5-Minute No-foundation Makeup Look Tutorial

Shonagh Scott
by Shonagh Scott
6 Materials
5 Minutes

In this 5-minute makeup tutorial, I’m going to show you a really quick way to even out your skin for a no-foundation makeup look.

In this look, the skin will look natural with no makeup visible.

Instead, we’ll just even out the redness, minimize the appearance of pores, hydrate the skin, and protect it from UV rays and blue light.

Let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Tinted sunscreen
  • Glowy highlighter
  • SPF skin tint
  • Serum eye concealer
  • Traditional eye concealer
  • Finishing powder
Applying tinted sunscreen

1. Apply a tinted sunscreen

Start with a freshly washed face, and apply a broad spectrum tinted SPF 50 sunscreen.

The one I’m using is very light and has self-adjusting tint pigments. Once it goes on, it’ll initially be white and as you blend it into the skin, it turns into your skin tone.

It’s so light, barely visible, and great on a day when you want SPF but the tiniest amount of coverage.

This is a great first step in evening out your skin tone and it hydrates your skin. It’s a really nice way to flood the skin with hydration without making you look greasy. 

Applying highlighter

2. Apply a glowy highlighter

To add some additional glow to the skin and also to tighten the skin around the eyes, apply a glowy highlighter.

This is an optional step, but I love it on a no-makeup makeup look for adding glow to the cheekbones.

It makes the skin so beautifully flawless and because it has the tightening ingredient, it’s really good on the eyes.

Blend it in with your fingers.

Also, take it over your eyebrow bone and to the inner corner of your eyes.

Adding skin tint cream

3. Add a skin tint cream with additional SPF

For additional SPF and light coverage, apply an SPF 30 tinted cream.

This has micro-encapsulated pigments that blend with your skin and transform into a skin tint. This adds luminosity and a bit more glow and coverage to the first layer you did in step one.

If you like, you can layer one particular product instead of applying both SPF, but I like the additional coverage.

Applying serum eye concealer

4. Apply a serum eye concealer

A serum eye concealer is great for concealing and hiding imperfections.

The formulation should be like a thick oil so it doesn’t look cakey, or enhance your fine lines and wrinkles. It should also be extremely hydrating.

Apply it underneath your eyes and around your nose if you intend to get red there.

Applying concealer

5. Apply a traditional concealer

Use a traditional concealer that has a drying down effect to spot conceal over blemishes or freckles.

This is a great way to make the skin look more flawless.

Applying concealer

I sometimes like to add more coverage to the corners of my eyes to get a lifted effect. This area tends to get a bit red as we age as well.

Applying finishing powder

6. Apply a finishing powder

Sunscreen makes the skin look a bit shiny, so use a finishing powder with a powder puff and pop it throughout the center of your face.

This doesn’t add any coverage and only mattifies the skin. Use this opportunity to take down the shine where you don’t want it.

No-foundation makeup

This is how I do a makeup no-foundation look on days when I don’t look like I’m wearing anything on my skin.

You can see the pores on my nose have been minimized, and the skin looks much more even, but you can still see everything about my skin that makes it skin.

5-minute makeup without foundation

5-minute makeup without foundation

Once you finish your face makeup, you can see the skin looks perfected as if you were wearing foundation!

Let me know if you found this no-foundation makeup tutorial useful in the comments below.

Check out these 3 Easy Eye Lift Makeup Hacks to Look More Youthful.

Products used:

ZO Health Skin Smart Tone SPF 50 (available from dermatologists)

UK: https://go.shopmy.us/p-1083340

US: https://go.shopmy.us/p-1083339

Lisa Eldridge Elevated Glow - Cosmic Rose

Global: https://go.shopmy.us/p-809386

Trinny London BFF SPF 30 Cream

Global: https://go.shopmy.us/p-1083434

Trinny London BFF Serum Eye Concealer

Global: https://go.shopmy.us/p-1083443

Clinique Even Better Concealer

UK: https://go.shopmy.us/p-913520

UK & Global - Beauty Bay: https://go.shopmy.us/p-685262

US - Ulta: https://go.shopmy.us/p-685260

US - Nordstrom: https://go.shopmy.us/p-685263

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Powder

UK & Global - CT: https://go.shopmy.us/p-903087

UK & Global - Cult Beauty: https://go.shopmy.us/p-989657

US - Sephora: https://go.shopmy.us/p-601996

US - Nordstrom: https://go.shopmy.us/p-1083465

Suggested materials:
  • Tinted sunscreen
  • Glowy highlighter
  • SPF skin tint
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