BEAUTY BAR: Matte Matters

It’s finally summertime again, and with that comes sweltering temperatures and challenges to your daily beauty regimen. It’s true that less is more is the typical rule of thumb (and the one I personally follow) when it comes to summer beauty, but what happens when you still want to rock a full face of makeup in the presence of actual melt-your-face-off temperatures? Matte. It. Out.

This Fashionista went with all-matte options in her makeup routine. She started with a primer to give the rest of her makeup staying power. As for the contour, she swears by the Anastasia contour cream kit. This kit is great because it defines with a satin finish. No need for extra shimmer when you live in famously hot Columbia. For those dramatic wings, she chose Kat Von D liquid eyeliner, which is waterproof, meaning those wings will stay crisp all day and night. Following in the Kat Von D brand, this fabulous liquid lipstick is in the shade Lolita. Top everything off with a mattifying powder, and you are ready to take on the world with the confidence that you will stay looking great all day. At the end of the day, makeup, similar to fashion, is all about what makes you feel like the best version of yourself.

What’s on the BEAUTY BAR: Your base is important here; make sure to start with a long-wear primer. After applying foundation and concealer of your choice, begin contouring. Start by applying a cream contour to the hollows of your cheeks as well as the hairline and jawline. Use a cream highlighter on the tops of your cheekbones, bridge of your nose and center of your forehead. When starting the winged eyeliner, a pro-tip is to use a bit of clear tape as a guide to keep the lines sharp and straight. Liquid lipsticks are famous for their longevity. Why not try a fun, bright shade for summer! While using a powder is still the old faithful product for combating shine, try adding a finishing spray for even more staying power, like this one from Urban Decay. There you have it! You are ready to face the day!