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Beauty School.

EVEN the dedicated full-on make-up junkies among us can try the barely there look from time to time.

And there's a lot more to it than a sprinkle of blusher here and slick of lipgloss there. To pull off this look, you have to balance your tones and make sure you use enough to give your skin a healthy glow.

Unless you can't bear it, try to something a bit lighter - even a bronzer but just don't overdo it.

Unless you can't bear it, try to skip foundation and use something a bit lighter - even a bronzer but just don't overdo it. We love the Tess Daly Face Bronzer, pounds 9.50, a shimmering cream bronzer which gives a much-wanted sexy sun-kissed glow when applied to cheeks, brow bone, nose and forehead, from Marks & Spencer.

Also gorgeous for a dewy look Also gorgeous for a dewy look is Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Hydrating Makeup, pounds 29, from major department stores. No 7's Skin Illuminator in Peach, pounds 10.60, is perfect too. The particles of iridescent shimmer reflect the light. Gorgeous.

Autograph has Minerals Powder Blusher in Natural, pounds 12, which can be swept over cheeks. From Marks & Spencer.

Now the jury's out for lashes. It's hard to resist ones like the lovely Cheryl Cole flutters. But they are false and very much a statement. So when it comes to the natural look, it's best to go for mascara or a clear mascara like No 7's Lash & Brow Perfector, pounds 9.50, or Per Una's Brow and Lash Gel, pounds 5, from Marks & Spencer.

Curl your lashes before you use this for maximum effect. But this no-mascara effect should give you some definition without being too "made-up".

Eyes are pale, so use beiges, pearls and caramels. We like Urban Decay's Stardust in Bobby Dazzler and Space Cowboy, pounds 13.50, from Debenhams, Boots and House of Fraser. 17's Eyes in Barely There, pounds 4.99, is a trio of neutral colours and works a treat. No7 Stay Perfect Eye Mousse in Vanilla, pounds 8.50, is luscious and creamy. From Boots.

Lips are moist without looking wet.

Apply lip gloss or lipstick sparingly. Lipgloss Wand in Nude, pounds 2.50, from Marks & Spencer, is light and No7 Liplicious in Angel Cake, pounds 9.25, is sparkly and yummy.

No7 Sheer Temptation Lipstick in Attract, pounds 9.50, should just go on to add a little bit of colour. Don't outline your lips.

The Balm's Read My Lips in Classified, about pounds 11, gives your lips a moist and juicy feel. From www.thebalm.com.

Nails should look lightly polished, so a great one to try is Dior's Vernis in Pink Ballet, pounds 16.50, from major department stores.

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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Mar 16, 2010
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