Look Natural: The Minimalist’s Guide to Makeup
Squirt a pea-size amount of sheer liquid foundation onto the back of your hand. Swirl a foundation brush into the foundation and then blend it all over your face to even out your skin tone.
For Medium Skin: By Terry Sheer Expert Foundation in Intense Beige, $52, By Terry
For Dark Skin: NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Zambie, $47, NARS
Take your lipstick and place a dot on each cheek. Blend the lipstick into the apples of your cheeks with your fingers.
For Medium Skin: Boots No7 Stay Perfect Lipstick in Pomegranate, $12.99, Target
Work a black or brown eye pencil into the upper lash line, as close to the lashes as possible, and smudge with a cotton swab. Next, define your lower lash line by gently smudging the same pencil on the outer two-thirds of the eye. Swipe one (and only one!) coat of black mascara onto lashes.
Pat the same lipstick you used on your cheeks onto lips with your finger to create a soft stain.
Finish the look by using concealer where necessary—under your eyes, around nostrils, or anywhere you have a blemish to cover.
For Fair Skin: Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit in Ivory, $38, Sephora
For Medium Skin: Stila Stay All Day Concealer in Beige 4, $9, Stila
For Dark Skin: Dermablend Quick-Fix Concealer Stick in Deep, $26, Ulta