Spoiler alert: They’re not that complicated
by the Beauty Beat Team
Who needs a heavy makeup bag when you can whip up a full look with just a handful of products? One lipstick alone can give you a quick, fresh face that can put your usual 10-product routine to shame. Of course, you can still go back to your extra routine whenever you please—but for those times when you, well, don’t have the time, here are some makeup ideas and tips that only require a single lip color:
In our opinion, there’s no greater compliment than being told, “Ang fresh mo!” when you’re not wearing any makeup. Clearly, having healthy, glowing skin is better than a perfectly made up face, especially if you’re always piling on the cosmetics just to hide the “bad.”
That said, any beauty expert will tell you to prioritize a good skin care routine over an impressive makeup collection—moreso if you’re prone to breakouts or are constantly exposed to the sun or pollutants. Of course, genetics play a big role, as well as your daily habits. “When it comes to beauty, 60% is dependent on your genes and lifestyle, while 40% is aesthetic,” says Dr. Kaycee Reyes-Bacani, a dermatologist, health advocate, and wellness expert.
In short, to achieve great skin, it’s not enough that you pile on the most expensive skin care products or simply engage in healthy habits. It has to be a combination of both—plus, what your momma gave you! So what exactly should you do? Here, we teach you the 10 (not-so-secret) secrets of women with the best skin.