Beauty trend: Natural, barely-there makeup

Start with classic nude shades and focus on contouring underneath the cheek bones, then off the look with a little blush.

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Photo by Chris Nicholls

Runway inspiration: Barely-there makeup and beautiful skin were seen on the runways at Valentino, Vera Wang and Calvin Klein.

Peter Pilotto dress, Holt Renfrew.

Focus on: Natural beauty

Classic nude shades get a pretty update this season. Flawless-looking skin is about finding the right coverage. And remember: Concealer is your best friend.

What’s new: Contouring

Choose tones that are close to your complexion and easy to blend. Start by sweeping contouring powder underneath the cheek bones. Top it off with a little blush.

Beauty cocktail

For a sheer, light finish, mix foundation with a daily moisturizer or anti-aging serum. Or try a multi-tasking BB cream to even out skin tone.

Hair how-to

Spray locks with a texturizing sea salt product when wet, and scrunch to bring out wave. Once hair is dry, go over random sections with a flat iron, curling in different directions. Using your fingers, twist a wax or silicone product into the ends of hair for separation, definition and shine.

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Photo by Natasha V.

From top: Make Up For Ever Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation in 118, $40, Sephora. Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre Powder in Naturel, $56, The Bay. Concealer in Custard, $25, Nars.

Tool kit:

Photo by Natasha V.

Photos by Natasha V.