Let's get straight to business: You know that effortlessly sophisticated makeup look you've been trying to perfect for ages now? We'll let you in on celebrity-approved tricks and products to nail this coveted look—right from the boudoirs of Hollywood actress Blakely Lively and supermodels Karlie Kloss, Doutzen Kroes, and Barbara Palvin.
At the Cannes Film Festival, the L’Oréal Makeup Designer/Paris ambassadors all looked as impeccable as usual, with looks primarily driven by three basic makeup steps (yes, you don't always have to pack on the pizzazz when getting all dolled up).
But first things first: You must start by taking very good care of your skin because it's really true what everyone says—flawless makeup starts with beautiful skin. And since practice makes perfect, don't be disheartened if you don't get your desired results on your first try.
Now, are you ready for the effortlessly flawless makeup secrets of the aforementioned beauties? Remember to pay attention to these three key steps:
1. Base. Find a formulation that works best on your skin and you're most comfortable with (especially if you wear your makeup for hours!).
2. Eye primping. A killer brow game will always save you, so get to know your unique set of brows and the eye makeup that will make them stand out the best possible way (Oh, and here's a secret: Those browns in your eyeshadow palette can double as brow makeup, too).
3. Lip prettifying. Nude lips are all the rage now, so don't get left behind: Go on a color-swatching spree to find the nude shade that works best on your skintone.
Here's a cheat sheet to guide you in achieving Blake, Barbara, Doutzen, and Karlie's looks:
Blake Lively, dreamy as a princess
Barbara Palvin, chiseled and fierce
Karlie Kloss, easy, breezy 'it' girl
Doutzen Kroes golden seductress
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