Beauty and Grooming

Barefaced Beauty

December is most certainly the time for a dramatic make-up look; from Christmas parties to New Year’s Eve nights out, the end of the year calls for sparkle, glitz and glamour.

However, come January, trends start to shift; suddenly, it’s all about barefaced beauty. Forget a heavy contour and smokey eye – January calls for fresh, glowing skin, with just a hint of colour. We’re fully embracing this beauty trend at The Hut, and have the definitive guide of must-have products and techniques to achieve the natural, ‘no-makeup’ look…

A barefaced makeup look calls for a beautiful base, and there’s no better way to achieve soft skin than with a daily cleansing brush. Our personal favourites are the Magnitone Barefaced Vibra-Sonic Daily Cleansing Brush and the Foreo Luna Facial Cleansing Brush, both of which leave skin feeling smooth, supple and polished. Daily use of these cleansing brushes clarifies skin providing a healthier, toned complexion, whilst removing impurities and unclogging pores.


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Barefaced beauty demands a flawless, airbrushed complexion, and your foundation plays a huge part in this; we’re loving the EX1 Cosmetics Invisiwear Liquid Foundation to achieve a flawless base.

EX1 Cosmetics recently proved the power of the no-makeup look when they gave Kylie Jenner a make-under. Known for her razor-sharp cheekbones and unapologetic pout, EX1 Cosmetics transformed Kylie Jenner into a fresh-faced beauty – a look you can now emulate at home.


The EX1 Cosmetics Invisiwear Liquid Foundation is enriched with light-diffusing particles which detract attention away from wrinkles, lines and blemishes, giving the appearance of perfect skin – a makeup bag must-have!

Don’t forget to keep shine under control with a professional powder – the EX1 Cosmetics Invisiwear Compact Powder is the perfect finishing touch to your flawless base. Using a soft, fluffy brush, sweep this finely-milled powder in circular motions across your nose, cheeks and forehead for a subtle hint of colour.


Leave heavy contouring in 2015 and instead opt for a peachy glow; dust the EX1 Cosmetics Blusher onto the apples of your cheeks for a healthy pop of colour this January. With a non-pore-clogging formula, this blusher feels lightweight and effortless on the skin.

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Finish your look with lashings of mascara to make your eyes pop, and a slick of nude gloss to accentuate your lips. The Benefit They’re Real! Mascara is a cult beauty favourite, coveted by bloggers and celebrities alike, and boasts impressive results; staggered bristles grab close to the root of the lash, boosting volume and length to phenomenal proportions.


A high-shine, velvety-smooth gloss, Korres Cherry Lip Gloss is the perfect finish to your natural beauty look; as well as hydrating the lips, the Korres Cherry Lip Gloss imparts a highly pigmented burst of colour to the lips.

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Lily Shepherd

Lily Shepherd

Fashion & Style Editor

Collector of rose-gold homeware, scented candles and quirky photograph frames, I’m a Southern girl living in Manchester passionate about fashion, beauty and interiors. When I’m not writing about beautiful things, I can be found fashion blogging, or exploring my new Northern home.