I am not ok with the fact summer is almost over! Therefore I will ignore all signs of the weather getting cooler and more tolerable. These are a few products I have stocked up on to give my face a natural sun kissed glowing effect.
I have been searching for a primer that not only minimizes my pores but also hydrates my skin. I love the STEP ONE from Makeup Forever! It is perfect! Afterwards I blot on with a stipple brush Laura Mercier’s smooth finish flawless fluid. This foundation has moderate coverage without feeling heavy. Of course as I’m only browsing for face products, I stumble across FRESH sugar honey lipgloss! How could I resist a beautiful gloss that would not only keep me on trend but also hydrate my dry summer lips. It smells delicious.
You can’t be taken seriously until you have good brows. Anastasia is the go to line for perfect brows these days. For years I have sworn by eyeshadow to make my brows look natural, however Anastasia’s pomades are simply amazing. Instead of brow gel and shadow just go with a pomade for a natural long lasting look.
Last but not least my end of summer look would not be complete without a new scent. I chose Elizabeth and James, Nirvana. This perfume is a blend of violet, sandalwood, and rich vanilla that is the perfect balance between masculine and feminine. I loved the idea of having a roll on scent with me at all times.
Who has time to pull a Kim Kardashian in the morning? I sure as hell don’t and quite honestly I don’t feel like painting my face into something it is not. The best way (in my opinion of course) to look glamorous in 5 minutes is to…
STEP ONE: Have GLOWING skin
Now I don’t mean bathe in bronzer, however do bathe in amazing skin care. I am IN LOVE with Blissoma skincare! It is 100% organic, not a stitch of artificial ingredients. I use their Gel Cleanser which is a makeup remover as well morning & night, after cleansing I use a few spritz of the Toner, and then my most favorite product of all Smooth serum. Smooth serum has changed my skin in the best way possible! NO MORE ACNE. It contains celery enzymes which apparently act as a natural form of retinol. When you turn your makeup routine into a lifestyle it becomes so much easier to get ready in the morning. Your skin feels balanced, clean, and GLOWS.
STEP TWO: Enhance your best features and even out your flaws.
I battle dark under eye circles yet love to enhance my eyes. Lately I’ve been using a BB cream and applying it with my ring finger under my eyes. ALWAYS be gentle to the skin around your eyes. The skin is very delicate and wrinkles can appear easily. There is no need to apply foundation or concealer to every part of your face. This will only make you look cakey and is completely unnecessary if you have healthy skin. To draw give the appearance of wide open eyes apply a peach eyeliner to your water line. Glominerals carries a nice peach liner. Tight line (apply liner in between top lashes) with a dark brown or black to add density to your top lashes. Use your favorite mascara to finish the eye and maybe a quick sweep of a lighter shadow. **HOT TIP: lighter colors highlight & darker color recede/ contour.
STEP THREE: Be prepared
In order for your makeup application to only take 5 minutes you need to have everything ready to go. Stock your 5 min face bag with…
Use a setting spray to make your look flawless and last all day. I personally use Glominerals makeup so I love Hydration Mist. Mineral makeup under a microscope looks like fish scales. Hydration mist melds those scales so your makeup looks like hydrated healthy skin.