Can you believe it is already July? How did that happen?
Whatever your summer entails I hope it has been a great one. I love summer because it usually means I’m tan and my skin is in a better state than normal. For this reason I tend to not wear as much makeup during the summer months. I also hate the feeling of a sticky face of makeup on a hot day. However, I still love to create fun summer looks for when I go out or am just feeling creative! Recently, this look has definitely been my go-to for the fact that you can make it as dramatic or soft as you like. I went for a more natural look but feel free to amp it up as much as you want!
Keep reading to see how I achieved this summer look
First, I started with foundation. I have been mixing the Hello Flawless Foundation by Benefit as well as the Rimmel Wake Me-Up Foundation (PSA:I’ve realized this is almost impossible to get in the U.S …*sad face*) to achieve the right shade for my skin tone. They’re both dewy foundations, which I’ve found creates a healthy glow perfect for summer. I mix a little of each on the back of my hand and then apply it with the Real Techniques Face Brush.
Next, I do my eyes. I always apply a primer. No if’s, and’s, or but’s. I used my typical Urban Decay Original Primer Potion. After, I applied the shade Trick from the Naked3 Palette all over my lid and then applied a purple shade called Hustle from Colour Pop Cosmetics into the crease. I blended this thoroughly with a fluffy eyeshadow brush and then applied my Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara. For my brows I used the Ulta Brow Pomade which is a great dupe for the Anastasia pomade.
After the eyes, I moved on to my contour and highlight. For contour I used the Anastasia Contour Palette in light to medium. I mixed a little of the lightest brown and medium brown and swiped that right under my cheekbone to create some definition. I then used my all time favorite highlighting palette from Sleek. Seriously guys I LOVE this stuff. The palette comes with two cream highlights and two powders. I usually apply a little of the cream highlight first and then top it off with the golden colored powder highlight. Seriously look at that shine!!
I finish off the look with lips and setting powder. For lips all I used was my eos chapstick and a NYX Lip Pencil in the shade natural. For powder I used the Clinique Uplighting Illuminating Powder. I love this because it sets your makeup but leaves a little more of a glow than just a plain matte finish.
That’s all for now folks! I love doing beauty posts but it’s really hard for me to tell if I’m giving too much information or not enough, so let me know what you think in the comments below!
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Have a Delightful Day,