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        5 MINUTE MAKE UP: NATURAL SUMMER SKIN

        A lot of people say that the ‘natural’ makeup look means using way more makeup than you would to say, achieve a smoky eye. In some ways this is true but with the right bases and tones, using minimal amount of product can still achieve a similar result. So if you’re looking for a quick 5 minute everyday makeup look that gives the illusion of super ‘natural’ summer-ready skin, here we go…

        1. Correct skin tone

        If like me, you suffer from dry skin (post-roaccutane anyone?) and frequent redness, a purple based primer like the Shu Uemura foaming one can fix that easily. Colour correction before a light layer of foundation means less top-ups during the day and keeps this look low-maintenance.

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        2. Define features

        If you like your eyebrows HD with a gradient like a Photoshop tool, maybe this part is the one you can skip. The same goes for noticeable contouring and highlighting. Filling in your brows and keeping them well groomed is subtle and natural enough. I use brown eyeshadow the shade of my roots and a brush as a multi-purpose product I can pop in my bag when I’m in a rush.

        I use touche eclat from YSL beauty to highlight areas like the bridge of my nose and brighten the circles under my eyes. To elongate my face a little, I dab some on my chin, so the shape of the highlight makes a V.

        I used a highlighter pen from Dior for my cheeks because it has a lighter consistency and gives more of a ‘glow’.

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        3. Brighten eyes and make them look refreshed

        A few things I do to get my eyelashes to stay perky is blast my curlers with a hairdryer until they’re warm, then I give my lashes a few pumps and hold it all up with mascara. Adding a little shimmer to the corners of my eyes opens them up and using darker shadow on the lid defines the crease of my hooded lids.

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        4. Neutral tones bring warmth to the face

        From blusher to lipstick, keeping to neutral tones that match the natural colour of the area, makes this look appear as fresh as possible. Usually coral hues, especially in lipsticks don’t tend to suit me but this one I got from Guerlain has an amazingly pigmented pinkness.
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