Less Is More: Barely There Makeup Must-Haves

Bare-faced beauty is all about letting your true radiance shine through, but with a rosier, glowier, and more even-toned version of your natural skin. You can create a fresh and flawless barely there beauty look with these eight products.

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Bottle of foundation from Glossier photo

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Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint

Enhance your natural beauty and achieve dewy skin from the ultimate barely there makeup company: Glossier. This Perfecting Skin Tint is the ideal option if you're looking for a light-coverage foundation that won't leave you feeling greasy or cakey. Simplify your morning routine by adding one of the 12 super sheer tints to your makeup bag and it's sure to become a staple for everyday use. It's also hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, cruelty-free, and vegan, making it a great option for all skin types. Pro tip: If you're looking for a little more coverage while still maintaining your natural look, opt for the skin tint and the Stretch Skin Concealer Duo. ($26; glossier.com)

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Chocolate Matte Bronzer from Sephora photo

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Too Faced Chocolate Matte Bronzer

An illuminated, wear-it-anywhere makeup look is not complete without a little added color. Dust your cheeks ever so lightly with Too Faced Chocolate Matte Bronzer. The bronzer will leave your skin looking instantly warmer, and because of its matte finish you won't have to worry about glitter invading your natural glow. The best part? This bronzer actually smells like chocolate so you can get the wafting aromas of sweet deliciousness wherever you go. ($30; sephora.com)

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Blush from Laura Mercier photo

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Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour Blush

A barely there makeup look isn't complete without a little natural flush, so add a hint of tint to your cheeks with Laura Mercier's Crème Cheek Colour Blush. This blush isn't exactly a cream nor a powder; it falls somewhere in the middle so you get the buildable pigment of a cream with the light finish of a powder. This best-of-both-worlds blush creates the kind of makeup magic we're obsessed with. For easy application you can use a simple blush brush or apply with your fingers for a dab of coverage. ($30; lauramercier.com)

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Cream and powder highlighter from Sephora photo

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Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up Highlighter

Play up your cheekbones using this lightweight, shimmer-infused highlighter. The au naturel makeup look will leave you with a to-die-for glow. Blend a minimal amount of the buttery-smooth formula to your upper cheekbone, directly above your lip, and the tip of your nose to help complete an illuminating complexion. It will enhance your natural beauty with a subtle sheen to highlight your best features. ($30; sephora.com)

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Brow Gel from Sephora photo

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Milk Makeup Kush Brow Gel

Take your bare-faced beauty to the next level with brushed-up brows. Drawing, filling, and shaping your brows to achieve a finished yet natural look can be the most time-consuming practice in your beauty routine, but with this brow gel you can accomplish your desired look with just a few swipes. Milk Makeup's Kush Brow Gel enhances shape while adding a touch of color. The pomade-textured formula will thicken, fill, and groom your brows all at the same time. ($20; sephora.com)

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Mascara from Sephora photo

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Lancôme Définicils Mascara

Take your lashes to the next level with a single layer of Lancôme's iconic Définicils Mascara. Made with a polymer formula designed to lengthen, this mascara was made to make your eyes pop. To transition this daytime look to evening-ready, apply a few more coats to the single layer. If you want to achieve more volume and definition with a smoother application, pair this mascara with Lancôme's lash primer. For a more understated barely there look, you can skip the mascara and just curl your lashes. ($28; sephora.com)

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Fresh lip tint from Sephora photo

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Fresh Sugar Lip Balm

Fresh-faced makeup should be finished with a light lip color. Paint your pout with Fresh's Sugar Lip Balm. The shades are super-sheer but far from invisible and will plump your lips to perfection. Created with hydration-providing ingredients, this balm will leave your lips infused with moisture to maintain your dewy, bare-faced makeup look. If you'd rather let your natural lip color shine, the clear balm is the perfect option to create a light sheen. ($24; sephora.com)

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Setting spray from Wet n Wild photo

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Wet n Wild Photo Focus Setting Spray

Complete the minimalist makeup look by spraying this silky mist over your face to create a dewy, luminous finish. It's perfect for all skin types, and it can also help prevent your makeup from creasing and smudging. Boost your natural radiance and illuminate your skin tone by spraying a quick spritz after applying your makeup for an Instagram-worthy look. Use the mist throughout the day for touch-ups or a quick dose of hydration. The result? A fresh, glowing, and lustrous complexion. ($48; sephora.com)

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