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Maybelline No-Makeup Makeup by Grace Lee on Ariel

A Maybelline no-makeup makeup look by makeup pro Grace Lee on model Ariel

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.

Maybelline No-Makeup Makeup_Master Contour Kit medium to deep

Maybelline no-makeup makeup look by Grace Lee, applied by Ashley Readings on model Hayley

You've seen this makeup before on account Grace used the new Maybelline Brow Precise Fiber Volumizer Mascara and Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Angel Mascara to create the look.

Kim Newport Mimran_photo by George Pimentel

Pink Tartan designer Kimberly Newport Mimran (photo: George Pimentel)

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

Maybelline No-Makeup Makeup products needed

Maybelline no-makeup makeup: everything you need

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:

  1. With a fluffy powder brush, dusted skin with Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Transforming Powder ($10.99 CAD at drugstores and $10.99 USD at, 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.)
  2. From the Maybelline Master Contour Kit ($16.99 CAD at drugstores and $12.99 USD at, dabbed the highlighter shade in the inner corners of eyes and swept it across the lid near the lash line.
  3. Swept the contour shade over the crease.
  4. Enhanced brows with Maybelline Brow Precise Fiber Volumizer ($11.99 CAD at drugstores and $9.99 USD at
  5. Coated lashes in Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Angel Mascara ($12.99 CAD at drugstores and $9.49 USD at Tip: thanks to its slender wand, you can use the mascara to tightline at the base of your lashes as you apply.
  6. 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).
  7. Sculpted features with the contour shade in "3" shape from the hairline on the forehead and temples, hollows of cheeks, and along jawline.
  8. With a fingertip, applied a touch of highlighter to the cupid's bow.
  9. Pressed a combination of Maybelline Color Sensational The Buffs Lipstick in Bare All ($9.99 CAD at drugstores and $7.99 USD at + Maybelline Color Jolt Intense Liquid Lip Paint in 05 Stripped Down ($11.99 CAD at drugstores and $9.99 USD at onto lips.
Maybelline No-Makeup Makeup lips

Maybelline Color Jolt Intense Liquid Lip Paint in Stripped Down + The Buffs Lipstick in Bare All

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.

Maybelline No-Makeup Makeup for ALL ages

No-makeup makeup by Maybelline; model photos by Katherine Holland.

What do you think lovelies? Is this version of a no-makeup makeup look something you'd do? Or already do?

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