Step 1: Stila Custom Color Blush
There’s a fine line between a healthy pink flush and bozo-the-clown rouge. Stay firmly on the correct side with self-adjusting blush. Don’t be intimidated by the neon pink shade in the compact—it goes on sheer and reacts to the pH levels in your skin for a flattering rosy hue. Smile to find the apples of your cheeks and sweep it on with a fluffy brush.
Step 2: Eyeko Fat Brush Mascara
Although the lips are the focus of this look, you still need a great mascara to keep your eyes from fading into the background. This volumizing brush from British cult brand Eyeko has a lash-strengthening and water-resistant formula that won’t flake in the summer heat. After curling your lashes, hold the wand perpendicular to your lashline near the roots and gently wiggle back and forth as you slowly move to the tips of your lashes. For extra credit, you can take a small eyeliner brush with mascara on it and run it along the roots of your lashes. This will make your eyes pop even more.
For the main event, you need a creamy lipstick to keep lips looking smooth and plump. Laura Geller’s double-duty lipstick has two shades in one so you can mix and match. Right now we’re feeling the Nude Petal Pink side, a slightly frosted shade that makes lips look full and sexy. Plus, the extra moisturizing formula has hydrating butters to keep lips from drying out.