WRITTEN BY Lesley Holland Downey
With the sea of choices out there, your makeup drawer can become cluttered with the latest buzzed-about, influencer-approved products. I am taking the less-is-more approach by choosing more products that multi-task—combining benefits or functionality for a lighter look, and a lighter toiletry bag for travel.
FOUNDATION STAND-INS WITH SPF High quality SPF with sheer coverage that evens skintone is sometimes all you want for daytime. My picks: Kosas DreamBeam Silicone-Free Mineral Sunscreen, Saie Slip Tint Dewy Tinted Moisturizer and Undefined Beauty R&R Sun Serum.
EYES/LIPS/CHEEKS One-and-done products that somehow pull off a natural, no-makeup look for cheeks, lips and even eyes. So easy to swipe on to mimic a sun-kissed effect. My picks: Trish McEvoy Dual Resort Bronzer, Westman Atelier Face Trace Contour Stick in Truffle, Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Soft Pinch Liquid Blush in Believe and Chantecaille Real Bronze Bronzer.
SIMPLIFIED SKIN CARE WITH MULTI-FACETED BENEFITS Brands are now offering ways to add all the benefits without multiple steps. I love the simplicity of these amazing serums. My picks: Revision Skincare D·E·J Daily Boosting Serum and Westman Atelier Skin Activator.
GENTLE EXFOLIANTS TO KEEP SKIN FRESH AND DEWY Sunscreen, heat and sweat can spell clogged pores for every skin type. Add one of these in the evening to keep skin smooth and supple. My picks: Eighth Day Resurfacing Tonic and Algenist Genius Liquid Skin Resurfacing 2% BHA Toner.