What’s “The Secret to No Makeup Makeup”? Why, it’s a $39 palette from Too Faced, and I’m wearing it here!
What’s the secret to no-makeup makeup? I’ll tell ya, it is NOT not wearing makeup.
Oh, gosh. Was that a double negative? I should probably strike that from the record…
Here’s the deal: for me, the no-makeup makeup look usually (as in almost always) involves the wearing of makeup.
Yes, I realize how that sounds. I mean, if you don’t want to look like you’re wearing any makeup, why not just skip the makeup, right?
Well, because if I do that, I resemble these guys…
We no wear makeup!! Want brains!!
Researchers at the prestigious (fictitious) Too Faced Institute of Technology believe they’ve identified and isolated the secret to the no-makeup look, and they’ve added it to their new $39 The Secret to No Makeup Makeup Fresh & Flawless Face Palette.
Everything in this six-piece kit is designed to help you achieve a fresh, flawless look.
A bright under-eye area, bronzed and shimmery skin, flushed cheeks — that’s the idea.
Beginning from the left, that huge pan of peachy, golden tan goodness is called Bronzing Veil, and it’s something of a contouring powder, perfect for defining your cheeks.
As I think it’s a little light for me (I’m an NC42), I like to use it more as a highlighter.
Two blushes occupy center court. One, a cool-toned rosy pink called Creme Blush, and a matte, cool-toned pink powder blush with tiny flecks of golden glitter.
And on the right side of the palette, three creams — from the upper right, a light, peachy beige concealer (thought it looked kinda funky on me, too light and beige, so I didn’t use it for these pictures); a shimmery, cool-toned highlighter in the Luminize pan; and the Brighten pan in the lower right houses a cool-toned pinkish beige for highlighting beneath the arch of each brow and the under-eye area.
Too Faced also thoughtfully included a fold-out card with three different tutorials on it, and each one shows the proper products to use and placement.
- The Wake Up Makeup Look: simple and natural-looking
- Nude Radiance: color on the cheeks
- Red Carpet Contour: a full-on, dramatic look
I tried the Red Carpet Contour look for these pics…
Swatches from the left: Bronzing Veil, Creme Blush, Powder Blush, Concealer, Luminize and Brighten