How to Look Makeup Free on the Red Carpet

Trick the paparazzi with these 10 beauty products.

Jane's Page - Beauty - February 2017
Photograph by Amy Troost; Styled by Beth Fenton at Tim Howard Management; makeup by Karan Franjola; hair by Cim Mahony at Lalaland artists; manicure by Tracylee for Chanel at Tim Howard Management; Model: Charlee Fraser at IMG models; digital technician: Stephen Mcginn; Photography assistants: Henry Lopez, Greg Maka; fashion assistant: Diana Douglas; model wears Anndra Neen earrings

With all due respect to Alicia Keys, it’s hard to imagine the no-makeup look gaining much traction under the unforgiving scrutiny of the cameras this awards season. Still, maybe some starlets will be inspired to go easier on the face paint. Here, a few pointers:

Foundation? Moi? With its clever combination of oils and pigments, Giorgio Armani’s supremely blendable Power Fabric Longwear High Coverage Foundation ($64, means never suffering pancake face.

Prep it: For a camera-ready complexion, invest in La Prairie Line Interception Power Duo ($350,, a day-and-night regimen that targets crow’s-feet and wrinkles.

Your lips, only better: Zelens Extreme Velvet ($48, feels like a regular old lip balm but is infused with long-lasting color.

Instant cheekbones: The only thing more magical than the bouncy texture of Givenchy Mémoire de Forme Highlighter ($45, neimanmarcus .com) is how it imparts the loveliest glow anywhere you could use a little bit of shine.

Smudge and go: Skip the eye shadow and just line lids with L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Liquid Eyeliner ($10,, smudged ever so gently up from the lash line with the tip of your finger.

On your toes: Deborah Lippmann Brand New Day ($20,, a barely there hint of color, adds just the right amount of polish.

Conceal where needed: I’m gaga over Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer ($30,, which manages to cover under-eye circles without over-highlighting the area. Plus, it’s available in 16 shades.

Plump it: The day of, dab skin with Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Rich Cream ($48,, a nourishing whipped formula loaded with botanicals.

Flyaways, not frizz: A spritz of StriVectin Hair All Smooth Frizz Control Mist ($26, keeps hair from going all Brillo when you’re sweating it out under the klieg lights.

In the Mood for… No Makeup

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