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  • How to Achieve a Flawless No-Makeup Makeup Look

  • Posted by Kristen on February 17, 2010 at 07:33PM
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  • What's the best news you've heard lately? (If it involves Speidi or a Lindsay other than Vonn, you can stop reading right now.)

  • For me it's the fact that "no-makeup makeup" is a hot spring (and spring is getting closer!) trend.

  • Truth be told, I've never been much of a makeup maven. (Ironic, sure, given my current day job.) It's just that I'm really not good at applying it and still feel like I'm playing dress up when I have lipstick on.

  • That's the genius behind the no makeup look -- it's all about looking as natural as you can.

  • Now, I'm not saying that you should toss all your products and parade around bare faced -- there is a method involved here -- one my gorgeous beauty blogger friend (pictured) outlines here, step by step.

  • Step 1: Start by prepping your skin with an oil-free moisturizer. This will give a bit of slip so your makeup goes on smoother.

  • Step 2: Ditch your heavy foundation for a tinted moisturizer to even out your skin tone (if you have good skin). And, if you need more coverage, use a liquid foundation with a dewy finish. See recommended products here.

  • Step 3: Apply your foundation or tinted moisturizer with a sponge like Beautyblender, $19.95 in a stippling motion. Pay extra attention to the edges to make sure there are no visible lines. See how to finish off your skin here.

  • Learn what to do with your lips, cheeks and eyes by clicking here to read the rest of the steps. Or if you'd rather watch a full video how-to on creating this no makeup look, click here.

  • • Curious about other hot beauty trends for spring? See 'em here.

  • • And, master the art of applying a more obvious (though not garish!) makeup look in just five minutes by following these steps.

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