It’s summertime, and for many of us, that means beach days, bonfires, and water parks. That means that you don’t always have the time to have full glam makeup! Worry not! These are some of my favorite products for my favorite 20 minutes fresh-faced, glowy summer makeup look!
If you are more prone to oily skin, you are going to want a mattifying primer to apply before your foundation. I prefer airbrush foundations because they are fast, easy to blend, and leave a seamlessly perfect looking skin. The Benefit POREfessional Matte Rescue Invisible Finish Mattifying Gel. You can apply it alone or in addition to your favorite silicone-based primer, and it will leave your foundation looking flawless and your pores invisible, as it minimizes your pores and controls the oils in your skin. Another great primer that can be used to achieve the same goal is the Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector. To achieve a poreless and natural skin look, just squeeze some of the product on your fingertips, then rub it with your fingers until it goes from a creamy eggshell white shade to clear. Then proceed to apply it to the areas in which your skin gets the oiliest (T-zone, eyelids, etc… ).
The best and easiest way to achieve the “no makeup” makeup look is shimmery liquid eyeshadow. It has an applicator and all I would need to do is blend it with my fingertips as much as I see fits, based on the desired intensity. I then apply my favorite waterproof mascara, and the eye look is complete!
To bring a color to the cheeks, I love using a warm bronzer with or without a bright and pigmented blush depending on the look! My personal favorite bronzers are from Physician’s Formula, which you can find at the drugstore or Ulta.com. They are highly pigmented, blend beautiful, and are awesome for when you are on a budget.
Highlighters are very important and complete your look no matter what, however, they are especially a staple for every summer glowing look. Highlighters help reflect the sun off of your face and make you look radiant, as well as fresh-faced, without looking overly shimmery. Using liquid highlighters, like the Benefit Cosmetics High Beam Face Liquid Highlight makes this process much easier! Apply some onto the high points of your face—your cheekbones, eyebrow bones, temples, bridge of the nose, and your cupid’s bow. This will emphasize your glow and make it look natural and beautiful!
When it comes to summer lip look, you can never go wrong with a pink-nude lipstick or a gloss. This set is the perfect find for a summer look. The final touches of the lips will complete this easy and beautiful summer makeup look!
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