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Look Flawless Without MakeUp.

Summer is the time to set your makeup and hair tools aside and embrace your natural beauty. July may have come to an end but we still have a whole month of laidback days to take advantage of. Skip the fuss of hot tools, blush, mascara and highlighters and relax already! Keep in mind that going bare does require a few pointers to look your best sans the makeup. We asked a model, makeup artist and celebrity hair stylist for their tips on looking beautiful without all the fuss.

Tip from the model:
Actress, model and socialite, Byrdie Bell’s flawless skin is her best feature and she credits her amazing complexion to the Finnish natural skincare company, Lumene, for which she is Brand Ambassador. For model casting calls, Byrdie is often required to show-up with a fresh, makeup-free face. “When I go on castings and auditions, I can cheat amazing skin by applying some Arctic Aqua 2-in-1 Skin Perfecting Moisture Booster to my temples and cheekbones,” says Byrdie. “You can replace traditional highlighter with a product that actually helps out your skin and still get that dewy look!” Keeping your skin hydrated is the secret to keeping your skin moist and glowy on its own, no make-up necessary!

Lumene Sensitive Touch Arctic Aqua 2-in-1 Skin Perfecting Moisture Booster, $14.99, CVS and

Tip from the makeup artist and beauty expert:
Carmindy has worked in the beauty industry for over 20 years and her artistry can be seen on the editorial pages of leading magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Elle, InStyle, O, Essence, Self, Lucky, Seventeen, Marie Claire, and Glamour. Her number one tip for going makeup free? “Have perfectly groomed brows!,” says Carmindy. “Defined arches frame your face, pulling your features into focus.” If you’ve over plucked, use the TouchBack BrowMarker to fill in sparse areas.

Sally Hansen Beauty Tools Brows that Wow Diamond Slant Tip Tweezer, $14, Ulta and

TouchBack BrowMarker, $19.95,

Available in Soft Black, Dark Brown, Medium Brown, Auburn and Blonde

Tip from the celebrity hair stylist:
Try this easy day-to-night hairstyle for a lazy Summer day. During the day stay cool by choosing a style that keeps the hair out of your face. “Spritz hair with a texturizing spray or mousse if your hair requires more hold,” says Edward Tricomi, co-owner of Warren-Tricomi salons. “Pull hair up into a high pony and wrap your hair into a high top knot. Secure with an elastic that does not leave a crease. For your evening look, simply let strands loose.” Having been in the top knot throughout the day, hair will fall in natural, beach waves. “Tousle and set with a light layer of hair spray.” To add a little extra polish, create a deep side part, braid the front section of hair and pin back with bobby pins.

ybf Dual Action Makeup Remover

If you wear a lot of waterproof makeup like I do in the summer you know how tough it can be to remove. Check out ybf’s Dual Action Makeup Remover. Made to gently but effectively clean your skin and remove all your makeup even waterproof mascara! The formula is created to clean all your makeup even your lips and won’t leave any oily residue.

ybf Dual Action Makeup Remover

What it does:
Gently cleanses & removes makeup, including waterproof mascara, from your pretty eyes & lips, leaving a luxurious, clean, fresh glow!

Product Details:
Dual-phase, innovative formula, made with water, aloe, fennel & cucumber extract to soothe & calm your vulnerable eye area, activates when gently shaken!
Removes makeup (including waterproof mascara) from your pretty eyes & lips, leaving a clean, fresh glow!
Effective & gentle – safe for sensitive eyes & contact lens wearers too!
Smooth formula – no need for harsh tugging or pulling on your delicate eye and lip area!
Non oily formula leaves skin soft – not feeling dry!
Infused with Smart Active Complex and enriched with extracts from the earth!


Get The Look: Blake Lively’s Perfect Red Lips


I absolutely adored this dress and retro look on Blake Lively at her Savages premiere. Instyle Magazine has tracked down the exact colors to get this perfect retro red. Now I just need the dress, hair and body!


Found It! Blake Lively’s Sexy Red Lipstick

Nothing ties a retro look together like a true red lipstick and a flick of liquid liner. Case in point: Blake Lively’s Old Hollywood-inspired getup. “Blake wanted a classic matte red lip,” said her makeup artist Elaine Offers. “We went with the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils in Dragon Girl and Red Square.” These jumbo lip crayons take the guesswork out of choosing a matching liner, and the velvety formula keeps your pucker from feeling parched. Added bonus: We love how Red Square, an orange-based scarlet, adds a touch of warmth to the blue-based Dragon Girl.

Pick up both shades for $24 each over at




Fall in love with guilt free Cake from Make-Up Designory!

I’m smitten with MUD’s Cake Eyeliner. I have always loved the look of liquid eyeliner but with a very unsteady hand I generally stick to eyeliner pencils. Cake Eyeliner gives my eyes that same dramatic look but is so easy to apply. Its a powder formula, just wet your eyeliner brush and swirl into Cake Eyeliner. Once you reach the desired intensity just let it dry and it lasts smudge-free until you wash it off.


Make-up Designory (MUD)  Cake Eyeliner .

The formula, known for its precision and versatility, arrives with staying power and its easy to use. Achieve an even application by first slightly wetting the brush then dip and roll into Cake Eyeliner. For a super fine line, use MUD’s #100 Round Liner Brush, #210 Angle Liner Brush or #900 Round Liner Brush with very little pressure to create smooth, soft eyes.

For a true high-definition look apply greater pressure to the brush for a thick line on the upper and lower lids. Allow liner to dry completely before fully opening the eye. Avoid drawing a straight line above your eyelash. Instead glide the liner and dab the brush at the base of the eyelid until you reach your statement look.

Available in a chocolate brown and jet-black smudge-resistant shade

MUD’s Cake Eyeliner has a suggested retail price of $13 for a 3g/0.105 oz. compact and is available at select MUD shops and boutique locations or

About Make-Up Designory (MUD):
Make-Up Designory is a private post secondary institution that provides training every year to hundreds of students from around the world to work in fashion, film, and television. Specialties include beauty make-up artistry, hairstyling, portfolio development, character make-up, and special make-up effects. The school has two locations, one in Los Angeles (founded in 1997) and one in New York. In addition, the school has its own cosmetics line, that range from $8 – $26, with retailers and distributors in the US, United Kingdom, Spain, Turkey, Japan, Australia, West Africa, Mexico, Guam, and the Dominican Republic.