June 22, 2012

Bare-faced Beauty

Despite the misleading title, we’re not talking about our Dare and Bare eye shadow palettes; today we’re talking about giving your face a breather by taking a break from your beauty bag during the hot summer months! Can't come to terms with the idea of going au natural? You can still sport a natural look using minimal products that consist of neutral tones. Keep reading to learn how!

To appear as natural looking as possible without sacrificing a few makeup musts, here’s what we suggest:
  • Use a tinted moisturizer (with SPF of course) to provide a subtle coverage 

  • With a large powder brush such as the F30, lightly apply a matte bronzer onto the areas of your face that the sun naturally hits (top of forehead, nose, and cheekbones.) Pro tip: make sure to avoid any product with shimmer for the most natural effect.

  • Give cheeks an authentic-looking flush with a light application of peach blush directly onto the apple of the cheeks (We personally love the shade “Pêche" from the Paris Palette)

  • Take the cheeks a step further by giving them a sheer glow with a highlighter. You can’t go wrong with the shade Lumiere

  • Prep the lids with a shadow base and apply a nude-toned shadow on top -- “Elope” or “Approach” from the BARE Palette are great options!

  • Apply 1-2 coats of clear (or brown) mascara for naturally lush-looking lashes

  • Complete this care-free summer look with a swipe of tinted lip balm

What are your top tips for looking put together but not overdone during the summer? 

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