No-makeup Makeup Products for Every Skin Type

So flawless, no filter needed.

by LAUREN McGUIRE ★ DEC. 3, 2018

Fall semester is the best semester - you’re back at school with all your friends, but back to school means back to stress. Balancing everything can make you feel tired and unmotivated. The last thing you need is your makeup melting off or looking cakey.

Quick, fresh makeup that looks natural can be difficult to do especially when you’re on a time crunch.  Here are some products that are perfect for the look that enhances your natural features while still looking like your beautiful self.

Universal products for every UGirl


Key products for natural makeup regardless of your skin type are a good mascara, brow, and lip product.

Essence Make Me Brow is great to add the perfect amount of tint and texture to your brows to pull your look together.

Either a brown mascara for undetectable makeup or a very light coat of a lengthening black mascara like the Milk Makeup Kush Mascara can do wonders. Mascara opens up your eyes like nothing else and makes you look overall more approachable and awake - ideal for those early mornings without coffee.

And last but certainly not least - lips. Go for the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask and apply a light layer all over the lips for a glossy, juicy pout.

Dehydrated/dry skin

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Sticking to cream products for your dry skin is the golden rule.

The key to having a smooth, plump base is moisturizing your skin. Pick up the Hyaluronic Skin Tint from Hourglass which provides hydration with a touch of coverage. This instantly gives your skin an awake and glowing complexion. Either apply with your fingers or a damp beauty sponge for even sheerer coverage.

Adding a touch of color for a rosy outlook can be achieved simply with cream blush. A great option from Glossier’s Cloud Paint. Choose a neutral shade that complements your skin tone best and apply in a tapping motion over your cheeks. A light wash of blush gives your skin a youthful, bouncy healthy look.

Normal skin

A cult favorite (and for good reason) is the Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint which evens out your complexion giving you the perfect no-makeup makeup look.

For a soft creamy glow, dot on some highlight with the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured in a neutral shade that complements your skin tone. Be sure to blend in with your fingers thoroughly to create a “glowing from within” look.

Combo/oily skin

Combo/oily is basically the most confused and indecisive skin type, and arguably the most difficult to work with.

Something perfect to brighten up your busy day is using a super cute heart shaped blush from Kaja Beauty. Stamp the cushion blush onto your cheek and tap out with your finger for a fresh pop of color. The Urban Decay One & Done  is the product for your finicky skin. It goes on with just enough moisture but sets to a powder finish to keep your oils at bay. Best of both worlds - somebody queue up some Hannah Montana.

And your secret weapon: the Rimmel Stay Matte line. The next time you’re running into CVS grab their Stay Matte pressed translucent powder and press into your T-Zone (after cleansing/blotting) with a dense brush or velour puff to stay shine free all day.

Oily skin

Cream bronzer softly applied with a damp sponge around temples and cheeks can warm up the skin and bring back the natural sunkissed summer glow we all know and love. Milk Makeup has a matte cream bronzer stick that is super quick and easy to apply. Set your T-Zone with Rimmel Stay Matte translucent powder to stay shine-free. Lock it all in with skin loving ingredients with the Boscia Mattifying Setting Spray.

With your natural beauty enhanced from these no-makeup makeup products, you can take on whatever the day throws at you.