BEAUTY BAR: Beauty from Within

I think I can speak for all of us Fashionistas when I say May might be one of the best months of the year. Summer break is starting, we can finally wear short sleeves without a jacket, and bright colors are totally acceptable. But, no matter how many times we say “I don’t sweat, I sparkle,” the sun still does not catch our drift. It is a love/hate relationship: sun-kissed tans are great but melted makeup and frizzy hair can say goodbye. If you take some beauty tips from this Fashionista, your makeup will stay flawless, even under the brightest beams!

This Fashionista was all about keeping her look natural, but still showing a little bit of her spunky personality. An organic makeup look allows your outfit and accessories to tell the story. Starting off with a primer helps prep the skin, smooths pores, and keeps the look fresh all day long. Worrying about sunburn is a thing of the past with this Maybelline primer because it contains SPF without clogging pores like regular facial sunscreen. Having a matte look is always hard to accomplish because many matte products make the skin dry and flat. Swiping on a bit of this oil-free Urban Decay foundation will give you an unblemished complexion that stays on through the sweat.

Getting the perfect wing of eyeliner is a test of true patience and skill. Marc Jacobs Magic Marc’er helped this Fashionista achieve a flawless wing in no time because of its calligraphy-styled pen. It allows Fashionistas to draw thick and thin lines that follow the shape of the eye to create the boldest look eyeliner has ever seen. To accentuate this Fashionista’s luscious lashes, she used Better Than Sex mascara to make them even longer sans clumps. A look cannot be complete without lipstick! This red Smashbox liquid lipstick gave this Fashionista the perfect pout and stays put through every meal. Setting spray is a product that Fashionistas cannot live without. A few spritz from Urban Decay De-Slick will prevent the need for touch ups and makeup meltdowns.

Summer makeup looks can be tricky to nail, but with the right products every Fashionista can become a beauty guru. Pairing a more natural look with a cute embroidered top and some fun accessories will be sure to turn heads at the next summer BBQ or Sunday morning brunch. The best look is one that allows your true beauty to shine through. Whether that is through a bold lip color or funky hair-do, making it your own will show your fabulous personality and great sense of style.