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Your Instant Bare Glow: How To Use Our Buzzy New Collection

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There’s nothing more enviable than an all-over glow that seems to radiate from the inside out. Unfortunately, a monthly rejuvenating vacation in Fiji doesn’t agree with our schedules (or our wallets), so we like to use bronzers and highlighters for a natural-looking (and totally sunless) glow.

That’s why we dreamed up the Clean Glow collection, a summer-ready assortment of innovative pressed and liquid bronzers and highlighters and a Kombucha-infused setting spray. Each product is designed for mixing, blending and layering to create a custom glow.

Just in time for the sunny weather ahead, we’ve compiled our favorite ways to use the new collection.

Double Up on Liquid and Powder Highlighter

The right way to maximize shimmer? Layers are the key to a luminous, never-shiny look. After your foundation, but before applying any powder products, dot on your BAREPRO GLOW liquid bronzer and highlighter. Then, after applying the rest of your face makeup, go back over the same places you applied the liquid with ENDLESS SUMMER Bronzer and ENDLESS GLOW Highlighter for added oomph. This trick also works for refreshing your look throughout the day — just toss the pressed formulas in your bag to revive your glow on the go.

Use Primer or Setting Spray to Make Your Highlighter *POP*

Just like primer and setting spray prevent your foundation and eyeshadow from fading or creasing, they can also help highlighter last well past the A.M. Before applying BAREPRO GLOW Highlighter, dab on a very light layer of liquid primer — like our PRIME TIME Foundation Primer — to the high points of your face. To enhance pressed formulas, spray your brush with DEW MIST Setting Spray after swirling in the pan and press onto the high points of your cheeks for next-level luminosity.

Don’t Forget the Rest of Your Body

Why give your face all of the attention when you can just as easily add some shine to your shoulders, arms and legs? For an eye-catching detail with off-the-shoulder or strapless tops, use your hands to rub a light layer of BAREPRO GLOW Highlighter on the tops of your shoulders and clavicles. For a subtle, sun-kissed body bronzer, add a pump or two of BAREPRO GLOW Bronzer to your everyday moisturizer before applying to arms and legs. It’s the perfect bronze for weekend brunch, if you ask us.

Mix Liquid Bronzer with Face Oil for No-Makeup Days

Some days, we’re all about the full-face makeup look. But when the weather gets warm, we just want a fresh, easy look. On those days, it’s all about making skincare do the work. As a last step in your skincare routine, mix a half a pump of BAREPRO GLOW Bronzer (or liquid highlighter if you’re on the fair side) with face oil. Distribute the mixture evenly for an “I woke up like this” radiance.

Coordinate Your Eye Makeup with Your Face Makeup

No shade to eyeshadow, but highlighter can look just as good on the eyes as any shimmering neutral shadow. For a wash of eye color, use a fluffy blender brush to apply a darker shade of ENDLESS GLOW Highlighter from the lid to the crease. Then, dip a flat detail eyeshadow brush in the same highlighter shade you used on your cheeks and dab on the inner corners of the eyes and below the brows. One minute eye makeup? Check.

Shalom Blac Falls in Love with the ORIGINAL

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Can we talk about Shalom Nchom for a minute? If you’re not familiar, we’ll catch you up: a survivor of extensive burns as a child — and the devastating bullying that followed — she is now a vlogger with nearly a million YouTube followers who tune in to watch her inspiring and playful Shalom Blac tutorials. Shalom had always favored liquid foundations — until we sent her our cult-favorite ORIGINAL Loose Powder Foundation. She tried it for the first time on camera and let’s just say, the results are truly powderful. Take a peek:

Watch Shalom’s full powder makeup video for more mineral makeup magic, including our Mineral Veil Finishing Powder.

Finding the Best Mascara for Your Lashes

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Mascaras are basically all the same, right?

Actually, that’s so far from the truth! There are three main things to consider when finding your own perfect mascara. First, what kind of look are you going for? Long, fine and defined? Crazy volume? Once you’ve dreamed up your perfect lashes, consider both the formula and brush, which work together to achieve a specific look. To make it easy, we’ve broken down our full mascara portfolio so you can make those dream lashes come true…

Volumize
NEW LASHTOPIA Mega Volume Mineral-Based Mascara
High-impact, 10x lash volume.*
Staggered bristles coat every lash.

Define
NEW LOVE EVERY LASH Micro Defining Mascara
Catch and coat even the shortest lashes.
Ultra-skinny brush with micro bristles.

Multi-Benefit
LASH DOMINATION Volumizing Mascara
Dramatic length and thickness.
Spiral brush coats from all angles.

Separate
LASH DOMINATION Volumizing Mascara with Petite Precision Brush
Ideal for short, bottom and corner lashes.
Petite brush for precise application.

*Based on an in-vitro study of 10 coats on bare lashes.

Check out our full mascara assortment, and don’t forget to replace your mascara every 3 months!

The Most Important Thing You Don’t Know About Mascara

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We specialize in (and know you love) clean makeup. But what about keeping it clean with your makeup bag? Today, we’re revisiting some of our favorite tips that will keep your stash in top shape. This is especially important when it comes to — you guessed it — mascara, which should be replaced every 3 months.

THE BASICS OF MAKEUP EXPIRATION

Faces get better with age, but your beauty products most certainly do not, and they have legally regulated expiration dates for a very good reason. (And it isn’t so companies can sell you more makeup). Over time all products can change color, texture and consistency — especially products that are good for you, like the ones with added antioxidants, and that lack scary chemical stabilizers. Products can also start to smell. If any of these things happen, toss them immediately.

So how do you know what to expect and how to avoid being wasteful (and when to replace your lipgloss before it turns orange)? Take a product, flip it over and you’re likely to see a little drawing of an open pot and a number, like “6M.” That means that 6 months from the day you opened that product, you should be replacing it.

PROTECT YOUR EYES — THEY’RE DELICATE!

In general, the highest turnover items in your bag should be the ones you put around your eyes. First off, sharing is not caring when it comes to eyeliners, mascaras, eye brushes and shadows. You’re basically asking for an eye infection, so if you gave your girlfriend a swipe of mascara last night, dump the tube stat. Also, it’s that time of year when you’re probably about to whip out last summer’s waterproof mascara. Don’t. Eyelashes may be flirty and gorgeous but evolutionarily, they’re actually present to trap dirt, not a significant other. So… if you’re brushing over your lashes with a wand, returning it to the tube and storing it for a year? Yikes. There’s a reason we recommend a 3 month cycle for mascara Auto Delivery.

NEED HELP REMEMBERING?

If you’re not sure when you purchased the mascara you’re using now, well, we can’t blame you. That’s why we recommend purchasing mascara using the Auto Delivery feature on the product page. Every 3 months (or however often you choose), you’ll receive an email reminder that your order is about to ship (free, and with samples, by the way). About to leave town? Just shift the delivery date. Just ran out of concealer? Add it to your Auto Delivery order once still ships free. So go forth, keep it clean and leave the remembering to us!

Get super lush lashes with our richly pigmented mineral-based mascaras

Easy Eye Makeup in 60 Seconds

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If you don’t already wear eyeshadow, well, better late than never. We’re not talking sparkly pinks and blues (though that’s cool too) — today is all about is you, but improved.

So, Why Use Eyeshadow?

Why bother with neutral eyeshadow, you might ask. Well, the right neutral eyeshadow can be used to smooth fine lines, and even out the color around your eyes. In fact, our creamy new GEN NUDE Eyeshadow + Primer comes in two families of colors: neutralizing shades and brightening shades, so you can achieve the natural look that addresses your personal skin concerns.

What is Eye Primer Anyway?

For people who loooove eyeshadow colors (including our new neutral eyeshadow palettes), that same cream eyeshadow we were just talking about is ideal for smoothing the eye area to prepare it for more makeup. Or, just wear it alone!

Easy Eye Makeup in 60 Seconds

For a fresh, modern matte eye look…

1. Smooth GEN NUDE Eyeshadow + Primer onto your eyelids with the included paddle applicator.

2. Blend with your fingertips or an eye makeup brush.

3. Apply LASHTOPIA Volumizing Mascara from lash root to tip, wiggling the brush from side to side to achieve maximum lash volume.