Makeup Made Easier
Powder Foundation + Cream Blush + Lash Curler + Mascara + Lip Stain
Use this kit for a natural (but slightly polished) face: shine-free, even-toned skin; wide-awake eyes; and lightly tinted lips.
To buy: Benefit Hello Flawless! SPF15, $34, benefitcosmetics.com. CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush in Rich Cinnamon, $11 at drugstores. Tweezerman Classic Lash Curler, $12.50, tweezerman.com. L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Volume Building Mascara in Black, $7.50 at drugstores. Revlon Just Bitten Lipstain + Balm in Frenzy, $9 at drugstores.
When You Want a Bit More Glamour, Add…
Concealer + Eye Shadow + Eyeliner + Shimmer
Use this kit for a truly flawless finish: free of blemishes and under-eye circles. Round out the look with neutral beige, pink, or cocoa shadow all over the eyelids; a smudgy pencil along the upper lash lines; and a dab of shimmer high on the cheekbones.
To buy: Chanel Correcteur Perfection Concealer, $40, chanel.com. Lancôme Color Design Eye Shadow in Pink Pearls, $18, shopnordstrom.com. Shiseido Makeup Smoothing Eyeliner Pencil, $20, sca.shiseido.com for stores. Benefit Girl Meets Pearl, $30, benefitcosmetics.com.
To Go All Out, Add…
Use this kit for a “wow” effect: richly toned liner along the inside edge of the lips, filled in with matching lipstick, and false eyelashes (the kind that come in a strip are easiest to apply).
To buy: Clarins Lip Pencil in Ruby 02, $23, clarinsusa.com. Clarins Barocco Rouge Prodige Lipstick, $24, shopnordstrom.com. Ardell Invisiband Lashes in Glamour, $5.00, sallybeauty.com.