Summer Skin Strikes Again

As the temperature in Louisiana nears three digits, I've decided to embrace the dewy, sweaty, summery glow. In front of the lens of legendary Gigi Torregano (@gigisophia_), I felt absolutely celestial with only a few simple products. Here's the deep dive:

The first step to giving in to the glow is prepping your skin with the right moisturizer. I swear by Josie Maran's Pure Argan Milk. It's an instant change to skin texture that feels both nourishing and plumping. I don't have to worry about it affecting the next steps in my makeup routine, and I also use it alone on days/nights when my skin feels extra dry.

Next, I opt for wallet-friendly and ultra reliable Colourpop No Filter Matte Foundation. I also use the concealer sparingly under my eyes because they layer really well. These both create a natural texture that allows my skin to take center stage.

For the eyes, I'm using Flesh Beauty's Fleshpot. It's an eye and cheek gloss to the tune of Kate Moss on a 90s catwalk. It's glossy but not sticky and has peachy gold reflective flecks. I swipe on Colourpop's blackest mascara and call the eyes done.

Glossier's Boy Brow completes the top portion of our show, and I move on to the lips. I'm using Dior Addict Lip Maximizer for a sheer pink, high shine look. A couple swipes of Colourpop's Super Shock Blush in Cheerio and Stila's Hydrating Face Gloss and the cheeks are pleasantly pink.

And that's it! You're illuminating to high heaven. Simple, fresh, and summery. Glossy, glistening, and glowing. Your move, Louisiana.

All images courtesy of Gigi Torregano.