Working from home on your own means that it is completely, 100% OK to spontaneous burst out in song whenever you feel like it much to neighbours amusement annoyance. My favourite tunes to crack out come courtesy of Beyoncé’s self-titled album – no I’m still not over it – and the best line of all to bellow has to be ‘I woke up like ‘dis‘ from Flawless. You know, it’s mainly a morning thing but I do it on an hourly basis almost like a chiming clock. For reference I wake up looking like ‘dis, but it got me thinking; what products would I bring into play for a more polished, slightly refined, celeb selfie ‘I’m not wearing makeup’-esque version (I jest, I jest)? I decided that just six products could do the job:

THE FOUNDATION – I’ve got a few foundations in my arsenal that when put under inspection in a close-up mirror in direct sunlight don’t give away their presence, but the latest addition to that crew is one of the best I’ve come across – Dior’s Airflash Foundation (I use the shade Ivory). If it’s thin enough to pump through an spray system then it’s going to be invisible on your face and trust me this stuff blends in like a super sleuth with coverage. 

THE CONCEALER – My suggestion is to go for something light and illuminating here that can double up as a cheek highlight, circle cover-up and blemish buster. It’s a tough act to fill, but Guerlain’s Precious Light does the job acting as a radiance booster where needed and a concealer everywhere else.

THE CHEEK COLOUR – The key here is to go creamy. Easier to blend and more difficult to detect a buttery blush is the way to go here. I love Josie Maran’s Argan Colour Stick in Coral – dot on the fleshy bits of your cheek, move into place with your fingers and throw some on your lips too if you’re in the mood for a dash of colour.

THE BROW FILLER-INNER – When I want things to look real subtle with the brows I reach for an eyeshadow. It takes a little longer than my usual Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil routine, but the texture means it’s easier to correct a heavy hand. MAC Eyeshadow in Omega is my go-to and could be for a lot of people; a grey-based brown it fills in spare areas without adding too much more.

THE MASCARA – My bevy of mascaras are pretty hardcore in the volume and length department and sporting something so heavy on the lashes is a telltale makeup wearing sign. So I went for something a little lighter in formula and used Clinique’s Lash Power Feathering Mascara. Its curl-holding properties weren’t fab, but it added natural definition, stayed put and removed easily with just hot water.

THE GLOSS – Skip opaque textures and plump for something that’s barely there like Maybelline’s Coloursensational Shine Gloss in Coffee Kiss that fits the bill; washing the lips with a light coating of colour and dew. I like to apply and then pat down into the pout for a more natural ‘my lips just shine naturally like this’ look. If you’re feeling something pinker Cashmere Rose is your guy.

Learn the dance routine too and then you’re practically Beyoncé before you know it.

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  • Jess Seymour

    Serious snaps for the title and Beyonce references.

    Still not brave enough to try cream blushes but if it gets me looking like I woke up like your photo I might have to try!

    Great post!

  • Anna Blush

    Wow this is so natural yet flawless, love it! The Dior foundations sounds like a winner xx

  • Oresiri teru

    It’s so natural. I always thought cream blushers would apply really heavy

  • Josie

    I really love the sound of the Dior foundation – I hope to try it when i’m next in town before investing :)

    Josie xoxo | Fashion Mumblr

  • Bella

    Love this very humourous article :)!!

  • Winnie

    Please do a tutorial on this look! Or at least do a demo on how to put on the Dior foundation without getting it all over your hair!

  • Rachel Elizabeth

    Ooo, that Dior foundation sounds tempting! Looks so nice on your skin

  • Ruby

    Must try this look out!

  • Divya

    Great post! Luvd reading it..
    Tried Airflash 2 years back, luvd the effect but the shades were very few and the darker ones were quite orangy! I really hope they come out with a wider range of shades.

  • siska

    you always rock it:)

  • Elizabeth Riddle

    Such a great natural look!! Love it!! You look amazing !

    Little Beauty Blog

    Elizabeth x

  • Sandy

    Oh dear lord that Tom Ford brush!! Loved this post, I woke up like dis is definitely one of the funnest lines to sing. Would really like to see how you apply the Dior foundation, how do you stop it getting in your hair?


  • jadeddaily

    I’ve always been really intrigued by the Dior Foundation but never thought that a spray foundation would actually do anything or look good on the skin. But wow your skin looks flawless! So maybe I do actually need to try it….

  • Jess French

    you look absolutely beautiful, I love the look of all of the products you have used here. Great post.

    Jess x

  • Soph –

    Amazing post! Loved the title :) I also work from and randomly bust out some Beyoncé haha :) I love nude makeup, this post was very helpful!

  • Manouk

    I love Flawless! You look so good even with minimal makeup (I need layers and layers to look presentable lol)

    WOMANOUK (beauty and portrait

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  • Eleri Roberts

    Gorgeous product picks!

    Eleri Roberts x

  • Emma Jane

    Naturally beautiful !

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  • Parisian To Be

    This is gorgeous; when aren’t you stunning, Anna? I really want to get my hands on the Josie Maran creamy cheek product, but, unfortunately, it’s one of ten blushes on my wishlist and I can’t buy all ten!

    xo Lillian from Parisian To Be

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  • Claudia

    really want to try the Dior Airflash foundation, looks amazing on you!

  • Iso Bean

    I love this look, so natural and pretty!

  • Mara

    I love this look and great for everyday

  • Jenny

    Such a beautiful natural look!

  • Alexandra – Glam O’Clock

    I really like this no-make-up make-up look! It is really light and natural. Xo, Alexandra

  • Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD.

    Love the look of this makeup, so beautiful on you! x

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  • Jennifer Monforton

    What a pefect “no makeup” makeup look! So natural and polished. I’m very tempted by the new Hourglass brow pencils! xo

  • Michelle Glassow Schroll

    I just bought the Coloursensational Shine Gloss and I can’t wait to try it out :)

  • miss_lara

    You look so gorgeous and natural! :) It doesn’t even look like you have makeup on.

  • Jessie

    you look so pretty, love this makeup look! :)

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  • Chloe

    beautiful! natural makeup is my go-to/favorite, thanks for this fresh-faced post :)

  • Angelica P

    The maybelline glosses are so nice – and I love this make-up look, so natural and pretty xx

    Angelica // One Little Vice

  • Nicki

    I think you’d like Kevyn Aucoin’s creamy glow in Tansoleil. It’s lovely on the cheeks. Have you tried it before? x

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  • Catrin

    I don’t think I’ll be over Beyonce’s album for a long time either, I really need to try those glosses now I’ve seen them on here so much.


  • Samantha Calder

    Gorgeous lately i have been playing rascal platt and then dance music, a weird combination i must admit! oh and then some kpop thrown into the mix as you do lol

    Brilliant post. Following hon, i hope you will check out my blog, did a up close and personal review of naked 3 palette with extremely up close photos of each eye shadow!

  • Sage

    nicely done…!:-)

  • Lauren S

    you are naturally gorgeous but you do look so fresh and beyonce ‘flawless’ here anna ! and i don’t think we’ll ever get over bey’s album, too too good
    Lauren x

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    I have to try this foundation, your skin looks so fresh and flawless!

  • Poppy

    I wish I could read your blog again on my iPhone but an ad keeps blocking me via Bloglovin. It wouldn’t go away tonight I am typing behind it. It’s the only blog this happens on and I miss reading it :(

  • Caroline

    I really want to try the Dior Airbrush foundation! :)

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  • Charlotte Copeland

    You always look so fresh faced x

  • le fleur

    Love this post. Also love your product.

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  • Jenn

    This is brilliant :) i love how you embrace the natural look, it always looks much better i think! wish i had that mascara though haha x

    btw if anyone is interested in makeup freebies or samples please check out
    my blog, thanks!

  • Hannah Gibbins

    beautifully natural and i love beyonces album!!

    hannah @

  • Fabugloss

    Love this! Or should that be dis? :) The cheek stick and gloss look fab.

  • Laura Neuzeth

    Dis is a gorgeous look! You look beautiful.


  • Sej

    I think you always look good, especially because you seem to have great skin. I find that’s the best place to start aside from what I already use, I’ve taken to watching your skincare videos again.

    I like the book of those eyeshadows and the Dior foundation sounds so nice!

    Sej || What Would Grace Kelly Say?


  • Cosmetic Betty

    I bet everyone read this post title in their head like:

    me: ‘The’
    Beyonce: ‘I woke up like dis’
    me: ‘Edit’

  • Yale

    How do you find the tom ford brush?

  • Rose Meech

    Wow, everything looks so gorgeous …
    Rose x

  • Claire England

    Your photography is beautiful! So elegantly placed and the composition is always perfect!

    Great post, definitely want to check out that lipgloss :)
    Claire x

  • Kate

    That looks like you have no makeup on whatsoever! Good job :)

    Kate xo //