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  • Spring '09 Makeup Trend

    2 posts, 2 voices, 588 views, started Feb 10, 2009

    Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 by Ms-kay


    • Carnelian

      Written by ssasychic

      Makeup this Spring is all about looking natural. This doesn't mean you should skip your makeup routine. Achieving a glowing, natural look is sometimes more time intensive than an obviously made up face. Read more for how to achieve the 'barely there' makeup look with a listing of the top products to help you get there.

      How to Achieve the Natural Makeup Look

      1. Moisturize
      It's important to start with moisturized, healthy skin. Use a light moisturizer and eye cream.
      High End Suggestions : Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream, Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream
      Low End Suggestions : Avon Anew Face Lotion, Avon Anew Force Eye Cream

      2. Conceal
      The trick to pulling off the natural look is to have the appearance of a flawless face. Thus, concealer is VERY important. Use concealer to cover any discoloration you have, especially undereye circles. Use a concealer brush or pat on with your fingers. Go for a yellow concealer to cover especially dark circles.
      High End Suggestion : Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer
      Low End Suggestion : IDEAL SHADE Concealer Stick

      3. Foundation
      Foundation is very important for this look. If you can, opt for a tinted moisturizer. If you need more coverage, go for a sheer, moisturizing foundation. Stay away from matte foundations such as foundation sticks. Your face should appear to have very little makeup and have a natural glow.
      High End Suggestion : Bobbi Brown Luminous Moisturizing Foundation
      Low End Suggestion : Sephora Brand Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 400

      4. Blush
      Peach blush is a good option for this look. Or, a better bet is to find a blush that emulates the color of your cheeks after you've exercised. This will vary depending on your skin tone. The point is to find a blush that is a color your cheeks might actually be naturally.
      High End Suggestion : MAC Mineralize Blush in Nuance
      Low End Suggestion : Sephora Brand Blush Me! Mono Corail Frisson 5

      5. Eyes
      Choose a light, natural color with little or no shimmer for your lids. A light gray, tan, brown or even subtle violet will work. Apply a light layer over your lids and smooth with your index finger.
      If you want to emphasize your eyes a bit more, choose a shadow in a shade darker than the one you used on your lids and apply a very thin line along your lashes using an eyeliner brush.
      Coat your lashes with one coat of clear or brown mascara.
      High End Suggestion : Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Slate
      Low End Suggestion : Avon TRUE COLOR Eyeshadow Single in Classic Mocha

      6. Lips
      Gloss your lips with a clear gloss or a nude gloss without shimmer. If you want to add a touch of color, choose a lip stain in a color just slightly darker than your lips.
      High End Suggestion : Stila Lip Glaze
      Low End Suggestion : Sephora Brand Fresh Gloss


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