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Fresh Makeup for Fall


A beauty lover can always use a gorgeous new look, so using pretty light shades is a good way to enhance your natural beauty. This look is one I whipped up for Makeoverly, so I wanted to share it with anyone who loves new beauty products just as much as I do. Giving yourself a beauty makeover starts with utilizing pastel shades like lavender, peach and pink. Light shades are wonderfully effortless, and are flattering on virtually any complexion!

The first step to making your features absolutely radiant is selecting the appropriate foundation, blush and highlighter. Clinique’s Superbalanced Foundation is an exceptional line to try, due to its high caliber makeup and great array of shades. When you find the right shade of foundation, spread a small dollop onto your entire face. Next, apply blush on the apples of your cheeks to add a feminine pop of color. Nars Blush in “Orgasm” is a fabulous blend of peach and pink that complements all skin tones. Lastly, blend a superb highlighter under your eyes and in the t-zone of your face to gently contour your lovely features.

In addition to luminous skin, pretty eyes are a requirement for this simple look. Clinique’s All About Shadow Quad in Pink Chocolate has four different eyeshadows in varying shades of pink and brown, allowing you to incorporate more light shades for day and thus darker hues for the evening. Gently apply the lightest pink to the whole eyelid, then cover just your eyelid with the tan shade. Blend the darker pink shadow in your eyelid crease, and use the chocolate brown shadow in the outer corners of your eyes.

The key element to your beauty look is enhancing your lips while at the same time evading darker gem tones. A remarkable lipstick that looks good on everyone is Mac Lipstick in Creme Cup. This soft pink will greatly harmonize with the rest of your makeup.

At last, keeping your hair as natural as possible will enhance the nonchalance of this routine. For beautiful tresses, apply a smoothing product and let your hair air-dry, so it can take on its natural shape. Now that you know how to succeed in creating a pretty spring look, you can plan a lunch with friends to show it off!