By Cristina Mueller, REDBOOK makeup
1. Wake up your face
The lightest way to conceal dark circles, from celebrity makeup artist Gita Bass (she uses this trick on Debra Messing): Dab on a tinted eye cream (try Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Roller, $12.99, which also has caffeine to flush out puffiness), then tap on a light-reflecting translucent powder under your eyes (try Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder, $22). "It's a weightless way to deflect from dark circles," she says. If you have fine lines, use a cream illuminator, like Revlon Photoready Eye Primer and Brightener, $9.99, instead of powder. Finally, blend a cream blush on your cheekbones, angling it toward your temples. "This creates a well-rested glow," says Bass.2. Go bright and light
If you're one of those women who feels stark naked without a bold pop of lipstick, switch to a highly pigmented, but still hydrating, stain, Bass suggests. (Try CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain, $7.29.) "The color is just as intense, but you can't feel it," she says.Related: The 14 Best Summer Foods for Weight Loss
3. Get no-smudge lashes
Waterproof mascara has gotten a bad rap for making lashes brittle, thanks to the ingredients that help it stay put. But new versions have built-in conditioners. Try Rimmel London The Max Volume Waterproof Mascara, $7.19, or Anastasia Beverly Hills Lash Genius, $21, a waterproofing top coat for any mascara. Always wipe the stuff off with a gentle remover (try Almay Moisturizing Eye Makeup Remover Pads, $7.99), says celebrity makeup artist Rachel Goodwin, who works with Emma Stone. Then rub on an ointment like Aquaphor to keep lashes soft.
It's the best way to look pulled-together while wearing nearly nothing. Goodwin likes an eye-defining swoop of budge-proof liner along your top lashes. (Try Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes pencil, $18, which was created for synchronized swimmers!) Make the line thicker and flicked up slightly at the outer corners. Even quicker than pencil: waterproof cream shadow. "Use your finger to blend it all over your lids for a sheer, relaxed look," Bass says. Maybelline New York Eye Studio Color Tattoo Cream Gel Eyeshadow, $6.99, doesn't budge--we swear.5. Stop shine
At some point this month, "slight dewiness" will morph into its evil twin: oil slick. To help prevent this, start your makeup routine with a primer, such as Neutrogena Shine Control Primer, $14. "It absorbs oil, which reduces shine," says Miami-based dermatologist Fredric Brandt. If you feel bare without foundation, switch to a tinted mattifier (try Philosophy The Supernatural Poreless Primer, $30). Touch up throughout the day with blotting papers like Boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens, $10, instead of face powder, which can get splotchy in high humidity.
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