Luis Vecina's Top 10 Picks for a "No Makeup" Makeup Look

Luis Vecina's Top 10 Picks for a "No Makeup" Makeup Look

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Luis Vecina
Professional Makeup Artist
  • Simple
    Micellar Water

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    Before I put any product on my skin or my client's skin, I make sure to cleanse it first. For easy yet effective cleansing, micellar water is the way to go! 

    As a professional makeup artist, I've always looked at the benefits and effectiveness of a product while at the same time considering the price point. I find that Simple Micellar Water is the most affordable!

    Simple Micellar Water contains natural ingredients, and it is enriched with vitamin B3 and C for that instant glow and moisturization. It isn't harsh on the skin, and it doesn't strip off the face's natural moisture so, it is suitable for all skin types. 

    I highly recommend this product for those who like cleansing on the go. It's also a good addition to your skincare routine because it cleanses, refreshes, and it gives your skin the ultimate care it needs. 
  • Nacific
    Fresh Herb Origin Serum

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    This is another product that I love to use both for prepping the skin before applying makeup and also for a nighttime skincare routine. I love it so much, I'm already on my 3rd bottle and so close to finishing it!

    It is a very lightweight serum that can be used even for those with sensitive skin. It leaves the skin moisturized, radiant, and fresh; plus, it has a very inviting citrusy scent. I feel like the scent also leaves an energizing feeling after application.  I really recommend this if you want to have that dewy look or the so-called "Korean glass skin." 

    Even though it comes from a Korean brand, the price is not intimidating at all! It is very abot-kaya, and I could say that it's "beauty for less." Not all beauty products have to be expensive for them to be effective!
  • Pond's
    Retinol-C Eye Cream Age Miracle

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    Many people think that putting on a concealer is enough to do all the trick in faking a good night's sleep or hiding all undereye circles. That is partly true, but you need to supplement that with a good eye cream. There's not much attention given to this product, but I believe this is a crucial step in any skincare or makeup routine.

    This Pond's eye cream is lightweight, non-greasy, and it includes retinol, one of the best anti-aging ingredients because it boosts collagen production. A good eye cream will moisturize the undereye area, which in the long term will improve or hinder the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and will make you look more youthful. 

    When I use eye cream, my concealer does not really crease or settle in the fine lines. I also think it acts as a base for my concealer, so it lasts longer and sits just right. Again just a piece of advice, invest in a good eye cream, and you'll never have to pack on so much concealer ever again!
  • Strokes Beauty Lab
    Premium Silk Kiss Bundle

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    I have always been a fan of lip gloss, but this one is god-tier lip gloss! It’s non-drying, and it doesn’t absorb the layer of lipstick that I apply underneathーtruly the best lip gloss ever!

    This silk kiss collection has five different shadesー Marionette Pink, Passionate Peach, Misty Amethyst, Very Berry, and Tempting Red. I always use this product to prep my client's lips because it leaves the lips super soft and hydrated. What's more, is that it's very affordable.

    Strokes Beauty Lab claims that this buildable sheer tinted lip oil is infused with Revidrate, an ingredient that recreates the skin's own natural moisture, improving the lips' texture. The oil is absorbed by the lips, yet it has a long-lasting flush of color gloss glimmer. The formula is also mentholated, so it plumps up the lips and leaves a cool feeling.
  • Tatcha
    The Silk Canvas

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    I first learned about this through other makeup artists' recommendations. Upon the first try, I immediately fell in love with it. I always reiterate that having a good canvas is very important when applying makeup, and this primer does everything you need and more!

    This primer leaves you poreless, perfected, and most importantly, protected. Makeup naturally goes into your pores, and really, that isn’t ideal. This primer allows you to enjoy putting on makeup without the repercussions. Think of this as some kind of treatment for your face as well. 

    Not only does this help to make the skin look flawless and the makeup last longer, but it also has anti-pollution and anti-aging properties. It can also be used by all skin types as it does not contain bad or harsh ingredients such as parabens, synthetic fragrances, phthalates, and many more.
  • Laura Mercier
    Tinted Moisturizer Oil Free

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    For a fresh or “no makeup” look, I like to use this tinted moisturizer instead of a foundation. Not only does it prep the skin, but it also evens out the complexion and gives a flush of color. 

    The formula is lightweight, oil-free, and illuminating, so it leaves a healthy and radiant glow. I also like that it has an SPF for added skin protection. It's a multitasking product, so it's also a good buy for people on the go.

    It does get a little oily throughout the day on my combination skin, but that is due to Manila's humid weather. Once I blot it, it’s all set and good to go again. Honestly, I blame my skin type more than anything! For me, this doesn't contribute to the oiliness, unlike other products I have tried, so I really recommend this product.

    This might be intimidating for those who think that they have "bad skin," but honestly, I encourage them to use a tinted moisturizer instead of a heavy foundation. This way, the skin can breathe! You can just use a good concealer to hide some skin imperfections.
  • MAC
    Studio Fix 24 Hour Smooth Wear Concealer

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    One of the key products in achieving a "no makeup" makeup look is a concealer with a pigmented, buildable, and blendable formula. Whether you won't need to cover up a lot of imperfections or need to spot conceal here and there, the MAC Studio Fix 24-Hour Smooth Wear Concealer is a product I highly recommend.

    This concealer is not daunting to use even for makeup newbies because it is creamy yet easy to spread. It has a natural matte finish that looks beautiful on the skin, and it has an impressive all-day staying power. I also like that it doesn't feel heavy on the skin. It's what you would say as very "fresh lang."

    One tip I could give when applying concealer is not to go overboard with it right away. Start light and work your way in building your desired coverage. To spot conceal, I also encourage the use of a small detail makeup brush. 
  • Fenty Beauty
    Mini Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Setting Powder

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    When I heard Rihanna had released her own makeup line, I was very excited about it! It's Ri-ha-nna! Who doesn't want to look absolutely gorgeous like her, right?

    We all know that Laura Mercier loose powder is a classic and has already a staple spot in most, if not all, makeup artists' kits. But I'm telling you, this Fenty Beauty Instant Retouch Setting Powder is the new classic! 

    Of course, this extends the makeup's wear but what's unique about it is that it looks like there's some kind of filter when you put it. The skin looks flawless, and it also photographs beautifully! You'll be instantly camera-ready with this. 

    I like to especially apply this on the t-zone or the other areas of the face that gets oily. I also find that you don't really need to "bake" with thisーso that's less mess, plus it saves you time. 
  • Strokes Beauty Lab
    Premium Brow Kit

    Luis Vecina

    I believe that the brows can make or break one's look as they frame the face, and they give that overall "command" to your whole look. Gone were the days of thin, overly plucked brows or the very plakadong kilay! Today, it's all about enhancing or showing off your natural, bushy brows.

    This brow kit is an absolute favorite of mine. It ups your brow game and makes you browtiful in no time! At a price that's quite affordable, you get 5 wonderful productsーMicroblade Pen Perfector, Brow Painter, Brow Sculptor Duo, Brow Colorist, and Brow Fixer.

    All the products included in the kit have amazing pigmented formulas. They are also enriched with ingredients such as vitamin C, vitamin E, plant-based squalene, and more. 
  • Sunnies Face
    Fluffmatte Lipsticks

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    The hype is real! This lipstick from Sunnies face is an absolute game-changer! Although it has a matte finish, its texture is silky, buttery, and feels like nothing on the lips! The formula is also buildable, and it glides on smoothly. 

    I love that the Fluffmate can be used as a multi-stick. Aside from using it as a lipstick, I  also like to use it as a blush and an eyeshadow for that trendy monochromatic look. 

    My favorite from the line is Vacay, a peachy shade that gives just the right flush of color. Think of sipping ice-cold margaritas or piña colada by the beach or enjoying a nice summer day outーthis is the vibe that Vacay gives off. It is flattering for all skin tones, and it doesn't look "too strong", so anyone can pull make this shade work.