When your skin acts up, listen to its needs — whether from diet, hormones, or sensitivity.

Applying a thick base on troubled skin can lead to a messy appearance as dead skin cells come to the surface, what’s more your irritable skin may get even more inflamed with so much makeup piled on it.

If you’re wondering how you can achieve glowing skin despite your skin woes and with very little makeup, this tutorial by INBORA인보라 on Youtube may be what you’re looking for. She spilled her top beauty tips for achieving a flawless, minimal makeup look that’ll have your skin glowing.

So, keep reading to discover the secrets of a foundation-free makeup routine for those challenging skin days.

Step 1: Nourish Your Skin with Essential Skincare

Begin with a soothing moisture essence to calm your skin. Opt for a calming essence, especially beneficial for breakout-prone skin, providing adequate moisture for the initial step in skincare.

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Follow up with a non-sticky, liquid-form serum that adds moisture and elasticity to your skin.

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Complete the skincare routine with a hydrating, skin-lightening moisturiser to prevent makeup cakiness. Avoid oil-based products on sensitive skin to prevent pore blockage.

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Where to Find the Products She Used?

  • Goodal Calming Essence retails for RM139 on Shopee.
  • Goodal Vitamin C Serum retails for RM109.65 on Shopee.
  • Goodal Green Tangerine Cream retails for RM84.15 on Shopee.

Step 2: Even Out Your Skin Tone

Opt for a brightening sun cushion instead of foundation for a more breathable and tone-up effect. Making your skin slightly brighter simplifies the next steps in your makeup routine, allowing you to conceal blemishes with ease.

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Where to Find the Products She Used?

  • BLIV:U Collagen Bouncing Sun Cushion retails for RM211 on Shopee.

Step 3: Conceal Blemishes

Choose a liquid, watery-textured concealer that’s lighter than your skin tone. Apply dots to areas that need concealing, focusing on darker spots.

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Less is more—concentrate on areas like the corners around your nose.

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Where to Find the Products She Used?

Step 4: Enhance Your Eyes with a Rosy Palette

Select a colour palette with muted yet rosy tones for an easy-to-use eyeshadow look.

Apply a subtle apricot pink as a base colour on your eyelids, and repeat on the lower eyelids.

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Add a rosy shade to the centre of your eyelids, and blend a slightly pink shade under your eyes for a lively appearance.

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Mix two shading colours for the outer corner of your eyes, keeping it subtle.

Where to Find the Products She Used?

  • Holika Holika My Fave Mood Eye Palette (Pick The Rose) retails for RM74 on Shopee.

Step 5: Elevate the Eye Look with Brows and Lashes

Mix light taupe and ash brown colours for your brows, creating a natural look.

Start by using a light taupe shade to fill in the eyebrows.

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Choose ash brown to match your hair colour and fill in the rest of your eyebrows.

Sketch a small wing with eyeliner, then use a dark shadow to blend seamlessly into your lash line.

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Apply mascara to the roots of your lashes, keeping it subtle to complement your natural makeup.

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Elevate the look with a gentle application of glitter eyeliner along your lower lash line.

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Where to Find the Products She Used?

  • Espoir The Brow Balance Pencil (#04 Ash Brown) retails for RM53.90 on Shopee.
  • Espoir The Brow Balance Pencil (#06 Light Taupe) retails for RM53.90 on Shopee.
  • Etude Curl Fix Mascara (#01 Black) retails for RM68 on Shopee.
  • Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner (Pyro) retails for RM150 on Shopee.

Step 6: Final Touches for a Rosy Glow

After completing the rest of your makeup, go back with concealer for added coverage on blemishes.

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Apply a warm rosy jelly blush on the apples of your cheeks using a sponge.

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Layer with a warmer pink jelly blush to seamlessly blend with your base.

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Step 7: Create a Rosy Lip

Start with a mauve brown shade with a rosy undertone for your lips, opting for a blendable velvet texture. Layer a warm rosy glow tint at the centre of your lips for a rosy gradient effect.

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Where to Find the Products She Used?

  • 3CE Hazy Lip Clay Matte Cream (Mauvbrown) retails for RM63 on Shopee.
  • Peripera Ink Mood Glowy Tint (#03 Rose In Mind) retails for RM25.90 on Shopee.

And there you have it! This makeup routine is perfect for achieving a natural rosy look that not only allows your skin to breathe, but also provides just enough coverage for any blemishes.

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Featured image credit: INBORA인보라/Youtube.