As much fun as it is to go all out with your makeup, there's something so striking about an understated beauty look. Makeup is meant to enhance your natural beauty, so when you use it in such a way, the final product is always beautiful because it's you with a little help from your friends—aka products—along the way. Take this stunning, no-makeup makeup look on Victoria's Secret model Stella Maxwell as a prime example. See, the marriage of her flesh-toned cheeks and berry-bitten lips paired with her bold brows and flirty lashes bring out her vivid, blue eyes so beautifully.
Thankfully, the Belgium-born model's makeup artist, Carolina Gonzalez, shares each and every product she relied on to create this fresh, glowy glam. As you can imagine, she didn't use a ton of makeup products because you don't have to when effortless is the vibe you're going for. In fact, skin prep is equally as important. You'll see below. Here are the 10 beauty products that rounded out this low-key look.
Gonzalez began by prepping Maxwell's face with this nutrient-rich mask that penetrates the skin while boosting collagen. You know what that means: moisturized, brighter, smoother, and suppler skin is ahead, which makes this a perfect pre-event mask.
Next, Gonzalez lathered this powerful eye cream on Maxwell. It's a feel-good formula full of the good stuff like hyaluronic acid to keep your under eyes moisturized and vitamin C to eradicate dark circles and promote a brighter, lifted look.
Gonzalez's final step in skincare was lathering this luxurious cream all over Maxwell's face. It sure is a hefty check, but this cream promises to thoroughly penetrate the skin with healthy ingredients that aid in ample radiance, and Maxwell's skin sure does look glowy.
Moving on to makeup, Gonzalez swiped this full-coverage concealer stick underneath Maxwell's eyes and to spot-treat any blemishes. It's super creamy, which makes blending a breeze.
The trick is to use a full-coverage foundation that doesn't feel like it. This stuff is designed to literally feel like air. Its beyond-lightweight formula still manages to magically diminish the look of any dark spots or blemishes. It makes sense that Gonzalez reached for this to create such a natural look.
You can't miss Maxwell's perfectly brushed-up brows. Gonzalez made them look even thicker and defined with this pencil. It helps you fill in the finest hairs without reading too harsh.
Gonzalez stuck with soft neutrals on Maxwell's lids to keep things natural.
Those lifted lashes, though, definitely make a statement. Team Byrdie can attest to the volumizing powers of this no-BS mascara. We all tried it. It gives you sultry lashes in seconds and doesn't require several coats. Gonzalez depended on this for Maxwell's lashes.
To bring out the natural flush of Maxwell's cheeks, we're assuming Gonzalez swirled a generous amount of this rosy shade to sculpt her cheeks.
Lastly, Gonzalez swiped Victoria's Secret Velvet Matte Cream Liquid Lipstick on Maxwell's lips to create a cohesive look. Her rosy cheeks coupled with her just-been-kissed, blush-toned lips tie everything together so gorgeously.
Gonzalez is a pro, so she's not new to this; she's true to this no-makeup makeup approach. Her work spans the spectrum of super glam to more toned down. Here are a few other natural beauty looks she's mastered that we love for more inspo. Click into the photo to get more details on which products she used for each look.