Model for Pink Tartan, Toronto Fashion Week Summer 2014

"No makeup" makeup: look like a Toronto Fashion Week model

by Kathy Saunders -

When we think Fashion Week, we tend to think of bold, attention-grabbing looks... But not this year! A huge trend at Toronto Fashion Week Summer 2014 was the "no make-up" makeup look. On the runways of Pink Tartan , Joe Fresh, and Maison Matthew Gallagher, there wasn't a bright lipstick or bold cat-eye in sight. Instead, make-up artists focused on glowing, warm-toned skin and nearly nude lips.

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We all know that a flawless base is the key to any great make-up look, but many fail to recognize that it can actually be the make-up look. Barely-there makeup is a great way to appear fresh-faced and flawless. While summer is the perfect time to pare down on your make-up, we think this is a look that transitions well into winter and looks quite beautiful with the naturally rosy cheeks a winter's chill provides. That means you can get the look right now!

Go nude

There's nothing too difficult about perfecting "no makeup" makeup, it simply depends on having the right tools. Start by applying a light-reflecting concealer below your eyes to mask dark circles and make tired eyes appear brighter. You can also use this concealer to give the appearance of an "inner glow" by applying it to the high points of your face. That means the bridge of your nose, the top of your cheekbones, and your cupid's bow. Next, use a regular concealer to hide any blemishes, redness, or imperfections.

The most important part of this look is having a foundation that matches your skin tone. The shade you choose for your face should also match the tone of your neck and hands, so it's always a good idea to give yourself a thorough look before choosing your base. Use a foundation with medium coverage and blend it in well into your skin, making it look as natural and blended as possible. Use a blush brush to apply bronzer along your temples and the top of your forehead to bring warmth to your face.

Finally, give your lips a swipe of clear, or very light pink, lip gloss , and you're all set!

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