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July 29 2014

styledotcom "I had a 4:30 a.m. call time, my makeup artist took one look at me & handed me an eye mask." stylem.ag/1zqb1LN pic.twitter.com/VaeQ2TYM3b

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Many a makeup artist made a case for hitting the gym this season (well, kind of). The dewy complexions churned out to accompany the athletic aesthetic at Vera Wang and Gucci were definitely the best incentive I’ve seen in a while to take a brisk jog. Face painter Munemi Imai, however, has a less physical solution to getting that healthy, illuminated look: Mun No. 1 Aknari Nighttime Dream Youth Serum, a blend of prickly pear, Argan, and rose oils. And although the name might suggest adding this formula to your before-bed routine, it’s so light that I’ve been patting it on in place of my regular moisturizer. Here, Imai demonstrates how to get that Spring 2014 glow:

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Apply one pump of oil to your palm and use your finger to dot some onto your cheek. Then spread the formula out toward your jawline and underneath the eye. Repeat these steps on the other side of your face. After placing a dot in the center of your forehead, massage it out onto the temples. Then rub your palms together and work the oil underneath the eyebrows, over your upper lip, and chin. Spread any leftovers onto your neck and cuticles. Top it off with foundation, like Imai’s go-to: RMS “Un” Cover-Up, and add a light dusting of translucent powder to set. In my opinion, her method beats breaking a sweat any day.

Photo: Courtesy of Munemi Imai

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