The arrival of spring means it’s time to reset your beauty routine to accommodate the bright, sunny styles of the season. May and June tend to be brimming with special occasions like weddings, proms and graduations when we want to look our best. Whether you’re in your 20s, 40s, 60s or beyond, Jmore beauty expert Ariel Lewis has tips for lovelies at every stage of life.
For the Younger Set:
Oily skin and acne aren’t just for teenagers. In fact, countless women face these beauty challenges well into their twenties. Full coverage foundations can help to hide acne, but finding a brand that doesn’t look cakey and unnatural isn’t easy. Fortunately, Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation can work miracles. This oil-free, vegan and matte foundation is perfect for balancing out skin discoloration and providing a flawless finish. Additionally, this product has a 12-hour life span for all day coverage.
Universally flattering on young skin, highlighters make you look like you’re glowing from the inside out. One of our favorites is the 3D Highlighter Palette by Huda that includes Melted Strobe, a pearlescent creamy formula that creates a flawless base and three other highlighter shades to add dimension and a healthy glow.
For a precise and long-lasting eyeliner, check out Tarte’s Sex Kitten Liquid Liner. Smudge and waterproof, it’s infused with castor oil to treat and moisturize the skin around the lash line. For special occasion lashes, try Lilly Lashes Miami! First made popular by Kylie Jenner on Instagram, the wispy set of falsies is perfect for any eye shape and adds jaw-dropping length, volume and dimension.
For Women over 40
During the spring and summer months, avoid heavy foundations and skin products with lots of shimmer. Though shimmer can be festive, it also makes signs of aging more obvious. Tinted BB or CC creams or foundations with cream bases are all good choices. Almay’s Smart Shade Anti-Aging foundation adjusts to your skin tone and smooths over fine lines and visible pores to give you a flawless complexion.
Bronze and beautiful
Bobbi Brown’s Matte Bronzing Powder contains a mica-free formula that looks soft and natural on the skin. For fairer complexions, sample Benefit’s Hoola Matte Bronzer. It provides a healthy sun-kissed glow. Apply either bronzer to the forehead, cheekbones, and chin to slim your face and illuminate your best features.
Minimize the look of fine lines, crow’s feet and dryness, by choosing black eyeliner in gel or liquid form. Open the eyes by drawing small wings at the corners of the eyes and tracing the eye’s lower lashes at the waterlines. London’s Fierce Flicks Precision Tip Liquid Liner is ideal because of its buttery consistency and long-wearing properties. Bobbi Brown’s Long-Wear Gel Liner is another superior option.