The No-Makeup Clean-Girl Look: All Natural Beauty Product Must-Haves
Hi and welcome back to the Good Stuff! Are you ready to look more effortless and natural with a classic no-makeup makeup look? Say goodbye to your overstuffed makeup bag full of products, and say hello to the clean girl vibe! I know, I know you might be thinking… “but in one of your previous articles you said that women are bombarded with so many ideas that we need to buy certain products and that you don’t want to contribute to that?!”… but I figured if you’re going to spend the money on beauty products anyways, then I’d rather compile a list of products made with all-natural ingredients that allow you to celebrate your natural features instead of covering them up.
Which is exactly what I’ve done. I’ve put together 11 top products that you won't want to go without if you're aiming for the barely-there clean girl look. From tanning face drops, lash growth serum, tinted sunscreen, and an ultra-hydrating lip mask—these must-have items will help you achieve that effortless natural look.
Wildling Gua Sha
Gua sha is a facial sculpting massage technique with many anti-aging benefits that are gaining in popularity for its relaxing yet practical approach to improving the appearance of skin. When you use a gua sha, you can enjoy lymphatic drainage, relief of tension and puffiness, and increased blood circulation that helps contour the face and neck, creating lifted features that look more youthful. The tools used to perform Gua Sha have origins in traditional Chinese medicine and have been used to treat multiple ailments such as headaches, migraines, fatigue, and muscular pain. For facial sculpting specifically, the purpose of using a gua sha is to enhance the face's underlying structure without resorting to intensive treatments or procedures. If you want your skin to look younger and more hydrated without resorting to automatic procedures, using an organic gua sha tool could be just what you need.
The Ordinary Hyaluronic acid
One of the best things you can do for your skin is to add hyaluronic acid to your daily skincare routine. Though often overlooked, it’s an essential ingredient that helps plump your skin and make it look healthy and hydrated. Many beauty brands charge an arm-and-a-leg for their products, but the Ordinary makes quality skincare affordable for everyone. You can read more about their company on their website.. but let’s get to why I love this product! I’ve noticed it just lock-ins moisture and helps improve your skin's overall texture and firmness. If you’ve got dry skin or live in a dry climate, it’ll give you that extra boost to maximize the efforts of your favorite moisturizers. It's only a matter of time before you see dramatic results from having perfectly hydrated skin!
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Tinted sunscreen is a great alternative to foundation for those looking to avoid additional coverage or heavy makeup. Not only does it provide the same protection from sun damage as traditional sunscreen, but it also offers a lightweight layer of color that evens out skin tones without clogging pores. I prefer a tinted moisturizer over foundation because I have sensitive and breakout-prone skin. However, I've noticed that I don't experience breakouts when I use tinted sunscreen over foundation. Additionally, it allows your skin to breathe and helps eliminate the dreaded "caked-on" look. The advantages of exchanging your foundation for tinted sunscreen make it an ideal choice for a natural beauty routine.
If you're looking for a way to get your eyelashes to look longer, thicker, and healthier without the commitment of extensions or lash lifts, then investing in an eyelash growth serum is the way to go. I’m personally obsessed with Scorolash. After two weeks, my lashes (I kid you not) doubled in length. Not only that, but eyelash growth serums can also aid in ensuring that your lashes stay thick and healthy-looking for a more natural effect for longer than other treatments. Also, unlike other serums, I didn’t experience any irritation. I completely stopped getting lash-lifts + tints and can’t speak highly enough of Scorolash.
Ilia's Limitless Lash Mascara is my all-time favorite mascara for so many reasons. It’s the perfect choice if you’re looking for a lengthening, volumizing, lightweight mascara that is gentle on the eyes and uses safe and effective clean ingredients. Due to their patented dual-side brush, this magical mascara goes on effortlessly without ever clumping or feeling heavy. It's easy to keep the look natural with Limitless Lash — just a few swipes are all it takes to get the perfect amount of volume and length. It makes lashes look fuller and longer, and Ilia's formula is enriched with vitamin E, beeswax, carnauba wax, and rosemary extract to nourish and condition each lash. The result? Thick, beautiful lashes that last all day without ever flaking or smudging. I don’t think I’ll buy another mascara after trying this product.
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask
The Laneige Lip Mask is a must-have for anyone who loves the look and feel of hydrated, juicy, plump lips. I don’t know what it is, but I struggle with keeping my lips hydrated. This is the only product I’ve found that actually provides lasting moisture and leaves my lips feeling soft, smooth, and refreshed after every use. It’s designed to be a mask, but I use it daily as lip gloss. This mask delivers intense hydration to your lips and helps protect you from environmental elements by providing a shield of nutrients. Can’t recommend this one enough!
Lux Unfiltered Tanning Drops
These Lux Unfiltered tanning drops are game-changing. Especially if you live in a colder climate where it’s hard to get sunshine during the winter months, these self-tanning drops offer a convenient and risk-free way to get the tanned look you want without worrying about sun exposure or product streaks. The drops work like a toner and are designed to mix with your current moisturizer to customize your color and the amount of coverage you get each time. Lux unfiltered self-tanning drops give an even, natural-looking tan and contain beneficial antioxidants that nourish and protect your skin. They’re easy to use, dry quickly and won’t streak when applied correctly. Getting a sunkissed glow has never been easier or safer! Sometimes I apply the drops where I would usually contour for a natural sunkissed definition without the hassle of putting on makeup!
Dibs Contour + Blush stick
If tanning drops aren’t your thing, but you’re still looking for an excellent natural contour product, then look no further because the Dibs contour is a great way to quickly and easily highlight your facial features for a luminescent, contoured glow. This multi-stick provides the precision of liquid products but allows you to blend with significantly less effort, saving you time and giving your makeup look a flawless sunkissed finish. In addition, it’s creamy formula is easy to apply, smooth, velvety, and blendable so that you can create your desired makeup look without much effort. Most makeup products make me break out, but I’ve never had an issue with Dibs products.
Benefit Brow Gel
If you're looking for an easy way to take your beauty routine up a notch, brow gel is the perfect solution. This simple addition to your makeup collection can give you dramatically shaped brows that effortlessly define your face. Not only can it help hold stray hairs in place, but as it dries, it applies a subtle tint that gives you defined arches without needing additional products. I’ve found the Benefit brow gel to be a staple necessity in my no-makeup makeup routine. I love how it makes my brows look fuller without looking like I have any makeup on.
Act & Acre Cold Pressed Shampoo + Conditioner
All-natural shampoos and conditioners are an excellent choice for anyone with all hair types, as they provide a gentle cleanse without damaging or stripping away vital oils. Act & Acre smells so good, the bottles are beautiful, and the conditioner doesn’t leave your scalp feeling heavy. Act & Acre shampoo and conditioner will also do wonders to keep your hair soft, shiny, and healthy with regular use. Not to mention that you're doing a good deed by reducing your environmental impact every time you lather up!
Samnyte Hair Wax
If you've been washing your hair daily, it may be time to give it a break. Daily washing can strip the natural oils from your scalp, leading to dryness and irritation that could damage your hair. Instead of washing daily, try every other day or even just once or twice a week with a mild shampoo that won't over dry or irritate. While adjusting to your new wash cycle, you’ll want to put your hair in a Bella-Hadid-inspired slicked-back bun. The best way to achieve the model-off-duty slicked-back bun is by using a leave-in-conditioner and an all-natural hair wax from Samnyte. It’s made with vitamin E, castor oil, avocado oil — which helps keep hair soft and hydrated, and beeswax — which locks in moisture. First, lather your hair with the leave-in conditioner, comb your hair back into a ponytail, then use the wax to press down any baby hairs or flyaways. Slicked-back buns are the best for looking put together while you wait for your wash day!
With your no-makeup makeup look, you don't need to pile on the cosmetics for that perfect, clean, I-woke-up-like this vibe. All you need is the right products, and you will be set! I hope this list has helped you develop some ideas to freshen up your beauty routine while keeping your natural look alive. Remember that no matter what beauty methods or products you decide to incorporate into your routine when rocking the no-makeup makeup look, less is truly more. Feel free to try any of these recommendations and experiment until you find what works best. Let us know if you try any of my all-time-favorite products – I’m sure you’ll love them.
And in case someone hasn’t told you this today…You. Are. So. Beautiful.