The trend: nude and natural
Swap winter’s dark palettes for an au naturel look framed by bold brows. It’s easy to master bare-faced beauty, as seen on Grammys’ songstresses Beyoncé, Rihanna and Gwen Stefani; you just need the right products and techniques.
Get the look
Use a brush to apply foundation a hint lighter than your skin tone on the highlight areas of your face — the cheeks, under the eyes, the centre of the forehead and the Cupid’s bow, says Gordon Espinet, senior VP of makeup artistry for M.A.C Cosmetics. Make brows the centrepiece of your look by defining them with two shades of pencil — a lighter tone to fill in the brow, and a darker shade to draw in subtle hairs. Mascara and eyeshadow are optional.
If you’re all out of eyebrow gel or pencil, brown mascara can work in a pinch.
The makeup (top to bottom)
Flawless Skin Powder in Light Beige, $31, Yves Rocher.
Multiple highlighter in Copacabana, $46, NARS.
All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation in Stromboli, $57, NARS.
Step-by-Step Contour Stick Trio, $52, Smashbox.
263 Small Angle Brush, $20, M.A.C.
Perfecting Loose Powder in Light/Medium, $44, Estée Lauder.