Growing up, the first makeup rule moms tell their daughters is to always go for a natural look. Makeup is meant to enhance your already-beautiful face, and the key is to highlight your best features. Trends come and go with time, from heavily contoured looks to deconstructed eyeliner, but the one timeless style people always return to is looking like the best version of themselves, with as little product as possible.
Even the no-makeup makeup look has evolved, however, namely by adding a little glow with highlighter or bronzer. It’s a subtle way to kick things up a notch, making sure you shine in all the right places. Now, it’s easier than ever to achieve this clean, glowy look with mineral-rich products that will not only make you radiate naturally like a star, but won’t compromise your skin.
If you’re looking for a healthy-looking glow, bareMinerals is the way to go. Because playing with makeup is so much fun, we enlisted three POPSUGAR staffers with different skin tones who mixed, blended, and layered just five must-have products from the bareMinerals new Clean Glow Collection to achieve that natural look you get after coming home from vacationing on a faraway island.
Senior Beauty Editor Kelsey Castañon knows her skin too well. Even though she’s Cuban, she has Spanish ancestry, which is why she thinks she’s got a very light and fair skin tone. She played around with the BAREPRO GLOW Bronzer in Faux Tan, which is a versatile liquid bronzer that gives you a sheer, natural-looking glow and lasts up to 16 hours. She added a little Endless Glow Highlighter in Fierce and set the makeup with the Kombucha-infused Dew Mist Setting Spray. “They felt really nice,” Kelsey said about the formulas. “They were never heavy or greasy, and the highlighter wasn’t too shiny, which is a fear of mine.”
Meki Pierre, our Entertainment editor, is a beautiful mix of Haitian and Cuban, giving her a deep complexion with golden undertones. She tried the BAREPRO GLOW Bronzer in Warmth and accentuated her features with the Endless Glow Highlighter in Fierce, a mineral-based powder highlighter that gives you a naturally luminous, dew-kissed glow. “The bronzer and highlighter combination never felt caked on, and I looked so good!” Meki said after trying out the products. “I looked like I just returned from vacationing in Greece, and I loved it.” She kept her look refreshed with the Dew Mist Setting Spray.
Christine Abramo, our senior director for multicultural partnerships, accentuated her olive complexion with the Endless Summer Bronzer in Warmth, a mineral-based matte powder bronzer that gives an immediate summer glow, while building a naturally sun-kissed look over time. She added a natural-looking radiance with the BAREPRO GLOW Highlighter in Joy, a liquid highlighter that gives you sheer, natural-looking luminosity and lasts up to 16 hours. She extended her makeup life with the Dew Mist Setting Spray, remembering to shake it first.
The Endless Summer Bronzer and the BAREPRO GLOW Bronzer come in two shades: Warmth and Faux Tan; the Endless GLOW Highlighter and BAREPRO GLOW Highlighter come in four shades that flatter all skin tones: Free, Whimsy, Joy, and Fierce. You can mix, blend and layer all the formulas to create your customized look, the only rule is that you feel awesome when applying them! Just Bronze. Highlight. Set.