Best of all, this regimen works even when you've been staying up too late. Try the exact products we used to achieve a bright, beautiful complexion.
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Like most women, we like to change up our skincare regimens and beauty routines every so often, and those shifts are usually inspired by the words of someone who claims that a specific product is her new favorite. We layer serums with moisturizers and facial sprays with sleep masks in hopes that it will result in flawless, glowing skin. Sometimes these changes work, but more often than not a new routine does nothing at all. That's why it's especially exciting when you stumble across a set of beauty buys that, together, work as simple and effective regimen for fresh, dewy skin. That's exactly what happened to us.
Without really trying, we came upon a regimen that seemed to deliver a glowing complexion with minimal effort, so we put it to the test and asked a few other women to give it a try, too. The result? Amazing, luminous skin, even at the end of a few long days that included too little sleep and too much sugar. And if several women swear they ended the day with a face that looks just as fresh and bright as it did upon waking, you know you're on to something great.
Luckily, we're not going to keep it all to ourselves. Here, we share the simple, effective beauty routine we've come to rely on daily. Best of all, it works in a pinch, so whether your guy just popped the question and you need to freshen up for an impromptu engagement party or you're looking for a low-maintenance everyday regimen, this series of seven products is just what you need. Click through here to see the products that make the it happen.
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In the morning, wash your face with this completely natural, Vitamin C-infused cleansing oil, as it doesn't strip your skin but leaves it healthy and hydrated. In the evening, we first remove makeup with our favorite argan oil, then followed with this cleansing oil once again to get rid of any remaining oil and make sure all of our makeup has been removed. Both of these products, we've found, complement each other well.
Mychelle "Perfect C" Cleansing Oil, $18, mychelle.com.
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Depending upon what we feel our skin needs on any particular day (light or heavy hydration) we'll use either Kenzo's Belle de Jour Sacred Lotus Face Oil, or the corresponding Lotus Face Cream—both of which help to plump and add vitality to our complexions.
Kenzoki "Belle de Jour Sacred Lotus" Face Oil or Face Cream, $78-$107, net-a-porter.com.
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We're obsessed with Benefit's slew of concealers. We use the hydrating concealer on blemishes (it works well because it doesn't cake, but seamlessly covers them) and the brightening concealer for undereye circles.
Benefit Cosmetics "Boi-ing" Hydrating Concealer and Brightening Concealer, $20, sephora.com.
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For your everyday look, you want just a subtle amount of color on your lips, and this product delivers just that. Plus, it's also sheer and super moisturizing. You can even add a few dabs to our cheeks for a natural-looking flush.
Milk Makeup Oil Lip Stain in "Sheer Red," $18, milkmakeup.com.
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To set the blush—and to enhance the color just a touch—apply a light dusting of Tarte's powder blush in Doll Face. Then you're ready to go.
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in "Doll Face," $29, tartecosmetics.com.