Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Summer Makeup Look

I don't know about where you live but there I'm from it's getting pretty warm pretty quickly... It's supposed to be 99 degrees this week! No, thanks. But I've come up with a pretty good sweat proof and easy makeup look that beats the heat! 




I don't really change up my base so I'm still using the Rimmel BB cream. I like using it because it provides pretty good coverage and it has SPF! Especially important for the summer. I use a real techniques beauty blender to put it on, which I find gives it the most natural looking glow. I then like to use the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder just because I find this helps makes my base stay on longer. To add a little bit of glow back I have recently been loving the Makeup Revolution Highlighter in Peach lights. I find it works perfectly as a blush/highlighter duo! These highlighters also come in a few different shades to work for all skin types. 




For my eyes I like to keep it pretty simple. I don't like using a lot of powder in the summer so I've been loving the Maybelline Color Tattoo in Inked in Pink. I also have a bronze shade, which looks beautiful all over the lid! They last all day and are so affordable. For mascara I like to use the Tarte lights camera lashes mascara. It lasts through the heat and makes my lashes look incredible! 



For lips I like to throw on some tinted lip balm or chapstick. And then to make sure everything stays in place I spritz a little bit of the Wet n Wild Setting Spray

This look seriously only takes me 5ish minutes and is perfect for the hot weather! What products do you love during this time of year? 

Let me know what you think in the comments!
Lee 

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Recent Obsessions: Inked in Pinks

I want to start a semi-regular series on my blog about my recent obsessions. it might be fashion, beauty or something completely different each time. I don't change things up month to month to have consistent monthly favorites so I thought I could do this more sporadically when I find things I really love. 




I didn't mean to start this series with beauty but I just realized I wanted to create this series when I was editing these photos. Plus, it's the perfect way to kick off some obsessions! 

I noticed recently that my everyday makeup look has included a lot of light pink shimmer. My first purchase was this Lorac palette (Romantic Rose), which sadly isn't available anymore but man do I love the colors! I featured it in my Valentine's day makeup look back in February. I use the light pink shade all over the lid and then the darker shade in my outer corner/crease. I haven't tried the shimmer-y black shade but maybe one day I will. 





I've always been a fan of the Maybelline Color Tattoos (well ok when I started wearing makeup two years ago! haha). Everyone had talked about the "Inked in Pink" or "Pink Gold" shade so I knew I wanted to try it out. It's the perfect all over the lid color to just give your eyes a little something. It's also a really lovely base for pretty much any other color you want to apply. 

As for a highlight, I've been loving the Makeup revolution highlighter in Peach lights. It's seriously the most beautiful shade and works perfectly with my lighter skin-tone. It's pretty much the same shade as inked in pink but a highlighter! Seriously, it's a dream. 

On my nails I've been loving the Sally Hansen shade in 425 Pink Satin. It makes my nails look almost metallic and it's got pretty good staying power as well!

I didn't even notice how similar all of these products are in terms of color until I was painting my nails the other day. It's just such a flattering shade. It gives you that subtle glow without going overboard. It's especially nice to wear something bright and glow-y with the change of seasons!



Do you have any products you're loving as of late? Let me know in the comments!

Lee 


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