Your grandma was right; there’s a time and place for everything. High-drama makeup is perfect for a fancy night out, but on a hot spring/summer day, it’s always fresher and younger to sport a soft, subtle, barely-there look. The idea is to look like you’re not wearing a stitch of makeup — no one needs to know you spent twenty minutes artfully applying neutral-toned eye, lip and cheek hues! Here’s how to rock the perfect no-makeup makeup look: Mask undereye circles and imperfections with a yellow based concealer like Philosophy The Supernaturals Airbrushed Concealer in Dark ($25),
and set with a pressed powder like CoverGirl Queen Collection Natural Hue Pressed Powder ($8.18).
Brighten eyes with soft golds, bronzes and coppers — try Pop Beauty Lid Bronzer ($22)
— followed by a thin line of black pencil and two coats of black mascara. Brighten cheeks with a sheer coral blush like Cargo Blush in Laguna ($26),
and slick on a nude gloss like Avon Glazewear Sparkle Lip Gloss in Mocha Latte ($1.99).
Need inspiration? Check out our gallery of celebs rocking the prettiest no-makeup makeup looks, ever.