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pura bellezza
Written by Aaron Wozlowski   

Makeup artist Aaron Wozlowski shares his beauty tips on creating your own raw, minimalist, woke-up-like-this look.

Photographed by Matthew Chen
Hair by Erum Sheikh

Styled by: Aaron Wozlowski & Erum Sheikh
Model: Sarah Ferguson (Next CanadA)

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SKIN: Aside from a touch of concealer to cover up blemishes, the sheen on your skin should come from your moisturizer. Use little to no foundation, and only blot your T-zone with powder—let the rest of your face shine away!

LIPS: Take your favourite bold colour and blot it on your lips, rubbing it in with your finger until you build a light stain.

CHEEKS: Cream blush or bronzer blends best on dewy skin. You can also use the colour you are using on your lips to add colour to your cheeks.

EYES: Subtly define your brows by brushing through with a brow mascara. Take any neutral, long-lasting cream shadow and blend it all over the lid, up to your crease. Finish with a good layer of mascara, and skip the eyeliner to maintain that barely-there look

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To transition into a super-easy, low-maintenance night look, take the blackest kohl eyeliner you can find and line your top lash line. Smudge with your fingers, a cotton swab or a blending brush to create a smoldering effect on top of your neutral cream shadow.

Line your top and bottom water lines, and add more depth with a sweep of neutral shadow along your bottom lashes. Finish off with false lashes if you want to add a bit of drama!

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