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We may think of catwalk makeup as often being over the top and experimental, but in recent seasons there has been a huge shift in this trend to be quite the opposite. Makeup has become increasingly toned down and natural looking, with models appearing on the catwalk looking as though they’ve had nothing applied at all. The key to this look is a flawless looking complexion, and of course, some makeup is required despite how it looks.

To steal this catwalk beauty look, first examine your complexion. If you only need light coverage, opt for a BB cream instead of a full foundation. You can always add concealer where necessary to cover any blemishes, but keep in mind that you want your skin to still looking like natural, clean skin so avoid heavy products. Makeup shouldn’t be overly applied and kept light. If you’re applying foundation, dampen a makeup sponge and squeeze out excess water before using it to apply – this will create a dewy finish.

Makeup artists have then added a radiant look to the skin by applying highlighters and illuminators to cheekbones, giving fresh and glowing look that reflects the light in key areas. Eye makeup is also very toned down – try to switch out black mascara for brown, and ditch or reduce the amount of eyeliner you apply. For a subtle lip, apply a peachy or nude toned gloss that adds just a hint of colour and a healthy shine to lips. Remember, you’re just enhancing your face without wanting your makeup to appear obviously done – that’s the key to the simple but flattering beauty look.

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