Get A Sheer Wash Of Color

Megan Segura
Get A Sheer Wash Of Color
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Kate Bosworth is able to shine on the red carpet without caking on the makeup. Get the same inner light by using a highlighter, like MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter ($23, Use the highlighter to draw a semi circle that goes from the upper outer corner of your eyebrow to the bottom of your cheekbone, and blend it in with your fingers. Add it to the bridge of your nose and the inner corners of your eyes, and you'll find that you don't need much else to look bright eyed and fresh faced.

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As we get older, the skin at our lower lash line gets darker. It's a very small area that can tell a lot about a person's age. Fool everyone by coating that inner lash line with a flesh colored eyeliner, like Chanel Le Crayon Khol in Peche Cuivre ($28, It will neutralize any redness you have, so you look well rested without a lot of eye makeup.

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There's a fine line between looking bare faced and washed out. Zoe Saldana keeps a little color on her skin with a sheer cream blush, like Avon Be Blushed Cheek Color ($5.99, While the shade you use depends on your skin tone, it's important to choose a color that can be mistaken for a natural flush.

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The biggest tell-tale that you're wearing makeup is a layer of foundation. Fake perfect skin with a BB cream, like the new one from L'Oral Paris Youth Code that comes out in July ($16.99, BB creams are packed with vitamins and SPF, while giving the skin a light tint of color to hide redness.

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Everyone envies the dewy look that stars like Kristen Bell are often seen with. To get a similar sheen, swap your eyeshadow with a clear eye primer or gloss, like EF Studio Eye Gloss ($18,


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Although they're often overlooked, fingernails need your attention, too. While acrylics tend to scream high maintenance, a natural manicure can be elegant and chic. Coat your nails with a sheer pink shade, like Essie nail polish in Like To Be Bad ($8,

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Jessica Chastain's makeup is so natural looking and beautiful, we almost threw out all of our red lipsticks. While her lips are anything but pale, they really match her creamy complexion. Find your most natural color in IQ Beauty's IQ Flight ($45, With three colors to choose from, you can pick one or mix them for a customized look. Another great option is Napoleon Perdis Double Agent Nude lip palette ($29, Not only does it come with a cream lipstick, but there is a lip powder to help set the look.

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Makeup (even the natural looking kind) isn't just for your face. Legs, which are often covered in cellulite and spider veins, could also benefit from a wash of color. Prtty Peaushun ($36, includes light reflecting particles that make legs look toned. It comes in a range of colors, so you can find your skin's match.

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Mad Men's Jessica Par first showed up makeup-free in People Magazine, and since then we've been obsessed with the Canadian actress' look. If you want skin to look naked, not shiny, try a light mineral powder, like Bare Minerals Mineral Veil ($25, Unlike foundation, it will show up sheer and still keep oil under control.

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If at the end of your sheer makeup look you find yourself not happy with the coverage, try using a light concealer, like Veil Illuminating Complexion Fix ($36,, which comes out in August. Use it on areas that have excessive redness or dark under-eye circles.

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