Great Beauty: Less is More

Great Beauty: Less is More
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 08, 2011

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The TV personality used to go hard in heavily lined eyes and fuschia lipstick, but these days she rocks simple liquid liner and a nude lip. So chic!

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The supermodel-turned-mogul was unabashedly glam in her amethyst smokey eyes and raspberry shimmer gloss, but we think her dewy, sun-kissed look makes her look fresher. Let us know which prefer!

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We love Kelly’s colorful makeup, but she totally glows in natural, more muted shades that put her flawless skin on blast!

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Solange is now well-known for her fab bohemian style — but sometimes she goes over-the-top with her makeup! Do you love the graphic, color-blocked eye or her more au naturale look?

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Recently, RiRi went full-on retro in pin curls, pastel purple shadow and a bright, orange-red lip. But she’s equally gorgeous in a dab of clear gloss and individual lashes! Which is your fave?

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The singer and boutique owner has been known to hit the red carpet in major makeup (ie, heavy liner, lashes and blush). We love her scaled-back look the most! What’s your opinion?

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This blonde songstress wears an intense look in the winter — smokey gray eyes, metallic lips — but in the summer, shes favors a lighter look (ie, gold shadow and coral gloss). Which is your fave?

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With dramatic, winged, smokey eyes and hair in her face, Chanel Iman looks every inch the seductress. But she’s so much softer and fresher in pulled-back hair and no-makeup makeup! Which do you prefer?

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With winged eyeliner and orange lips, Bey looks like a 1950’s siren! But with barely-there makeup, she glows like a bride on her wedding day. Which do you think suits her more?

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At a Pastry launch event, Simmons looked luscious in electric pink lips and loads of black liquid liner — but she’s just as smoking-hot in subtle eye pencil and matte nude lips. Thoughts?