Simple Summer Everyday Makeup

Simple Summer Everyday Makeup

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Happy Weekend ya’ll! Writing this post from my bed, with a coffee on my side and stuffy nose. I hate when I get sick because of this weather change and start feeling lazy and feverish. Hampers my weekend plans, not that I had any! 😀 But I still like putting on a little bit of makeup and feel put together. And also, because lately, I have been getting a lot faster at my makeup and DO NOT take an hour to just to foundation and concealer, as I used to before!

Although I still use 2 types of concealers just because I have so many acne pigmentation, but I make up for that time by using minimum products after.

I put on my sunscreen and moisturizer right after I wash my face and let them sink in while I clean my beauty blender. Then I spray on the Smashbox Primer water– not sure if it helps, but I like to think that it makes my face a little more hydrated since I have a weird skin type, very oil in some places and dry in other. You can imagine how difficult it can be to find something that works on both the skin types!

FACE


I move onto the Tarte Shape Tape concealer first to cover up the blemishes and pigmentation- really nice coverage! And then for foundation, I actually use a tinted moisturizer from Nars and it is just so much better to use these in summer since they are very lightweight. After that I take my Nars creamy concealer and highlight my undereye area, just a little bit and finish my base with the Laura Mercier translucent powder for where I apply the concealer and Lancome powder foundation for all over face.

To bring some dimension and add some color to my face, I rely on the Becca X Chrissy Teigen Palette– a godsend for my skin tone! Also, I don’t really mind the hint of shimmer in the bronzer since that doesn’t really show on the skin. I take a tiny bit of the blush in the palette since it is very pigmented!

EYES

I start with shaping my brows a little bit with the ABH Brow Definer & then set it with the clear brow gel. I have this process down and takes me literally 1 min to do! 🙂 Then I move onto the eyeshadows and on a daily basis, I like doing a matte eye look. FUNNY STORY, I actually bought this Tarte mini palette by mistake when I was trying to show my husband how I pay with my Apple Pay on my phone, and then forgot to return this! 😀 But, I think it is the perfect little palette when you have less time and don’t want to get overwhelmed wih all the colors. Plus, it has 2 really nice shimmer shades so perfect for creating different types of looks. But I like to take only one color, and put it all over my eyelid with a packing brush and then use a fluffy brush to blend it in my crease. This might not be very professional method (since I am not one, LOL), but it works for me. Since I have small eyes, I rarely don’t use eyeliners. My favorite is the Lancome Grandiose liner– very easy to use felt tip and matte. Also, I prefer the brown shade over black which can look a bit dramatic sometimes.

Next, I curl my lashes and coat them with my favorite mascara. Oh, and then a little bit of corner highlight from the Becca palette.

LIPS

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have noticed that I am mostly wearing reds or oranges. That is because I don’t think lighter shades look that flattering on me. But when I do wear a lighter lipstick I prefer Rose Stiletto from YSL that I got for my graduation this year. Otherwise, some of my favorite reds/oranges are YSL Lipsticks in Orange Imagine with matte finish BUT SO COMFORTABLE , Nars Audacious in Mona and Nars lipstick in Red Lizard.

And we’re done!

What makeup products do you use every day and how do you simplify your routine?

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