Time for another switch in my car-face makeup kit – I'ma wear this no-makeup-makeup look Maybelline New York Canada Lead Artist Grace Lee did for a recent Pink Tartan fashion show in Toronto.
Grace took inspiration from Pink Tartan designer Kimberly Newport Mimran, who generally favours fresh, simple makeup aka no-makeup makeup. Models at the fashion show were mostly industry notables and friends of the designer rather than professional models; they all wore this ageless look.
In the short video below, Grace walks us through the makeup application. I still hadn't figured out my iPhone was a bit too far away to pick up my voice, but you get the idea, right? #crossesfingers
You know, this Maybelline no-makeup makeup isn't so far off from Grace's pretty-girl makeup here, or her rich-girl makeup here. And in just a couple of additional steps, like smudgy eye liner or a swipe of bright colour, and you have another, simplified version of Grace's already-simple expensive-looking smoky-eye sexy, and her neutral face with a side of colour.
maybelline no-makeup makeup components
A lot of makeup breakdown stories feature a huge long list of items. This one does not. #carfacefriendly Here's what Grace and her team did:
- With a fluffy powder brush, dusted skin with Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Transforming Powder ($10.99 CAD at drugstores and $10.99 USD at ulta.com), which contains salicylic acid to help keep blemishes under control. (For more coverage where needed, spot apply with a small foundation or shadow brush or apply with the included sponge.)
- From the Maybelline Master Contour Kit ($16.99 CAD at drugstores and $12.99 USD at ulta.com), dabbed the highlighter shade in the inner corners of eyes and swept it across the lid near the lash line.
- Swept the contour shade over the crease.
- Enhanced brows with Maybelline Brow Precise Fiber Volumizer ($11.99 CAD at drugstores and $9.99 USD at ulta.com)
- Coated lashes in Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Angel Mascara ($12.99 CAD at drugstores and $9.49 USD at ulta.com). Tip: thanks to its slender wand, you can use the mascara to tightline at the base of your lashes as you apply.
- Used the highlighter shade to illuminate the cheekbones (Grace applies it with the length of her finger so she can feel the bone as she goes).
- Sculpted features with the contour shade in "3" shape from the hairline on the forehead and temples, hollows of cheeks, and along jawline.
- With a fingertip, applied a touch of highlighter to the cupid's bow.
- Pressed a combination of Maybelline Color Sensational The Buffs Lipstick in Bare All ($9.99 CAD at drugstores and $7.99 USD at ulta.com) + Maybelline Color Jolt Intense Liquid Lip Paint in 05 Stripped Down ($11.99 CAD at drugstores and $9.99 USD at ulta.com) onto lips.
I love this look partly because it aligns with my makeup aesthetic and partly because I can't be bothered with eyeshadow on a daily basis. I usually add a little dimension on my lids with my bronzer or contour shade or both, so using a contour kit on eyes as well as to define my bone structure fits my general m.o. Having a powder blush in the mix means another shade I can use on my lids too.
I also adore this makeup because it'll look great on tweens, teens, 20-somethings, 30-somethings, 40-somethings, 50-somethings, 60-somethings... and so on.
What do you think lovelies? Is this version of a no-makeup makeup look something you'd do? Or already do?