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BEAUTY HOW TO

Natural Makeup

Get that gorgeous fresh-faced summer glow in six easy steps.

 

1. Tinted Moisturizer

Forget about hiding behind full coverage foundation. Nude-looking skin is the make or break here. Tinted moisturizer gives you a healthy hydrated look plus evens everything out. Chantecaille's Just Skin goes on dewy and has a really comfortable, light texture. Plus, it provides broad spectrum SPF.

2. Full Brows

Fuller just looks more natural, but filling in with the wrong product can look anything but. We suggest a pencil, which gives you more control, in a color that matches your brows, not your hair. Rodial's Microblade Effect Eyebrow Pencil comes in Ash Brown for dark blondes and lighter brunettes and Dark Ash Brown for those with dark hair. It also features a triangular tip that allows for precise lines or wider strokes.

3. Precise Eyeliner

Lining the top of your eyes, right behind the lashes, makes your lashes look thicker without making your eyes look heavily made up. The Sisley Paris Phyto-Kohl Star Waterproof Eyeliner gives you a really precise line, and the creamy formula is forgiving without becoming a total mess.

4. Long, Thick Lashes

Volumizing mascaras can be clumpy–so not natural looking. But By Terry Lash-Expert Twist Mascara has this ingenious brush that basically transforms it into two mascaras in one. When you pull the brush out of the tube, it's straight—the perfect tool for achieving length and curl. Then twist the handle, and the brush curves, allowing you to apply clump-free volume.

5. Sunkissed Glow

This is it: the secret to a gorgeous, natural glow. The Neo-Bronzer from Kevyn Aucoin has blush, highlighter and bronzer together in one palette. Just swipe a fan brush across all three and apply to the cheekbones, forehead, bridge of your nose, cupid's bow and chin. You can also use the shades separately to highlight specific features.

6. Glossy Lips

The ultimate finishing touch: Glossy lips. And when it comes to intense shine, you can't outdo Christian Louboutin's Loubilaque. The non-sticky finish ensures comfortable wear. The selection of shades means you're sure to find a great match, and of course, there's the vial it comes in—a thing of beauty in its own right.

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