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May 18, 2014

A Simple Trick for Dewy Summer Skin


The truth is that I use this foundation trick year-round. It’s great in the winter when your skin is dry and the Skin Savior Balm actively hydrates your skin all day, but it’s also amazing in the summer, when you want to radiate with a dewy glow, wear a natural SPF, and might need to alter your color every few weeks to match your summer glow. The trick is easy and has 3 key elements: the Bare Mineral SPF 15 Powder Foundation ($27), One Love Organics Skin Savior Balm ($39), and the EcoTools Skin Perfecting Brush ($8).

To start, put a small amount of Skin Savior onto the back of your hand. You can also do this in a small dish or bowl but your body heat helps to heat up the balm. Next, add some mineral powder. Add a little bit for sheer coverage (like a tinted moisturizer) and more for a thicker, more opaque foundation. You can customize your shade by using multiple shades of mineral foundation and adjust your shade throughout the season. Gently mix the Skin Savior and mineral powder together using the Skin Perfecting Brush and then buff it into your skin until you achieve the coverage you’d like. The Skin Perfecting Brush is amazing. Not only is it sitting at a pretty price point (hello, eight dollars!) and is available down the street at your local Walgreens or Ulta, but this brush truly performs. It’s small, so it easily blends under the eyes and around the nose, the synthetic bristles are cruelty-free and don’t clump from the balm, plus it’s slight angle makes it perfect for applying tinted moisturizers and bb creams!


To complete the look sweep your favorite bronzer (I love Warmth, Bets swears by Faux Tan) below cheekbones and along the sides of your nose. Spritz with an all-natural face spray (I love ED4OLO Vitamin D Moisture Mist), gently press the mist into your skin using the Skin Perfecting Brush, and then top with a pop of your favorite blush and highlighter, if you wish. Glow get it, girl!


  • Elizabeth Dehn
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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