We love that across social media feeds—the trend is to skip foundation + embrace a more natural look.
And with clarifying + brightening products, no face makeup is necessary.
Miranda is queen of a natural effortless glow + choses a brightening skincare routine to be foundation free, any day of the week.
We talk through why we choose skin-balancing botanicals for natural chic glow and the steps to make it your AM ritual.
We’ve also shared one of Miranda’s ‘no makeup makeup’ tricks to add blush, lips + wellness in a few easy steps.
Brighten + Glow Foundation Free
Our No Makeup Glow Routine
We say that healthy skin is the most beautiful skin.
And to begin the foundation free look, we’ve created an AM ritual for you to face the day foundation-free with brightening + clarifying products that leave you with a natural glow.
Step 1: Cleanse
For glow, twice daily cleansing is vital.
We say a Double Cleanse is your best friend, first cleanse to remove the seen impurities and second cleanse to remove the impurities you cannot see.
A pH balanced cleanser serves oily skin as it does dry and sensitive skins too, without stripping your skin of its natural oils. The use of harsh, chemically-laden cleansers + makeup wipes can interrupt the skin’s natural barrier function, which can cause havoc on the way your skin regulates oil flow and ultimately glows.
Enter, Turmeric. A bright-giving spice we know to give natural skin vibes in our Turmeric Glow Foaming Cleanser. We love this blend of skin-balancing botanicals to gently sweep away dirt, oil + impurities.
Begin by massaging the peppermint-infused blend onto freshly + slightly wet skin, in gentle circular motions. Take care around your eyes as our foaming cleanser is not designed to remove eye makeup. Good news: our heavenly Milky Mushroom Gentle Cleansing Oil is!
Step 2: Brighten + Protect
For natural glow. Say hello to an antioxidant-fulled Vitamin C brightening serum.
It’s our morning hero for luminosity. If lack-lustre skin is your thing, a Vitamin C serum is your new vibe.
Let’s break down why it’s our fave blend.
One of it’s star ingredients is Kakadu Plum. It’s the world’s richest source of Vitamin C to help energize dull skin by visibly boosting skin radiance.
Our Noni Bright Vitamin C Serum is a must-have for glow, evening skin tone + discoloration. And for creating the base of a serious + chic no foundation look.
For this ritual we love it for its bright factor. But in addition, top of its listless benefits is anti aging. Innately boosting collagen and elastin levels to give bouncy glow.
Vitamin C adds to your defence against harmful solar rays that causes us to age faster than we would like. And the pesky free radicals that work against all the goodness we’re doing for our skin. This skin-loving vitamin fights the good fight with a bonus of dewy divinity for our daily complexion.
We really can’t say enough good things about it!
Apply it each morning—it’s more important that coffee—to perk your glow with treasured luminosity.
Step 3: Hydrate + Radiate
The next layer is to hydrate your skin with lightweight yet deep nourishment.
We often talk about the difference between hydration + moisture, as it’s important to note. Moisturizers gift hydration (albeit confusing) from water based blends; face oils give moisture-based glow from oils.
The balance of both give rise to the look of glassy skin.
Let’s focus on hydration.
The first call is to lock in your moisturiser, which floats hydration levels in your skin. The act of doing so gives our skin its clarity. And helps to balance excess oil + shine.
As we are on the third layer; second absorbed. Your complexion is awake and drinking in the rejuvenation that hydrating your skin, naturally gives.
When the skin is adequately hydrated it can look plump with adored even skin texture + tone.
Active for a reason; our Active Algae Lightweight Moisturizer is ideal to balance redness in the skin—with the innate properties of Green Algae, Green Tea, Alpine Rose, Swiss Glacier Water and Aloe Vera. The natural green hue of this blend acts like a color correcting foundation to balance your skins’ natural tones.
When the skin is red, add greens to cool it down—and balance it out.
Imagine plump, even-toned healthy skin.
You can add this immediately after your serum to massage the two blends in together, to allow one layer to completely dry first. Or whatever works with your skin.
It’s important to be true to your complexion, as all skins’ are different. Some are more thirsty; some more oily. Each skin will absorb at its own tempo. Trust your instincts + make the routine work for you.
This step is meant to be cooling + soothing. Take a few moments to breath and admire how effortless skin—looks + feels.
Step 4: Moisture Not Makeup
Seal in the glassy look to complete your AM glow layers.
Focus on moisture, not makeup.
This final layer (before SPF) enhances radiance.
With topped up water levels—via step three—adding a face oil as step four helps to lock + seal in the good stuff. And protect against environmental factors—often unseen—that pervade our skin barrier and cause us to age more rapidly.
Sealing + protecting is just one gift of a face oil. The other is glow. Serious glow.
Sensitive skin friendly, dry skin loving, oily skin balancing. Skin oils are for everyone.
They’re also versatile. Mix + match. Blend + prime.
Think of skin oils as elixir’s to elevate your skin elasticity. To be the (organic) cherry-on-top for luminous skin. Without weighing it down or looking oil-slicked + greasy. The perfect balance.
Miranda’s skin is our evidence.
One of her first loves from our range is our Noni Glow Face Oil. Named aptly for the glow it gives. With powerhouse antioxidant-fulled and softening oils: Rosehip, Jojoba, Sunflower, Seabuckthorn + Pomegranate Seed.
Miranda says it’s her #1 skin savior. And for a full-face of makeup its her #1 skin primer too!
We love this blend to say goodbye to dry + dull—and hello to smooth + bright.
Miranda’s Face Oil Creamy Blush
A Chic One Color Ritual
For creamy color with a touch of healthy glam add our famed skin-glowing face oil + just one lippy shade.
Watch as Miranda shares how to create blush using your favorite lip color to maximize your glam + add chic natural color with grace + ease.
Mix Your Lippy + Face Oil
Miranda loves ILIA Color Block Lipstick in shade Masala.
Brush a little lipstick on the back of your (clean) hand and add a drop of our organic face oil.
Mix together with fingertips!
Dab Your Cheek Bones
Dab the mix onto the apple of your cheeks—and tap it around to blend. You may wish to use a brush to blend in the color.
Miranda also uses our Noni Glow Face Oil as a highlighter, on the high points of the cheek bone + to freshen up her makeup.
Finish by adding the matching lipstick color to your lips + a touch of mascara to make your eyes pop.
Natural Skin | Concealer + Noni Glow Face Oil
If you don’t dare go makeup free, our model-founder reaches for concealer rather than the heaviness of full coverage foundation.
This little morning trick is ideal for this seeking light coverage foundation without the need to wear caked-on makeup or a BB cream.
Think: minimal makeup—maximized beauty.
We wish you wellness, and your best skin, organically.
Miranda and KORA Organics