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How to Look and Feel Great Even When You're Not in the Mood to Wear Makeup

How to Look and Feel Great Even When You're Not in the Mood to Wear Makeup
IMAGE Instagram/juliabarretto, iamsofiaandres
No makeup? No problem!

Here's a secret: You don't always need makeup to look and feel more polished. There are other simple beauty tricks you can do to enhance your natural features, and not to mention raise your confidence even while you're 100% barefaced.

So when you're not in the mood to get all dolled up, here's how to take your literal "no makeup" look to the next level:

1. Choose the right hair color.

Elevating your no makeup look start with having the right hair color for your skin tone. A popular choice for Filipinas is ash brown, which suits both fair and morena skin tones. If you want to be a little extra, go for balayage blonde. Then, pair it with a good haircut that suits your features!

2. Don't skip your skincare.

Pampering yourself with skincare promotes a healthier complexion that can make you feel more confident when barefaced. For example, a moisturizer can amp up your glow and get rid of dry patches, while a layer of sunscreen can protect you from the aging and dark spot-inducing rays of the sun and give you either a matte or dewy finish.


3. Style your hair in a high ponytail.

Wearing a high ponytail gives a subtle lift to tired-looking eyes. Plus, it’s an easy fix for unruly hair for when you're in a rush!

4. Put on some earrings.

Accessorizing can instantly upgrade your no-makeup look. But instead of the usual bling on each ear, why not consider getting multiple piercings and mismatching your earrings for a cooler vibe?

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5. Wear clothes that you feel great in.

Even without makeup, you can look and feel more presentable just by wearing an outfit you love. Not only does it improve your poise, it gives you an excuse to take an OOTD, too!

6. Curl your lashes.

No mascara? No problem. A few pinches with an eyelash curler can instantly brighten your eyes and make them look more awake. You can also apply a lash serum to your lashes for that glistening effect, or try lash extensions!

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MD Lash Enhancing Serum, P4200, GRANDELASH, Beauty Scout

7. Groom your brows.

Put down your brow makeup and stay natural by shaping it with brow soap. But if your brows are sparse, have them tinted or microbladed! Making sure that your arches suit your face shape also helps, especially if you have full brows naturally.

Brow Made Gel, P295, MADECOS BEAUTY, Lazada


Unbelieva-Brow Longwear Eye Brow Gel Tint, P499, L'OREAL, Shopee

Bonus: Add some color with a tinted lip balm!

Okay, technically this is makeup, but a tinted balm can easily add color to your look while treating your puckers. Besides, you should always keep your lips moisturized for a luscious sheen!


Lip Treat in Juice, P395, SUNNIES FACE, Lazada

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