I've always been obsessed with makeup, ever since I was at school, and I definitely grew up in an age where more was more. From Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation to concealer nude lips, my generation wasn't exactly about understated beauty. But here's the thing: over the past couple of years, I've learnt how great it can be to embrace what you look like naturally and ditch the super heavy makeup. Here's how I learnt to do the no-makeup makeup look.
If you'd have seen me five years ago, you would have seen someone who wore high-coverage foundation, the palest of neutral lipsticks, and kohl eyeliner all around my eyes. It was kind of my look and it made me feel my best. But, as I got a little older, I learnt I was probably actually hiding what I really looked like, and became more and more comfortable in my own skin. There's nothing wrong with wearing lots of makeup, but there are some days where a less dramatic look is ideal just in terms of timing, if nothing else. This has become my new norm, and the look I am usually happiest with for the day time.
While I still love a beaut eyeshadow palette and lashings of mascara, I just don't tend to reach for them as often and, on the days I don't, this is the routine I go for: