Do You Need a Makeunder?

Why "less is more" can change your life.

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Less Is More - There is something amazing about discovering the more natural you — the one without the outrageous eye shadow, the extra-long false lashes or the heavy foundation. Just look what it did for Nicki Minaj! See what a makeunder can do for you and get some tips on how to pull it off. By Kellee Terrell (Photo: Inti St. Clair/Blend Images/Corbis)

Sign of Maturity - We won't tell you when, but at some point, you?ll want to toss or at least set aside the heavy liners, eye colors and other over-the-top choices for special occasions. Scaling down means that you may be growing up, which isn?t a bad thing.   (Photo: Wavebreak Media Ltd./Corbis)

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Sign of Maturity - We won't tell you when, but at some point, you’ll want to toss or at least set aside the heavy liners, eye colors and other over-the-top choices for special occasions. Scaling down means that you may be growing up, which isn’t a bad thing. (Photo: Wavebreak Media Ltd./Corbis)

Look More Contemporary (And Younger) - While makeup can unquestionably enhance your appearance, too much of it can, in fact, make you look dated, dull and older. Caked-on is what you don?t want. Instead, learn to use a minimalist approach that will not only slash years off of your appearance, but also help you in loving the skin you?re in.  (Photo: GettyImages)

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Look More Contemporary (And Younger) - While makeup can unquestionably enhance your appearance, too much of it can, in fact, make you look dated, dull and older. Caked-on is what you don’t want. Instead, learn to use a minimalist approach that will not only slash years off of your appearance, but also help you in loving the skin you’re in. (Photo: GettyImages)

Change the Perception - While your outward appearance doesn?t define everything about you, sometimes a makeunder can really change the way you are perceived ? for the better.   (Photo: Benjamin A. Peterson/Mother Image/mother image/Corbis)

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Change the Perception - While your outward appearance doesn’t define everything about you, sometimes a makeunder can really change the way you are perceived — for the better. (Photo: Benjamin A. Peterson/Mother Image/mother image/Corbis)

You Have More Free Time - To be over-the-top takes time ? a lot of it. The ?less is more? routine will cut down on the amount of time and effort that it takes to get ready. Figure out how to enhance your natural beauty without covering it up. We love tinted moisturizers for some cover up without the foundation. It will even out your skin and tone down any blemishes.  (Photo: Inti St. Clair/Blend Images/Corbis)

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You Have More Free Time - To be over-the-top takes time — a lot of it. The “less is more” routine will cut down on the amount of time and effort that it takes to get ready. Figure out how to enhance your natural beauty without covering it up. We love tinted moisturizers for some cover up without the foundation. It will even out your skin and tone down any blemishes. (Photo: Inti St. Clair/Blend Images/Corbis)

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Do Your Research - Celebs have stylists, hairdressers and makeup artists who can make them under at the drop of a hat. We do not. So if you are looking to tone down your look, do your research. Talk to a stylist at a department store, go to a makeup counter ? talk to the experts about the look you want to achieve and try, test and try again their recommendations until you find perfection.   (Photo: Stewart Cohen/Blend Images/Corbis)

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Do Your Research - Celebs have stylists, hairdressers and makeup artists who can make them under at the drop of a hat. We do not. So if you are looking to tone down your look, do your research. Talk to a stylist at a department store, go to a makeup counter — talk to the experts about the look you want to achieve and try, test and try again their recommendations until you find perfection. (Photo: Stewart Cohen/Blend Images/Corbis)

Still Be Original

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Still Be Original - Having a makeunder doesn’t mean you have to be a clone or lose your originality. Let your flair and spark and everything that’s unique about you shine. (Photo: David Jakle/Corbis)