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Tips: How To Pull Off Fall’s Coordinated Cheek & Lip

Pair the season’s traditionally stark palette with the impending winter grey gloom and you’ll see the need for this latest makeup trend — coordinating your lip color with your cheek hue.

Makeup artist Jeanine Lobell, painted our girl-crush Cate Blanchett with just such a look for the New York Film Festival and the look was equal parts fresh, fun and utterly gorgeous.  “It’s all about creating dimension,” Lobell said of achieving the effect.  “I only used a few products; it’s about how you apply them.”  Here’s how to get Blanchett’s glowy look yourself.

1.  Apply an illuminating primer under a light application of our favorite foundation.  The operative word is “light” here… it’s hard to glow if your skin is covered in a full-paint job.

2.  Keep your lips and cheek color coordinated by only using only cool colors, and then set your cheek base by using a cream blush.

3.  Set the look wiht a light dusting of powder and then dust on a matching powder blush.

4.  Line your lips with a darker hue, and then fill in the rest of your pout to create additional dimension.  Voila — You’ve perfected fall’s prettiest red-carpet make-up, just like that!

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