• Tue, Apr 21 2009

Makeup Minute How To:Natural Looking Makeup

While bright shades come in and out of style, celebrity makeup artist Elke Von Freudenberg says, “The trend is all about skin this year- and making it look as flawless as possible with the least amount of makeup.” Easier said than done, right? Not if you work from these simple steps!

  1. “Use a tinted moisturizer to even out the skin tone. Put concealer on any areas that need extra coverage and under the eye. Sweep just a little bit of loose powder over the face, ” says Jody Cohen, makeup artist and founder of Cosmoholic Cosmetics.
  2. Curl your lashes and apply 1-2 coats of brown or black mascara (I like Clinique Naturally Glossy for relaxed day looks.)
  3. “Pick your eye/lip/cheek colors to be in the same family range, but with a lighter/medium/darker version of the same shade,” says Elke.  She recommends putting the darkest of the three on your favorite feature (for me, that would be my eyes) and then working your way down to cheeks and lips. For shades that might work, think peach, sand and caramel.
One of my fave natural makeup looks - Leighton Meester at the 2008 Teen Choice Awards.

One of my fave natural makeup looks - Leighton Meester at the 2008 Teen Choice Awards.

Voila – polished and pretty but without a hint of high-maintenance. Share your natural makeup tips in the comments below!

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  • http://www.beautyorbust.net Crystal – Beauty or Bust

    God..how gorgeous is Leighton Meester?! I think its super important to look naturally beautiful, even when you’re wearing makeup. Great post!

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