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Skin and Eye Step-by-Step


Step 1: The Skin Brightener
This cream illuminates the skin and readies it for makeup. It's packed with moisturizers and vitamin C.
Aura Science Transform Instant Brightener, $50,

Step 2: The Concealer
Prescriptives now has customized concealers. No matter what your skin tone, they'll create a perfect match.
Prescriptives Custom Blend Concealer, $32, for stores

Step 3: The Eye Definer
Inexpensive and effective, this liner is waterproof, so it won't run. Also available in other soft neutrals, including gray and khaki.
Lord & Berry Line 'N Shade Eyeliner in brown, $5,

Step 4: The Eye Highlighters
(a) If your eyelids look dark, lighten them with concealer or a light bone or taupe shadow. Bobbi Brown eye shadow in Wheat, $19,

(b) Use this coppery cream liner -- or try the company's gold hue -- along your lower lashes. Isadora perfect contour kajal in Brown Bronze, $8.50,

Bonus Tip:
If your skin tends to develop a shine during the day, pack blotting papers. It's better to remove oil than to mask it with more powder or makeup. boscia fresh blotting linens, $10,

Blueprint, Fall 2006