Dare to go almost bare? Subdued natural tones are just the thing for a fuss-free face. Think muted shadows (taupe, beige, light brown), sheer cheek colors (champagne or peach), and megawatt mascara (only on the top lashes, please). A lush red lip—always a classic—brings on the drama and prevents a washed-out appearance. One caveat: This less-is-more look demands a clear complexion, so start with a well-blended cream foundation and concealer for a smooth surface.
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Even neutral beauty needs a boost, so brighten things up with a bold lip. Bourjois Blush in Rose de Jaspe, $14. Lancôme Hypnôse Custom Volume Mascara in Black, $21. Chanel Glossimer lipstick in Pulsar, $24.50.