5 Steps for Flawless No-Makeup Makeup

It’s crazy to think that the makeup world is obsessed with makeup that looks like we aren’t wearing any. And although I love a bold makeup moment, the natural, dewy, off-duty model kind of look is my favorite for everyday. The ‘no-makeup makeup’ look is an easy way to enhance your natural beauty and to look more rested and put together. With just a few steps and just a few products, you can achieve the perfect natural makeup look.

Now get your camera ready for that selfie!

Es medio ridículo pensar que el mundo del maquillaje está obsesionado con el maquillaje que parece que no estamos usando maquillaje. Y aunque me encanta un look más atrevido, un maquillaje natural es mi favorito para todos los días. El look ‘sin maquillaje’ es una manera fácil de realzar tu belleza natural y lucir más descansada y rejuvenecida. Con solo unos pocos pasos y pocos productos, puedes lograr el look de maquillaje natural perfecto.

¡Ahora preparen sus cámara para esa selfie!


When you think of any makeup look, the first thing that comes to mind is of course, the makeup. But when it comes to achieving an effortless looking ‘no-makeup makeup’ look, it all starts with the skin. It’s super important to start with clean skin and tons of hydration. After cleansing my skin (I love the Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel), my go-to is the SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel. It’s a Hyaluronic Acid with vitamin B5, which restores moisture and brightens the skin. After allowing the gel to sink into my skin, I follow up with the Origins Original Skin Pore-Perfecting Cooling Primer. It has a cooling effect and does wonders in minimizing the appearance of pores and giving my skin a hydrated base. Now time for makeup! To keep my skin looking natural, I like to use a tinted moisturizer instead of a heavy foundation. I like the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer because it’s lightweight and has just a hint of color to cover any uneveness in my skintone!


Since the ‘no-makeup makeup look’ is all about looking natural, I like to be conservative with my concealer. I still use a fuller coverage concealer because my eyes typically show the most signs of tiredness. My absolute favorite concealer for looking more rested is the Tarte Shape Tape (my shade is light medium honey). For a more natural look, I would definitely choose a shade that matches your skin tone or one shade lighter. For any imperfections, I like to spot conceal any with the same concealer applying it with a small brush and blending it with a clean finger.


For those of us who aren’t genetically blessed with Bella Hadid cheekbones, well, there’s contour for that! To add subtle definition and give the illusion of sculpted cheekbones, I use an angled bronzer brush to apply a bronzed powder. Right now I’m loving the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Contour Duo. It’s sooo good for creating natural definition along the jawline and slimming the the nose too!


I’m obsessed with that dewy, just left the beach glow. I swear by adding a bit of highlighter to brighten and waken the face. For my highlight, I used the DIOR Backstage Glow Face Palette. I love that this travel-friendly compact palette comes with four shades so you can mix and match shades to customize your glow. I used the golden shade to highlight above my cheekbones, the rosy shade on the apples of my cheeks, and the lighter champagne shade to add an inner corner eye highlight.


And lastly, all the finishing touches. I like to top off my look with a hydrating face mist because it feels amazing and adds that dewiness I love. I’ll also add a bit of lengthening mascara to open up the eyes and a hydrating tinted lip balm.


What’s your go-to ‘no-makeup makeup’ product or brand!? Please share in the comments!


  1. January 25, 2019 / 3:15 am

    You look beyond beautiful! I also totally agree it really is skin first. If you take care of that the rest comes easily!


    • January 25, 2019 / 1:12 pm

      I love makeup 😍 And also your last looks And your recomendations of products, thanks✨ #FreebieFriday
      Ig: mariana_miv

  2. Janinzka
    January 25, 2019 / 12:08 pm

    I love these looks! #FreebieFriday
    Ig: janibelendez

  3. Madeline
    January 25, 2019 / 12:08 pm

    Thanks for this!! #freebiefriday

  4. Valeria Nicolas
    January 25, 2019 / 12:10 pm

    Me encantaaaan y felicidades por tu 1m en insta! #freebiefriday

  5. keiko tanaka
    January 25, 2019 / 12:11 pm

    Wow, Glass skin! IG:keikoinsandiego

  6. keiko tanaka
    January 25, 2019 / 12:12 pm

    Wow, Glass skin! IG:keikoinsandiego #freebiefriday

  7. Vanessa Ospino-Cuquejo
    January 25, 2019 / 12:14 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing these great facial care/makeup tips! As always you look beautiful! ^_^ Feliz Viernes!

    IG: sarah1212_nessa1212
    Email: Ospinov@hhbrown.com

  8. fernanda
    January 25, 2019 / 12:15 pm


  9. January 25, 2019 / 12:21 pm

    Love it, so fresh and beautiful!

  10. Samantha
    January 25, 2019 / 12:22 pm

    I’ve been on the hunt for a good moisturizing primer so I’ll have to check that one out! Thanks for sharing all your tips! #freebiefriday happy weekend! 🙂 @sammysaysbest

  11. Xiomara Rocha
    January 25, 2019 / 12:22 pm

    Love it, so fresh and beautiful!

    IG: xiomararocha

  12. Mariana
    January 25, 2019 / 12:22 pm

    Love the look! #freebiefriday

  13. Maria Gabriela Abuin
    January 25, 2019 / 12:29 pm

    Hello Paola!

    Love the look. It is very subtle! I am dying to try that Dior blush palette!

    IG: gabyabuin

  14. daisy ruiz
    January 25, 2019 / 12:31 pm

    I’ve been drying to try the orgins primer! #freebiefriday

  15. Patty
    January 25, 2019 / 12:39 pm

    Beautiful! Great tips! #freebiefriday

  16. Valeria
    January 25, 2019 / 12:42 pm

    Wow can’t wait to try them all!! You look beautiful btw! Congrats on your 1M!!!! You deserve it!!

    Ig: @valevar87

  17. Karina Gonzalez
    January 25, 2019 / 12:46 pm

    Thanks for your tips, Pao! Also so happy for you on your 1 Million!!!

    #freebiefriday @karidiaries 🙂

  18. January 25, 2019 / 12:51 pm

    I just love how I can relate with you.


  19. January 25, 2019 / 12:52 pm

    I just love how I can relate with you. #FreebieFriday


  20. Jessie
    January 25, 2019 / 12:54 pm

    Thanks to you, I am obsessed with the Erborian CC cream. Like you, I don’t really like wearing heavy foundation and honestly working in NYC lives me with very little time in the morning. I am excited to try some of these products too! Thank you so much for sharing! #FreebieFriday @vulcanlover

    January 25, 2019 / 1:03 pm

    Me encanto! Gracias por los tips!!
    Y felicidades por el primer millon!!

    IG: ferborjaa

  22. Mariana
    January 25, 2019 / 1:13 pm

    I love makeup 😍 And also your last looks And your recomendations of products, thanks✨ #FreebieFriday
    Ig: mariana_miv

  23. Fernanda
    January 25, 2019 / 1:22 pm

    Thank you for sharing Paola! Feeling good in my own skin is important so I will check these products out. #FreebieFriday

    Insta: fercas.93

  24. Flor Aguilar
    January 25, 2019 / 1:39 pm

    Lo mas cool de todo el look son las cejas!! Como logras que se vean despeinadas pero con sin que se vean como desarregladas 🤷‍♀️ #FreebieFriday
    IG: floraglr

  25. Gabriela Fitzmaurice
    January 25, 2019 / 1:44 pm

    Woow!!! Me súper encanto este look!!Bueno todos!!!
    Muchísimas felicidades x el big 1M
    Ig @gabiifitz

  26. Maria Mahindra
    January 25, 2019 / 1:52 pm

    Love all the products you have here… I own majority of them! Beautiful.. Happy Friday! #FreebieFriday

    IG: Mia_M86

  27. Emma Kayachanian
    January 25, 2019 / 1:53 pm

    Te vez muy bonita! #FreebieFriday IG: Emma_Kayachanian

  28. Angela Cho
    January 25, 2019 / 2:08 pm

    Definitely going to use your blog to help my makeup styling!! I’m a newbie haha thanks Paola!

    • Angela Cho
      January 25, 2019 / 2:11 pm

      Definitely going to use your blog to help my makeup styling!! I’m a newbie haha thanks Paola!
      #FreebieFriday (angelasunhyungcho@gmail.com)

  29. Nicole
    January 25, 2019 / 2:08 pm


    IG: nicolassaaa

  30. Lorena
    January 25, 2019 / 2:33 pm

    Love it! #FreebieFriday @chanlorena

  31. Ana Sofía Legarreta
    January 25, 2019 / 2:38 pm

    Awesome!! #FreebieFriday ig: topilopop

  32. Cristina
    January 25, 2019 / 2:53 pm

    I just added these product to my shopping cart! thanks for sharing!! #FreebieFriday

  33. Mariam
    January 25, 2019 / 3:02 pm

    Girl your skin is flawless :O
    Ordering that DIOR palette ASAP! Thanks for sharing!
    Ig: mariamaalfaro

  34. January 25, 2019 / 3:09 pm


    Hola Paola,

    Congratulations on your first million!!!!
    Gracias por ser tan real y compartir tanto con nosotros.
    Saludos desde Mexicali.

    IG: Sharabethblog

  35. Arantxa Castillo
    January 25, 2019 / 3:13 pm


  36. Alejandra Garcia V
    January 25, 2019 / 3:55 pm

    Thanks for sharing!!! 👌🏻 #freebiefriday

  37. Laura Barrera
    January 25, 2019 / 4:25 pm

    Awesome. Thank you for sharing! #freebiefriday
    IG: lalabarrera24

  38. Bianca
    January 25, 2019 / 4:40 pm

    Thank you for this post Paola! I’m so glad this has been on trend because it’s so much easier and I think better than putting so much makeup on! As a girl who doesn’t wear much makeup, this is perfect when wanting to look dewy and fresh. By the way, the photo is stunning!
    IG: soto_bianca10

  39. Vanessa Serrato
    January 25, 2019 / 4:51 pm

    Beautiful skin! I love shape tape as well it works so well, thanks for the tips I love reading your blog posts!
    IG: nessaserrato

  40. Marcela
    January 25, 2019 / 4:59 pm

    Gracias por las recomendaciones, me encantaron! Y felicidades por 1 m de followers! 💕

    Insta: marce_montemayor

    • Marcela
      January 25, 2019 / 5:01 pm

      Se me olvido el hashtag!! #freebiefriday

      Insta: marce_montemayor

  41. Nicole
    January 25, 2019 / 5:25 pm

    Love this natural look! Thank you for sharing! #FreebieFriday

  42. Kathia
    January 25, 2019 / 6:11 pm

    The natural look always suits you.

    Ig: kathiap21

  43. Nydia Fda. Córdova
    January 25, 2019 / 6:12 pm

    Loving this no makeup/makeup look, my fav brand yo achieve it is GLOSSIER 💕 love using boybrow and cloudpaint!!

  44. Emily
    January 25, 2019 / 7:18 pm

    Love a good hydrating mist!!! #FreebieFriday
    IG emdonda

  45. Andrea Darst
    January 25, 2019 / 7:40 pm

    I love Shape Tape! And I’m dying to try the SkinCeuticals gel!! #FreebieFriday @adarst213 on IG/Twitter

  46. Leanne S
    January 25, 2019 / 8:00 pm

    Thanks for the tips! You’re glowing, Paola! 🙂 #FreebieFriday
    IG: @leashe_

  47. Sumbul Amir
    January 25, 2019 / 9:52 pm

    My most awaited post. I adore no make-up looks. I always use BB or CC cream for even up my skin, put some baby lips by maybelline , Great lash mascara by maybelline as well. #FreeBieFriday . ❣️ IG is @sumbul_amir

  48. Jimena
    January 26, 2019 / 12:17 am

    Ame el post mil graciasss!! 👌🏼👌🏼 #FreebieFriday
    IG: jisigam

  49. Ilse
    January 26, 2019 / 8:03 am

    Gracias por el post! Deberías de hacer un video de cómo aplicas cada uno de los productos! Siento que serviría mucho! Me encanta tu natural glow de todos los días!

  50. Andrea V
    January 26, 2019 / 10:03 am

    Me encantan los maquillajes sencillos de look natural, este post fue lo mejor!

  51. Ayleen
    January 26, 2019 / 6:28 pm

    #freebiefriday @callmeayni 💫

  52. Stephanie Garcia
    January 26, 2019 / 9:06 pm

    Love it!! #freebiefridayh @helloitsme.stephie

  53. Maria
    January 27, 2019 / 1:11 pm

    Me encanta! Gracias por el tip y felicidades por 1M! Son lo máximo los tres! Muy fan!

    Email: tetesm_8@hotmail.com
    Ig. Tetesiqueff

  54. Ivette
    January 28, 2019 / 10:50 am

    loveeeeeeee it! super natural!! @ivetteo16

  55. April 22, 2019 / 10:37 pm

    This an interesting article. Thanks for sharing this amazing guidance on no makeup makeup look.

  56. Vera
    May 4, 2019 / 5:57 pm

    I would love love love to watch a video tutorial of this!
    Me super encataria ver un tutorial en video de esto!

  57. August 9, 2021 / 6:05 am

    Very simple and useful content.

  58. August 30, 2022 / 5:01 am

    I found this post very interesting and informative. Thank you for sharing your special thoughts with us. I definitely share this with my peeps.

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