Clockwise from left: NARS, Prada FW2011 - GoRunway.com, Laura Mercier, Fresh, Smashbox, Valentino FW11 & SS11 - GoRunway.com
Sometimes subtle says it best. Mixing warm tones -- in soft peachy, apricot shades -- is an easy way to enhance your natural glow (and avoid looking too washed out). Even better, you can often use the same product on different parts of your face. This week, we're channeling the subdued skin tone palettes at Prada and Valentino.
For eyes, a tawny, almost clay-colored shadow is a fresh alternative to heavy liner. Follow by highlighting the inner corner of the eyes and beneath the brow for an even brighter, more wide-awake effect. To create an ethereal, lit-from-within flush, add a touch of illuminator to cheekbones (and even eyelids). Finish your look with a tinted balm like Fresh Sugar Honey lip treatment -- the sheer color will look like your natural lip color, but better. Plus, the barely-there shade pinch-hits as a dewy blush.
where to buy:
NARS Illuminator in Copacabana, $29, sephora.com
Laura Mercier Sateen Eye Color in Canyon Clay, $22, lauramercier.com
Fresh Sugar Honey Tinted Lip Treatment, $22.50, fresh.com
Smashbox Eyebeam Double-Ended Brightener, $22, smashbox.com