With summer fast approaching, it may very well be time to shed the heavy makeup and complicated hairstyles of the past months. But while we often associate summer with bare, fresh-faced beauty, that doesn't mean you have to completely forego spending time on your looks. And though bronze cheeks and glossy nude lips are the makeup styles we normally associate with summer, you can do a lot more. Think easy, pretty looks that enhance your features while letting your natural beauty shine through.

Below are five beauty looks to trywhether you're prepping yourself for the summer season or just want makeup that's light, bright, and easy.

Looking to buy? Use our store directory for easy shopping:

  • Avon is available through Avon representatives or Avon beauty centers. Check this directory for the center nearest you.
  • Benefit is available at Greenbelt 5.
  • Bedhead by TIGI is available at Basement Salon Power Plant Mall, Shangri-la Plaza Mall, and Eastwood Richmonde Hotel; Emphasis Joya at Rockwell and The Peninsula Manila; Essensuals SM Megamall, Trinoma, and 6750 Makati; Henri Calayag The Residents at Greenbelt; Studio 546 Shangri-la Plaza Mall; and TIGI Main Office, Parc Chateau Condo, Pasig.
  • Bobbi Brown, Clinique, Dior, John Masters, Laura Mercier, Phyto, and Stila are available at Rustan's Department Stores in Glorietta, Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Gateway, and Alabang Town Center. To learn about other products available from Rustan's, check out the Rustan'sThe Beauty Source website.
  • Dovera is exclusively distributed by Amway Philippines, G/F Feliza Building, 108 V.A. Rufino St., Lesgapi Village, Makati. For more information, contact them at 814-8181.
  • e.l.f., Max Factor, L'Oreal, and Vitress are available at leading beauty stores and department stores nationwide.
  • Etude House is available at SM Supermalls nationwide.
  • Human Nature is available at Beauty Bar and online. You can also check for the branch nearest you via this store directory.
  • Kiehl's is available at Greenbelt 5, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma, and SM Mall of Asia.
  • MAC is available at Power Plant Mall, Shangri-la Plaza Mall, and Glorietta 3.
  • Natasha Beauty is available online at the official Natasha website. You may also check this directory for the branch nearest you.
  • ShiKai, Smashbox, Styli-Style, theBalm, and Youngblood are available at Beauty Bar stores nationwide. Check this store directory for the branch nearest you.
  • The Body Shop is available at Power Plant Mall, Market! Market!, Trinoma, SM Makati, Eastwood Mall, and Greenhills Shopping Center, among others. You may check this directory for the complete list of stores.

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(First published in the May 2006 issue of Marie Claire Philippines, Beauty section as "Bright and Easy;" model photos by Darren Tieste; makeup by Chechel Joson; hair by Bong Vicencio; adapted for use in Female Network)

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