Barefaced Beauty Trend

26th May 2016

We’d all love to look fresh-faced and blemish free from the moment we roll out of bed – after all, it would save us some precious sleep-time every morning. Unfortunately, for many of us, this simply isn’t a reality and an effortlessly natural look takes time and effort in both skincare and beauty.


So far, this year has seen a resurgence in a seemingly ‘make-up free’ look. From the runways to magazine covers, natural skin tones and simplistic colour palettes have reigned strong and the trend is set to continue for the foreseeable future. For those of us who tried (and failed miserably) to master Kim Kardashian style contouring, the bare-faced style will come as welcome relief - meaning we can finally retire the colour correctors and bronzing powders!


At MONU, this trend is just up our street. We love nothing more than allowing natural beauty to shine through, but we also understand that a little help can be needed along the way.  The bare-faced look is all about embracing your skin, but tweaking it a little to ensure a rosier, glowier, more even-toned version.  Fortunately, this look can be pulled off with only a few beauty and skincare products and just a bit of know-how. Read on for our top tips on achieving a flawlessly fresh face. 




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The importance of proper exfoliation should never be under estimated. Use MONU Micro Exfoliant 2-3 times a week to intensely cleanse the skin, creating an instantly more radiant appearance.


Our careful combination of the finest of natural ingredients ensures skin remains comforted with a visible healthy glow.  

Brighten and balance


Using a serum prior to make up application will boost overall skin health, creating a more radiant complexion. We recommend our Brightening Boost serum to revitalise the complexion, resulting in sheer skin luminosity.


Brightening Boost is the ideal product to introduce into any skincare regime to combat signs of premature ageing whilst smoothing surface imperfections and plumping fine lines for a more youthful appearance.

Highlight and illuminate


Barefaced makeup calls for a beautiful base. Guarantee your makeup stays in place from morning to night whilst smoothing the complexion and evening skin tone with MONU Illuminating Primer SPF15. Using a unique blend of active ingredients including Mica, Zinc Oxide and Cassia Leaf Extract, Illuminating Primer instantly reduces the appearance of blemishes and imperfections to create a lasting radiant glow.


Why not try mixing a small pump into your foundation for an extra glow or even use to highlight areas of your face such as brow bones and cheeks.


Tint to perfection


Finally, to set off your fresh-faced look opt for a tinted moisturiser or BB cream. Our Perfecting Tint, for example, guarantees to leave skin feeling soft and smooth whilst locking in moisture for 24 hours and evening skin tone with its tinted colouring.


The addition of SPF 15 ensures skin is not only protected from UV damage but also looks and feels naturally brighter. Simply blend into the face and neck using small, circular motions for true bare-faced beauty!