    Stop by and check it out when you have the chance😉


    • Thank you for your kind words!! Isn’t it just the best powder!? It’s a bit pricey so glad I got it during the VIB sale!! It’s like a filter for the face!

      I will definitely check out your giveaway! 😊


      • You know what it’s pricy, but I picked up a travel size of it and I’ve been using it religiously for almost a year and I haven’t even made a dent! So it’s well worth the money!


      • You are so right! I really love it and have been using it everyday since I got it! This full size will last me forever then! lol!

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