15 No-Makeup Makeup Looks to Master This Summer

The key is being light-handed.

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When the weather warms up and humidity reaches unbearable levels, the last thing we want is to put on makeup just to sweat it off. And, while rocking a bare-face is an option, there are some days when we could use a little help from our beloved concealer. Cue the no-makeup makeup look, aka the perfect beauty look for spring and summer. Not too heavy, yet not too bare, it is an everyday must when temperatures rise past 75. Since we're already feeling the heat, we compiled the best light makeup looks courtesy of the runway, as well as the products necessary to re-create them.

From a beautifully bronzed complexion and minimal eye makeup at Alexander Wang to subtle metallic liner as seen at Chloé, the natural-looking makeup for S/S 17 is gorgeous, glowy, and essentially effortless. To get the no-makeup makeup look that is taking this season by storm, click through the slideshow below.

light makeup looks

If rocking minimal makeup, opt for a metallic liner like Abbamart Let's Draw Eyeliner in Cappucino ($12) to bring out your eyes.

glossier generation g - light makeup looks

A bit of eye gloss and a lip tint courtesy of Glossier Generation G in Crush ($18) is our go-to beauty look this season.

guerlain terracota bronzing powder - light makeup looks

For an easy daytime look befitting summer, enhance your cheekbones and lids with a bit of bronzer like Guerlain Terracota Bronzing Powder ($53), which comes in a variety of hues.

ilia multi-stick - light makeup looks

Who said lip and cheek stains were solely for lips and cheeks? Get creative and add Ilia Multi-Stick in Sienna ($34) to your cheekbones, lips, and even your lids.

dr. hauschka translucent bronzing tint - light makeup looks

Add a nice warm glow to an otherwise bare face with Dr. Hauschka Translucent Bronzing Tint ($45), that is not only easy to use, but it is also a better-for-you brand.

giorgio armani luminous silk foundation - light makeup looks

Instantly achieve summer skin with Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation ($64) that creates a gorgeous glow while also smoothing over blemishes.

kjaer weis eye shadow - light makeup looks

For a no-makeup makeup look, opt for a single swipe of mascara, a hint of blush, and a bit of Kjaer Weis Eye Shadow in Grace ($45) on your lids.

milk makeup eye vinyl - light makeup looks

Not quite done up nor completely natural, this is the perfect look for a night out. To get this summer-worthy makeup look, rock an eye gloss like Milk Makeup Eye Vinyl ($20) with a pretty matte lip courtesy of Charlotte Tilbury Modern Matte Lipstick ($34).

anastasia beverly hills liner - light makeup looks

Take your natural makeup look from day to night, with a bit of highlight on the inner corner of your eyes courtesy of Anastasia Beverly Hills Metallic Luster Liner ($18).

eyeko me and my shadow - light makeup looks

Don't want to spend too much time on you eye makeup, opt for an easy-to-use cream formula like Eyeko Me and My Shadow Eyeshadow and Eyeliner ($20).

rms living luminizer - light makeup looks

Create a natural lit-from-within glow via RMS Beauty Living Luminizer ($38) on the tops of your cheeks and down the middle of your nose.

lanolips tinted balm - light makeup looks

Fill in your brows, and add a touch of gloss to your lips via Lanolips Tinted Balm ($14) for a natural beauty look appropriate for the office.

kjaer weis cream blush - light makeup looks

For a natural-looking flush, apply a cream formula like Kjaer Weis Cream Blush ($56) to the apples of your cheeks.

chantecaille just skin tinted moisturizer - light makeup looks

Show off your freckles with a barely there tinted moisturizer like Chantecaille Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer ($72).

brushed brows

Brush up your brows with Glossier Boy Brow ($18) and add a tint to your lips via Coola Mineral Liplux ($18) for a gorgeous daytime look that shows you tried, but not too hard.

Next up: A British model reveals her no-makeup makeup routine.

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