Master the No-makeup Trend

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One of my favorite shows of the 90’s was Full House.  I looked forward to the “TGIF” lineup every week.  I wanted to be DJ Tanner so bad.  She had the coolest teenager room and I loved her hair!  (Yes, I know – I’m a dork, but I digress.)  Being around the same age as DJ, I could empathize with much of her teenage drama.  One episode in particular stands out as I write this post.  She was entering junior high and thought the best way to fit in and look cool was to wear makeup…a LOT of makeup.  Needless to say her look was more clown than pretty.  She learned that the best approach to makeup is to look as though you are wearing none at all.  Now I love to try bold looks from time to time, but you just can’t be the classic “no-makeup” look.  Summer time is the perfect time to lighten up your look.  No one wants their face sliding half way off in the middle of a hot, humid day!

     Here are a few of my favorite products to achieve the no-makeup look:

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Starting out with a good foundation is key.  Avon’s Ideal Nude Liquid Foundation combines mattifying powder with featherlight water-based pigments for fresh and natural-looking coverage.

 

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Defining your brows is one of the most complementary tricks to enhance your face.  It can be a real game changer, especially if your hair is on the lighter side.

Make your eyes pop with a hint of color.  Eyeliner can sometimes be the difference in an awake face or a sleepy face.

Try Glimmersticks Liners for brows, lips & eyes!

 

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You can’t go wrong with a nude lip.  Avon’s True Color Lipstick comes in shimmer and satin shades.  My favorite?  “Blush Nude” in satin.

 

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“Polish” off your look with one of 31 shades in the True Color Pro+ Nail Enamel collection.  Try “Rose Quartz” or “Perfectly Flesh” for a perfect summer mani/pedi.

 

 

Show me how you rock the no-makeup trend.  Follow me on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter & be sure to tag @Avonsaralay. 

Shop anytime by visiting www.youravon.com/saralay.

 

 

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Monday Must-Haves

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Happy Monday!  (No sighing, it’s going to be a great day!) 

I want to share with you a few items that have the beauty world buzzing.   Avon has introduced some really great products to enhance your makeup look and also bring some freshness to your skin care regimen.

One of my favorites is the True Color 8-in-1 Eyeshadow Palette.   I love the “Nude Muse” palette.  If you prefer and more light, romantic look, definitely give this one a try.

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Spring and summer are usually when I add more polish to my nails.  I’m also noticing that the older I get, the more brittle my nails are.  And it goes without saying, just how frustrating it can be to see chipping in your polish after only a few days.  That’s why another “must have” is the True Color Pro+ Nail Enamel.   A polish that lasts up to 12 days and increases nail strength by 80%?  Yes please!  Once that pedi is complete, here is a cute sandal to show off those fresh toes!

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As I’m sure you’ve heard before, good skin care is vital for makeup to look it’s best.  A new “it” thing now to try is the sheet mask.  This year, Avon introduced the Anew Brightening Sheet Mask with White Pearl Essence.  Simply unfold the mask and apply to a clean, dry face.  Relax for 15-20 minutes while the mask works.  Remove and massage in the remaining serum.  Use this a few times a week for instant glow!

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You’ll find the Platinum Night Cream in the Anew skincare collection.  Nightly use of this cream will result in fuller, smoother, brighter, firmer skin and contours.  Some results show overnight, but after 2 weeks, notice a more defined and sculpted jawline, with the bonus of dramatically reduced wrinkles. After 4 weeks of applying this anti-aging face cream every night, cheeks look lifted and reshaped and there is a visible reduction in sagging skin.

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What are some of your beauty must-haves?   Share your thoughts with @AvonSaraLay on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!