Two Effortless Summer Makeup Looks

That effortless summer glow is inescapable this time of year, and fortunately, the right makeup combination can help you achieve it at home. To prove how simple it is, earlier this week we asked celebrity and fashion makeup artist, and Beautycounter Head of Innovation Christy Coleman to come up with two easy-to-replicate summer looks that accentuate a person’s natural beauty. Fielding some of the women in our office and using our safer line of cosmetics, she definitely delivered—see the photo proof and step-by-step instructions for each style below.

The Look:”No Makeup” Makeup

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Kelly C., human to a mischievous 4-year-old pug.

Steps:

1. Using the Retractable Complexion Coverage Brush, apply Tint Skin Foundation or, for lighter coverage, Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer (no brush needed for this one).

2. Using your fingers, apply Color Pinch Cream Blusher in Caramel to your cheeks and lips, and then dab it onto your eyelids.

3. Apply Lip Gloss in Buff or, for a slightly pinker lip, Lip Gloss in Peony.

4. Finish your look with a few sweeps of Lengthening Mascara for beautifully defined lashes.

Products:

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1. Retractable Complexion Coverage Brush

2. Tint Skin Foundation or Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer

3. Color Pinch Cream Blusher in Caramel

4. Lengthening Mascara

5. Lip Gloss in Buff

The Look: Fresh-Faced Glow

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Melissa C., mother to one adorable 3-year-old boy.

Steps:

1. Using the Retractable Complexion Coverage Brush, apply Tint Skin Foundation or, for lighter coverage, Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer (no brush needed for this one).

2. Sweep Color Contour Matte Bronzer onto your forehead, cheeks, and jawline with the Angled Blush Brush for a natural contour.

3. Generously apply Lip Sheer in Coral for bright, beautiful lips that enhance your summer glow.

Products:

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1. Retractable Complexion Coverage Brush

2. Angled Blush Brush

3. Tint Skin Foundation or Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer

4. Color Contour Matte Bronzer (NO.2)

5. Lip Sheer in Coral