With statement makeup, the most important step is the preparation. Without a flawless base, the eye will be drawn away from the highlighted feature and towards any imperfections. Bold lips can't even be called a trend anymore, because they've become standard in so many women's routines, but many women still struggle with maintaining the balance between wearing a statement color and looking fresh and youthful. No one wants to look like they have too much makeup on, so by building a flawless base and simply highlighting the rest of the face you can easily banish those worries.
Start by finding your perfect foundation shade. Estée Lauder's Invisible Fluid Makeup, $35, boasts IntuiTone™ technology to match your true-to-life shade, meaning you won't have to worry about going orange by mid-day. Shake the product well, then squeeze a small amount on the back of your hand. With a brush, start at the center of your face and blend outwards, focusing on any areas which are prone to redness or pigmentation. For a natural finish, skip the powder, and simply apply a cream blush to the apples of your cheeks.
Groom your eyebrows upwards and outwards, but keep them unfilled if you can. Curling your eyelashes as often enough to open and draw attention to the eyes but if you're looking for added volume, apply a coat of black or brown mascara. To get a bold lip that looks unforced and effortless, skip lip liner and apply a thin coat of your bright color with a lip brush. Then run a clean finger along the edge of your lip, blending slightly. This will give your lipstick a much softer line. Blot on a tissue or piece of paper, and apply another thin coat. With these easy steps, you should have a simple, ready-to-wear daytime look without stress.