Before: Anu Menon, 35
An accountant and mother of two from New Jersey, Anu kept her makeup minimal (“Literally a quick smear of lipstick and then the same lipstick as blush”) because she feels that she doesn’t apply cosmetics well. “Most of the time I don’t know what colors work,” she says. Her goal: a makeup routine that allows her to look like she’s put-together but “not trying too hard.” (American Apparel T-shirt.)
What Rae used of Anu’s: Maybelline EyeStudio Color Plus Eye Shadow Green With Envy 40 palette ($10, walgreens.com). The Color Workshop palette ($33, amazon.com). Maybelline Volum’ Express the Falsies Mascara in Blackest Black ($7, ulta.com).
What she added: MAC Face and Body Foundation in C6 ($35, maccosmetics.com). MAC Select Moisturecover concealer in NW30 ($18, maccosmetics.com). Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder ($35, lauramercier.com).