Complete Transparency

Complete TransparencySkin's the focus for spring, with strategic and sheer applications allowing her coutenance to shine through.

Much to models’ delight, an unusual backstage beauty service popped up at a handful of spring shows: facials. At Charlotte Ronson, spa maestro Cygalle Dias prepped skin for brilliance with mini-facials (steam and all!), while at Gucci, a quick mask provided much-needed hydration. Both treatments allowed spring’s love affair with transparent finishes—either semimatte or doubly dewy—to really shine. Backstage artists kept the looks fresh by concentrating applications on areas of need: For semi-matte looks, just the T-zone receives a dusting; for glossed skin, foundation is dabbed only on uneven skin tones. With the rest of the skin left devoid of foundation or powder, the look is clearly one of sheer genius. —Karie L. Frost

Click through to discover products perfect for the barely-there look.

Products top to bottom:

Emani Minerals Hydrating Liquid Mineral Foundation in Golden Amber

FACE atelier Ultra Foundation Pro in Sepia

Your Name Professional Brands Hydraradiance Age Defying Mineral Veil in Water Veil

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