How to Nail the No-Makeup Look

While we don’t condone doing something just for a guy, we still think Tai said it best: “The college girls wear less make-up on their face and that’s why guys like them more.”

Elton John AIDS Foundation?s 12th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit at  Cipriani Wall Street in New York City Featuring: Allison Williams Where: New York City, NY, United States When: 15 Oct 2013 Credit: Alberto Reyes/WENN.comIn an interview with Harper’s Bazaar actress Allison Williams explains the ingenious way the Hair and Makeup peeps of Girls take “less” to another level when creating the barely there look for the cast.

She says, “The show is very natural, you don’t get away with wearing much makeup. On most TV shows you are caked with makeup because the lights are so strong that it doesn’t show up, but on our show if you’re wearing one false eyelash it is immediately visible on camera. In a lot of scenes I’m not really wearing any, a lot of us wear no makeup on the show. So it’s definitely the art of making it look like we’re wearing nothing — which is sometimes us just wearing nothing!”

Makes so much sense, right? While going barefaced feels a little risky to ladies used to layering on the lashes and lipstick, it’s a stark contrast to this video released at the beginning of 2013 where makeup artist Tina Turnbow demonstrates how to create a flawless and “natural” look. She ends up using more products than most of us use for a night out.

We’re thinking there’s a happy medium between the two for those of you less inclined to step out in your birthday skin, but after a couple of days living makeup free, you’ll barely notice the shift.

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