It’s a clean girl summer. Ditch the heavy makeup and opt in for this refreshed makeup routine for the summer. Minimalist makeup has been on the rise this year and I am living for it. I’ve always kept my makeup routine simple, yet efficient, and I’m excited to share the best products to get the refreshed look. I think Hailey Bieber deserves a round of applause for sporting the clean girl look so well. There’s something about a tight bun and glowy skin that makes you feel on top of the world. Without wasting any time, let’s get the best products in your hands. Refresh this summer with a new routine!
First things first, your skin has to be moisturized and in its best shape to look/feel refreshed. I’ve saved you the time and research for the products that will get you there. My glowy skin article is a detailed map to get you on the right track. Skin care is the first step so shop the products from the post below.
Side note: dermaplaning offers so many benefits to your skin. You can rid of unwanted peach fuzz and dead skin. You can keep your skin fresh by lightly dermaplaning with a pure oil. Your makeup will apply so much smoother plus you’ll love how your skin feels!
With moisturized skin, your makeup will look smooth and natural. The goal is to have a routine that looks like it took 5 minutes after a shower. The catch? This makeup routine shouldn’t take too much longer. Always start with an SPF so you have a good foundation. The keyword is summer so make sure you protect your skin from the sun. I love Saie’s tinted moisturizer. It gives me a dewy look with just enough coverage. Remember with this routine, less is more! If you have any blemishes or want to brighten your under eye, use a concealer modestly and blend it in. ILIA has a vitamin C infused concealer that is also vegan! Enhance your cheek bones by using cream bronzer on the lower part of your cheeks. Blend upwards for the best results. Next, use a soft cream blush that compliments your skin tone. Dab your blush along the upper part of your cheek bones and above the tip of your nose. This step will bring color to your face while keeping the overall look more natural.
I like to add a natural eyeshadow to enhance my eye shape. I contour my lid with a slightly darker shade. THE Gwen Stefani has a gorgeous eyeshadow palette with multidimensional shades. If you’re a ride or die eyeliner artist, try using a fine tip brush and shadow to achieve a softer cat-eye. Now add your favorite highlighter to your cheeks, eyebrow bone, nose and cupid’s bow. I use Saie’s highlighter every single day, y’all. I love it! You’re almost done now. Just finish this routine with a tinted lip oil so your limps look plump and youthful. You’re refreshed and ready to conquer the day. This look is perfect for dates, work, errands or lunch with the girls. The best part? It’s an everyday look.
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Hair to match the look
The sister to a refreshed makeup look is “effortless” hair. Quotation marks around effortless because we all know styling your hair can be a battle. Whether or not you’re a pro, there are hairstyles out there that achieve the refreshed look without the headache. If you’re staying away from heat, go for a pulled back style like a slicked bun or a braided ponytail. Lightweight gel and hairspray are your best friends with these looks. If your curling iron was already plugged in when you read “hair”, try curling your hair loosely while pulling the ends straight. This will give you the effortless vibe you’re going for. All of my Dyson fans chime in… this moment is for you. The 90’s it girl style is back with all of the round layers and curtain bangs. The Dyson Airwrap is perfect for the refreshed look with fluffy, clean hair. I mean the 90’s hair is legendary. When you’re done styling, spritz your freshest smelling perfume in your hair. You’ll be leaving your impression on everyone you pass by.