Skin Care

How to Get Flawless Skin Without Foundation

No makeup? No problem. Bare summer skin is having a moment.

Though it's hotter than July and we're still WFH, maybe it's time for a bit of glam. But if you're not quite ready for a smoky eye because you've been wearing the same yoga pants for a week, you can still reunite with your makeup bag by adding some skincare. Using skincare to help amp up your look is the best way to tackle your skin concerns so you can choose a bare face or a full finish whenever you please. And when you mix the transformative benefits of skincare with the instant effects of cosmetics – like we did with our Skincare for Your Makeup Bag collection – it’s the easiest way to keep skin healthy, less stressed, and looking its very best.

 Here’s the products we’re using to make skin look so good, you won’t miss your foundation:

If highlighter seems too haute, but you want to get your glow on.

We've all seen highlighter go badly. If you're too heavy-handed, you may end up looking radioactive. So skip the highlighter, and the foundation for that matter, and protect your skin from UVA/UVB rays with a radiance-enhancing sunscreen like our NEW Full Screen™ Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Illuminating Finish. This lightweight SPF disappears into the skin, evening tone with a subtle glow while it delivers a super dose of skin-boosting vitamins, and helps protect against environmental pollution and blue light. It’s even free of Oxybenzone and Octinoxate, so it's reef safe.

If it's too hot for concealer, but you want to see the bright side.

Over-concealing can look downright weird on Zoom calls, let alone in severe humidity. But if you're not getting the sleep you're used to or want to have a brighter and blurred look in an instant, our BlurFector™ for Eyes Lid & Undereye Brightening Primer is a great way to make skin look clean and clear without the caked-on feeling of makeup. A skincare-infused primer feels just right when you want eyes to look rested and refreshed vs. too made up.

If foundation feels funky, but you want to blur the lines.

If the thought of foundation feels daunting, we get it. A face full of makeup feels a bit off brand these days, so take your makeup primer game to a different level and use it to “pore-fect” your complexion. Our Line BlurFector™ Instant Wrinkle Blurring Primer instantly blurs the look of wrinkles and imperfections on the face for a more flawless finish. Plus, its breathable and a perfect way to get that "no-makeup" makeup look in all of this hot weather.

If lipstick leaves you cold, but you want a plumped-up pout. With mask-wearing making lipstick a bit of a non sequitur, you still need to keep your lips in tip-top shape, mainly because masks can dry out your pout and the skin around it. Our Double Fix™ for Lips Plumping & Vertical Line Treatment is a double duty powerhouse to hydrate and plump while reducing the look of fine vertical lines and wrinkles around the mouth. Put some on before your next conference call for a bit of a confidence boost. Bonus: the formula is clear, so you won’t stain your mask when you do need to head out into the world.


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