Since summer is officially here, (altho’ it has been cloudy this week) we can’t hide the fact that whether we like it or not we have to the brave the summer heat. Good thing it was not humid these last few days.
If only it’s possible for me to leave the house without putting anything on, I would. Alto’ I love to go bare face I just can’t go out without putting some products on my face. It’s part of the territory. LOL.
I envy my good friend Claire who doesn’t put a single thing on her face. Not even powder. Maybe lipstick once in awhile but most of the time she is barefaced and she looks so beautiful.
This summer I want to look as natural (no makeup makeup look)as I can. Minimal eye makeup, bronzed faced, and dewy skin.
Here is my go-to summer 2018 makeup and the products that I use.
When I sit down at my vanity table it is already given that I have prepped my face (moisturizer, face serum, and eye cream).
First thing I put on is sunscreen
Next is primer
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer
I massaged these all over my face and neck (except primer I don’t apply on my neck). I love this Laura Mercier foundation primer cos it makes your face look radiant. And your skin glows.
After the sunscreen and priming my face I apply my foundation. Now that it is hot and humid I rarely put foundation. I use tinted moisturizer. And this is what I use:
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in the shade Groenland Light 3
I apply it on the center of my face and blend it outwards using a damp beauty blender.
When my base is all blended I apply concealer to spot conceal my pigmentation and blemishes which I have a lot of.
(I am trying to use up this Bobbi Brown concealer)
Bobbi Brown Retouching Face Pencil in the shade Dark
After spot concealing my entire face, I apply a very light eyeshadow just to give depth to my eyes
The eyeshadow I’m using these days is:
Chanel Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow in the shade 83 Slate
I apply this all over my eyelids
After my eyeshadow, I apply an eyeliner on my upper lash line and smudge it lightly to have a smokey look.
The eyeliner I’m using is this:
NARS Charlottes Gainsbourg Khol Liner in the shade Nuit D’ Encre
Then I attack my eyebrows. lol.
This is the part where no one is allowed to bother me otherwise it will affect my entire day if I make a mistake.
The eyebrow pencil I am currently using is this:
Chanel Stylo Sourcils Waterproof Defining Longwear Eyebrow pencil in the shade 806 Blonde Tendre
When I’m done with my eyebrows I can now relax and you can now disturb me. lol.
Then I apply my concealer under my eyes for brightening. I use the same concealer but in a lighter shade. I am also trying to use this up.
Bobbi Brown Retouching Face Pencil in the shade Extra Light
I apply it under my eyes, on the bridge of my nose, at the center of my forehead and on the side of my mouth. The reason why I apply it on the side of my mouth so it will lift up my face. It will give an illusion.
Then I blend it using my ring finger.
This is how I look like at this point.
Next step is I shade my lower lash line using the eyeshadow I used and apply eyeliner 3/4th’s of my lower lash line. Then I smudge it again so it won’t look sharp.
This is my favorite part! Bronzing and highlighting!
What I am doing now since it’s summer I want to have the “sun-kissed” look or I want to look like I just came from the beach. I use NARS Liquid Laguna Bronzer across my nose towards the center of my face.
I also apply this in the outer perimeter of my face.
NARS Laguna Liquid Bronzer
Then I set it with a powder bronzer and I carve my cheekbones and line my nose.
The powder bronzer I am using here is:
Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder in the shade Natural
My favorite highlighter now is (I have been using this nonstop since last year. You can see from the box it is well loved. lol):
Makeup Revolution London Goddess of Love Triple Baked Highlighter
Before applying my mascara I prime my eyelashes. Priming your eyelashes gives you volume, makes your eyelashes longer and it makes removing your mascara easy.
This is my favorite eyelashes primer. It’s good and it’s cheap. I wrote about this before. This was part of my favorites a few years ago and I am still using it. I got this in Watson’s.
After priming my eyelashes I apply Mascara.
The Mascara I am using now is also from Essence. Essence is one of my favorite drugstore brands and it is available in Watson’s.
Essence Lash Princess
I never leave the house without my falsies. I only use falsies on the outer part of my eyes (to lift my eyes). At my age, it seems like everything is drooping! ughhh
Last but not the least, lipstick.
The lipstick I’m using these days is this:
NARS Satin Lip Pencil in the shade Het Loo