I am loving summer time. Everything from being outside, to sticky popsicle hands, to seeing the stars, lets not forget about amazing BBQ’s and the parties centered around the BBQ. With all this time outdoors, the last thing you need is a face-full of heavy makeup that will melt in the humid heat. SO here is my simple natural summer look.
- DERMAdoctor DD Cream 15-Benefits-In-1 (Be sure to check back in the next few weeks for a full review on this!! I am LOVING it)
- MAC Eye Shadow Satin Brule
- Mac Eye Shadow Omega
- MAC Eye Shadow Copperplate
- TARTE Cheek Stain FLUSH (Again be sure to check back for a full review!!)
- L’Oreal Infallible Gel Lacquer Liner, Dark Slate
- Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner ~ Nude 005
- RIMMEL LONDON Scandaleyes Curve Alert Mascara – Black
- Bellapierre Lip Gloss- Chocolate Cream
Line lower waterline with the Rimmel Nude color liner. For those of us who are use to lining our eyes with black or another dark color, this look takes a little getting use to. I kept hearing bloggers and makeup artists swear by this technique to make their eyes look more open and awake. To be completely honest, the first few times that I did it, I thought that I looked like something out of the 80’s. Everyone told me how great I looked and asked if I was sleeping better; I was very confused. Now that I am more use to the look, I have to say, the other bloggers were right. This really does make my eyes look bigger, and way less red (meaning more awake). It is a worth a try (and more then once).
Apply Burle from lashline to eyebrow.
Apply Copperplate on the outer corners of your eyes. From lash line to crease. The key is to blend, blend, blend.
Apply Omega in the crease and slightly above it.
Line upper lash-line, from outer corners in about two thirds of the way, with Dark Slate. This will give your eyes great definition but not has harsh as a black liner. You can wing it a little bit; or have it thicker at the outer corners of the eyes and narrowing as you move towards the inner corner. Even a simple line looks great with this look.
Stipple DD cream under your eyes, around your nose, on your chin, and on your forehead. Blend in with large circular motions. Making sure that you apply it all the way to the hairlines, ears and blending down your neck.
Apply tarte cheek stain by stippling it (straight from the tube) onto the high points of the apples of your cheek. Then using your buffing brush from EcoTools (see here for my review on this brush) blend it all in with small curricular motions up your cheek bone. Normally, I am not a fan of this method of application for blush. But with this particular blush, it is easy to achieve and blend upwards. Don’t be scared by the color of this blush (it is a very dark berry color), I was totally turned off by it. After trying it, I am a total convert. It is a great sheer, light berry color; that looks like a natural flush of the cheeks.
Apply a little bit of lipgloss. I am a huge fan of the BellaPierre lipgloss in Chocolate Cream. A very light nude color, lots of shine, but no stickiness.
Last but not least, curl your lashes and apply mascara.
A very simple natural summer look. What are your thoughts? Is this something that you would wear? Have you used any of these products before?