With the rise of K-Beauty, experts and influencers have argued that extensive skincare regimes are the key to getting a clear and bright complexion. Overwhelmed by all of the acids, essences, and ampoules, I've decided to go back to the basics this summer. Blame it on the lack of societal interaction or not wanting to complete an exhaustive, 10-step-plus regimen before bed, but I've simplified my routine, focusing on ingredients that target my concerns. It's uncomplicated and effective.
While I'm taking a minimalist approach to skincare, my makeup routine has gone full-on max. Pre-COVID, my morning makeup was quick and basic: concealer to cover my blemishes, a wash of neutral eyeshadow, and mascara before running out the door. With more downtime — not to mention, a stagnant social life — applying makeup has become an activity in and of itself. Whether it's floating white liner, color-blocked eyeshadow, or stick-on jewels, experimental makeup is my new norm.
Ahead, find multi-tasking products to streamline your skincare routine, plus color-packed, bold additions for your makeup collection — all from e.l.f. Cosmetics.