Beauty School: Candice’s Barely There Look

  • Written By:Bobbi
  • Photography:Ben Ritter
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This look is barely-there beauty done right. Candice has amazing skin, which I wanted to highlight, while adding some definition to her eyes. Here’s how to get the look:

Skin

First, I used our Face Pencils to perfect Candice’s already gorgeous skin — she’s a Shade 16 and 15 on her face and Shade 14 under the eyes. I always recommend using skin tone correct shades on the face and a lighter shade to brighten up any under eye circles. By having a few shades of these on hand, you’ll be able to match your skin tone as it changes throughout the year.

You don’t have to use these all over the face, I like to apply just where it’s needed: around the mouth and nose, and on any red spots. They go on really smoothly and are easy to blend, but the color isn’t going to slip off your face. With the Face Pencils, there’s no need to use a heavy foundation — it’s your skin but better.

I followed the Face Pencils with Miracle Balm to smooth and enhance the skin. You can use Face Pencils before or after Miracle Balm — do what works best for your skin. Candice is wearing Miracle Balm in Tawny along with a little bit of Cool Gloss in Boysenberry on her cheeks.

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Eyes

Next, I used a brow pencil to fill in and darken her brows — you can also (very lightly) use The Best Pencil in Brown to do this.

I wanted to do a top liner-only look on Candice, which means using a pencil (The Best Pencil in Black) that is sharpened to a point. This will keep the line super crisp. Begin your line on the outside of the lash line, as close to the lashes as you can get. Draw all the way inwards, gradually getting less close to lashes. Look in the mirror to see where you have gaps and fill in where you can still see the eyelid. (If you’re experiencing smudging, use less eye cream beforehand or you can add a light coat of a matte shadow to add some grip to your eyelids.)

I finished her eyes with two coats of The Mascara. I used my index finger to push her lashes upward, holding for a moment and releasing. This gives that bright-eyed look without needing an eyelash curler.

Lips

I used Cool Gloss in Boysenberry, a sheer berry tone, to complete the look.

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