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Beauty how-to: The perfect spring beauty look

Elle Canada
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Beauty how-to: The perfect spring beauty look

This look is going to be my everyday choice for spring and summer. It's light, fresh, youthful and the tones work on just about anyone. I enlisted the ever-helpful Greg Wencel, COVERGIRL makeup pro, for tips on getting this look in just a few minutes and steps. His biggest tip for this look? Apply your eye makeup first, then dab on foundation and a rosy blush. It couldn't be easier! "I love this look because it is so fresh and youthful - great for spring/summer!" says Greg. "The radiant metallic, gold eye with the rosy glowing cheek and a soft, subtle lip will be flattering on any woman of any age and skin tone. I love how the look enhances a woman's natural beauty instead of overpowering it." [caption id="attachment_4399" align="aligncenter" width="354" caption="Image from Sportmax Spring/Summer 2011, courtesy of ImaxTree.com"] [/caption] Step 1: Prep the skin This look has to begin with super soft skin to keep it looking fresh and youthful. Start by applying a serum or primer to your entire face and neck. While that sets, curl lashes with a lash curler. Step 2: A sweep of metallic on the lids Sweep the copper shade from the COVERGIRL Eye Enhancer 3-kit Shadow in Dazzling Metallics around your entire eyelid using the included shadow applicator or a small shadow brush. Then, use a small liner brush or q-tip to add the charcoal shade from the Dazzling Metallics shadow super close to the upper lash line. Step 3: Finish with mascara Finish the eye with a coat of mascara to top lashes only. Step 4: Finish the skin Now, apply foundation only to the areas of the face with imperfections and stipple on a cream blush to the apples of the cheek using your fingers. Step 5: Add a touch of colour to the lips Finally, apply NatureLuxe Gloss Balm in Muscat to lips straight from applicator. Don't go overboard "You definitely would not want to go overboard with this look because it is so subdued; just make sure to stick with sheer lightweight products and opt for a cream blush instead of powder," suggests Greg. "Cream blush has a very sheer natural finish and is easy to blend away if you layer on too much." Time to shop! Here is Greg's product list for this look: COVERGIRL & Olay Simply Ageless Serum Primer, $18.99 COVERGIRL Eye Enhancer 3-Kit Shadow in Dazzling Metallics, $6.99 COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Silk Foundation, $15.99 COVERGIRL & Olay Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush in Lush Berry, $18.99 COVERGIRL LashBlast Fusion in Very Black, $10.99 COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Gloss Balm in Muscat, $11.99
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Beauty how-to: The perfect spring beauty look