Illustration of a woman with makeup primers
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For light cosmetics, first clean it with a cleanser and a cloth to gently exfoliate the face, says Tob Peche, creative director of Estée Lauder.
Sea Liquid color SPF 18
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1. Moisturizing and even your skin
The fastest and most natural way is to use a toned lotion, such as La Mer’s Sea Repair SPF 30, which also contains sunscreen ($ 95, nordstrom.com). Since this is easy, you do not need to customize it exactly on your skin, since you need to do this with the basics. You can even go further to warm up your complexion, “says Polly Osmond, a make-up artist from New York. Apply it as the main moisturizer.
Chanel long concealer
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2. Hide all errors
For visible shoots or deep circles, use a pigment concealer, such as the long concealer Chanel Concealer ($ 42, nordstrom.com). His little applicator puts only the right amount of make-up, which is the key. “The trick is not to use too many concealers,” Osmond says. “It just highlights the problem areas.” For coloring, buffering, mixing and thin-film construction. For dark circles, wipe the wand under the eyes, then apply a finger to disappear.
Bare Escentuals BareMinerals Matte SPF 15 Foundation
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3. If necessary, use powder
If your skin is shining, follow the oil absorbing powder. (Note: if your skin is very oily, skip the toned moisturizer and use only concealer and powder.) Pour the Bare Escentuals Bare-Mineral Matte SPF 15 Foundation ($ 28.50, sephora.com) with a brush and a circular motion; This will leave an invisible veil of cover (without a vicious appearance).
Smashbox High Lights / creamy cream cream in nude beauty
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4. Choose a warm cheek color
The cream blushes in hot peaches or roses “gives the skin a natural and subtle color,” says Pat McGrath, executive director of P & G Beauty. On the other hand, Cool Roses looks better. (For a similar product, $ 29, visit nordstrom.com.)
Illustration of a woman with full and natural make-up
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Now set your eyes and lips
To make sure that you use the lightest touch, do your make-up in daylight, if possible. Support your mirror near the window.
CoverGirl Eye Enhancers in Champagne
1. Eyelids of the shadow
A soft brown tint enhances the natural contours of your eyes without appearing in the shade. “Choose a shade a little darker than your skin,” says McGrath. “Rub it in the wrinkles and along the lower eyelashes to make sure that there are no hard edges.” For further clarification, she wears CoverGirl Eye Enhancers in champagne ($ 3, Amazon.com) in the center of the eyelids, the eyebrows and the inner corner of the eye.
Pencil for eyeliner Shiseido
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2nd point on the eye pin (optional)
If your eyes need a little extra definition (or if you want a slightly less pale look at the evening), draw a gray or brown pencil between your upper eyelashes. Try Shiseido Makeup Smoothing Eyeliner Pencil in Brown ($ 20, macys.com).
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3. Lips of thin amplifiers
To get a nice shade (which also lasts), choose a shade that exactly matches your lips, then apply the color on your lips with your finger, and do not pull them out straight from the tube. Concentrate in the middle and mix. Try Aveda Lip Tint SPF 15 in Verbena (for a similar product, $ 24, go to sephora.com), a clean, usually flattering berry.
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4. Improve eyelashes
Certain eyelashes are necessary, even for appearance. “You can lose shadows and lining, but never mascara,” says Osmond. Apply two layers on the upper eyelashes (if they are blondes, use brown mascara for eyelashes, if they are darker, brownish-black). Try Clinically Natural Glossy Mascara ($ 16.50, sephora.com). To increase with the help of a flat eyelid brush, take mascara from a stick and apply to the lower roots of the eyelashes. “Covering the eyelashes creates the effect of a spider,” warns Peche.