Saturday, February 25, 2012

Mastering No Makeup, Makeup!

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Ever wake up with skin that's out of whack? Whether you under-slept or woke up on the wrong side of the bed, fatigued eyes and a dull complexion are never fun to work with. But before you pile on the color, get your face back to square one with the right barely-there beauty products. Treat your face like the blank and beautiful canvas it is, and learn how to start with a clean slate!

L'ORÉAL PARIS Magic Lumi Highlighter

Not a fan of those dark, hooded morning eyes? Neither are we. Instead of caking on heavy concealer, layer a brightening highlighter under the eyes, on the inner corners, over the brow bone, and on tops of cheekbones. The built-in brush from L’Oréal’s new pen-style highlighter ensures foolproof application.

KOH GEN DO Maifanshi Makeup Color Base Yellow

If you’re saddled with inflamed, irritated skin, color-correct your complexion back to normal with a tinted primer. This yellow formula from Koh Gen Do counteracts any redness and helps minimize pores and shine. The silicone base will help smooth out any uneven texture.

URBAN DECAY 24/7 Concealer Pencil

When you’ve got little time for makeup, a travel-friendly concealer pencil is your best friend. Use Urban Decay’s convenient cover-up to expertly mask blemishes, or dot all over the face and blend for a quick foundation on-the-go. The best part about this non-liquid formula? You can brighten bloodshot eyes by rimming the waterline of your eyes! But if you’ve just covered up a zit, keep things sanitary and sharpen the tip first.


When dry, cracked lips need a fresh start, add some texture and dimension with a subtle, matte gloss. We can’t stop slathering (and tasting!) Bite Beauty’s vitamin lip gel all over our pout. The yummy food-grade formula feels like Vaseline, but actually contains 5mg of vitamin C and organic juices! For an extra-luminous finish, dab the gel on the bridge of your nose and over cheekbones as an added highlight.

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