6 Products to Try If You Want to Show Off Your Actual Skin This Season
When it comes to her makeup aesthetic, Kylie Jenner typically swings one of two ways: fully made-up and worthy of a red carpet close-up or au naturel with her adorable sprinkling of freckles on full display. And personally, we have a special admiration for the latter—especially this time of year when the thought of heavy layers of makeup is too hard, considering the amount of wind and rain. Thus, when Jenner took to Instagram one day ago to snap a makeup-free selfie, it was hard to take our eyes off of her admirably bare complexion.
After all, nothing feels more refreshing this season than embracing our skin in its most natural state. But sometimes, we're in the mood for a just a subtle enhancement—be it a touch more coverage, a hint of radiance, a pop of colour, whatever floats your boat. So with bare-ish skin in mind, we gathered the perfect products which help us put our best face forward all season long yet allow beloved traits like freckles to shine through as nature intended them to. Inspired by none other than Jenner herself, here are our favourite formulas to use all over your face to enhance—not cover—your complexion. Keep scrolling!
We typically have a bone to pick with the majority of tinted moisturisers on the market due to their minimal range of shades. However, this SPF-infused formula from BareMinerals does much better. Plus, it just so happens to be freckled beauty Larsen Thompson's go-to formula in lieu of foundation.
If you want to go completely makeup-free, do like many a makeup artist and apply a couple quick dabs of this cult-favorite cream to your eyelids, Cupid's bow, and cheekbones. The result is a glossy, your-skin-but-better finish.
According to senior editor Hallie Gould, this pocket-friendly BB cream is great for offering a hint of coverage while allowing the beauty of your actual complexion to shine through.
In the mood for some luminosity? Assistant editor Maya Allen can't stop applying this team-loved highlighter on her cheekbones this season.
"This luminizer in Ghost Light just looks so cool on my deep skin tone," she explains. "I pat it on right before foundation. It gives the high points of my face such a light-catching glow."
As any makeup artist or beauty editor will tell you, there's simply no better (or more natural-looking) way to apply your makeup—especially in the summer when an invisible finish feels even more paramount. We love a good ol' Beautyblender, and this limited-edition sapphire one is officially on our summer wish list.
Adding a few drops of this best-selling self-tanning oil from Tan-Luxe pre-bedtime basically ensures a uniform, sun-kissed glow come morning. It gives my consistently pasty skin a slight boost of colour and radiance—so much so that I feel 100% about going through my day without anything else on my face (except some SPF, of course).