22 July 2014

Beach Makeup Essentials

Okay, so I realize that a few of these items (okay like half the items) are repeats from yesterday, but I find that seeing a repeat of items on a blogger's page really means they are worthwhile to buy. I wanted to share today’s post with all of you to give you inspiration for a simple and easy look you can wear on holiday or any day of the summer. When the temperatures get really high I definitely am not a fan of wearing a ton of makeup. (See last years post declaring the same statement HERE.) I have been relying on the same combo recently, especially now that I have a nice little post holiday glow. Even if you haven’t been on holiday this combo will help give you that appearance!

First I mix a pea sized amount of my Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua with a drop of my NARS illuminator (full review of the illuminator to come) on my brush and begin buffing into the skin. I use a stippling or buffing brush and apply all over my face for a sheer, glowy, even base. [I like the Real Techniques brushes best.]

I picked up the Rimmel “Wake Me Up” concealer while at the beach. [Side story, I have been searching for this concealer for months and came to the conclusion that it was only available in the UK. Then while standing in the makeup aisle of the local K-Mart on the Outer Banks I spotted the orange top and could not believe my luck. I have no idea why I was able to find it there but I am thankful I stumbled upon it.] Anyways, rambly story aside it is definitely worth the hype that British beauty bloggers have given it and I have been using it to cover my rudolph nose. I tried so hard to not burn and somehow my nose still got some burn!

I’ve been loving my Chanel Rouge Coco Shine recently too since it keeps my lips nice and moisturized/hydrated in the heat and gives a slight bit of color. A similar (and more affordable) lip product to the Chanel is the Clinique Chubby Stick in Whoppin’ Watermelon

I finish off the look by swiping some of the illuminator over my eyelids and on my cupids bow. Not pictured but I also add a little NARS Laguna bronzer for definition and fill in my eyebrows using my Naked Basics palette and the MAC 208 brush

What summer routine have you been using? Do you prefer less makeup in the summer months or do you still love a full face?

1 comment:

  1. i'd love to try all of these! if i'm going out i'll stick to the same makeup i always wear, but if i'm at the pool or something i'll just wear a tiny bit.

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