One of the biggest beauty trends seen across runways this year was minimal, barely-there makeup. Designers like Marc Jacobs, Chanel & Chloé all debuted fresh-faced models in a simple neutral palette. Unlike flashy bright blue eyeshadow (a trend that reminds me far too much of the 80's), this pared-down routine is one I can definitely get on board with. The idea here is not to actually go out with a bare face, but to use makeup only where you need it & stick to warm flesh-tones & pinkish nudes so the result is a natural look that simply accentuates your features. My recommendation is to skip your full-coverage foundation in lieu of a tinted moisturizer or CC cream (which I prefer as we head into the warmer months). You can also try switching out your black mascara for a soft brown shade instead. And don't forget the highlighter! This is a crucial step to create that lit-from-within glow (see my tips for applying it here). Here are my top beauty product picks from Nordstrom for achieving this pretty & natural look:
EYES: Estée Lauder Double Wear Eye Pencil (Pink Gold) // Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara (Black/Brown) // Smashbox Full Exposure Eyeshadow Palette
LIPS: Cargo Essential Gloss (Fresno) // MAC Lipstick (Peach Blossom) // MAC Lip Pencil (Boldly Bare)
NAILS: Essie (Picked Perfect) // Ciate Shimmer Paint Pot (Ivory Queen) // Nails Inc. (Montpelier Walk)
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