Monday, June 21, 2010

Summer makeup routine

So for anyone that is curious I'll share my summer makeup routine.
Summer is an awful time to ware makeup, most of the time I don't ware any to tell you the truth, but sometimes when you are going out you want to look put together.
I sweat more than normal in the summer, especially in my face, so my makeup needs to be lightweight, long lasting, multipurpose and supper easy to touch up.
Here are the products that I use:

I start out with Urban Decay's tinted moisturizer.

This moisturizer not only hydrates my skin but it gives nice coverage. To apply it you simply squirt a small amount on your hand and then dot it in several places around your face. Then use your fingers to blend it all out. The formulation is a bit thick and it dries kind of quick, that's why dotting and then blending will give you chance to get a nice even coverage. Now before you start rambling about how this does not give you enough coverage, be aware that it is a moisturizer, it's not supposed to act as foundation, but it's pretty damm close and it does the job. Another nice little bonus is that it has SPF 20, so it's like three products in one; moisturizer, foundation (kind of) and sunblock. Nice right?

My second step is Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil.
I got this loose powder in my get started kit from Bare minerals. It is a translucent powder that sets your makeup in place. Super lightweight and sheer. After I apply my tinted moisturizer I dust this on with a big brush all over my face. A little goes a long way so don't over do it. My face goes from dewy to matte, love it!

My third step is optional and it's my E.L.F. custom eyes palette.
The reason why this is optional is because sometimes I'm just too lazy to apply eyeshadow, and I can totally skip this if I use eyeliner and mascara.
When I do use it though I tend to gravitate towards this palette. It is so cool because you can custom create your own little palette, you purchase the compact which holds four eyeshadows and then you can choose which colors to put in there. The awesome part is that each piece is a dollar. Now not all E.L.F. products are great, but these are well worth your time, check them out. The shadows I chose were: Moondust, Pink Ice, Ivory and Dusk, perfect for a natural eye.

Third step is Waterproof mascara.
The mascara I was using was from Avon but I have run out, and if you read my previous post you'll know that my recent purchase was a disaster. Any waterproof mascara that works for you will be fine, it's all about keeping it in place even if you do happen to sweat or get wet. I'm in the market for a waterproof mascara, do you have any recommendations?

Fourth and last step is lips.
Now I can't really tell you what to put in your lips because mine change depending on my mood. I usually wear lipglosses and some of my favorite are the pocket rocket's from Urban Decay, totally gorgeous! I also love my Victoria's Secret lipgloss. If you want to keep in with the long lasting theme then go for a lip-stain. My recent lip product purchase was from MAC and it's the Pro Long-wear lip stain marker in Full of Flair. It is absolutely amazing! Line your lips with it and then apply one swipe on your lower lip, then spread out with your finger or your own lips for a nice pigmentation. The color comes on really strong so be careful not to apply too much on your first swipe, unless that's what you're going for. Don't forget to exfoliate your lips before you apply it if you have chapped lips and top it off with a clear lip gloss for some hydration.

So that's it, it's pretty simple, takes about ten minutes to do and unless your running marathon then it should last you a pretty long time. I hope you enjoyed my summer makeup routine, leave me a comment and let me know what you're makeup routine is like.

List of product and prices:
-UD Tinted moisturizer from Sephora or Urban Decay $32
-Bare Escentuals Mineral veil from Sephora or Bare Escentuals $19 alone or buy the get started kit for $60
-E.L.F. Custom eyes palette from here and here or at your local target, k-mart or any other drugstore that carries this brand. $1 each product, $5 total for the palette.
-MAC lipstain from MAC at $16
-UD Pocket rocket from Sephora or Urban Decay $19
-Victoria's Secret beauty rush lipglosses from $7 or 2/$12 or 5/$20


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