Play up: Sparkling eyes
Focus attention on your eyes with—believe it or not—navy blue mascara. ZuZu Luxe Mascara in Navy is surprisginly wearable and works with all eye colors, making the whites of your eyes appear brighter and your eye color more intense. B vitamins and sea fennel extract thicken and strengthen lashes, and its non-smudging lasting power makes it a customer favorite.
Smoky shadows are another good way to showcase your eyes, says esthetician Tessa Wilson at our Berkeley store, who likes jane iredale Smoke Gets In Your Eyes Eyeshadow Kit with neutral, smoky dark and highlighting gold shadows that work for both day and night looks. Treat the delicate eye area with One Love Organics Vitamin E Active Moisture Eye Balm, Tessa adds; it’s an all-in-one cream that reduces puffiness, smooths fine lines and hydrates like crazy.
Play up: Cheekbones
If you’ve been graced with sculpted cheekbones, emphasize them with dual-purpose creams that highlight and moisturize your skin. Pacifica Radiant Shimmer Coconut Multiples Highlighting Creams is a do-it-all palate of light iridescent, shimmery pink and golden bronze colors. To use, apply the lightest cream at the top of your cheekbones, rosy pink on the apples of your cheeks and bronze for underneath the cheekbone. These coconut-based creams blend into each other easily for a natural, dewy look.
For a more minimalist approach, Vapour Organic Beauty Aura Multi Use Classic is an all-purpose stick that highlights cheeks, eyes and lips in one easy swipe for a genuine-looking glow. It’s nourishing, soothing and full of organic botanicals like holy basil, myrrh and lotus leaf extracts.
Play up: Luscious lips
Does your smile light up a room? Play up lips with jane iredale’s PlayOn Lip Crayon in Luscious, a creamy rose brown that looks great on all skin tones, says Tessa. For on-trend red lips, try Dr. Hauschka Inner Glow Lipstick in Red Quartz—customers love its satin finish and staying power. And keep lips smooth with Jurlique Love Balm, which Tessa likes for its fresh tangerine scent and moisturizing olive oil.
Play up: Luminous skin
Hydration and protection are essential for showcasing skin and keeping it healthy. Get skin glowing with Juice Beauty SPF 30 Tinted Mineral Moisturizer, Tessa’s recommendation for a lightweight lotion with a hint of color, sun protection and natural botanicals that provide age-defying benefits.
If you prefer a mineral powder, try ZuZu Luxe Mosaic Illuminator to create a light-reflecting glow and infuse skin with natural moisture from avocado and jojoba extracts. And to keep your skin radiant even without makeup, Tessa likes DeVita Hyaluronic SeruGel used under moisturizer for extra hydration. This oil-free gel combines 65 percent hyaluronic acid with soothing aloe to draw water into the skin to make it plump, firmer and with less noticeable lines and wrinkles.