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It’s no secret that the no makeup look is a lie. It’s really just a look that can only be achieved with makeup and, often, quite a lot of it. No one just wakes up with a Glossier level glow. That is unless they somehow manage to get eight hours of sleep every night, avoid stress at all cost and don’t occasionally eat a hot cheeto or two. We all have issues—pores, dark under-eye circles, blemishes, etc—so of course we all need a good concealer, nude lip, or perfect eyebrow pencil every now and then. There’s no shame in that.
The reality though is that even if the no makeup look requires actual products, it doesn’t require a ton of time. All you have to do is find the products that really work, a hydrating barely-there base, a blendable blush or cheek tint and some nude lip and eye makeup, and you can use them every morning. Here are the 23 ones we’d recommend you consider. They’ll help you get out the door quick while making it seem like all you did was roll out of bed—in the best way.