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.
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
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
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
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