Beating your face is totally overrated. The only foundation you need is your skin. We’ve been locked in the house for a year, maskne is running amok in these streets, and to be quite frank, who even has time to do a full-beat anymore? Between Zoom meetings, what seems like neverending laundry, and cooking multiple meals a day, we definitely don’t.
Our CEO has mastered a 5-minute, base-free beat, that requires very little effort. Peep the products that keep her Zoom-ready below.
Merit Beauty | Brow 1980
Bushy, wild brows are Dev’s thing. The Brow 1980 volumizing pomade (in Soft Black) keeps hairs in place, evenly deposits the perfect amount of color, and is clean. Simple caterpillar brows are always a win.
Tip: Brush brows upward with a clean spoolie first. Then apply Brow 1980, leading with the sparse areas of your brow.
cocokind | Chagaglo Bronze Highlighter
Concealer who? One of Dev’s favorite beauty hacks is gently swiping a little bit of cocokind’s clean, adaptogen-based highlighter under her eyes and blending it out with her finger. The adaptogenic mushroom, Chaga, is also packed with antioxidants. BONUS!
Tip: Apply under eye cream first for the smoothest application.
Glossier | Cloud Paint
As a #holygrail product, Dev can’t live without Cloud Paint. Cloud Paint gives the most beautiful, berry-flushed appearance to cheeks and livens up the most tired face. Brown girl friendly shades: Storm, Haze, Eve, Dawn, and Spark.
Tip: Dab the tiniest bit on the bridge of your nose.
NARS | The Multiple
The Multiple stick (in South Beach) is what highlighter dreams are made of. Smooth, subtle shimmer, and the easiest application ever. Even in the Winter, this cream-to-powder formula gives a sun-kissed glow!
Tip: Gently apply from the end of your brow to the high-point of your cheek bones. Blend with your finger, allowing the highlight to subtly mix with your cheek tint.
Flesh Beauty | Eye & Cheek Gloss
Glossy lids are just fancy and fly. Even in the house. This versatile Eye & Cheek gloss (in Fleshpot) is the easiest way to add a hint of glam to your WFH beat.
Tip: Apply with a small, flat shader brush for even application.
Merit Beauty | Clean Lash
Clean Lash is the perfect tubing mascara for everyday wear. It never flakes or smudges, and it perfectly lifts and curls your lashes every, single time. You don’t even need to wear eyeliner. This beautiful, black tube will ensure you always look fresh and awake (even if you’re beyond exhausted).
Tip: If you want more drama, layer your mascaras.
iNNBEAUTY PROJECT | Lip Oil
Glossy lips can brighten any day. iNNBEAUTY PROJECT’s naturally-colored, vegan, non-sticky Lip Oil (in Glaze #1) plumps and beautifies your precious pout. The chunky, doe-foot applicator serves up extra juiciness!
Tip: Buy them all and always keep backups.