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The Make-Up Edit: A Complete Breakdown Of Three Distinct Barely-There Beauty Looks

Whether you love makeup, like makeup or have an undecided relationship with it, barely-there beauty looks catch everyone's fancy. They seldom are of the same kind; based on what feature you wish to highlight, and the regimens allow you to customise and experiment.

As you go on to decipher the what and how of this standout beauty routine that you can borrow, we've brought you three distinct celebrity looks, all with the 'barely-there' element in common but unique in their own way. Read on to discover these regimens, and learn how you can recreate them while you're at it. 

Lips That Do The Talking

Nothing beats a solid matte lip colour, no matter what time of day or season. Just like Alia Bhatt, make your lips the hero while trying out a dewy, fresh, and barely-there beauty routine for a get-together or a celebration. Here's how it's done. 

Image Credits: Alia Bhatt on Instagram
Image Credits: Alia Bhatt on Instagram

Step 1: Apply sunscreen and a bit of concealer to hide any blemishes on your skin.

Step 2: Sweep the tiniest amount of blush on your cheekbones for a natural, rosy look. Eyebrows are key to this look, so be sure to fill yours in. Apply a small amount of gold eyeshadow on your eyelids to open them up, and take the same colour below your lower lash line as well. Finish the eyes off with some mascara.

Step 3: Lastly, apply a matte lipstick in a pink or red hue on your lips. Since the lips are the focus here, be sure to prep them with a scrub and some lip balm so that the lipstick doesn't flake or crease.

Couture Color Rouge Dior Lipstick
Couture Color Rouge Dior Lipstick
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A Tint Of Rose For the Win

No one could ever say no to a regime that includes fresh-to-death rose-tinted cheeks. The catch? Go the minimal route to make the best of it, keeping the other features subdued for an immaculate look that works every single time. And here's how you can do that.

Image Credits: Aditi Rao Hydari on Instagram
Image Credits: Aditi Rao Hydari on Instagram

Step 1: Post sunscreen, apply a layer of foundation to create an even canvas. This look is all about healthy looking skin, so we suggest using a formula that renders a natural, dewy finish.

Step 2: Use a fluffy brush to apply some blush to the apples of your cheeks. The aim is to go for a just-out-of-a-hot-shower look, so don't concentrate the product in one area. 

Step 3: Ditch the kohl pencil and the vivid lip colours. Instead, be generous with mascara and apply your favourite pink-nude lipstick with your finger (for that natural pout).

Galifornia Blush Mini
Galifornia Blush Mini
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It's All In the Eyes

Before you can take that little black dress out for a night of fun, frenzy, and dancing, you need to make sure your makeup is on-point. Might we suggest, dabbing some highlighter and sporting eyes that are striking without being over the top? Here's how.

Image Credits: Sonam Kapoor on Instagram
Image Credits: Sonam Kapoor on Instagram

Step 1: After the basics (read foundation and concealer), use a bronzer and a highlighter to sculpt your cheekbones to perfection. Don't forget to fill in those brows as well.

Step 2: Apply a nude matte lipstick to your lips. Be sure to line them with a lip liner in the same colour first. 

Step 3: Now, light-handedly use a kohl pencil to line your waterline. Next, use brown eyeshadow to create a slight smoked out effect under your lower lashline. You could also add the smallest amount of eyeshadow to your eyelids, close to your lash line, to emphasise your eyes more. 

Eye Shadow Single - Ultra-Matte Rust Clay
Eye Shadow Single - Ultra-Matte Rust Clay
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There you go. That's your no-fuss no-muss barely-there beauty look. You can be rest assured that this is going to become your go-to make-up look in the days to follow. It's already ours.

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