I love makeup—making it, applying it. I love how it makes women look, and most important, I love how confident it makes them feel. But can I share a little secret? I sometimes like to go without it.
We all have those days when we want a little break from our daily beauty routine. And while—if you’re cleansing properly—it’s not necessary to skip out on makeup, it can be refreshing to practice a little makeup minimalism. Here’s a quick guide to how you can dial back the product and still look Pretty Powerful.
Practice Healthy-skin Habits: I recently wrote about holistic skin care, and how you can eat, drink and move to promote your best skin. Taking excellent care of your skin, from the inside out, will make your “skip days” a lot more beautiful.
Cleanse: Use a gentle cleanser—like Soothing Cleansing Oil or Hydrating Rich Cream Cleanser—to remove dirt and traces of old makeup, so you can start with a clean slate. If you like, mix in Buffing Grains for a little exfoliation.
Moisturize: The key to looking fresh and glowy without makeup is a killer moisturizing routine. I recommend a rich, lightweight moisturizer and an eye cream—our cult-favorite Hydrating Eye Cream will do the trick. For extra sun protection, throw on a layer of Protective Face Base.
Brighten: OK, permission to just lighten a touch under your eyes with an eye brightener. This can really transform your face, so if you’re battling dark circles, swipe on a bit of Tinted Eye Brightener.