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Tutorial

Your everyday makeup look…perfected! (NEW tutorial)

Summer is the perfect time to shed heavy makeup and embrace a natural, everyday makeup routine. Avon celebrity makeup artist Lauren Andersen teaches you how to create a glowy everyday look that accentuates your natural beauty year-round.

Lauren begins the look by softening the traditional contour style using two shades of foundation. Using Ideal Flawless foundation in the lighter shade, Lauren uses a brush to highlight the top cheekbone area, the bridge and underneath of the nose, chin, and forehead, blending with her fingers for full coverage. Lauren then uses the warmer foundation shade to sculpt and define cheekbones, hairline, sides of the nose, and jaw line. Finish with a soft pink glow on the cheeks using Ideal Flawless blush in Classic Aura.

For neutral everyday eyes, Lauren starts by applying the peachy golden tones of True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Naked Truth. Begin by pressing the #2 shade into the inner corner of the eye for a soft highlight, then follow up with the #3 shade on the eye’s outer corner and crease. Add depth to the eyes without overpowering the neutral, glowy shades using Glimmersticks eyeliner in Cosmic Brown. Separate and extend lashes for a voluminous lash look using one of Lauren’s favorite new mascaras, Big & Multiplied mascara in Blackest Black.

Lauren begins the everyday lip look with Glimmersticks lip liner in Simply Spice, following the edge of the lip in small strokes and shading the outer corner for a fuller pout. Ultra Color Indulgence lipstick in Honeyflower blends into the liner and creates the perfect lip shade for everyday wear.

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How To Do a Smokey Eye

Avon Global Celebrity Makeup Artist Lauren Andersen shows you how to create a holiday glam look, featuring a metallic brown smokey eye and deep red lip color. Lauren created this look for holiday party season because it marries a shimmery neutral eye with a bold lip.

The key to creating the metallic brown smokey eye is the Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Chocolate Sensation. Lauren starts by applying the #3 shade to the eyelid, stopping at the crease. Next, Lauren uses the #2 shade from the quad and uses a blending brush to apply the shadow in the crease and up to the brow bone. After the shadows are blended, Lauren then uses the #4 shade of the quad on the outer corners of the upper lash line in a triangle shape.

“Taking your time to blend is what gives you that great smokey effect,” Lauren says.

The next step is to take the #3 shade from the True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Chocolate Sensation and with a wet brush, apply to the lower lash line. Then, using the #1 shade from the quad, go back and highlight the inner corners of the eye and under the brow bone. Lauren then uses Glimmersticks eye liner in Cosmic Brown on both the upper and lower lash lines and traces over the liner with the #3 shade from the quad for a smokey effect. To finish the eyes Lauren applies Avon Big & False Lash Mascara for a voluminous look, starting with the top lashes. Without applying more mascara to the applicator, Lauren then gently applies the mascara to the lower lashes.

For the cheeks, Lauren uses Avon Ideal Luminous Blush in Classic Aura to define the cheek bones. To add some sparkle, she uses the #1 eye shadow color from the Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad on top of the blush.

For the lip, Lauren starts with Glimmersticks lip liner in Brick Red to line the lips and fill them, which will give you a longer lasting lip look perfect for holiday party season. To complete the look, Lauren applies Avon Beyond Color Lipstick in Revenge using a lip brush.