Shine-quelling powder foundations and warm weather go hand in hand, but heavy textures and summery temperatures do not a flawless complexion make. Becca Cosmetics' Perfect Skin Mineral Powder Foundation ($40) evens out the skin without a caked-on feel. It's due in part to its mineral base, which, instead of settling into nooks and crannies, provides a lightweight veil of coverage with a semimatte finish. Antioxidants even help protect skin from environmental aggressors. Just add a pop of blush, a swipe of mascara, and a punchy gloss, and your daily summertime beauty routine is in the bag.
Have you ever had a lip gloss that appears pigmented in the tube but disappears on the lips? That problem will be a thing of the past with Becca's Ultimate Colour Gloss ($24). Each shade settles into a bright hue that's just sheer enough for a daytime look. The base color is evident after only one coat, even on darker skin tones. With hydrating vitamin E, it feels more like ChapStick than makeup — which is great for bold-lip newbies. Could this be the perfect marriage of stain and gloss? Signs point to yes.
For more va va voom and less clutter, try Becca's Beach Tint Creme Blush. It's a beauty 2-for-1 that will keep your lips and cheeks refreshed while keeping your makeup bag light. Less is more with this creamy lip-and-cheek stain that gives you a natural hint of color that lasts all day long. As an added bonus, when you purchase this creme blush, you'll get a free gift with purchase: this Babor duo cleansing kit! On Kirbie: Topshop.
There's nothing like the warm, luminous glow of a tan. But then again, there's also nothing quite like the risk of getting melanoma in order to achieve such a look. Luckily, there are plenty of makeup products available so that you can get a faux tan in just a few minutes time. To find out four ways you can become a bronzed beauty without putting yourself in harm's way, just read more.
When it comes to wedding makeup, most brides want the same thing: full, natural-looking lips, softly flushed cheeks, and defined eyes that sparkle. (Don't we all, really?) So whether you're a bride-to-be or simply need a few tips for creating long-wearing, universally flattering eye makeup, you've come to the right place. To see how you can get the prettiest peepers, just keep reading.
"For brides, I think one of the most important things is to define the eye without it looking too heavy, and to also define the lips and the cheeks," says Stacy Pearson-Gleason, Becca Cosmetics' national makeup artist. Be sure to check out a few of her tips for keeping wedding foundation long-wearing, but for some great advice on wedding-day cheek and lip color, just keep reading.
A wedding day is an emotional moment, with plenty of tears, smooches, and long embraces along the way. But besides being smudge- and water-resistant, a bride's makeup also has to win in the long-wearing department. That's why, above all else, it's so important to create the proper base. To find out a few simple tips on the fundamentals of stay-put wedding-day makeup, just keep reading.
At one point or another, we've all hit the midday slump. So on days where you aren't feeling or looking your best, there are a few simple makeup tips you can use to bring you (and your complexion) back to life. Find out more when you keep reading.