Have you heard of the #NoMirrorMakeup challenge? The trending videos, which can be seen all over YouTube, showcase the sometimes comical process of applying makeup without the convenience of a mirror. The results are quite hilarious!
All joking aside, real life sometimes calls for mirrorless makeup applications, which is why I’ve listed three foolproof beauty products from neuLASH, jane iredale, and Amarte that go on seamlessly with or without a mirror – along with makeup artist and derm quotes to back them up.
Try a lash serum instead of a mascara
- neuLASH lash treatment can be the perfect stand in for mascara – It’s glossy, spill proof, enhances the look of fullness and volume, and can transform the appearance of brittle and thin lashes. $150,skinresearchlabs.com or Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s
“Since there’s no color, you can’t mess it up, but it enhances the look of your lashes with or without other makeup. Eyelashes look plumper and fuller, and, since they get moisturized, they look a little glossy, too.”–Andrew Sotomayor, Celebrity makeup artist
Try blending BB cream instead of foundation
- Amarte Natural Finish BB Cream: No time to blend, set, contour in the car. This elegant Korean balm acts as a sheer, finely pigmented face tint that gives dewy coverage with a few taps of the fingers – plus hydrates, brightens, protects. Great for dabbing over your day-long makeup to refresh the look and blend out any creases. Refined pigment adheres to your skin and won’t rub off on shirt collars or clothing. $65, AmarteSkinCare.com
“This essential time saver hydrates, offers SPF protection, brightens and delivers a youthful glow with its foundation-like properties. If you’re in a pinch, your BB Cream can replace your serum, moisturizer and sunscreen in the morning, too. I wouldn’t recommend that every day, but when you’re in a hurry, it’s a huge advantage.” – Dr. Craig Kraffert, board certified dermatologist and president of Amarte
Try a lip and cheek stain instead of lipstick and blush
- jane iredale Forever Red Just Kissed® Lip and Cheek Stain: No brushes needed! This multipurpose, non-drying stain adjusts to your skin’s own chemistry for an irresistible pink, peach or red shade that will flatter your unique undertone. It uses all natural ingredients to enhance natural coloring. Olive butter, avocado butter and wild rose wax soothe and soften lips; while rose flower wax and beeswax nourish and moisturize. It’s non-drying, and adjusts. $25, janeiredale.com
“A classic cherry red with a semi matte finish is a must have to glam up every woman’s makeup wardrobe this season – And it can be simple!” – Natalie Soto-Carlisle, jane iredale Global Educator