How to Master the No-Makeup Makeup Look

During New York and London Fashion Weeks, the clothes were dark but the faces were bare—or at least that's how they appeared. See, unless you're some kind of alien, you probably don't wake up looking absolutely flawless in the morning—even if you're a model. Enter the no-makeup makeup look.

Makeup artists at shows like Narciso Rodriguez and Burberry Prorsum created a just-rolled-out-of-bed effect by defining and brightening models' eyes, cheeks and lips.

Click through to learn how to get the look and to shop the products used on the runways.


The Face at Christopher Kane

Lucia Pieroni went for a boyish look with beautiful skin. NARS' new Radiant Creamy Concealer gave the face a natural glow, while the Copacabana Multiple contoured and highlighted.

The Cheeks at Burberry Prorsum

Using Burberry's own makeup line, artist Wendy Rowe created a subtly flushed look with an earthy blush.

The Eyes at Helmut Lang

The main focus here were the brows, so lead artist Hannah Murray simply polished the eyes by using NARS' duo eyeshadow in All About Eve.


The Lashes and Brows at Narciso Rodriguez

Shiseido makeup artistic director Dick Page used brown mascara on the lashes to add lift, then combed the mascara through the brows to add definition.

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The Lips at Victoria Beckham

The look here was fresh and young. Lead artist Diane Kendal toned down the natural pinkness of the lips with MAC's hydrating Lip Erase.