The bare necessities for this "no makeup" look? Rosy-pink blush and lip balm. For a dewy glow, makeup artist Maxine Leonard dabbed Jo Malone Vitamin E lip balm on cheekbones, inner eye corners--and lips, of course. Then she carefully filled out the brows and brushed them up. "With a fresh, natural look, it's important to have groomed brows. They frame the face and add definition," she says.
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Black cat-eye liner can look like Amy Winehouse on a bad day, so Leonard prefers more wearable gray hues instead. With surgical precision, she filled in the upper lashes with gray pencil and dragged out the line at the outer corners of the eye to create a slightly winged shape. Then she smudged a bit of gray shadow along the lower lashline "to make it a little sexier. You don't even need mascara." Call it smoky lite.
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