Many summer beauty fads seem to center around bursts of color, but one popular trend embodies exactly the opposite – a “naked” face. But just because the look sounds bare, you still need the appropriate products to create it.
“There’s a relaxed feel to this season’s beauty, but don’t think it’s easy,” makeup artist Emma Kotch told InStyle magazine. “It’s actually more challenging because you have to soften everything.”
According to the news source, starting with your skin is paramount, and one trick that stars with all skin tones use is mixing a liquid foundation with a daily face cream. “The moisturizer dilutes the foundation and helps it go on sheerer,” Kotch added.
Next, apply a bit of natural-looking color to your cheeks. Cream products may look most natural in the summer heat, but shade selection depends on your coloring. InStyle reports that while Jennifer Aniston prefers a dusty rose blush, Joy Bryant opts for a golden bronzer.
Finally, the experts suggest coating your lashes with a few swipes of black mascara for definition, and selecting a subtle lip product to match your skin tone. Thandie Newton pairs her olive complexion with a clear lip balm, and fair-skinned Kate Bosworth paints her pout with a natural pink stain.