As with fashion, makeup and skincare should be switched up seasonally. Summer makeup is a little lighter, a little brighter, and a lot more natural—which, in all honestly, just makes things more difficult.

Unless you actually have a sun-kissed glow and naturally dewy skin, the solution is typically to pile on the bronzer and fake it till you make it. But correctly applying a product that is essentially 10 shades darker than your natural skin tone? That’s tricky stuff.

Instead, I’m all about a natural, soft shimmer in the summertime. Bobbi Brown’s Brightening Brick in Pink is just the kind of all-in-one product I needed this season. You get the soft color of a blush combined with the subtle shimmer of a highlighter in one quick, mistake-proof swoop.

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