My Summer Makeup Favorites: Natural Hues

Saturday, July 27, 2013

The summer heat has been sweltering and humid, making long-lasting makeup looks a challenge for me. In general I really avoid wearing a lot of makeup during the summer, and when I do I try to keep it simple. For everyday, I stick to a few new and long-time staples that help me achieve a very natural and groomed look. I have combination skin - which means that my T-zone tends to be more oily than the rest of my face. So I prefer makeup that helps me to achieve a matte base. Another thing about my skin is that it absolutely hates liquid foundation. Whenever I wear it my skin feels like it cannot breathe, and I usually end up looking way more shiny than I prefer.....unless I layer on a lot of powder - which exactly what I avoid doing in the summer. So I normally stick to powder foundations year-round. However, during the summer I don't mind a lightweight tinted moisturizer - as long as it is truly And if it has SPF - even better :)  If I wish to change up this look and add a pop of color, I will sometimes opt for a bold red lip instead of a nude/neutral lip (Check out some of my favorite red lipsticks here!). Or I will keep the nude lip and instead play up my eyes by blending in dark brown and black eyeshadows for a smokey eye look. With these natural hues as a base, the makeup possibilities are endless!

Photo Details.

1. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 in Mocha | One of the few tinted moisturizers that actually comes in my shade, is very lightweight, but also buildable for more coverage.
2. MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Dark (to set the tinted moisturizer)
3. Makeup Forever Diamond Eye Shadow # 312 | This is the perfect bronzy wash of color for darker skin tones!
4. YSL Rouge Volupte #28 | This is seriously the perfect nude lipstick for my skin tone!
5. Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray Oil-Control | I lightly spray this on before setting with the MAC mineralize skin finish
6. Anastasia Brow Wiz in Brunette
7. MAC Chestnut lip liner | When I first started using makeup years ago, this lip liner was the first thing I ever bought from MAC and its still a makeup staple to this day :)
8. MAC Feline eyeliner pencil

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  1. Great post! Could you do a makeup collection video or post? Love your site :)

    1. Thanks so much! I don't have a very massive collection....but I will definitely consider doing a makeup collection post in the future once I have it all! :) :)


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