EZ Beauty: A Few Light Ideas

Indecency laws are no deterrent–our desire to strip down during the sweltering days of summer grows stronger every week. Luckily, there is a way to lighten up without being locked up. Swap out your regular beauty favourites for sheer formulations that leave you looking dewy, fresh, and glowing without heavy layers of cosmetics.

Dior Nail GlowDior Nail Glow, $24, sephora.ca
This pink-tinted top coat will make your nails shiny and polished, essentially mimicking the way a French manicure should look: natural. It’s mistake-proof and good for when your fingers need a break from dark, vampy varnish.

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Revlon Colorburst Lip ButterRevlon ColorBurst Lip Butter, $10, Shoppers Drug Mart and well.ca
This moisturizing balm gloss deposits a light coat of colour and leaves behind a soft luster to the lips. You can build up the intensity or layer it over a lip pencil for greater staying power.

Maybelline Dream Finish BB Cream

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream, $12, Shoppers Drug Mart and Wal-mart
This beauty balm cream is similar to a tinted moisturizer and provides more coverage than other drugstore BB creams on the market. It’s still very light (even more so than liquid foundation) and includes SPF30.

Josie Maran Blush

Josie Maran Coconut Water Color Cheek Gelee Blush, $30, sephora.ca
Skip powder (and even cream blush) and opt for this gelee instead. It melts into skin, nourishes with Argan oil, and can even be used on the lips as a stain.

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