prep // after doing your morning skincare, which these days involves a few drops of hyaluronic acid mixed with one drop of various face oils for me, apply your sunscreen. give it a few minutes to soak in and go back in with a spritz of hydrating toner like the evan healy lavender hydrosoul (shocker) and an illuminating primer that will give you both hydration and radiance. i chose the tata harper illuminating moisturizer, but anything with a touch of radiance will do.
base // follow with a sheer and glowing base, like the l’oreal lumi cushion foundation. this is not really a “foundation” in my opinion, but is a step up from something like the glossier perfecting skin tint. it evens out the skin tone while letting the natural skin show through and gives the complexion a beautiful glow. add concealer where needed, opting for something equally hydrating, like the sephora bright future gel serum concealer. this is my favorite for summer because of the exceptional shade range and price point, AND they finally changed the dumb applicator! it now has a really nice slanted doe foot. a cream blush and highlighter, like the rms lip2cheek in vogue rose and living luminizer, on the cheeks and cheekbones respectively will add to the glow and overall health of the look. i usually use peachier blushes because they are natural and subtle looking, but whatever works for you! this limited edition rms shade (i highly recommend grabbing it before it’s gone) gives the perfect sunkissed effect.
eyes & lips // this look is really more about the complexion, so opt for something simple on the eyes and lips. i usually slap on a little elizabeth arden 8 hour cream on the lips and use whatever is left on my finger to pat onto the eye lids. follow with a light layer of black mascara, mostly on the roots of the lashes, for some oomph and maybe another spritz of hydrating mist.
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