When it comes to my Spring and Summer beauty routine, I like to keep things as simple as possible. I look for double-duty products that will last during hot Summer days all while keeping that subtle glow. I always make sure to use SPF year round, but I pay special attention to my sunscreen during the Spring & Summer.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Light makeup in 0.5 (fairest) is what I currently wear and am totally obsessed with. I always dread shopping for a new foundation because I can never find the perfect shade for my fair skin tone. It’s just the worst. I’ve tried many different brands of foundation from local pharmacy store brands such as Cover Girl & Neutrogena to well named department store brands like MAC & Clinique. For years I have never found the perfect combination of flawless looking foundation with the combination of a light-medium coverage to where I am still wearing makeup to cover any redness but it looks like it’s barely there. When I tried Estée Lauders new Double Wear Light Foundation I immediately fell in love. Seriously, love at first sight. I was even more amazed when J told me he really liked the foundation, he said it looked like I wasn’t wearing any makeup. This foundation is a 15-hour wear, light as air: long-wear makeup that feels fresh & comfortable while still looking natural. It goes on sheer while leaving the skin free to breathe all day (even through a hectic workday, workout and the weekend). It is also the best for those that have oily skin because it controls oil and shine and say goodbye to smudging and “melted off” makeup due to heat and humidity. This little bottle is AMAZING!. I encourage all of you to go out & try for yourself!
bareSkin Perfecting Veil from BareMinerals has been my current obsession this spring. This utterly weightless finishing powder is formulated with light-reflecting optics to help diffuse the look or appearance of fine lines, Lilac Plant Stems Cells and Vitamin C to help brighten your complexion and a special blend of minerals to absorb excess oil and balance skin texture. How amazing does that sound!? Too good to be true, right? But let me tell you, this is the best little compact ever! I carry it with me everywhere. I light to dust it lightly on over my foundation or even wear it simply by itself.
MAC has some of the best blushes, in my opinion. I have tried so many blushes but always come back to their Mineralize Blush in Warm Soul. This blush builds lightly and does not feel heavy. The key to it is it’s baked minerals refined into a powder based formula that provides amazing sheer coverage. It has a soft shimmer, but nothing over done. It’s a beautiful color for Summer!
I have used Eyeko Fat Liquid Eyeliner for years and always love this waterproof liner. It’s nice because it goes on very smooth. It’s also extremely pigmented, so it shows up really well and will stay on all day. I love the fact that if I wanted a quick and easy look, all I have to do is swipe it on. If I wanted a more dramatic look, just apply pressure and voila! a dramatic eye. This is perfect for those of you who love winged eyeliner.
It is crucial to find a crease proof eyeshadow during the summer. Especially if you plan on being outside for an extended period of time, you don’t want creases. I love the Eye Shadow Palette X15 (Cool Neutral). This is by far the best, in my opinion eye shadow palette because I can create many looks all from one palette, instead of purchasing and have tons of individual shades in my makeup bag. This palette is truly amazing and has some serious staying power.
Estée Lauders Sumptuous Knockout Mascara in Black adds some serious length to your lashes and lifts them to a new height! It’s easy to apply, stays on all day & night and well.. it’s just simply amazing! Bravo, Estée Lauder for a great mascara!
I love MAC’s Russian Red Matte finish lipstick from their signature collection. It is long lasting (like, won’t come off after lunch or sipping on coffee) and this color really is the perfect shade of red. Apparently, this color sells out quickly… I would get it fast while you can!