Spring is officially here and one of the best accessories you can have is a radiant complexion. While achieving a naturally healthy glow might require some time and patience (think exfoliating, exercise, and eight glasses of water a day), you can fake it until you make it with the right product.
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We suggest adding Smashbox’s new LA Lights Blendable Lip and Cheek Color in Silver Lake Sunset ($29; nordstrom.com) to your makeup bag, pronto. The easy-to-use formula will instantly brighten up your look and because it’s a multitasker, you can streamline your beauty routine by applying it to your lips, too. But if you’re running super late, the built-in buffing sponge means you can blend on-the-go. “I love it because it's spring and your skin has a certain warmth from being outside,” Smashbox Director of Global Artistry Lori Taylor-Davis tells InStyle. “If you add sheen to that, it looks gorgeous.”
Her pro tip? Pair your luminous skin with a bold pop of color. Incorporating a fuchsia lip, for example, is your safest bet. "It's pinky but not so vampy and definitely very wearable for both day and night," she adds. She recommends the brand's Be Legendary Lipstick in Punch Drunk Matte ($20; smashbox.com).