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Today I want to share with you a soft, natural and pretty makeup look.    I’ve taken makeup from my own collection and put together a look that I like to use when putting together a polished, professional look that is also feminine.

I first apply Chanel Teint Innocence foundation all over my face.   I love the texture of this foundation – it just looks like your skin only better.   It’s a perfect weight and texture, lasts a long time and hides imperfections without looking cakey.  Perfection.

I didn’t feature a concealer, but most days I use Jouer Age-Repairing Brightener under my eyes as it hides the dark circles and is a treatment, so it works wonderfully for the delicate under eye area.     

To highlight my cheeks or anywhere I want to get “the glow”, I use Nars Orgasm Illuminator.  It is a beautiful shade of that pink/coral/shimmer that looks wonderfully on most any skin tone.   Dab a bit on your fingertips and rub or press into the skin. 

I dust on my cheeks, temple and jawline this Dior Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Sculpting Powder.  My shade is 40 Golden Caramel.  I like the versatility of this as you can sweep your brush all along all the colors or use them individually.  It leaves a soft warm glow without looking too bronzy. 

This may look like an awful lot of eye shadows, but when the Giorgio Armani Beauty makeup artist used this combination on me I fell instantly in love with the look.   Because I have larger eyes, some makeup artists tend to over do it with eye shadows on me.  This was a beautiful, soft look that could go from day to night – so soft and pretty.   On the left the shadows are Armani Maestro shades in #2 (top left) and # 25 (bottom left).  Blend these two together to get the perfect base shade for all over application.  #2 is a soft shimmer golden/nude.  #25 is a tan/nude/with a slight pink in matte.   #20 (bottom right) use all over the lower eye lid.  This shade is a light shimmer bronze.   Then in the crease  use #27 (top right) a lightly shimmer khaki/taupe shade.  Blend well.

You can line your eyes with a purple pencil eyeliner or try this Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Plum Black.   If you prefer a pencil try the Armani Smooth Silk Eye Pencil in #5 Eggplant.   They are soft and creamy and super-easy to apply. 

Top with your favorite mascara.  I go between so many that I like that I didn’t list one here, but any Lancome, CoverGirl LashBlast or Armani Eyes To Kill works wonderfully.

Now, if you want to be daring, try Armani Rouge d’Armani Lipstick in a red shade like #401.   But, for daytime, I’ve shown here Armani Sheer Lipstick in #30 -a rosy pink that is soft and natural.   The Sheer line is very light in color as the name states, but very moisturizing.   Even though you may have to apply several times a day I find it worth it. 

If you want to top it with a gloss, I like this Hourglass Prodigy lip gloss in Hypnotic.   I love this new gloss and it’s unique packaging.   This shade is more pink than what it looks like on the package.  It’s moisturizing and has a nice slight shimmer.

This look will take you from the boardroom to dinner or a night out with the girls. 

Let me know if you enjoy it when I put together color collections like these – I have many more to share!

*All products were purchased by me with the exception of the Hourglass Prodigy.