No Brush Everyday Makeup

Today I have the stunning creature Kate Ritchie from Loveface Beauty guest posting. If you like beauty and love humour, or even if you don’t love beauty but love funny chicks, this is your new girl crush. You’re going to love her!

Kate is sharing her no brush everyday makeup technique, using great affordable products. This is so great for a quick, easy face.

Kate Ritchie from LoveFace Beauty


Know I’m a little bit excited to be writing this post for Redcliffe Style. Rachel is one of the coolest chicks I stalk online and I’m super stoked that she’s looked past that creepiness so I can share some makeup tips with you.

When my skin is feeling the life sucking effects of the dry winter weather, I have a foolproof makeup routine that gets my face looking alive again and not like an extra from The Walking Dead (freaking’ love you throw in TWD – Rachel). Zero brushes are required, instead I use my patented application technique which is basically smooshing product onto my face with my palms. Sounds primitive, but it works a treat.

No Brush Everyday Makeup

After applying my skincare I start with a layer of Nude By Nature Soft Focus Illuminator all over. This gives a subtle radiance in a neutral colour base that lifts the skin out of the dead zone. It is one of my favourite products of all time and I recommend it to everyone – so, you should probably get it too.

Next comes the Liquid Mineral Foundation, also by Nude By Nature, which I apply all over with my fingers, then I work my palms all over my face, pushing the foundation into my skin, so it looks like I’m not wearing anything. On days when my skin needs a bit more coverage, I love the Physicians Formula CC Cream. It’s also a good option for oilier skins that don’t want the dewy finish of the Nude foundation.

No Brush Everyday Makeup

Like all mothers who enjoy a sanity regaining drink or 10, I have dark circles and bags under my eyes. To pretend I’ve got my shit together and everything’s fine, I use the Nude By Nature Concealer around my eyes, nose, chin and the middle of my forehead. Most women who have ‘elevens’ like me, would Botox them to death, but I like my family to know when I’m angry at them and having a frowny forehead helps to drive that home. Fortunately the Nude concealer tones down the redness in that area so I don’t look constantly annoyed. After all, I do love my family most of the time.

With my base sorted, I then add some colour. The Face of Australia Mineral Therapy Illuminator in Angel Blush, is a super cheap winning dupe for Nars Orgasm Illuminator and I love it. I rub the tiniest bit between the heels of my hands, then roll them over my cheek bones. This creates a subtle highlight and touch of colour that is perfect for an everyday casual look. Using the heels of my hands rather than patting a bit on with my fingers, ensures a more even and natural looking application. There’s no risk of dots or stripes from any unfortunate blending mishaps.

To finish off I add some colour. Firstly, I apply a small amount of Australis Metallix cream eyeshadow in Gold Gaga to my lids using my fingers followed by my favourite mascara, Face of Australia Impact Curl in Black. When all that is done, if I feel like I’m a bit pasty or in need of some sunkissed activity, I take the tiniest bit of the Natio Instant Bronzer, rub it into my palms until it’s almost gone, then yep, you guessed it, smoosh it all over my face with my palms ever so lightly to just leave a hint of warmth and extra glow. A quick slick of Natio Lip Smoothie in Peony to give my pout a natural flush, and I’m done.

I’d like to say that this is a completely brush free routine, but I have to be honest and admit that I can’t go without my eyebrow brush. The fingers just don’t cut it.   I hope you understand.

No Brush Everyday Makeup

Thank you Kate!! I seriously love these tips and products. If you want to stalk Kate too, you can find her on her blog, Loveface Beauty and Instagram. Plus if you like this piece, you must check out a few of Kate’s other product reviews and a few more tips:

Australis Metallix Cream Eyeshadow

Nude By Nature, Face of Australia & Natio liquid illuminators

Nude By Nature Foundation


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