Can your makeup beat the heat? Summer-ize your makeup bag with these waterproof, smudge-proof makeup picks for summer.
No shimmer here – this ultra matte bronzer gives you the glow you’re looking for without the excess shine.
The eyeliner I can’t live without – Bobbi’s gel eyeliners last all day and night. It has the staying power of a waterproof mascara, so it’s definitely a must-have for summer. I recommend a lighter shade for summer, try it in espresso ink.
The affordable lip stain that stays put on your pout throughout the day. Try it in smooch proof – a gorgeous berry pink, that will leave your lips looking ripe for summer.
Nothing beats a good waterproof mascara. It’s a season chock full of celebrations – like weddings and graduations. Your eyes are bound to well up during these events; and if your mascara isn’t waterproof, you’ll end up with black tears in no time! This mascara from Clinique makes your lashes look longer and will keep you smudge free for up to 24 hours.
Bright, bold, beautiful colors for the summer, this shadow palette looks like a powder, but feels like a cream. It has a unique formula that’s waterproof with a silky finish.
So if all these products are waterproof – how do you take it off!?! Well, I recommend Makeup For Ever’s Waterproof Sensitive Eye Cleanser. It’s a refreshing lightweight makeup remover that helps you remove your makeup effortlessly, minimizing your need to tug and pull at your eye area.
*Photos courtesy of Illamasqua, Clinique, NYC, Makeup For Ever, Tarte, and Bobbi Brown.
The new MAC Summer 2013 Collection is sexy and sultry. Temperature Rising features tons of glitter and gilded tones. My favorite has to be the blush and bronzer, the colors look so good!
MAC Powder Blush $23.00 & MAC Pro Longwear Bronzer $30.00 (Limited Edition)
- MAC Powder Blush in Ripe for Love – Mid-tone peach (Satin)
- MAC Pro Longwear Bronzer in Sun Dipped – Dirty red tone
MAC Lipstick $16.50 (Limited Edition)
Altered Beige – Creamy yellow beige (Lustre)
Sheer Seduction – Super dazzle bronze (Dazzle)
MAC Lipglass $16.50 (Limited Edition)
Soft Serenade – Mid-tone neutral pink with pearl
Rhythm – Vivid magenta violet with pearl
Under-dressed – Bronze plum with multidimensional pearls
MAC Nail Lacquer $18.00 (Limited Edition)
Tropical – Super glitter bronze (Frost)
*Photos courtesy of MAC Cosmetics
Happy New Year Beauties! How about we start the new year right with a brand new giveaway!
The Prize: (1) Victoria Secret’s Hello, Bombshell Makeup Kit. The kit contain 30 eyeshadows, 5 lipsticks, 5 lip glosses, 4 blushes, 1 bronzer, 1 luminous powder, 1 translucent powder, 1 mascara, 1 lip liner, 1 eye liner, 2 eye applicators, 2 lip brushes and 1 face brush (worth over $200)
How to Enter: It’s simple – just enter by using the Rafflecopter form below. Enter daily for more chances to win.
This giveaway will end Sunday January 27, 2013 at 11:59 pm EST. It is only open to U.S. residents of the contiguous states who are at least 13 years old. All entries will be verified. The winner will be chosen using Random.org. The winner will be announced on Monday January 28, 2013 on this post and will be immediately contacted via email. Once notified; the winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected.
Today is going to be one of the hottest days the tri-state area has seen so far this year. On super hot days, I like to keep my makeup to the bare minimum. But sometimes the day calls for a full face of makeup, so here are my tips for a melt proof look that will keep you looking beautiful during a heat wave!
Prime. Before you apply your foundation, you should first apply a primer. A primer works like spackle, it fills in any skin “imperfections” you may have. This leaves your skin smooth, even, and ready for your foundation. Look for a primer with shine control and that’s oil-free. I like Avon Magix Face Perfector and Smashbox Photo Finish Primer.
Foundation. Choose an oil-free mattifying foundation. These foundations help keep shine at bay and don’t clog pores. Try Mac Matchmaster Foundation or bareMinerals Matte Foundation. They both contain SPF, which is absolutely necessary in this type of weather.
Set. After applying your foundation, set it with a powder. The powder will set your look and keep your foundation in place. You could also blend in some bronzer to contour your face. The bronzer will give your face a healthy glow, which can help tone down the matte look. I like to set my makeup with bareMinerals Mineral Veil, I also like Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Loose Powder.
Extra Touches. Use a water proof mascara and eyeliner. Stay away from cream eye shadows! Bring your powder and/or blotting papers with you for touch ups. Bobbi Brown makes a good long wear eyeliner.
e.l.f. Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder gives you an instant face lift. There’s nothing better than one product with two benefits. The blush is more like a highlighter for your cheeks. It’s a very light peach blush with subtle gold shimmer. The bronzing powder is a highly pigmented dark bronzer with subtle gold shimmer and a silky texture. I would have liked it better if the blush was just as pigmented, but it still gets the job done.
Apply the bronzing powder to the hollows of your cheeks and blend it up towards you hairline. Also sweep some of the bronzer across your hairline and your jaw line to create a healthy glow. Next apply the blush to the apples of your cheeks to highlight the area. This creates an illusion that makes your cheeks appear lifted and gives you chiseled cheekbones. I like to apply a darker blush underneath this blush for an added pop of color. I use the blush from the Too Faced Glamour to go III palette, it’s a nice matte peachy pink blush.
If you like Nars Blush-Bronzer Duo, you will like this. It’s a similar product for a crazy fraction of the price.
e.l.f. Studio Cosmetics are also sold at Target.
bareMinerals READY is a line of solid mineral makeup that promises to last up to eight hours. Each product features a new SeaNutritive Mineral Complex. This complex delivers antioxidants, some of the ingredients include camellia oil, borage oil and caffeine.
Anti Aging + Makeup = Brilliance!
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