How To Achieve Barely There Makeup

By CSL Staff
May 6, 2015



Nars At Rodarte

Nars At Rodarte

This is a great look for the office – simple to achieve yet fresh.

THE LOOK: “Inspired by the idea of a beautiful, fresh face – youthful and vibrant,” says James Kaliardos of NARS Cosmetics.

WHY IT WORKS: Spring is the perfect time for makeup free look which emphasizes luminous skin.  Neutral tones make clothes the statement.

HOW TO: Brush eyes with a pink-brown shadow. Line the eyes with metallic eyeliner in a neutral shade. Apply natural lip colour matte lipstick. Highlight cheekbones with a light blush.


How to Get the Barely There Makeup Look


PRODUCTS: Clockwise from left, NARS Lipstick in Honolulu Honey, $32 Bobbi Brown  Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow in Rose Gold, $28 Laura Mercier  Caviar Stick Eye Colour, $34 Makeup Forever  HD Blush in cool pink, $31

TIP: For the eyes, instead of sweeping the eyeshadow upward try a downward arc at the corners of the eyes.


This original article first appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.