Desert Companion

Style: The perfect poolside look

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Final Makeup
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Pool season is here, and that means three things: sun, swimming and selfies. The trick to poolside perfection? Lightweight, long-wear products that won't separate as things heat up.  Shadia Taylor of NARS cosmetics at the Forum Shops at Caesars shares her tips.

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Starting off
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NARS primer
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Begin by prepping the face with a brightening concentrate (Taylor uses NARS multi-protect primer SPF30) to protect the face and ensure a dewy glow.  Then apply all-day luminous weightless foundation.  Focus on areas that need to be evened out or polished by spot applying, leaving as much natural skin as possible.

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Stick Concealer
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Follow up with a stick concealer on shade warmer than your skin tone, touching on blemished areas.

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Glow
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Add an area of glow around the eyes by patting a multiple makeup stick (she uses NARS The Multiple in Copacabana) around the orbital bone.

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Radiant Creamy Concealer
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Finish off the eye area with Radiant Creamy Concealer.  This will add light-reflecting qualities which brighten and open up the eyes while the stick concealer hides imperfections.

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Set the concealer
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Set the concealer around the eyes with light-reflecting loose setting powder by gently buffing in rather than brushing across to maintain the luminosity you've created. This will ensure that the concealer does not move throughout the day.

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Blush
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Warm the cheek area by applying The Multiple in St. Lucia across the cheek bone.  Then apply a contour blush just under the cheek bone to create dimension and follow with NARS dual intensity blush in Craving across the apple of the cheek to create a bronzy glow.

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Eye shadow
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For the perfect "summer smokey eye," begin with an eyeshadow base, which will keep all your products in place throughout the scorching temps and ensure you get the longest wear out of them.  Then follow with Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Skorpios across the entire lid, concentrating on the outer edges and blend in up to the crease of the lid.

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Eye liner
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Add Christopher Kane Parallel Universe shadow over the top of Skorpios and press into the lid above the lash line to create a soft cloud of color above the eye.  For more depth, add a third shadow (Jezebel) to the outer corners and the bottom lash line.  then blend out.  Finish with two coats of volumizing mascara.

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Lips
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Keep your lips protected by giving them a firm base of lip treatment SPF15, then top with the all-in-one velvet matte stick in 413 Bleecker across the entire lip.  It will give the effect of a lip stain, yet keep your lips hydrated.

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Eye shadow
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Christopher Kane Collection duo eye shadow in Parallel Universe, $35

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Base
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NARS Smudge Proof Shadow Base, $25

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Foundation
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All-day luminous weightless foundation, $48

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The Multiple
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The Multiple Copacabana, $39

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NARS primer
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Multi-protect primer SPF 30, $34

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Blush
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Dual-intensity blush in Craving, $45

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