There's a question the beauty-obsessed among us like to ask one another pretty frequently: "If you were trapped on a desert island, what's the one
thing you'd have to have with you?" Most will answer foundation, lipstick, bronzer, or shadow. But, give these same girls their go-to products without
brushes, and we're pretty sure they'd struggle to actually apply them.
"Applying makeup without brushes is really a lost art," says makeup artist Clarissa Luna. "There was a time — believe it or not — that nobody
had makeup brushes, so they had to apply their makeup completely by hand." But now, we rely on these tools so heavily that we think we can't achieve sophistication without 'em.
Well, that just isn't the case. We tapped Luna to whip up three gorgeous looks, 100% brush-free. And, we broke them down step-by-step, so you can master the techniques at home. Better flex those fingers, ladies — they're about to get a workout.
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Modeled by Papa / Red Models; Makeup by Clarissa Luna; Hair by Joshua Ristaino at the Magnet Agency using Oribe Hair Care; Styling by Jen Steele; Illustrated by Anna Sudit; Photographed by Lauren Perlstein