Super dark shades and heavy makeup textures can feel wrong this time of year. So, lighten up! Beautiful makeup—that highlights a beautiful complexion—is what you want right now. And it’s easy to achieve! The clear, healthy, glowing look is all about a mix of proper, radiance-focused skincare, plus a few key makeup tips. Here’s how to put your freshest face forward.
A fresh-faced makeup look is all about a great-looking complexion, so a good skin-care routine is a must. Your goal: plump, hydrated skin. Your tactic: scheduling a date a few times each week to quench with a sheet mask. Try Avon ANEW Brightening Sheet Mask, which contains white pearl essence to brighten, plus skin-beautifying vitamins, minerals, and proteins.
2. Hydrate and glow.
Makeup looks more natural and lasts longer on well-moisturized skin, so smooth on a rich cream every morning. Bonus points: Look for one with radiance-boosting ingredients to reduce spots, plus sunscreen to help keep new ones from forming. We like Avon nutraeffects Radiance Day Cream SPF 20. It’s packed with chia seeds (a superfood ingredient that’s high in omega 3 fatty acids and can hold 12 times its weight in water) and bird of paradise seed to brighten.
3. Apply foundation.
It’s fresh-faced makeup’s best friend, downplaying blemishes, evening tone, and perfecting the skin. Just don’t be too heavy-handed! You want the end result to look like skin—not like makeup—so opt for a lightweight liquid formula that’s very natural looking such as Avon True Color Flawless Liquid Foundation. Use a brush or sponge to apply it, starting towards the center of your face where most people usually need the most coverage, then blend outwards until the edges fade away.
4. Go au natural on eyes.
Neutral, found-in-nature shades of shadow keep the focus on your gorgeous skin, so look for a softly shimmery champagne, tan, or beige. We like Avon True Color 8-in-1 Eyeshadow Palette in Nude Muse. Then, swipe on a few quick coats of mascara. A clump-free formula like Avon Super Extend Nourishing Mascara keeps the look defined, but still totally natural.
5. Add a pop of color.
Bright pink or peach blush instantly livens up your entire face. For the freshest look, opt for creamy formulas like Avon True Color Be Blushed Cheek Color—they’ll add a natural, born-with-it flush that won’t get chalky or cakey. Swirl the color on the apples of your cheeks, then blend well with your fingers.
6. Love your lips.
Finish with a soft rose or neutral pink lipstick. These your-lips-but-better shades look feminine, pretty, and totally natural. We like the universally flattering Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Playful Rose.