Hello, All! I don’t know about your neck of the woods, but it’s HOT in Indy! The sun is beating and the last thing I want is to be loaded down with makeup! So, I’m going to share with you my MUA (makeup artist) personal makeup tips for beautiful, light makeup coverage during these hot summer days. I’m going to tell you what I use for my natural looking, everyday look. Okay, here we go!!
I Only use a BB cream and powder during the summer for coverage. That’s what I do and I love it. I posted about IMAN BB Creme several months ago HERE, and it’s my staple for everyday! Seriously! This is perfect for the summer, gives great coverage, and lasts all day. All you have to do is set your BB with powder, use the oil absorbing papers, and touch up with a little powder when needed.
My Foundation Application Process:
I apply IMAN BB Creme in Clay Medium with my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush. I love this brush to apply my BB! Such an even and soft application.
While the BB is still a little damp, I then apply MAC NC45 Studio Fix powder foundation with my Elf Studio Powder Brush to set.
That’s it! Super easy, light, and fresh.
Okay, I don’t just stop there. Now I will tell you how to tie it all together for a complete, natural look!
1.I lightly fill in my eyebrows using one of my favorite products!!!! Elf Brow Pencil in Neutral Brown. I love this thing! My brows are pretty full and this is all I need to make them look a tad more precise. It’s $2.99, has a great brush on the end, and lasts forever! Now, this is what I do. If you currently have a great brow routine, please don’t stop. These are just my personal makeup tips for my everyday look.
2. I then apply the Covergirl Queen Q120 bronzer to the upper crease of my eyes to add depth and dimension. Yes, I know this is a bronzer, but it’s great for this purpose as well. I’ve been using it for about 2 years this way and I do love it. It’s also a great transition shade for other eye makeup looks! I sweep it on using my Sigma E40 brush, but you can use any fluffy blending brush that you like. After applying the bronzer to my crease, I apply the pink color of my IMAN Afterglow Sheer Finish Bronzing trio to my lid. I love this color because it’s soft and gives a rosy hint of shimmer to the lid.
3. I lightly line my lid with NYC liquid liner in black and slightly wing it out. This stuff is ALWAYS SOLD OUT because it’s awesome! $2.99!!! Boom! It goes on like butter, lasts all day, and I really like it. You can find it at most drug stores.
4. Last, I apply my Younique 3D Fiber Lash for mascara! You all!! You all!!! This product is EVERYTHING for lashes! It lengthens your natural lash using fibers and without damage. At the end of the day, just remove with a makeup towelette and that’s it! I’m hooked! You can watch my Younique Must Haves video on my YouTube channel HERE to learn more!
I add the Covergirl Q120 to the hollows of my cheeks for a light contour. I love this because it’s a little warm and looks great on almost every skin tone! It’s not ashy and has very little to zero shimmer.
Picking up all 3 colors, I swirl my blush brush in the IMAN Afterglow Sheer finish, and apply it to the apples of my cheeks. It gives just enough color and adds a slight highlight. I Love this product! I then put a dab of the pink color in the IMAN trio and apply it to the bridge of my nose, chin, cupids bow (top of the lip), and to the upper cheekbone area. This adds a very soft highlight.
I don’t like fooling with lip liners, so I use lipsticks and glosses that go on great without them. For a neutral look my go to is NYX Madeline Lip Butter Gloss!!!! This indeed is my one!
if I want something a little deeper, I will use my Milani Double Espresso only on the outer part of my lips and then fill in with another favorite gloss, Marvelous Moxie by Bare Minerals. If I want to kick this look up a notch, all I do is add a different lipstick. My favorites to add are: Milani Blissful/matte, Milani Passion/matte, and Milani Glam/matte. These are awesome lip colors for pop and they last all day!!
After I apply everything I may sweep on a tad more of the bronzy color in the IMAN Afterglow Sheer Finish trio to add subtle highlights and that’s my everyday, summer makeup routine!
I hope you all enjoyed this post and please let me know if you try any of these awesome products! If you are interested in Younique, please visit Denola HERE or Chezy HERE!
You can find MAC products at MAC HERE.
Sigma E40 brush HERE
Real Techniques at Ulta or some drugstores
IMAN can be found HERE, Target, and at some drugstores
Elf can be found at Target, Walmart, and some drugstores
Until next time!!!!