lcosenza Sep 27, 2011
This season everyone’s going nude. Or at least that’s what they’d have you believe…Truth is, no-makeup makeup is a simple skill requiring nothing more than a paired down palette and a few artful application tips. Katlyn Tuff, a intern, shows us how varying shades and textures from a single neutral color family can enhance features and smack some life into a bare face in minutes. Put it to the test using these easy steps: About face Apply a tinted moisturizer or light coverage foundation to the full face using your hands. Rub hands together to emulsify the product, then press it into the skin for a second skin look. Work your faux glow by tapping a liquid or cream highlighter onto the high points of the face (center of forehead, bridge of nose, cheekbones, cupid’s bow, center of chin). Add more dimension to the face by popping the apples of your cheeks with a cream blush or bronzer in a shade that matches your natural flush. Tap the edges of the blush with a clean finger to blend into skin. The eyes have it Start by lightly filling in brows with soft strokes using powder or pencil. Skip eyeliner, and instead rim eyes in brown or taupe shadow using a liner brush. Take the same shade and sweep it into the crease of your eye to create depth. Go one shade lighter and dust a wash of color (or shall we say… non-color??) from the lashline to crease. Using a fluffy blending brush, marry the shades for a seamless finish. Coat lashes in brown or clear mascara. Lip service Forego lip liner and pat clear lipbalm or swipe beige lipgloss or lipstick onto lips. Roll lips together for even application. How do you get the all-natural look?


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