One of our favorite things about Kate is her fresh and dewy skin and her subtle, yet elegant makeup.
Being 28 doesn’t hurt, of course, but there are plenty of haggard-looking 20-somethings out there. By taking extremely good care of your skin and not wearing too much makeup – you can be beautiful for decades.
Obviously, your beauty routine begins with cleansing twice a day, exfoliating about three times a week and using the right day and night moisturizers for your skin’s needs. But a step many women leave out is seeing their esthetician regularly for professional facials, extractions, peels and other maintenance procedures. Try to see your esthetician at least four times a year – with the change of each season – to keep your skin it’s healthiest.
Another step women often overlook is the benefits of a weekly beauty mask. Try Chantecaille’s Detox Clay Mask to remove impurities and rejuvenate the complexion!
After your moisturizer, apply a small amount of primer all over the face. We love Hourglass’ Veil Mineral Primer. After your foundation, apply a light dusting of LORAC’s Perfectly Lit Oil Free Luminizing Powder just to the tops of the cheekbones. When you apply your blush below this area, blend the two slightly, so there is a seamless transition from highlighter-to-blush. Benefit’s Thrrrob face powder is the perfect delicate shade of blush.
Go easy on the eyes with MAC’s Paradisco — an orangey gold – for blue eyes. For green or brown eyes, try Laura Mercier’s matte eye colors: Coffee Ground on the lid, blended with Cashmere in the crease. Apply a tiny amount of cream-colored shadow from Shu Uemura in Pearl White in the inner corners and below the eyebrow to highlight. Blend the areas where each color meets with a blending brush like Sephora’s #29 for a seamless look.
Almost everyone looks better with eyeliner, but for a more natural look go for a dark brown liner rather than black. Line the upper and lower lid, slightly winging out the line at the outer corners. Eyeliner is one of the products is pays to splurge on. Expensive eyeliners have more intense pigments and don’t fade as easily. Try Stila’s Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner in Lionfish.
To accentuate sparse brows, simply fill in the original shape – don’t go outside the natural contour. Try one of Shu Uemura’s Hard Line brow pencils.
The final icing on this pared down look should be a pink-tinted gloss such as Burberry’s Lipglow in Nude Beige, which is universally flattering.
Now, you’re ready to pucker-up for that midnight smooch!