How to Wear as Little Makeup as Possible—And Still Look Flawless

If you've ever been on a New York City subway platform in July, you know what it's like to feel like your makeup is literally melting off. So the last thing I want to do this summer is cake my face with pore-clogging products—but, you know, I still want to look good.

The first rule to achieving a polished look with minimal makeup, I've learned, is mascara. After all, the eyes are the windows to the soul. Once you've found the perfect mascara for you, click through below for seven more rules to follow before venturing into the steamy, sticky summer air.

Always wear sunscreen. You'll avoid the splotchy and uneven spots you'd later have to use makeup to correct.

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