This soft neutral look pairs perfectly with a half-up, half-down hairstyle

Of all the makeup looks out there, a soft, neutral-toned one might be the most important to master. It's super versatile and looks as good for the office as it does on a first date. By getting the basic techniques sorted, you also have an excellent base with which to find your perfect neutral look.
This classic, simple, but undeniably pretty look pairs perfectly with a half-up, half-down hairstyle. It's fun and flirty, but still sensible and chic. If you want to look natural but just a little bit polished and elevated, this is the tutorial for you.
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Materials
- Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré
- Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation
- Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer
- Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
- NARS Bronzing Powder in “Laguna”
- Benefit Gimme Brow+ Volumizing Eyebrow Gel in “#3”
- Colourpop Dream St Palette
- L'Oréal Infallible Never Fail Eyeliner
- L'Oréal Voluminous Original Mascara
- NARS Lip Gloss in “Star Love”
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Instructions
1. Prep your skin with a hydrating moisturizer.
2. Apply a medium-coverage foundation to your skin using a damp beauty sponge.
3. Highlight your under-eyes, the center of your forehead and the bridge of the nose using a full-coverage concealer. Blend in using the same sponge.
4. Set your concealer using loose translucent powder on the same sponge. Brush off any excess with a fluffy brush.
5. Use a large fluffy brush to apply bronzer to the perimeters of your face.
6. Fill in your brows using a brow gel or pomade.
7. Take a warm, light brown eye shadow (we used “Shooting Star” from the Colourpop Dream St Palette), and work into the crease.
8. Using a finger, apply a shimmery champagne shade (we used “Moony” from the same palette) to the inner corner of your eyelid.
9. Apply black kohl eyeliner to the outer part of your upper lash line in a small wing, and blend using a small detailer brush.
10. Apply black mascara to your top and bottom lashes.
11. Apply a pale pink lipgloss.
12. To finish the look, take two sections near the front of your hair, and pull back. Pin in place. Leave some tendrils of hair at the very front to frame your face.
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