If there ever were a time to set your makeup aside, summer is it. Laid-back days and long holidays seem all the better without the need for blush or mascara. Still, going bare does require a few pointers to look good and channel that glow-y radiance. Makeup artist and natural pro Carmindy show us how it's done here.
Good Brows Go A Long Way
“Have perfectly groomed brows,” says Carmindy. Defined arches frame your face, pulling your features into focus. “If you’ve over-plucked, use Revitabrow to help grow in the sparse areas.”
Sally Hansen Beauty Tools Brows that Wow Diamond Slant Tip Tweezer, $10.99, ulta.com.
“Keep skin smooth by exfoliating regularly with a cleanser mixed with a pinch of plain granular white sugar. Lightly massage it on in the shower—it’s the best exfoliant around for eliminating dead skin,” says Carmindy.
Nuxe Micellar Cleansing Water, $23, beautybar.com.
Glow on Your Own
“Apply a nice facial self tanner that will even the skin tone and keep it looking radiant, even if you’re not wearing a drop of makeup,” explains Carmindy.
Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel, $34, macys.com.
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Put Mascara on Hold
“To make your lashes look longer, fuller and darker without mascara, comb through a glossy coat of Vaseline,” says Carmindy. “Or give a lash-enhancer like Latisse a try!”
Vaseline Petroleum Jelly, $4.49, drugstore.com.
Perk Up Your Eyes
Subtle trick that wakes up your whole face? “Keep the white of your eyes clear with redness-reducing drops, like Visine,” says Carmindy.
Visine Maximum Redness Relief Formula, $6, visine.com.
Shed Some Light on Things
“Keep skin hydrated with a sheer moisturizer that has light-reflecting properties. This is the secret to keeping your skin moist and glowy on its own,” notes Carmindy.
Sephora Collection Intensive Instant Moisturizer, $20, sephora.com.
Prime and Perfect
“Use a facial sunscreen and primer in one, like Chantecaille SPF Primer. It leaves skin fully protected, soft and smooth with a healthy sheen,” says Carmindy.
Chantecaille Ultra Sun Protection Primer SPF 50, $85, chantecaille.com.
“A whiter smile helps your face look young and luminous, so keep teeth bright with strips or a professional treatment at the dentist,” recommends Carmindy.
Crest 3D White Intensive Professional Effects Whitestrips, $43.21.
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