How To Pull Off The Tomboy Beauty Look

by Stephanie Montes

While we live for a cat eye and red lip, sometimes we prefer our beauty choices to be a little less obvious. Enter the tomboy beauty look: It’s casual but not unkempt, sophisticated but not too defined. With Super Bowl Sunday on the brain, we’re making it easy for you to feel feminine while still being able to hang with the guys. Here, our tips for getting your beauty fix without looking like you’re trying too hard—and we even paired them with an equally effortless, borrowed-from-the-boys ensemble. That one-two punch of almost-bare skin coupled with all things intentionally ill-fitting is a sexy yet rebellious touchdown.

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Make Your Complexion Look Flawless

You want to look like you were born with amazing skin, not like you're wearing layers of makeup. A BB or CC cream is all you need to correct any pigmentation. Go back in with a concealer if you need to spot treat blemishes and add a dab of highlighter on the cheekbones, cupid's bow and bridge of the nose for a dewy finish.

Match Your Cheeks To Your Eyes, Match Your Eyes To Your Lips

The best way to fake "I woke up like this" skin is to use the same product on your eyes, lips and cheeks. A glossy finish just adds to your dewy, glowy look. And since we're talking about eyes, don't forget the brows. Fill them in lightly—just enough to look groomed.

Get A Less-Obvious Flutter

Instead of rocking rows of false lashes and the blackest mascara, opt for one in a brown shade for a more natural look. Again, you want to look like you just happen to look amazing, not like you're wearing makeup. A trick to making your lashes look fuller is to tightline the eye with a pencil in the same color as your mascara. The best part: Nobody will even know you're wearing liner.

Don't Neglect Your 'Do

A curling wand gives hair an effortless wave. Get that lived-in look by curling hair in alternating directions and combing through with your fingers. Finish with a glossing spritz for a healthy-looking shine.

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