Saturday, June 15, 2013

5 - Of My Summer Makeup Essentials

Raise a glass to this, because this is my celebratory school's out for summer post! Just so we are clear, I should mention that this is what I would wear if I actually had places to go during summer. I mean most summer activities are not exactly makeup friendly: swimming, going to the beach, backpacking across America, waking up at noon and playing video games in your PJs all day, ect.  

Revlon Colorstay - 180 Sand Beige

I am done with trying to make those greasy tinted moisturizers work for my skin in the summer time. I know everyone tells us we should go lighter, and get "dewy" and "luminous" foundations. BUT I live in a climate that can literally melt foundation off of my face and my skin makes it's own "dew". So thanks but I prefer using my trusty Revlon Colorstay, because it stays! I use as little as possible, so my skin feels light but this still offers great coverage. It's a matte finish but after a few hours outside, i'll be plenty luminous. 

MAC Prep+Prime SPF50

I always wear sunblock when im out during summer but on my face it just doesn't work with makeup. No matter what it makes my face look greasy, it's heavy, and my foundation doesn't look good over it. My perfect solution is MAC prep+Prime which has an amazing SPF 50, without being thick or greasy. So I get sun protection AND longer lasting makeup. 

MUFE Aqua Brow - #25 Ash click, to be magically transported to my full review)

One of my newest products, and it's already secured it's spot on this list. It's a gel brow corrector that is completely water proof. I tested it a few months ago... in a rain forest (seriously). Trust me, it stays through sweat, humidity, and swimming. 

MAC Sheertone Blush - Peaches

I couldn't do this without talking about a blush! This is one of my favorite blushes (planning to do a full post on it soon). I love it in summer because it's a very warm yet brightening color. It's a true peach color, very orange yet has pink undertones. I think it perfectly compliments the summer "bronzey" aesthetic, but works better on my light skin than bronzers do.  

MAC Eye Kohl - Teddy + Powersurge

Is it cheating to pick two pencils? I dont think so because I typically use these two together, Teddy for the lashline and Powersurge for the waterline. Teddy is a medium brown with gold shimmer in it, so basically it looks bronze. Powersurge is an interesting metallic light bronze color that is not too bright. They're both really soft pencils that smudge and blend easily then set, so they also work nice as eyeshadow bases. They're actually my all-time favorite eyeliners, because such flattering and easy to wear colors.  

So those are the basics I'd take on my action-packed summer adventures! All I need are a few dozen lip products and I'll be good to go... 

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