The Easiest Clean Makeup Routine: Ready in Five

Our Favorite Clean Makeup That Will Have You Out The Door In Five Minutes.

At WOW, we pride ourselves on the speed of our morning routine. So when it comes to clean beauty and natural makeup, the less time it takes to apply, the better.

By keeping our clean makeup routine simple, we not only save precious time (a non-renewable resource), we are also letting our natural beauty shine. We like to look like ourselves everyday, just a little more polished (and protected from the sun). That way, if you catch us at the local coffee shop one morning sans maquiller, we’ll still look like us, and we love that.  

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As busy professionals, we need to be ready to take on anything that comes into our orbit: from an unexpected meeting invite to spontaneous happy hour after hours. These are the products that help us feel confident and polished throughout the work day.

Below we break down our essential clean beauty products for a speedy, no fuss routine that gives you a dewy glow and highlights your unique beauty. These are the products that we can’t live without. 

Clean Makeup 101: Tinted Moisturizer with Sunscreen

Tinted moisturizer is one of our favorite clean makeup products, because it combines two crucial steps into one. We also love that many tinted moisturizers now come with SPF, so make that three steps in one!

Our go-to tinted moisturizer of the moment is Dew Skin by Beautycounter. This clean beauty product is easy to put on, has an SPF rating of 20, and leaves your skin with a dewy finish all day long. Dew skin provides sheer perfecting coverage so you can still see your skin underneath. I.e. you’ll look like you, only better. 

It also has hydrating and brightening ingredients like black currant, peony-root extract, and vitamin C. We apply this baby generously to our face and neck after our morning skin care routine. 

Another great tinted moisturizer is the Hydratint by Alastin. This broad-spectrum sunscreen provides protection from UVA and UVB rays while also protecting its users from environmental pollution. It comes with a universal tint and includes ingredients that improve skin hydration.

FYI, the ‘universal’ tint is more on the bronzy side, so if you have super fair skin, it may be best used as a summer moisturizer.

Hydrating and Plumping Lip Balm 

FYI, we’re about to tell you about the most hydrating clean lip balm we’ve EVER found. It’s KosaSport LipFuel in Baseline (which is a clear formula). And trust us, once you’ve tried this lip balm, you’ll never want to settle for just any old lip balm again. 

This Hyaluronic infused lip balm is our go-to lip savior that we can’t live without. The ultra-hydrating formula not only seals in moisture, it plumps your pout for perfectly kissable lips. It instantly smoothes chapped pouts while helping your lips harness their own healing powers. We usually buy two at a time so we’re never caught without it.

Clean Lip and Cheek Tint That Doubles As Skin Care

We love the multi-tasking powers of a good cheek tint. Making it one of our clean makeup essentials for a natural and polished look. Swipe some on for a sheer veil of color on the apples of your cheeks and bridge of your nose – and you’ll appear as if you just came in from a windswept horseback ride in the Rockies. Add some over your favorite hydrating lip balm to give you a polished pout. 

Our favorite cheek tint is made by none other than clean beauty pioneer, Tata Harper. Tata’s cheek tint comes in a variety of shades that look good on all skin tones and provide a shimmery sheer veil of color that makes the difference between drab and fab. We love that it’s also good for your skin.

For a more subtle hint of color, try one of Olio E Osso’s sheer colored balm. We love their No. 2 French Melon for a peachy glow. Their clean beauty formula, enhanced with skin loving ingredients like Shea nut oil, olive fruit oil and grapefruit will leave your skin with dewy and barely there color. 

Natural Mascara That You’ll Actually Like

When it comes to Mascara, finding clean options that actually work can be challenging. Enter esteemed makeup artist Gucci Westman, the mind behind consciously crafted makeup line, Westman Altelier. Her Eye Love You mascara is rocking the world of clean beauty- in the most chic way possible.

Westman’s mascara is made with 100% clean ingredients – 96% of which are of natural origin. Yet somehow this super healthy formula manages to volumize, define, and curl your lashes. So you’re left with lush lashes that are glossy and ready to tackle the day.

Clean Eye Shadow that loves your skin.

Sometimes we need a little more definition to show off our eyes, and if you don’t want to spend ten minutes in front of the mirror applying eyeshadow, then an easy-to-apply eye-popping liquid shadow is the way to go. 

We love this newly released 10-second Eye Shadow from our go-to clean makeup brand Kosas. This liquid eyeshadow comes in eight pigment rich colors that will elevate your everyday look in the best way possible. From neutral champagne, to warm coppery rose, to a cool pearly colbalt, you’re sure to find a shade you can’t live without.

Our favorite part? The skin loving ingredients in this clean eyeshadow; apricot, rosehip, and jojoba work to soothe, brighten, and balance the delicate skin on your eyelid while you do your thing all day long. 

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