beauty queen: karolina kurkova

welcome to the neutral state.

by liza darwin

We're all for smokey eyes and dramatic, deep lips, but when you want to shake things up a bit? Try going neutral. Just look at Karolina Kurkova, who attended the AmfAR party during MIlan Fashion Week rocking a slightly unexpected beauty look. Rather than going bold, the supermodel kept things subtle, with a hint of shimmer on the eyes, defined brows, and a nude lip. In other words, the perfect proof that less really is more--whether you decide to pair it with jeans or a ballgown. 

COVER IT: Smashbox Camera Ready Dark Spot Correcting CC Cream- $42.00 

Conceal undereye circles and dark spots with a lightweight CC cream. If you want it to be even more diluted, try mixing it with normal moisturizer. 

SHADOW IT: Maybelline Studio Master Brow Shaper- $7.99

This 2-in-1 contains a brow brush on one end and a pencil on the other, so you can define and fill in the sparse spaces. 

GLOSS IT: Nars Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil- $25.00

The key component to Kurkova's look: a nude, glossy lip. This version goes on like a pencil, but covers fully and shines like a lipstick.