Sometimes when I look at my Instagram feed, I feel like I’m one of a very small group of women who hasn’t got tattooed eyebrows, cooked foundation a la Kim Kardashian or fake eyelashes. Either that or I haven’t found my make up tribe yet. That’s why I was so happy to have come across Toni Garrn (I’ve no idea how she was not on my radar until now), who often prefers natural make up and on most days even use mascara!

How to do no make up make up

Some time ago Trish and I decided to watch a tutorial by a famous make up vlogger, and recreate the look ourselves. Dozens of beauty products and some two hours later I realised that I would rather stay with my own, low maintenance routine. I must say I looked nice (if I may say so myself) but kind of the same like hundreds of girls on Instagram. I decided that my imperfect make up suits me far more that the intricate one.

How to do no make up make up

My skin is for me a centre point of my make up and the way it looks really depends on what I eat. No highlighter can replace the inner glow which is a result of eating tonnes of vegetables every day. Thanks to my diet, I am able to skip foundation and just use a drop of Bobbi Brown BB Cream on my nose and chin. I use a taupe eyeshadow from Dior palette Dream on the eyelids, in the eye sockets and on the lower lashes. A lovely Polish girl in Dior boutique in Covent Garden showed me how to use bronzer to sculpt the face (I have to admit that I’m guilty of overusing a bronzer)-  it goes on the outer edges of your face, under the cheekbones (under your chin) as if you were drawing C with the bronzer brush.

How to do no make up make up

I finish of with Dior Colour Revival 006 in Berry, which enhances my natural lip colour. A drop of my favourite perfume and I’m ready. I may even have time go for a walk before work 🙂

How does your daily make up routine looks like?




  1. Jeanette lee
    Monday April 9th, 2018 / 12:44 AM

    So good to see you adding to your blog again. I’ve missed your simple, less is more, approach to fashion and make up. Like you I believe that many of the young women look alike. Is it the make up? The style they are all adopting? I prefer to look like me. The trick is not to try too hard. An art to perfect. And your are right skin care is the biggest part of your make up routine. Let it shine through.

    • Ana
      Tuesday April 10th, 2018 / 09:01 PM

      Hi Jeanette! How lovely to hear from you 🙂 You’ve hit the nail on the head- the trick is not to try to hard. I’ve been obsessed with the idea of effortlessness recently, both in make up and the clothes. Do you remember when a few years ago the world got obsessed with the way French women look? I really believe that the whole look boiled down to simplicity and effortlessness, and I think that’s why it was so appealing. Glowing skin and a simple outfit- is there anything more chic that that? 🙂 xx

  2. Monday April 16th, 2018 / 11:31 AM

    Aniu , jestem tego samego zdania. Lepiej być naturalną niż wyglądać jak miliony osób na instagramie.
    Zastanawia mnie co to za piękne flakoniki z czarną nakrętką na pierwszym zdjęciu 🙂
    Zapraszam również do mnie <3

    • Ana
      Monday April 16th, 2018 / 09:58 PM

      Ach, to perfumy Byredo 🙂 Jestem fanka tej marki i “wciagnelam” juz mame i przykaciolke 🙂 Moja ulubiona “Gypsy Water” pachnie dymem z ogniska, cytryna i lasem 🙂 xx

  3. Katarzyna
    Wednesday May 30th, 2018 / 09:10 PM

    Nie używam podkładu, tylko Derma Blemish Balm Cell Fusion (krem z filtrem, kolor świnki, ale po wklepaniu w skórę wtapia się w nią i przepięknie rozświetla, jedyny podkłado-krem który z każdą godziną zyskuje), pomieszany na ręce z olejowym serum Paradoxe Beauty Pacifique. Do tego czasem rozświetlacz Maca na powieki i szczyt kości policzkowych i róż Narsa w sztyfcie oraz tusz do rzęs. Czasem puder mieneralny Lily Lolo jak muszę cały dzień być bez poprawek.

    • Ana
      Thursday May 31st, 2018 / 10:22 AM

      Nie słyszałam o Derma Blemish Balm i koniecznie musze go wypróbować- dziekuję Ci za polecenie! Twoj makijaż brzmi jak moje marzenie 🙂 Nie używam tylko maskary ale mam ochotę się skusić na nowa Glossier- podobno wyglada bardzo naturalnie.

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