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For the woman who loves wearing a full face of makeup all day, every day, the idea of attempting a no-makeup makeup look can not only feel like a violation of a carefully-cultivated signature look, but the endeavor can also leave her feeling uncomfortably exposed.

Yet, with spring knocking on our door—and the prevalence of little-to-no makeup looks on the red carpet during awards season and on fall 2015 runways—there's no better time to embrace the look of less.

To help serious makeup lovers (like Kylie Jenner, say) transition to a look that's in-step with the season and less-is-more style, we talked to E! Style Collective member and makeup artist Catalina Su, who creates looks for E! News hosts Giuliana Rancic and Catt Sadler.

Here, she shares her tips on how to shift from majorly made-up to no-makeup makeup pro (without the awkward, naked feeling).

ESC, Transition to No Makeup Makeup Cheeks

Pick a creamy blush: To dial down a strong, angular cheek, like Blake Lively is known to rock, swap out your contouring products and powder blush for a cream blush. "This will give you color intensity you're used to, but with a more blurred effect," Su said. Try Ilia Multi-Stick, which can color cheeks, lips and eyes. "Pop a bit on the apples of cheeks and use a blending sponge to push the circumference of the product outward," Su suggested.

ESC, Transition to No Makeup Makeup Face

Make a more veiled foundation: For many makeup aficionados, buffing out a flawless complexion with the help of a blending sponge and high-coverage foundation is an essential. Su suggests lightening the look, like Selena Gomez does, without abandoning foundation altogether. "Mix a drop of your everyday foundation with BB cream, like bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream.

Rather than reaching for a blending sponge to disperse the product, do it with a fiber brush instead, using a circular motion to cover the face. (Su uses MAC Cosmetics 187 Duo Fibre Face Brush for this technique.) The lighter makeup solution and blending technique will create an evenly-toned, glowing canvas that covers a blemish, but allows a freckle to shine though, Su noted.

ESC, Transition to No Makeup Makeup Eyes

Create a lighter eye: Instead of going for the works when creating an eye look (with falsies, layers of mascara, eyeshadow, liquid liner, like Nicole Richie often wears), lighten the load by calling on a few key products. "A good way to take the look down is to use a malleable kohl liner to tightline the lashline, working the product between lashes along the way," Su said.

After, Su suggest blending the line upward and out for a look that delivers impact, but with softer lines. Try Flower That's So Kohl Eyeliner, which is creates a pigmented, but soft, line and equipped with a smudge brush.

Next instead of using a bright highlighter on the brow bone, create a thin veil of light-catching shimmer by using a brush with loosely-packed hairs to dust powder or liquid on the brow bone. Finish with a dash of buildable mascara, like Tarte Lights Camera Splashes—a waterproof version of the cult classic.

ESC, Transition to No Makeup Makeup Lips

Create fresh color for lips: If a perfectly lined statement lip is your go-to, like Kylie Jenner, soften the look by choosing to use either lipstick or liner. If going with lipstick, apply a more sheer tint by dotting color on the lips and blending out with fingers. If choosing to use a much-loved lip liner, use it to lightly shade the entire lip. Both techniques will keep you in your favorite color—and looking (and feeling) like yourself—while softening the overall look.

Finally, for either method, add a touch of light, high-shine gloss (such as Shu Uemura Gloss Unlimited) to the center of the lips to make them look bigger than they appear.

The takeaway? You have to swear-off makeup to join the "no makeup" club this spring. 

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