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Beige--but Not Boring!

Why beige shouldn't be an afterthought: the importance of neutrals in your makeup wardrobe.
Beige--but Not Boring!
Photo: Backstage photo at Tory Burch S/S 13 courtesy of Imaxtree.
With Hollywood full of bright, bold lips and slick, smoky eyes, it's easy to forget about the basics. But a barely-there face dominated spring runways, including shows like Tory Burch and Thakoon, and a few Hollywood tastemakers, like Sienna Miller, have embraced flawless-but-colorless makeup on the red carpet. Conclusion? Beige can be the opposite of boring when done right. The delicate shimmer of a bisque highlighter can enhance your bone structure, a sand eye pencil makes eyes appear brighter, and a pinkish-beige nail lacquer adds immediate polish. Turns out neutral's a necessity this season. 1. Buxom Divine Goddess Luminizer ($28) 2. Stila Eye Shadow ($18) in Kitten 3. NARS Highlighting Blush ($29) in Satellite of Love 4. Polishes from left to right: M.A.C. Apres Chic Nail Lacquer ($16) in Hangin Loose, Dolce & Gabbana Intense Nail Lacquer ($24) in Nude 210, Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer ($17) in Careless Whisper 7. Ck One Pure Color LipstickPure Color Lipstick ($16) 8. Estee Lauder Pure Color Vivid Shine Lipstick ($25) in Brilliant Bare 9. Giorgio Armani Beauty Skin Lacquers Collection Lip Gloss ($29) in pink 513 10. Neutrogena MoistureShine Lip Gloss ($9) in Natural Boost 11. Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner ($5) in Nude 12. Cargo Reverse Lip Liner ($16) 13. Physicans' Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Eye Shadow ($11) in Natural Nude Eyes
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