Makeup For Faking Perfect Skin

This season’s gorgeous peaches, nudes, bronzes and pinks can help you get a bright, youthful complexion—gobs of makeup not required.

Chantecaille Coral Reefs Palette, $79, garners glowing reviews with its three eye shadows, coral cheek shade, and its commitment to the oceans’ ecosystem. Five percent of proceeds benefits the Marine Conservation Institute.

“Lip stain imparts a really easy-going look,” says Carmindy. “Try to match your coloring by pulling down your lower lip and approximating that shade.” Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint, $24, delivers a natural flush that stays all day.

For the bronzer-phobic, Physicians Formula Matchmaker pH Powered Bronzer, $15, is an intuitive pressed powder that reacts to skin’s ph to create a custom, sun-kissed radiance—and forgoing the fear of looking too muddy or orange.

Neutral tones get some pizzazz in Too Faced Natural at Night palette, $36. A subtle matte-shimmer adds a dose of glamour to simple, sophisticated shades.

 Makeup minimalists are sure to adore the Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector, $13, a second skin that protects, soothes and refines skin while providing light coverage.

Swirl together the pink, peach, garnet and white tones of Chanel Glowing Blush Harmony, $58, Chanel counters, for a cheek color with universal appeal.

If shaped and filled brows scream “high maintenance” to you, opt for a tinted brow gel to lend the look of a groomed brow—without resorting to time-consuming brow pencils, powders or waxes. Try Per-fékt Brow Perfection Gel, $22.

Add a dewy glow to tired skin with highlighter. St. Tropez Skin Illuminator in Rose, $25, is a great alternative to hard-to-wear gold and silver formulas. Add a touch to the upper cheekbone and blend out towards the temple. Try a tad on the collar bone or mixed with your regular body cream.

Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Forever Stay Moisture Gloss, $10, is a paraben-free, stay-put formula the keeps lips hydrated and healthy with kokum butter, grapefruit extract, and vitamins A and E.

Build coverage with brightness: Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow SPF 25, $34, delivers a seamless complexion. “Use a non-latex sponge to apply, then flip it over using the dry side to buff it down,” says Carmindy.

Share with your friends

leave a comment