They gave us our looks-and their wisdom. Now, experts confirm that Mom really is always right. Photo by Getty Images.
1. Brighten your complexion
"From mi abuela, I learned that even if I have no time to put on a full face of makeup, I should never leave the house without swiping on lipstick. She always wore a gorgeous deep red shade to brighten up her face."
CARMEN WONG ULRICH,42
What the expert says
"The right lipstick shade will wake up your face," agrees New York City makeup artist Adriana Andaluz (BeautyWithATwist.com). "The key is to focus on one feature you love, and have everything else complement it. If you're wearing a bold lip, keep the eyes simple, and don't let your blush compete with your lipstick." When you're in a rush, that swipe of red will make it look like you're wearing more makeup than you really are.
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2. Clear your pores
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