Beauté-followers we’re giving you the trends for 2011 to keep you looking and feeling Beauté-ful. We’re continuing a series we started last holiday when we posted the trends for the Winter/Holiday. The looks were a complete hit with you guys so we’re doing it again. Our Beaute Speciale artist Laine is giving you the steps to achieving Natural Beauty.

 

 

” The return of minimalism is coming back in full force, as see in an array of spring runway collections like Burberry Prosum, Ana Sui, and Dolce and Gabbana, as well as the red carpet award season. With this look so prevalent in fashion and Hollywood right now, we are sure to see a lot more of the art of “strategically natural makeup”. Using a tactful light hand when applying makeup, allows for your own unique features and natural beauty to be emphasized without distraction. This look is perfect for the soft, feminine clothing looks that spring 2011 has to offer, and is universally flattering on women of all ages. The trick to making this look polished is creating flawless glowing skin, soft warm neutral shading on the eyes, fluttery lashes, a soft sweep of cream blush for definition, and a stain of creamy nude lip color. Complete this look with no fuss hair: Sleek straight strands, beachy waves, or a airy updo, and you are effortlessly chic and ready for spring” – Laine Smart

 

Get the Look!

Face:
~To get glowing skin start off with a moisturizer with soft light reflecting properties like, Peter Thomas Roth’s Illuminating High Definition Moisturizer or Aveno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer.
~Next apply a face primer like, Sue Devitt’s Microquatic Fortifying Primer, to fill in pores, keep makeup immaculate, and give foundation something to adhere to.
~Then buff a soft focus foundation like, Makeup Forever High Definition Foundation or Victoria Secret Airbrush Soft Focus Makeup, in with a fluffy duo fibre foundation brush to give skin a light, but flawless finish.

Cheeks:
~To sculpt the face and give the cheeks a healthy flush use finger tips to lightly blend in a natural tone cream blush like, Kevyn Aucoin The Creamy Moist Glow in Tansoleil.
~Then use finger tips to apply a cream highlighter like, MAC cream Color Base in Pearl or Shell, to tap on the top of cheek bones, and right under the brow bones to accentuate bone structure and give skin a sheen from within.

Eyes:
~Prime eyes from lashline to browbone with a neutral shadow primer like, Urban Decay Primer Potion, to keep shadow from budging or creasing.
~Apply warm brown cream shadow like, MAC Paintpot in Groundwork, all over lid and blend into crease.
~Blend a warm brown eyeshadow like, MAC Eyeshadow in Soft Brown, over cream shadow on lids. Start in the crease with a window washing motion to create depth and bring out the natural shape of your eye, and then feathering the shadow down on to the lids for balance.
~Next take the same brown shadow, using a small smudging brush, and sweep a little under the lower lashline to create dimension.
~Next use a light, shimmery cream shadow stick like, Wet N Wild Idol Eyes Creme Shadow Pencil in Champagne, to pop the inner corners of tear ducts to open up and widen the look of the eye, creating a brightening and awakening effect. Make sure to use your ring finger with a light touch and blend into skin for a natural finish.
~Then use a dark brown gel liner like, Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Liner in Espresso, to define the lash line, making sure to smudge the line to create a defused look.
~Curl Lashes and add two coats of a soft, fluttery effect mascara like, Peter Thomas Roth Lashes To Die For The Mascara or Maybelline Full N Soft Mascara, to top and bottom lashes.
~Naturally Define eyebrows with a pencil to powder eyebrow definer like, Lancome Le Crayon Poudre Pencil, in a color slightly lighter than your natural brow color. Blend pencil and comb brows with a brow brush for a groomed look.

Lips:
Pat on a beige pink or nude peach tone lipstick with a sheer finish like, Scott Barnes Lip slick in Provocative, with finger tips to give lips a naturally enhanced look.

 

 

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