Sunday, June 24, 2012

Summer Glow: Beauty Round Up

With summer in full swing and a vacation around the corner, I decided to take a little deeper look at my hot weather makeup essentials. In the summer, especially when I am traveling I usually go for a more dewy and fresh look. Here is a peek at what I consider necessities to get me through the hot months.

Bronzer: Nars Laguna Bronzer, Tinted Moisturizer: Nars Pure Radiant in Finland, Illuminator: Nars Cococabana, Blush: Benefit Posie Tint, Primer: Benefit POREfessional 

For my skin I usually go for a primer and a tinted moisturizer for sheer coverage. A little contouring with bronzer and highlighting with a gel blush and illuminator are key to getting that dewy summer glow.

Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion, Cream Shadow: Laura Mercier Platinum, Eye Shadow: Nars Eye Duo in Kuala Lumpur , Eyeliner: Benefit Bad Gal Waterproof liner in espresso, Under Eye Color: YSL Touche Eclat in 2.5, Eye brightner: Benefit Ohh La Lift, Mascara: YSL Waterproof Volume Effets Faux Cils

For me priming is key or my shadows rub/sweat right off when its hot. Colors like golds and accents of purple are great for summer eyes. I cover any dark circles and my eye contour with Benefit's Ooh La Lift and the YSL Touche Eclat in 2.5. I always go for a brown liner for day looks in the summer (less harsh) and a bold lash with black mascara. Using a waterproof mascara and eye liner will keep you safe from raccoon eyes.

Lip Stain: YSL Vernis a Levres in 7, Tinted chapstick: Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Rose, Chapstick: L'Occiatne Shea Butter Lip Balm
For lips I usually use L'Occitane shea butter chapstick constantly. Want to add a little color? A tinted version like Fresh's SUGAR Rose gives a perfect just bitten blush. For longer lasting wear, I go for the YSL Vernis a Levres Glossy Stain -- in a variety of bright colors this lip gloss/stain is amazing. It is completely moisturizing with long lasting color, no matter how many iced beverages you down.

What are your summer beauty must haves?


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