Beauty Files: Bare-Faced Beauty

In the world of runway and celebrity beauty, the term “bare-faced” doesn’t actually mean a face that’s, well, bare. In fact, its real definition is much to the contrary — it’s a face full of makeup that imitates the look of flawless naked skin, the reality of which very few people can lay claim to. Luckily, perfect skin is a surprisingly simple look to achieve, requiring little more than a few hardworking products and the right tools to apply them. Once you know how to fake a naturally smooth, glowing complexion, it’ll become your canvas — you can accentuate your perfect base with a bright matte lipstick or smoky eye, or make like Stella and pile on the blue mascara for a mod take on vivid color. The opportunities are endless. Get the details, after the jump …

Top (Left to Right):
Philosophy The Present, $28; Benefit High Beam, $26; Yves Saint Laurent Anti-Cernes Multi-Action Concealer, $35

Bottom (Left to Right):
MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Microfinish Powder, $32; MAC 190 Foundation Brush, $33; Giorgio Armani Face Fabric Foundation SPF 12, $49; Laura Geller Retractable Kabuki Brush, $28.50