I'm so over foundation, especially when it comes to my every day routine. The random occasion, a date, or wedding that may come up, OK, I will pull out my Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer, Ultra-Light Glowing Fluid (Shop Now), because it almost feels like I'm not wearing foundation. Truth is, I've always found that when people say they want the no-makeup makeup look, they don't generally understand what goes on behind closed doors. Think contouring, highlighting, neutral shadows, and anything to make you look perfect while still using a ton of products. The natural look has transformed into being not so natural anymore. By giving up foundation, I've found such good products to make its place with a lot less effort, low-maintenance, morning skincare routine.
Stila One Step Correct (Shop Now)
This product is amazing. It's a three-in-one gel primer that color correct, brightens, and smooths your skin to create a flawless completion.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer (Shop Now)
This tinted moisturizer is one of the best out there because it's loaded with illuminating shimmer to make your skin look subtly evened-out. Plus it contains SPF 20, so no need for the added sunscreen step in your daily routine.
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer (Shop Now)
Ok, I probably write too much about this product, but that's got to say something. Being true to its name, it never fails to give my complexion a boost, especially when I use it as my go-to under-eye concealer. Give it a try and you'll be thanking me.
RMS Beauty Un "Cover-up" (Shop Now)
Some may say this is technically a concealer/foundation, and my answer back would be that it's completely lightweight, hydrating and melts right into my skin to cover any imperfections and redness. It doesn't require much blending and stays put which makes it less of a commitment than any foundation.
Wander Beauty Dualist Matte and Illuminating Concealer (Shop Now)
Two-for-one product? Yes, please. The concealer stick boasts coverage that's buildable, glowy, and nourishing to the skin. Oh, and it's good for you; containing vitamin E, collagen, and aloe vera extract. Add a few dots of the illuminating cream to give you that extra dewy glow you're looking for.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Skin Cream Protectant (Shop Now)
This versatile formula is more than just a moisturizer. Use it to shape your eyebrows, add shine to your cheeks, soothe dry skin, and much more. Just keep it in your purse for anything that may come up.
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Blur Primer (Shop Now)
Primer, baby! It's a good for you primer enriched with nourishing oils - corn, apricot kernal, passiflora, and rice bran. This formula leaves your skin feeling silky smooth without any shiny residue.
Tarte Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer (Shop Now)
Tarte's tinted moisturizer is everything. Massage a squirt of it onto your face, apply a little mascara, some lipstick and you're out the door less than ten minutes looking like you just spent an hour doing your makeup.