BEAUTY BAR: Bubblegum Bright Lips

June 10th, 2015 at 2:00am

Under the hot summer sun, it gets increasingly more and more difficult for me to wear makeup without immediately sweating it off. I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels this way. In this case, it is a lot easier and more comfortable to go light on the makeup that is used on the face by picking one feature to highlight. For this Fashionista, it is her lips! I adore a bright pink lip for summer, and this lip ties together her tank and jeans for a perfectly polished summer look.

This Fashionista is wearing a pair of jeans from H&M, as well as a crisp tank top from T.J.Maxx. She finishes off her look with comfortable Sperry Top-Siders and heart-shaped mirrored sunglasses from Forever21. I especially like the way the sunglasses draw attention to this Fashionista’s face, accentuating her bright pink lipstick. When I saw these sunglasses I immediately thought of the Lana Del Rey lyrics, “Baby put on heart-shaped sunglasses, ’cause we’re gonna take a ride.” This outfit is perfect for a joyride in the summer heat and I can just picture our Fashionista with bright pink lips cruising in a convertible with the top down.

What’s on the BEAUTY BAR: To complete this look, one must start with a clean, sweat-proof base for makeup. In this case I would recommend a light coverage BB cream with SPF in it to protect your skin from the summer sun. Something like this by Maybelline with SPF 30 will do just the trick. Also, a great mascara can pull the look together and my personal favorite is this by Lancome. Finally, it is time to pick the perfect bright lip to accent your unique style. I, personally, love e.l.f. cosmetics for their affordability and great lip colors, such as this.