A little color on the cheeks, a subtle glisten to the lips, and a radiant complexion are universally flattering and will have the world thinking you've just stepped out from the flat of a naughty summer fling.
Get the Look:
The foundation to this youthful look is your skin. Opt for a luminescent tinted moisturizer with SPF (go on, use your fingers) instead of a foundation to add a glow and camouflage imperfections. Once that's been applied, use a illuminating concealer, like YSL's Touche Eclat, to brighten the under eye area, conceal blemishes and highlight the cheekbones. If you're feeling a bit shiny, just dust a little loose powder over your t-zone for a more matte look.
Next give your brows a brush (and apply a clear brow gel if needed) and lightly fill with a brow powder/cream that is slightly lighter than your brow color.
For the eyes, use a simple nude shimmer shadow such as Nars Duo Cream Eyeshadow sparingly on both on the eye lid under the lower lash line. Then curl the lashes and apply a lengthening, thickening mascara (try Imju Fiberwig Mascara, a best seller in Japan) to both the top and bottom lashes.
Next, apply a cream or gel blush (I love Tarte's Cheek Stain) that most resembles your natural flush with your fingers or with an angled sponge. If you're feeling experimental, you can try the clear gels that claim to create a natural blush in your cheeks like Smashbox's O-GLOW.
Finally, apply a clear or subtly pink lip balm that adds a hint of shine and finishes the look. If you feel your lips need a boost, try a lip plumper instead of a basic lip shine to enhance your pout.
Loose Powder (Optional)
Clear Lip Shine