If I had to pick my favorite makeup trends, this would be definitely top of the list! I love looks that are fresh, clean and warm. My friend and talented makeup artist Rachel Wood created this easy and chic look for me, and I’m excited to share these everyday beauty tips from her with you.
Here are five easy steps to make this look your own:
Prep your palette: Apply a concealer where needed to cover up dark circles and imperfections. I like Yves Saint Laurent Touché Éclat for its weightlessness: it conceals but doesn’t cover your skin. Follow that with brushing on a light powder concealer like Pur Air Perfection Foundation or Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Finish Powder to perfect the skin and protect it with built-in SPF.
Flush and blush: Blush and bronzer often get credit for adding color, but these two makeup powerhouses also accomplish the important job of shading your face. Brush some Nars Bronzer in Laguna from the top of your forehead in the shape of a “3” around your face; along your cheek bones and across your jawline. Then sweep some MAC Blush (I love it in Peaches) across the apples of your cheeks to finish contouring.
Open up the eyes: For a fresh, wide-eyed look, nothing beats false lashes! For this look, we applied a row of false lash stripes from Ardell to each eye, leaving them mascara-less to keep them wispy. A little light eyeshadow from Lorac’s Pro Palette added some color around the eye, and Rachel enhanced my eyebrows with Benefit Eyebrow Zings.
Pucker up: I’ve mentioned my love of lip pencil before (here and here) and I’ll say it again: it’s a brilliant product for filling in and enhancing your lips. MAC’s lip pencil in Oak is a perfect, neutral shade, and just needs a touch of lip gloss to finish it off.
Get glowing: The finishing touch on this look is definitely the glow. Charlotte Tilbury Cheek Highlighter mimics a sun-kissed luminosity and makes a beautiful highlighter when blended into the tops of cheekbones, brow bones and your cupid’s bow. Add touch of Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow Instant Soft-Focus Beauty Flash, a brilliant product that reflects light and blurs imperfections, and you’re all set!