When warm weather arrives, we all crave the look of natural warmth and radiance for our complexion. If a trip to somewhere tropical isn’t in the cards, don’t worry: We gathered tips from IT Cosmetics beauty pros to help you get the look in under 10 minutes—and with just a few products!
Step 1: Prep Your Skin For Success
Cleansing is an essential first step in any skincare routine, but especially in the warmer months when sweat, oil and impurities are more likely to cling to skin. We love the convenience of micellar water, which takes everything off in seconds without stripping your skin.
Once skin is clean, give it a boost of hydration with the help of hyaluronic acid. You’ll find this hero ingredient in our newly formulated Bye Bye Lines Serum and best-selling Confidence in a Cream. Ideal for all skin types, both of these anti-aging products work to visibly plump skin and smooth the appearance of fine lines—exactly what you want for a natural makeup look.
Step 2: Quickly Correct an Uneven Skin Tone
Redness on skin? Dark circles under eyes? You can instantly color-correct these skin imperfections while adding a touch of radiance to your skin by using a full-coverage illuminating foundation like our top-rated CC+ Cream Illumination with SPF 50+. The unique formula features micronized light-reflecting pigments to give you the look of glowing skin without glitter or shimmer.
For added coverage and brightness around the eyes, Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination Anti-Aging Concealer is a great choice. You’ll get the best application when you remember these three little words: Warm, tap, blend. Warm a tiny amount between fingers, tap onto skin, then blend in small, circular motions with a concealer brush.
No coverage is complete without a sweep of setting powder. We recommend applying a talc-free, translucent formula on top of the foundation and concealer you just applied. Because it’s clear, the powder will still allow the radiance you’ve added to shine through while delivering a smooth, airbrushed finish.
Step 3: Get Glowing
Now it’s time for the perfect combination of bronzer, blush and powder luminizer to make your complexion look like it was kissed by the sun. Apply a powder bronzer just under your cheekbones—the Heavenly Luxe Wand Ball Powder Brush #8 works perfectly for this. Next, add a brightening blush to the apples of your cheeks. And finally, apply a product like Hello Light™ Anti-Aging Powder Luminizer to the tops of cheekbones for an eye-catching boost of radiance.
Step 4: Give Your Eyebrows and Lashes Some Love
The best accessories for luminous skin? Natural eyebrows and bold lashes. If you have sparse eyebrows, look for a brow pencil with a micro tip to help you achieve feathery, natural-looking definition in just a few strokes. Next, apply a coat (or two!) of a volumizing and lenghthening mascara for an instant eye-opening effect.
Step 5: Lock Your Makeup in Place
To ensure your naturally radiant makeup look stays put—even on the warmest days—it’s worth doing the extra step of applying a makeup extending spray. We think you’ll love Your Skin But Better Setting Spray+, which sets your makeup for up to 16 hours and also cares for your skin with hyaluronic acid, coconut water and aloe vera extract. Plus, it can be used as a facial mist to replenish your skin throughout the day. After all, nothing says radiance like fresh, dewy skin!