Sunday, June 28, 2015
Throughout the summer my beauty routine has consisted of fresh skin, glossy lips, and sheeny lids. This look takes about 10 minutes in the morning and lasts all day with a few touch ups. I like to start off by applying my new Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream in Ginger all over my face for a base with a hint of coverage. This product is extremely lightweight and has light coverage but lasts well on the skin. Instead of using a mattifying powder to set the tinted moisturizer, I've been dusting on a bit of the Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation in the shade Light-Medium Neutral. I love this powder to add a little more coverage without losing the glow. I fill in my brows as usual with my favorite Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Dark Brunette and apply the shimmery pink shade called Pushup from the Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette before adding lashings of the Urban Decay Perversion Mascara. On the cheeks, I love a healthy dose of color. My favorite bronzer is The Body Shop Honey Bronzer in Medium Matte and my current blush love is the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in Blushing Bride. For the lips, I found my perfect "my lips but better" product in the form of the NARS Lipstick in Dolce Vita. My perfect summer makeup is sorted.
Friday, June 26, 2015
I took a long break from wearing nail polish but have recently started reapplying my favorite shades to my fingers. After running out of my Revlon base coat, I picked up the ORLY Bonder Rubberized Basecoat from Target. This base came highly recommended from Lily's blog and I can see why she loves it so much! When applied thinly, it dries to a sticky finish, which allows every polish to adhere nicely. It doesn't bubble up or go patchy so my nail varnishes look smooth and the colors pop. It's a bit more expensive than my usual favorite but for $10.99, it makes my polishes last up to nine days without chips!