New year, new…makeup? In terms of beauty, this past year was a big one. Kardashian-style contouring, over-lined lips and highlight so bright it could almost be seen from space, all reigned supreme. Don’t get us wrong; we love a good, glammed up look. But we’re placing our bets on 2017 being the year of the fresh face. Think dewy skin, soft, lush lashes, and full, Brooke Shields-circa-the-‘80s eyebrows. Low key enough for every day, and ideal for those of us who can’t wing eyeliner to save our lives—because all you really need to nail the effortless look are a few must-have products. Head to your local Sephora store, or if you’re more of the instant gratification type, to Sephora.com, to stock up!
Keep your coverage light with this cult-favorite tinted moisturizer. We love that it’s got SPF in the formulation to keep skin protected from sun damage. Apply with clean hands for a barely-there finish; for fuller coverage use a foundation brush.
This NARS cheek palette is a best seller for a reason. For date night, use the blush side to achieve the perfect, flirty flush on cheeks. For skin that looks freshly sun-kissed, use the bronzer size and a fluffy brush to apply along the forehead and cheekbones.
True to its name, this stuff is really, really good. The intense black pigmentation makes eyes pop, while the brush lifts and separates every single lash—even the baby ones at the corners of eyes. We love that the formulation is smudge-proof, too!
By now, we all can agree that brows are important. They frame your eyes, and when done right, can soften the face and even make you look younger. This brow gel does just that by mimicking the look of real hair for fuller brows.
It’s no secret that we’re suckers for a multitasker. This lip and cheek tint by Tata Harper adds the lightest wash of color wherever it’s applied. Apply to lips for that just-been-kissed look, or tap onto cheeks for a light flush.
Equally important as the makeup you put on your face is what you use to take it off. Coconut Melt is 100% organic and makes removing even the most stubborn waterproof mascara SO easy.
Great skincare makes makeup look even better. Use this hydrating mask after removing makeup to moisturize and calm skin at least once per week (two to three times is recommended).