No-Makeup Makeup for Your Wedding? You Can Totally Achieve the Look With These Steps

Consider this a fool proof guide

Updated 06/29/17
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For the wedding, brides typically request a full glam makeup look from their desired makeup artist: foundation, concealer, a killer eye, blush, contour, and a nice lip (maybe throw in some false lashes). But, what about a look for brides who aren't so crazy about a beat face? The answer is quite simple, and it's in your makeup bag. The uber-trendy no-makeup makeup look is the perfect fit for brides who are less-than-thrilled about having a ton of product on their face (it's summer, after all). The finish? Glowing, even skin, bright eyes, and a touch of color to add definition to the high points of your faces.

The look is surprisingly simple to achieve, and we've listed the step-by-step process below. Get a #flawless mug for your wedding in as little as eight steps.

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Start With Smooth, Glowing Skin

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When it comes to a natural-looking complexion, which pretty much serves as the base for killer makeup application, smooth skin is a must. Start by exfoliating skin with Tatcha's Classic Rice Enzyme Powder. The water-activated exfoliant uses rice bran and papaya to whisk away dead skin for a baby soft finish. (Rice Enzyme Powder, $65, Tatcha)

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Forgo Foundation, Opt for Something Lighter

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Foundation is simply too heavy to use for this kind of look, so opt for a tinted moisturizer (a BB or CC Cream can work, too!). We're currently loving It Cosmetics' Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+. The light, hydrating formula instantly blurs dark spots and is infused with loads of anti-aging benefits, like peptides, vitamins, and antioxidants. For great results, apply with your finger or we makeup sponge. (Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+, $38, Ulta)

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Conceal Trouble Areas (But Don't Go Too Crazy)

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Lightweight, hydrating concealers are going to be your best friend. If you want to coverup a troublesome pimple, or in need of something to hide dark circles, we like NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. The super blendable formula seamlessly blurs imperfections for a natural, non-cakey finish. (Radiant Creamy Concealer, $30, NARS)

Usually the next step is to set your concealer application with a powder. For this look, we'd recommend you avoid, but if you happen to have oily skin, use the product sparingly. Try Makeup Forever's Ultra HD Microfinishing Pressed Powder, which leaves a natural finish. (Ultra HD Microfinishing Pressed Powder, $37.00, Makeup Forever)

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Get Wide Awake Eyes With Mascara

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Spider-like lashes tend to look overdone on a natural complexion, so a little curl always works best. Lightly brush lashes with a mascara like Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara. The curved brush grabs every lash for volume, and it's infused with plant nectar, which boosts hair growth. (Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara, $29.50, Sephora)

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Use a Brow Gel As Opposed to a Pencil/Pomade

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Don't worry about getting your brows on fleek with a pencil, opt for a tinted brow gel (it's surprisingly much easier to use, too). Benefit's Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel uses tiny microfibers to create fuller-looking, tamed brows in a snap. (Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel, $24, Sephora)

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Cream Blush Is Best

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Get a natural-looking flush with a cream blush. Glossier's Cloud Paint's gel to cream formula blends seamlessly into skin for a healthy glow. (Cloud Paint, $18, Glossier)

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Don't Skip Highlighter

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Let's face it, a dab of highlight can really give your look extra oopmh. In this case, step away from the powders, and instead, opt for a cream highlight. We're totally obsessed with RMS' Living Luminizer. The cult-favorite product gives a gorgeous pearl finish that will totally make it look like #youwokeuplikethis. Dab the product on the top of your cheekbones, eyelids, and a pinch on your cupids bow (the outline of your upper lip). (Living Luminizer, $38, RMS Beauty)

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Use a Tinted Lip Balm

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To finish off the look, add a tint of color to bare lips. Find a formula that's light, hydrating, and will amplify your natural lip color. Bite Beauty's Multistick gives the perfect amount of color to lips (or eyes, or cheeks!), for a soft, weightless finish. (Multistick, $24, Bite Beauty)

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