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Strong Alone, Better Together: BFF Beauty Duos That Work Best When Paired Together

Strong Alone, Better Together: BFF Beauty Duos That Work Best When Paired Together

June 8th marks National Best Friend Day—the much-appreciated opportunities to shine light and shamelessly brag on the people, or things, who make life experiences a bit richer. And while Instagram feeds are flooded with sweet remarks about everyone’s best friend in real life, our LYS team has rounded up our favorite beauty BFF duos that are great alone, but gamechangers together. Just as your circle makes you better and helps you reach your goals; certain products perform better with the help of their best friend; and this exclusive guide will shine a light on the perfect pairings that will leave you feeling confident about your favorite LYS products! 


The “IRL” Filter Duo 

Locking in the top spot for the closest of friends is the dynamic duo that transforms your complexion to a real-life filter. Who needs social media’s advanced technology when the Triple Fix Serum Foundation instantly blurs the look of dark spots, blemishes and uneven texture? Fortified with Ashwagandga, Hyaluronic Acid and Turmeric, this skin-enriching, silicone-free serum foundation is formulated to create a natural-looking veil as it reduces the look of any imperfections. This summer, step outside showcasing the latest beauty trend with a natural, your-skin-but-better finish. Instead of opting for long-lasting, mattifying formulas, this BFF duo addresses problem areas, while giving your skin’s natural beauty the room to shine through. 

Every foundation needs its perfect counterpart, and the cruelty free LYS Foundation Brush is the secret to customizing your foundation look with specific coverage. Whether you’re aiming for a simple, everyday beat, or taking your look into nighttime, this rounded buffing brush latches onto the lightweight formula to evenly distribute product onto the skin. Created with synthetic fibers, this gentle brush is perfect for all skin types. 

Pro Tip: Creating a flawless base is the first step in any makeup look, and this trick is sure to keep the look radiant and weightless, even with troubled skin! Simply apply foundation directly to the skin using a clean fingertip. Concentrate product on the perimeter of the face to avoid product-build up in the center. Using the Foundation Brush, buff product onto the entire surface of the face, blending down the jawline, ears and hairline. Keeping the product away from the center of the face prevents accentuating pores or making the look appear cakey. 


The Skinimalism Duo 

Skinimalism is the latest craze to catch the attention of in-the-know beauty editors, celebrities, and influencers alike as they seek ways to simplify their routines using only the best of the best. Today’s discerning beauty customer is saving their precious counter space for the standout, multi-tasking formulas that prioritize their skin health while delivering the desired results. This Skinimalism BFF duo features the Secure Skin Gripping Serum Primer and Speak Love Glossy Lip Treatment Oil, which will become this season’s go-to products on the warmest no makeup makeup days, delivering unmatched radiance, luminosity and hydration. 

The silicone-fee Secure Skin Gripping Serum Primer is uniquely designed to latch onto complexion products for a long-lasting, even-looking base, but the benefits show up on days when the makeup may not. Intentionally loaded with skincare, this enriching formula contains Niacinamide, Ginger Root, Lemon, and Grapefruit extracts to visibly minimize the look of skin texture and enlarged pores. Whether you struggle with pesky blemishes or visible signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles, this lightweight, gel formula instantly blends onto skin for a comfortable feel. 

With your complexion perfected, complete this five-minute look with the Speak Love Glossy Lip Treatment Oil, which is formulated to transform both the look and feel of dry, cracked lips, this luxurious lip oil provides lips with lasting hydration and conditioning as the blend of sunflower, carrot, sweet almond, and macadamia nut oils penetrate skin to help restore and comfort lips. Whether worn alone, or paired with other lip products, this high-impact conditioner will leave behind a non-stick, eye-catching shine that’s simply undeniable. 

Pro Tip: If you struggle with textured skin, apply Secure Skin to areas with visible pores, blemishes, fine lines, and wrinkles to help balance the look of skin. Concentrate the formula on high-shine areas, like the t-zone, for added pore and shine control. 


The Busy Boss Duo

As we settle into our new normal with obligations taking over our schedules, this BFF duo specializes in makeup looks that can truly stand the test of time. From masked meetups to weekend brunch and park dates, this complexion rejuvenator makes touch-ups everyone’s favorite time of day. No need to scurry away from your busy schedule with this Triple Fix Pressed Setting Powder that instantly brings makeup back to its just-applied finish. Enriched with Niacinamide and Green Tea Extract, this hydrating and finely milled powder settles onto the skin without diminishing the skin’s natural oils. From a brightening under-eye bake to in-the-moment touch-up, this talc-free powder helps promote a visibly healthier complexion without producing white cast or flashback. The pressed formula pairs perfectly with the cruelty free Powder Brush, which is equipped with densely packed hypoallergenic bristles to evenly buff powder products. When paired with Triple Fix Pressed Setting Powder, this brush creates a natural blurring effect on the skin, ultimately reducing the look of fine lines, pores and imperfections. 

Pro Tip: Translucent powder can double as a sculpting tool when placed around other complexion products. To exaggerate your contour, simply use the Powder Brush to apply Triple Fix Translucent Setting Powder directly under the cheekbones. 


The Power Couple Duo (Higher Standard Satin Matte Cream Blush + No Limits Matte Bronzer)

After applying foundation and concealer, the face becomes a blank canvas in which we have the opportunity to build any makeup look. Whether you overload on bronzer to achieve the perfect, back-from-vacation look, or drench yourself in blush for a youthful-looking glow, there’s no denying the powerful impact of blush and bronzer for breathing life back into the face. The No Limits Matte Bronzer comes in five ultra-buttery shades to bring warmth to all skin tones. Formulated with universal undertones, each bronzer settles beautifully onto the temples, cheekbones, jawline and sides of the nose to create a vibrant, yet blendable contour. The skin-loving formula contains Green Tea Extract to help replenish skin, while the Sodium Hyaluronate helps retain skin moisture and visibly plump the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

To complement the complexion look, add a healthy dose of the Higher Standard Satin Matte Cream Blush to the apples of the cheek. Available in six highly pigmented shades, this cream blush glides onto the skin to create a natural-looking burst of color on the cheeks. Complete with Kaolin Clay, these brushes help reduce the appearance of pores and limit excess shine on the high points of the face. 

Pro Tip: For a naturally flushed blush look, apply the Higher Standard Satin Matte Cream Blush underneath foundation to create a lit-from-within radiance. 


In honor of National Best Friend Day, shop these dynamic BFF duos available now online, as well as