Mastering The 3-Minute "No-Makeup" Look

Story time: you had a late night and either set your alarm an hour later than usual, or were so tired you slept through it. Either way, the result is a diminished time for getting ready and no margin for careful eyeliner application. What do you do? You might consider a 4-minute “No Makeup” makeup look for the day. It's summertime anyway and less makeup is more freedom, so mastering the art of “no makeup” went on my unofficial bucket-list. With the help of this article from style blogger Maria McGrath, I test-drove the look. And guess what? I actually kind of love it. Four minutes, four products, one hassle-free beauty look.

- Products -
E.L.F. BB cream in “fair” (exact)
E.L.F. Under eye concealer in “fair” (exact)
Blush (I use Maybelline)
Mascara - I used Clinique High Impact Mascara (exact)

Step One: Start with a clean and moisturized face. Apply a light layer of BB cream all over face. Don't worry about powder. The dewy glow speaks for itself.

Step Two: Apply concealer for an extra boost under your eyes

Step Three: Sweep a light layer of blush high on cheekbones and across the bridge of your nose to compliment the classic sun-kissed spots of summertime.

Step Four: If desired, curl eyelashes, then apply mascara

There! You're done! Fresh-faced, girlish, and with extra time to your account.


  1. You look so pretty with no/minimal makeup. <3

    1. Thank you, Carmel! It's so nice to have narrowed down my routine to the bare minimum and still feel lovely and fresh-faced.

  2. Love the look, perfect for summer.