There are days when you find power in a full face of make-up and there are days when you feel just as confident stepping out with the bare minimum. It is a dichotomy that is echoed across the hallowed halls of celebrity-verse, as they jetset from red carpets to catching the red-eye. In between all those standout beauty moments that they are expected to deliver in front of the camera, you will find them taking a regular timeout and just letting their skin breathe. If you are looking to get in on the latter, here’s what you need to know about acing the ‘no make-up’ make-up look:
For starters, the moniker doesn’t necessarily denote no make-up altogether—think sheer coverage and light textures that won’t weigh your skin down. A tinted moisturiser will help you achieve Kareena Kapoor Khan’s supple, hydrated look while allowing your skin’s natural texture to shine through.
The skin-first approach also means making time beforehand to treat your skin to some TLC. Aditi Rao Hydari swears by a homemade DIY face scrub consisting of oats to slough away dead skin cells and reveal her skin’s natural glow.
Contrary to popular perception, nailing the ‘no make-up’ make-up look doesn’t mean poreless, blemish-free skin. Take notes from Alia Bhatt who embraced her natural freckles with sheer coverage, and remember to love the skin you’re in.
In order to retain the natural element mandated by this look, you can choose to play up any one feature of your face—whether it is a sheer lip and cheek tint for a rosy flush or drawing in your brows like Ananya Panday to serve as the highlight of your look.
Whether you choose to prep your skin with a primer for an even base or take a raincheck on products altogether, remember that sunscreen is non-negotiable. For a sun-kissed glow like Priyanka Chopra Jonas, opt for a dewy formula with a minimum protection of SPF 30.