It is a beauty truth universally acknowledged: it takes a lot of effort to look effortless, and nowhere is this more evident than when it comes to no makeup-makeup.
My daily beauty look relies heavily on making it look like #IWokeUpLikeThis, but really it's anything but. And I know I'm not alone.
I asked several of my coworkers how many products it takes for them to create their best "natural" look. Turns out you need quite a lot of makeup to look like you're wearing no makeup at all.
I used 15 different makeup products to create the illusion that I'm wearing no makeup at all.
I'm wearing primer, concealer, translucent powder, eyelid primer, two different eye shadows, two different shades of liquid highlighter, two different mascaras (one for top lashes and a waterproof one for bottom), two different brow products (pencil and gel), lip pencil, and two shades of lipstick mixed together to create my perfect nude.
Honestly, I could have used more, but I ran out of time.
So the next time you're tempted to get down on yourself because your bare face isn't #nofilter perfect, just know that an awful lot of work goes into looking effortless.
What's your best no makeup-makeup look? How many products does it take you to create it? Let me know in the comments, or on Facebook!