A natural, youthful complexion is always runway-ready this time of year. The trick is finding subtle, neutral hues that enhance your natural skin tone, especially for your lips and cheeks. Dewey skin is still in – but the effect should be radiant, not too sweaty.
This luminous spring look is easy to pull off. Even if you don’t wake up feeling fresh as a daisy, you can look naturally flawless in just five easy steps. Here we go!
1. Think radiant.
For flawless skin, always start with a primer like the BECCA Backlight Priming Filter, which adds a luminous glow while concealing imperfections. Wear the primer alone, or pair it with the BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation for more buildable, weightless coverage.
do: ALWAYS APPLY LIQUID FOUNDATION WITH YOUR FINGERS OR A MAKEUP BRUSH. SKIP THE SPONGES, WHICH SOAK UP WAY TOO MUCH PRODUCT.
2. Sweeten those cheeks.
A hint of color on each cheek will enhance your natural glow. Find your perfect shade in theBalm How ‘Bout Them Apples? palette, featuring six apple-themed hues for lips and cheeks.
don’t: AVOID USING TOO MUCH BLUSH, WHICH CAN TURN YOUR GLOW INTO A FEVER DREAM. A LIGHT TOUCH IS ALL YOU NEED.
3. Smooth your brows.
Tidy up your natural brows with Smashbox Brow Tech To Go. This double-sided brow perfector combines a waterproof pencil with a brush applicator for maximum definition.
do: AFTER FILLING IN YOUR BROWS WITH THE ANGLED PENCIL, BRUSH IN THE SOFT-HOLD GEL FOR A POLISHED FINISH.
4. Maximize your lashes.
Long, luxurious lashes create a bold, pretty frame for your eyes, which will serve as the focal point of this sun-kissed look. Give your lashes extra oomph with BY TERRY Mascara Terrybly Waterproof in Black, formulated to help grow stronger, silkier lashes.
don’t: IT’S BAD NEWS FOR YOUR FACE – AND YOUR PILLOWCASE! – TO LEAVE YOUR MASCARA ON OVERNIGHT. KEEP MAKEUP REMOVER WIPES ON THE NIGHTSTAND SO YOU WON’T FORGET.
5. Bare your lips.
Lips should be soft and natural to pull off this understated look. Plump your pout with theBalm Read My Lips in BAM!, a pretty nude pink with a hint of shimmer. This ginseng-infused gloss helps protect lips, too!
do: ADD A SHIMMERY CHAMPAGNE EYESHADOW FOR AN EVENING-READY TWIST ON THIS NATURAL DAYTIME LOOK.