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Barely There Beauty
Get flawless skin in 4 easy steps with these face-perfecting routines
These days, an effortless, barely-there look is the most coveted. Blemish-free glowing skin, thick lashes, a voluminous pout and the idea that all you had to do was swipe pretty colors across your lids, cheeks and lips and presto — perfection. This barely-there look, however, is the hardest to achieve. It’s all about investing in your features and creating the perfect canvas. With the following steps and products, you’ll be glowing in no time.
Start with a deep cleansing mask such as Mary Kay Clearproof Deep Cleansing Charcoal; it draws dirt out of every pore.
Treat your skin to a Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial. The gel is packed with acids that dissolve dead skin cells and leaves antioxidants and moisturizers on the skin to protect and hydrate.
Layer on Smashbox’s Photo Finish Primerizer before applying any makeup; its 24-hour hydration and 127 percent increase in moisture guarantee prevents products from turning flaky or settling into lines.
Next, choose the right concealer. Creams are good for smooth skin but liquids work harder to cover imperfections. For those prone to “badger eyes,” it might be worth investing in The Concealer from La Mer; one swipe from the inner eye looks the same as eight hours of sleep. Blend away any other imperfections with a few more swipes and you are glow to go.