beauty inspo: zoe kravitz

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Minimal makeup inspiration from Zoe Kravitz via InStyle Magazine (May 2018)

Print is not dead…or at least not for me. I still subscribe to a couple print publications, and I love flipping through pages of a magazine (or an actual book for that matter). Nowadays, sartorial inspiration is quick at our finger tips with the abundance of information and venues at which content is delivered through social media. I can access the latest runway shows, the newest beauty releases, and take a peek into the street fashion halfway around the world. It’s wonderful! However, it’s also quite pleasurable read the glossy pages of a magazine and to study the photoshoots of the contemporary cover girl.

This week’s beauty inspiration came from this stunning portrait of Zoe Kravitz. It’s striking how simple, yet beautiful her look is. Of course, this crystal top and head piece definitely adds to the wow factor too. To me, the makeup is very much inspired by runway makeup looks in that it enhances beauty without being too obvious. Here are the six products that I would use in my personal collection to achieve this bronzey, bare look.

Have you tried foundation from a can? Her base looks barely-there, lightweight. A good skincare prep would be essential prior to makeup application. This foundation in an aerosol format is one of my most lightweight bases. I spray it on my makeup sponge and dab it across it face. Layer for a light medium to medium coverage, which allows the skin to show through.

A cream bronzer does best to subtly sculpt and warm up the face. I use a stipple brush to run this along the hollows of the cheeks, forehead, and jawline. The Soleil tan De Chanel comes at a price, but blends beautifully and provides a natural, balanced look. I also use a slightly fluffy synthetic eye brush to sweep some into the crease and lid of the eyes. Other notable cream bronzers with a lower print point (although different tones and formulas) include RMS Beauty Buriti Bronzer or Contour Bronzer, Elf CosmeticsAqua Infused Blush and Bronzer, and Milk Makeup Matte Bronzer.

This makeup look is not too overly dewy. The Ilia Iluminator is a clean beauty choice for a subtle glow. There are three shade selections available. I prefer the champagne gold shade of Cosmic Dancer. Unlike other stick and cream highlighters, this formula is a bit more compact and less dewy. Use your fingers to warm up the product and place it above the cheekbones and the center of each eyelid. Gorgeous!

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Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow

Is this look not all about the brows and lips? For natural, slightly thick brows, I opted for the Benefit Gimme Brow. Of course my other favorite, the Glossier Boy Brow is also a major favorite. Both slightly fill and tame the brows without making brows look crunchy.

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Glossier Lash Slick

Eyes are liner-free in this look. I’m a cat eye liner gal, but I’ve been loving skipping liner and wearing just a shimmery shadow on the lid and mascara. To go along with the natural look, lashes are long, defined, and lifted without the crazy volume. My recent favorite for understated but impactful lashes is the Glossier Lash Slick. No smudges or flakes with plenty of length. Read my comprehensive review of Glossier skincare and makeup here.

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Last but not least, a slightly glossy lip. I refer back to my go-to, Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment. Since the look is not very made up, a highly saturated and perfectly lined lip may be too “done.” The tint of “Honey” is a brown nude that pulls the brown tones of the makeup look together. Use your fingers to apply a hint on the apples of the cheeks for an easy blush alternative.

There you go; six products for a Zoe Kravitz-inspired look.  Let me know who or what has been inspiring your beauty or style lately.

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