Summer Makeup Routine
TEXT BY ERICA SAGON | PHOTOS BY CHRIS WHONSETLER
Here’s some good news for summer mornings—you can whittle down your makeup routine to just five products and still look fantastic. We’re serious! Put away the liners, primers and plumpers, at least for low-key days like weekends and vacations, and stick to these five products that really count. You just earned 10 more minutes of shut-eye.
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This multitasking tube delivers a radiant, natural flush to cheeks and a vibrant pop of color to lips, without looking matchy-matchy. Easy to apply and blend with fingertips, the formula comes off as pleasantly dewy thanks to its secret ingredient, argan oil, which model and company founder Josie Maran dubs “liquid gold” for its conditioning and nourishing properties. Josie Maran Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil in Endless Guava, $18. For retailers, josiemarancosmetics.com.
This aptly named eye shadow palette is your ticket to that low-key beach-beauty look, and the mix of sheer, shimmery neutrals and soft, matte nudes can be layered for day or night. Glimmery metallics and a plush brown-grey shade really amp up eyes for evenings. Bobbi Brown “Sand” eye palette, $65. For retailers, bobbibrowncosmetics.com.
Portable face powder with a built-in brush sounds convenient enough on its own, but add in full-spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection in SPF 50 and it becomes too good to pass up. This sheer powder nips shine and provides light coverage that’s ideal for off-duty days. A base of separate sunblock is always a good idea, but we love the concept of layering. Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral Sunscreen Brush with SPF 50, $62. For retailers, colorescience.com.
With a lightweight formula that feels just right for summer, this concealer targets under-eye circles, puffiness and fine lines (and won’t settle into said lines). Plus, SPF 20 provides extra protection for the sensitive-yet-overlooked areas around your eyes. Neutrogena 3-in-1 Concealer for Eyes with SPF 20, about $9. For retailers, neutrogena.com.
The lush look is just two coats away. This mascara’s big, plush brush is like a hug for lashes; you won’t even miss the eyeliner. For a wide-eyed look, try this final step: rotate the wand up about 30 degrees and sweep upward on the outmost lashes. Maybelline Volum’Express Pumped Up! Colossal Mascara, about $8. At mass retailers, maybelline.com.