Summer Makeup Routine

IMG_8137IMG_8146I’ve never been particularly obsessed with makeup. Winged liner, deep lips, and defined brows have always had a tendency to make me feel out of place in my own skin, and a former, foolish me used to think that engaging with beauty products automatically implied intensity.

But this summer I’ve discovered a couple of beauty gurus on Youtube, and together they have helped me develop my own beauty look that keeps it natural and fun at the same time.

So, without further ado, my makeup routine!

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Glossier Priming Moisturizer, Perfecting Skin Tint, and Stretch Concealer

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1: Face Base

I start light on the face. This is not only a result of my adversity to the discomfort I feel under a full face of makeup, but also my skin’s horrible tendency to breakout as soon as something heavier than air touches it. I use Glossier’s products because I love the lightness and wearability of them – they’re the least makeup-y makeup I know of!

The moisturizer is self-explanatory – but the priming quality of it is a huge help to keeping my look on all day! (At this point in time I also use lip balm on my lips, and usually that’s all I’ll do to them!)

The skin tint is like the anti-foundation. I would say there’s little to no coverage, but it adds an evenness and glow to my skin that enhances any natural look.

And the concealer is again, obvious. Gotta conceal those undereyes!

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Nars Multiple in South Beach, Benefit One Hot Minute Bronzer, Bobbi Brown Loose Powder
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Swatch of Nars’ The Multiple in South Beach

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2: Go Glow

Bronzing has proven essential to a glowy complexion. I like to start with The Multiple stick by Nars in “South Beach” on the cheekbones and corners of the forehead. I like to compare it to liquid copper in terms of pigment, which makes it awesome for a touch of contouring and a lot of shimmer! I then round it out with some relatively matte bronzer. After that I set my whole face lightly with some loose powder.

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Too Faced Shadow Insurance in Champagne, Urban Decay Glide-On eyeliner in Smoke, and Clinique Naturally Glossy Mascara in Black
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Urban Decay Naked Palette

3. Bright Eyes

For eyes, I keep it pretty basic with just a touch of all your basic eye makeup products. I first prime on the lid and inner corner. Then I ~usually~ pick two colors from my Naked Palette – darker for the outer lid, shimmery for the inner. I always use a super light fluffy brush for this to achieve a nicely light and blended look. Then I define with a touch of grey eyeliner and mascara!

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Mario Badescu Facial Spray, Tocca Liliana Perfume, Jo Malone Red Roses Perfume

To finish off the look, I use this Mario Badescu facial spray (one of it’s purposes is to set) and add some scent with whatever perfume I’m feeling that day! (Right now it’s either Tocca’s Liliana or Jo Malone’s Red Roses).

Hope this gave you some sense of inspiration for a natural makeup look – I trust all these products with my life and I think you will too!

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5 thoughts on “Summer Makeup Routine

  1. I’m with you on the discomfort of a full face of makeup, especially since foundations can feel cakey sometimes. Even though I like a bold lip, I still keep it pretty natural as well. Nice post!

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