It's that time of year! Time to do a little spring cleaning to our beauty routines. My approach to spring and summer beauty is based in simplicity. Start with healthy skin and top it off with minimal makeup and fun colors. Vogue agrees with me. Among Vogue's top beauty trends for spring of 2017 were the "no makeup look", an emphasis on cheeks, and bold lips. Here are my tips on how to achieve these easy looks.
The base to any good beauty routine is healthy skin. I recommending starting with the basics; Cleaning, toning, and moisturizing. For skincare junkies like me, or those looking to address certain issues, you can add products like exfoliants, masks, serums, or eye creams. I'm a strong believer in organic skincare, not only because it's healthy for our bodies, but because it works! When we use organic ingredients our skin actually knows what to do with it. Our bodies, and in turn our skin, know how to regulate and protect themselves. In an ideal world we wouldn't need skincare at all, but we don't live in an ideal world. Every day we are exposed to toxins and environmental pollutants not to mention the food we put in our bodies(which is directly related to inflammation in our skin). So my focus is getting my body and my skin back to it's natural state of regulating and healing itself, and organic skincare helps me do just that. Also when you clean up your diet and avoid unnecessary toxins in your daily life it will definitely start to show in your skin. In addition to a good at home routine, regular facials can be an amazing way to see even more results in your skin.
"NO MAKEUP" MAKEUP
Sometimes even with the best skincare routine we still need a little help to look this effortless. Here I used all Limelight products. Gina beige foundation, glowing blush on cheeks and temples, creme brûlée enduring lip color, and a touch of mascara.
For this look I used a dab of Limelight's waterproof concealer mixed with a couple drops of "Must Dew" facial oil for a sheer foundation alternative. I topped that with "glowing" blush in a "C" shape across my checks and temples, then just a bit of their "perfect blush" right on the apples of my cheeks. This glowing blush combo as been a major hit and seems to work for everyone.
A bold lip is a super easy way to look instantly put together without doing much at all. Here I used Limelight's enduring lip color in "Candy Apple". One of my go to colors when I'm feeling fun. These enduring lip colors offer a fully pigmented look that dries matte and lasts hours while still feeling creamy and hydrating unlike similar brands that tend to get dry and flakey. It really is the perfect lip product.
What does your skincare and makeup routine look like? And is it changing with the seasons or do you feel stuck in a rut? I can help! connect with me for personalized skin and makeup help anytime.