We are all busy. The goal is sheer, fuss-free, easy to apply makeup that feels like you’ve got nothing on. After all, who wants to layer on thick, heavy makeup in the morning?
The reality is that even if the no-makeup look requires actual products, it doesn’t require a ton of time. All you have to do is find the products that really work, a hydrating barely-there base, some nude lip and eye makeup, and you can use them every morning with minimum effort.
Here are the 4 ones we’d recommend you consider. They’ll help you get out the door quick while making it seem like all you did was roll out of bed—in the best way.
If you love velvety soft skin that looks and feels smooth, you’ll love this Velvet Skin Coat. Infused with olive oil to keep your skin moisturized, Velvet Skin Coat works great as a mattifying foundation primer for a flawless look or just wear on its own! Our top-rated makeup primer blurs imperfections and gives your skin a chic matte finish. It’s clear, powder-gel formula invisibly blends into any skin tone, and its advanced Japanese formula protects all skin types with botanical antioxidants.
This Liquid Eyeliner EX is versatile enough for a wide range of looks. Beauty editors and influencers call it one of the best eyeliners for cat eyes, able to create a slender and precise line along the lashes or a bold theatrical accent. Its long-lasting, water-resistant formulation glides on with a sharp-tipped brush applicator inspired by traditional Japanese calligraphy brushes, and its classic, glossy black shade is universally flattering.
This mascara wraps each lash in innovative Japanese tube technology formula for long-lasting, smudge-free wear. Its glossy black, water-resistant formulation lengthens lashes without flaking, smearing or clumping. You will love how its fine-bristled, flexible wand reaches the tiniest lashes, even on the lower lash line.
Create a strong, water-resistant tube around each lash with flexible polymers.
This Lip Cream has such a cult following around the world that one is sold every three seconds worldwide! Fun fact: DHC Japan has them in multiple flavors, like mint, honey and rosemary, as well as multiple shades. Nothing beats this product. It goes on smooth with a subtle shine. It's thick enough to be nourishing and to last, but not to feel goopy. It is long wearing without feeling waxy.