Natural Beauty Looks

Makeup or makedown?

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How exciting to meet a natural beauty-especially when it's you. Makeup's new manifesto? "Less is marvelous." It's a minimal look that's gorgeous to the max.

GLOW EASY

Self-tan with light applications of lotion or powder bronzer to warm up your skin and impart "natural health."

MC RECOMMENDS: Laura Mercier Bronzing Powder

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DRAW THE LINE

Life sans mascara? Not so unthinkable if you lightly dot brown or navy eyeliner along the lashline. Lashes will fatten up beautifully at the base, says Mercier.

MC RECOMMENDS: Laura Mercier Eye Liner in Mahogany Brown and Bleu Marine

OUT OF THE SHADOWS

Layering on a quad of eyeshadow is too-too. Instead, enhance lids with a creamy shimmer lotion, dabbed on with your finger.

MC RECOMMENDS: Benefit Moon Beam

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COMING UP ROSES

Minimal makeup doesn't mean no makeup. Rosy lips give you just a whisper of color, says Mercier. "No one wants makeup that screams."

MC RECOMMENDS: Clé de Peau Beauté Lipstick N in 16

UNDERCOVERED GIRL

Skip foundation, suggests celebrity makeup artist Laura Mercier. Just dab concealer on rogue blemishes or under-eye circles.

MC RECOMMENDS: Laura Geller Caulk Concealer Pencil

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