• Beauty Reboot: 5 Easy Summer Makeup Updates

    Beauty Reboot: 5 Easy Summer Makeup Updates

    Summertime is fun time and as temperatures and hemlines rise, you can turn up your beauty heat with some of these sizzling summer makeup updates. What’s on tap this season? Bright, bold lips, colorful peepers, dewy skin and a hint of sparkle.

    Summer Makeup Trends

    Radiant Skin

    Dump that heavy full-coverage mask and for the love of God, step off the Crusaders of Contouring Crazy Train. Opt for a light-as-air tinted moisturizer or BB cream instead and let the real you shine through! The last thing you want to do during the carefree months of summer is to worry about setting powders and clogged pores. Go for a fresh-faced dewy look while moisturizing at the same time. I really love Smashbox BB Water because it lets your skin be the main attraction while covering minor blemishes and uneven skin tone.

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    Product Picks

    Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water

    NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30

    IMAN Skin Tone Evener BB Cream SPF 15

    Ditch the Black

    A great way to easily update your summer makeup is with a colored eyeliner or mascara. To be sure, brights have taken center stage but as cobalt blue may not be for everyone, you can try more subtle shades like teal or midnight blue with a bit of sparkle. It’s a quick beauty update that delivers maximum impact.

    Pro Tip: With colored liner or lashes, a soft, neutral lip is your friend.


    Product Picks

    L’Oreal Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner in Cobalt Blue

    Dior Waterproof Crayon Eyeliner in Captivating Blue

    Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara in Beyond Blue

    NYX Cosmetics Color Mascara in Blue

    Bold Lips

    This season, lips call for lots of attention. Whether candy apple red or a sultry, dark vamp, your pout should be filled with passion. I love that we’re not waiting for fall to rock an oxblood kisser! Go glossy or matte, your choice. For lip color options, I really like L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Lip Color because the shade range is extensive, they’re deeply pigmented and you can control your level of matte or gloss with one product.



    Product Picks

    L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Lip Color
    (Infallible Red, Incessant Russet, Cherry Noir)

    Tarte Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint in Frenemy


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    Gloss is Boss

    And speaking of gloss, the glossy eyelid has made its way back around. Back in the day we rocked a little Vaseline on our lids and considered ourselves chic. Turns out we were pretty chic and way ahead of the curve. Glossy lids slid down spring/summer 2016 runways and they are, by far, the cheapest chic summer makeup trend of the year.

    Pro Tip: Choose a low-tack gloss or balm and avoid your crease when applying.

    Summer Makeup Trends - Glossy Lids

    Product Picks

    Glossier Balm dotcom

    Make Cosmetics Face Gloss

    Glitter and Sparkle

    Festival fashion makes it way to city streets this summer with glitter tears and sparkling eyeshadow. This one is definitely for the brave and adventurous among us but in small doses, this summer makeup trend can be executed to lovely effect.


    Product Picks

    Make Up For Ever Diamond Powder

    NYX Candy Glitter Liner

    Shine forth my lovelies and have a great time trying one or all of these summer makeup trends! Not all at the same time though.


    How I organize and store my makeup for a great display and easy access!




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    1. 25 May 2016 / 5:31 PM

      Yes I am loving the bold lips. I did a makeup look using orange & copper glitter and i had a dark wine lipstick.

      • Patranila
        25 May 2016 / 6:35 PM

        Ooh, that sounds really pretty!

    2. 26 May 2016 / 1:59 AM

      Love this! I recently did a post about spring trends and glitter was mentioned! The glittery eye look was everywhere this season!

    3. 26 May 2016 / 9:30 AM

      Love the glitter and sparkle trend! So pretty for a date night!

    4. 31 May 2016 / 12:00 AM

      I use a shimmer liner from elf. It has just the right amount of sparkle.

      • Patranila
        31 May 2016 / 12:06 PM

        That sounds pretty Holly.

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