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All about the bare minimum

The off-duty model, no makeup makeup vibes are here to stay. Get the look with these no-fuss products that will enhance your features in a natural and minimal way, says Catriona Doherty

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Not wearing any make-up can still require some preparation. Credit: Getty Images

Not wearing any make-up can still require some preparation. Credit: Getty Images

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VICHY Quenching Mineral Mask, was £15 now £11.25 on Look Fantastic

VICHY Quenching Mineral Mask, was £15 now £11.25 on Look Fantastic

Max Factor Masterpiece Xpress Quick Dry Nail Polish in Nude’itude, £5.99

Max Factor Masterpiece Xpress Quick Dry Nail Polish in Nude’itude, £5.99

Sculpted by Aimee Connolly Tint & Glow Skin Enhancer, £22.50

Sculpted by Aimee Connolly Tint & Glow Skin Enhancer, £22.50

Note BB Cream Advanced Skin Corrector, £10.95

Note BB Cream Advanced Skin Corrector, £10.95

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Not wearing any make-up can still require some preparation. Credit: Getty Images

VICHY Quenching Mineral Mask, was £15 now £11.25 from Look Fantastic The no makeup look is all about glowing skin, so a little prep is required. Incorporate an ultra-hydrating treatment into your routine before applying makeup. The VICHY Quenching Mineral Mask is formulated to restore dull, dry skin and lock in a burst of moisture. Apply a generous amount of the gel-like product and let it sit for five minutes before massaging the excess in.

Rosie For Inglot Illuminating and Brightening Face Base, £22
The right primer locks your makeup in place, creates a smooth base, and illuminates skin for that subtle ‘lit from within’ glow. The impressive Rosie For Inglot collection includes nude lip glazes, a set and refresh mist, and afterglow skin palettes. Rosie Connolly’s Illuminating and Brightening Face Base primer comes in two golden tones and contains HD pigments to reflect light. It can be worn alone or under foundation.

Sculpted by Aimee Connolly Tint & Glow Skin Enhancer, £22.50
Steer clear of heavy duty, full-coverage foundations in favour of a tinted moisturiser, skin tine, BB or CC cream. Dublin MUA Aimee Connolly’s Tint & Glow brightens with a sheer finish. The tint contains SPF30, and blue light protection against exposure to electronic screens, electricity and artificially emitted light, which have been linked to premature aging.

Note BB Cream Advanced Skin Corrector, £10.95
The key to the no makeup look is to streamline your kit. Note’s BB Cream is a five-in-one product that ‘primes, corrects, hydrates, perfects and protects’. The BB is infused with wheat germ, citrus fruit extract and vitamin E to moisturise and condition, with SPF15 for added protection. There are five shades available. 

Iconic London Sheer Bronze, £21
Cream products tend to look more natural than powders and usually sink right in. Apply cream bronzer with a damp sponge and lightly dap onto the apples of your cheeks. Iconic London’s Sheer Bronze gel-to-watercolour formula melts into your skin, leaving your complexion looking radiant and luminous. The sun-kissed dewy bronze is highly bendable and long lasting.
Bobbi Brown Extra Lip Tint in Bare Pink, £28
Go for a less-is-more lip colour with a matt finish lipstick blotted with tissue, or opt for a subtle tint. Bobbi Brown’s Extra Lip Tint is lightweight and ultra-moisturising. It’s infused with olive, avocado and jojoba oils to smooth and soften lips. The tint can be worn alone for a sheer au-natural kiss of colour or layered with lippy.

Max Factor Masterpiece Xpress Quick Dry Nail Polish in Nude’itude, £5.99
A natural nail is finishing touch to your low-key vibe. Max Factor’s Masterpiece Xpress Quick Dry nail polish dries in 60 seconds. Nude-itude is one of 12 shades with a high-shine finish. The fast-drying formula allows you to complete your manicure in record time, as only one coat is needed and a topcoat is not required.
 

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