Gone are the days of spending hours doing glam for a makeup look that’s likely to melt off just hours later. I mean, not every day! 

This summer, let your naturally sun-kissed skin take center stage with this easy, under 5-minute look that instantly conceals, brightens, and awakens the complexion without appearing cakey or overdone. Take advantage of the season’s skin-first trend where peek through texture and shine are embraced for effortless beauty looks that make you look put together without dedicating your entire morning to application. 

Step 1: Prep the skin

Let’s be real - skin prep has the ability to completely make or break your entire look. Regardless of how meticulously you select your perfect product mix, the skin requires proper exfoliation, hydration, and protection to help products seamlessly apply on the skin. For the softest, texture-free face, add a gentle exfoliating pad to your cleansing routine 1-2 times a week to slough away any dirt, debris, and dead skin. Next, incorporate a hydrating and lightweight serum before your morning SPF to give skin an extra boost of moisture for supple-looking skin all day long. The Think Bright Glow + Hydrate Serum is infused with antioxidant-rich Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid to drench the face and neck with lasting moisture. For oily or blemish-prone skin types that want to keep breakthrough shine at bay, add a thin layer of Secure Skin Gripping Serum Primer to the T-Zone to diffuse the look of texture and enlarged pores, and control excess sebum production. This silicone-free vegan primer is designed to balance the look of skin on both makeup and no makeup days, so apply all over or in target areas for your desired look. 

Step 2: Conceal the unwanted

Whether you’re fighting humidity in Atlanta or the dry heat on the west coast, a hydrating concealer is a must for any summertime makeup regimen. Under eye bags? Uneven texture? Pesky blemishes? No problem! This Triple Fix Full Coverage Brightening Concealer is formulated in 25 universal shades to visibly brighten, conceal, and nourish skin, leaving behind a natural, skin-like finish. Bolstered by Hyaluronic Acid, Ashwagandha, and Squalane, this concealer is no stranger to radiance. The formula builds and blends on the skin with light-to-medium coverage, while the skin-loving ingredients work to combat visible signs of stress and aging. Use the soft doe foot applicator to conceal the under eye area, highlight the nose and center of the forehead, and spot conceal any redness or blemishes. For more coverage, allow the formula to dry down for 15-20 seconds before blending using a damp Precision Makeup Sponge. For the best shade match, pick a color that is 1-2 shades lighter than your skin’s tone to maximize the brightening effect. 

Step 3: Awaken the complexion

Now that you have effectively prepped and concealed the skin, it’s time to bring life back into the complexion. For glowing, summertime looks, cream formulas are the best way to keep the skin appearing lively and healthy. Simply use a Stippling Blush Brush to blend the Higher Standard Satin Matte Cream Blush into the cheekbones and apples of the cheek to imitate a natural skin flush. Take your pick from nine luxurious shades that bring out the rosy or coral tones in the skin for a beautiful pop of color. Next, dust the No Limits Matte Bronzer onto the hollows of the cheek, temples, and jawline to bring depth and dimension to the face. To awaken the eyes, add 1-2 layers of mascara to make them appear larger. 

Step 4: Blend

Think of blending as your secret weapon to taking your makeup look to the next level. It diffuses any harsh lines and lines of demarcation to make the makeup look appear more natural and effortless. Using the round side of the Confident Complexion Makeup Sponge, blend the concealer, blush, and bronzer together to pull together your look in 5-minutes or less.