The No-Makeup Makeup Edit

Long time no see, ey? I’ve been so caught up at uni there’s literally no time to sit down and write about makeup n things. I’ve got presentations and essays coming out my ass. Now I’ve found myself 5 minutes I thought I’d share with you the makeup I’ve been slapping on my face recently. You may or may not know, I study musical theatre so I’m in dance lessons daily. This means there’s literally no point putting a full face of makeup on as you will sweat it off. I’ve also taken the approach of a 5-minute face so I can get extra time in bed or catch up on bake-off. Here’s what I’ve been using…


As you know, all good faces of makeup start with good skincare. In the mornings I usually skip a cleanse as I’m very lazy and I just splash my face with water. I follow up with my  Ark Skincare Mist (£25) *, which injects the first layer of moisture.  I finish with a generous coating of the Embryolise Lait-Creme Concentre (£20). This cream is great for those with dry skin who actually like to FEEL the moisture on their skin and it makes a great base for makeup. 


Luckily, my skin isn’t TOO problematic and uneven so I don’t require a full foundation every day. When cutting down products in time in your makeup routine it’s good to see what your issues are. For me, I want to make my skin look not dead and cover my under eye bags. I like to cover my psoriasis patches (can be very red sometimes) but not daily.  I start with the NARS Creamy Radiant Concealer (£24), which is the best one on the market in my opinion. It covers everything so well but makes the skin look really silky and smooth. If my skin still needs a little something I use the GLO Minerals Tinted SPF* (£32.50), which adds an SPF50 and evens out my skin a little bit more. I love this as it’s really natural looking on the skin and doesn’t contain much pigment so it doesn’t look like you have anything on. 


For a bit of colour, I’ve been using the LA Girl Concealer in Toast (£5) as it’s a cream product. When sweating, powders tend to go bunchy and weird so I stick to creams. It’s really easy to swipe on and blend with a foundation brush and provides the best colour. Blusher wise, I only really use it when I’m looking a bit drab and dull. Once again, I use a cream one in the form of a cream- GLO Minerals Cream Blush in Fig* (£22.50). For me,  this is a great colour for Autumn as it’s warmer. The finish of this is so lovely and so easy to slap on with your fingers!


No matter how little makeup I have on, I need my brows- even just a little bit of gel. I’ve been using the NYX Micro Brow Pencil  (£8) recently and I like how quick it is to swipe through the brows and add shape and definition. In terms of eye makeup, all I’m doing is curling my lashes and applying the Bourjois Volume Reveal Mascara (£10.99).  If I have time, I’ll add a slick of eyeliner but I’m probably going to sweat it off anyway.


And that’s it! It literally takes me between 2 and 5 minutes and I can do it in bed as well. Like I mentioned, if I have more time I’ll add a foundation, some highlighter, eyeliner and lipstick but this will do for most days! I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this and I’ll be coming back with lots more content soon (let’s get these exams out the way first)





  1. 4th November 2017 / 9:40 am

    Love the post! I’ve heard such good things about the NARS concealer but never got round to trying it, might give it a go xxx

  2. 5th November 2017 / 2:39 pm

    I love a no make up make up and look and heard such good things about NARS concealer, I may have to try it out as I always need to cover the bags under my eyes! It’s so much nicer not putting so much on and getting extra minutes in bed too though isn’t it haha xx

    • thebrightoner
      5th November 2017 / 2:41 pm

      I agree I love the extra time in bed or eating haha! You should try the nars concealer, it’s so quick and easy to use and just so creamy and silky xxx

  3. 5th November 2017 / 9:31 pm

    I love the nyx micro brow pencil! It is so good! Also loving the look of the NARS concealer, it seems light but looks like it would have a good coverage consistency. xx

    • thebrightoner
      6th November 2017 / 7:42 am

      I think you recommend that brow pencil to me! Thanks xxxx

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