February 27, 2015 Diana Crisan Spotlight

3 Ways to Wear Sheer Makeup NOW

We love a matte finish just as much as the next gal, but sometimes the occasion strikes for sheer and shimmery brilliance! Sheer makeup has the ability to give your complexion a natural, dewy glow with just a just a pop of pigment. While it’s the ideal finish for fair and light skin tones, sheer shades work well for everyone. Not sure how to rock this lit-from-within look? Here are three easy (and flawless!) ways to go sheer!

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Sheer Blush

Add a touch of blush to the apples of your cheeks by using a sheer, smooth finish like NYX Rouge Cream Blush! The creamy texture melts into your skin like a balm for naturally flushed and radiant cheeks with just the right amount of color.

For a hint of shimmer, YSL Blush Radiance in No7 can contour and highlight your complexion, leaving you with an illuminated appearance that will have people wondering why you’re absolutely glowing (*wink, wink*).

Sheer Lipstick

A sheer lip option is perfect for those of you who don’t “do” lipstick. We may not understand you, but we’ve come up with a solution! Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick and the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Balm collections add a translucent touch of color to your pout for added shine and hydration. 

Sheer Highlighter

Because glowing (not greasy!) skin is always in, sheer highlighters like Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer and YSL Teint Parfait will brighten your complexion and add a luminous veil of shimmer to your skin to instantly smooth away any imperfections.

These silky-sheer highlighters can be worn as a base to your foundation or on their own as a complexion enhancer!

Is there a sheer product you can’t live without? Share in the comments below!

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    About the Author: Diana creates on-trend beauty content for Makeup.com readers. She stays up-to-date on the latest beauty news and product launches and tests every makeup item that comes through the door. As an employee of L’Oréal, Diana writes stories about beauty products across the entire brand portfolio.