The best kind of makeup in my book is makeup that doesn’t look made up. Effortless and natural are keywords. In honor of the Seventh Generation Skin Serum I’ve been using, I wanted to share some tips on getting the non-made-up effect while still looking polished.
Starting with a healthy canvas is first and foremost. I like to clean my face with a gentle cleanser. And then, thanks to my dry skin, make sure I get nourishing hydration so there is no flaky mess. Seventh Generation Skin Hydrating Boost is the perfect formula to give me long lasting moisture with Jojoba, Acai and Passion flower. Other boost options include Soothing, Firming, Revitalizing, Protecting and Clearing).
Just a couple silky drops and my skin is primed and prepped for the day. The texture isn’t oily or greasy and there is only a very faint scent. Every boost is a plant-based serum free of harsh preservatives parabens, phthalates, and synthetic fragrances. They are also hypoallergenic and won’t clog pores. Last skin care step: the ever crucial SPF. I like a lightweight sunscreen lotion that works well under makeup.
Next up, I like to apply a tinted moisturizer or BB Cream with a wet sponge. I find I get the lightest, yet most even application this way. Start in the middle of your face and blend outwards, using as little product as possible. Using the tips of my fingers, I use a little cream blush on the apples of my cheeks. The pinkier rather than rosier looks more natural on me, and I prefer a little bit of radiance to add that outdoor glow. A neutral cream shadow in light taupe goes on my lids, heavier from lashes to crease and then lightly blended up to brows. Some days I am going au natural, I just curl my lashes. For a little extra boost, look for a mascara that focuses on length, not volume to separate and extend lashes. Brush down any wild eye brow hairs and add a swipe of nude lip gloss and done! Project Effortless Beauty accomplished.
Seventh Generation Boosts are available at Walgreens.com.
I received a free sample of this product from Lucky and Seventh Generation for use in connection with this blog.