Makeup You Can Stick With

By Devaney Devoe – March 1, 2017
Photography by Brian Fitzsimmons

Ever feel overwhelmed walking by the makeup counter in a department store? You’re not alone. With all of the beauty products available today, it’s easy to feel intimidated—especially for those of us who are on-the-go and don’t have time to learn complex, lengthy makeup tutorials. Luckily, there is a solution for wanting to look great in a short amount of time. Start by learning the functionality of each product and looking for makeup with desirable ingredients. This will help you master a makeup application process that is quick and simple.

First, clean your face and follow with a moisturizer or hydrating mist. Dry skin prevents a smooth finish, so this first step is essential. 

Next, apply a foundation that contains sun protection. Using an SPF-infused foundation daily helps to prevent facial brown spots and skin discolorations, slows down the development of wrinkled, premature aging skin, and reduces the appearance of facial red veins and blotchiness. 

Then, highlight and contour your face. Using a highlighter stick, powder or cream, dab or brush lightly on the side of the undereye area. Put on bronzer, hugging tightly to the cheek area, to create depth and contour the face. This method defines facial angles and brings forward favorable features.
Add mascara to your lashes. Taking the wand and starting at the base of your lashes, wiggle up toward the ends. Repeat to even out the application, but avoid using too much—you don’t want them to look clumpy.

Finally, apply blush to the apple of your cheek, and then lip color to your lips. In nearly no time at all, you’re ready to go!

*OPTIONAL: Finish the look with setting powder to keep makeup secured and in place for the remainder of the day. This is best applied with a powder brush.

These non-toxic, high performing products help create a “makeup free” look for those of us who are active and want an easy, safe makeup application process. It takes no longer than minutes and could easily be done in a gym locker room or in the car. 

Locally-Based Products 

Rae Cosmetics Climate Control Mineral Tint
An all-in-one oil free foundation, non-chemical SPF 20 sunscreen and antioxidant moisturizer. The heat and humidity resistant formula stays on all day, even when you sweat. Gives an even skin tone while hiding imperfections.

W3LL People Bio Brightener Stick
A little bit will take years off your face. Adds a shine and youthful glow without making you look sweaty.

W3LL People Bio Bronzer Stick
Get a natural, sun-kissed glow and defined features with this single product. Make it as light or as dark as you need to depending on your skin tone.

W3LL People Universalist Multi-Use Cream
One product, two uses (or three, if you’re feeling adventurous). Blends beautifully with fingertips—just dab on your cheeks, lips, and eyelids.

Rae Cosmetics Lush Silk Mascara
The water-binding properties in silk make it water-resistant, smudge-resistant and fast drying but more gentle than regular waterproof mascara.



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