I’m wondering what people put on their faces now that it’s summer. It’s so difficult to wear make up during summer months. And you can’t help it sometimes you have to put on make up even if you don’t feel like it.
I’m sure it is a struggle for everyone. It’s so annoying when I put on make up and I start to sweat 5 minutes after I go out of my room. My make up starts to melt even if I haven’t left the house yet. And I hate it. I hate the feeling of sweat running through my made up face. I hate the sticky feeling at the end of the day.
I hate the heat.
I used to love summer before but now I hate it. I noticed year after year it’s getting hotter and hotter. I dunno if it’s me or Mother Earth has really changed.
What can you do? You just have to adjust to the situation and live with it.
If I don’t need to go out I’d rather stay home. I have been staying home more often now that I am beginning to like it. Like today when me and the kids had our Sunday lunch my mind was thinking of how nice it is to be just inside my cold room.
During the height of summer these are the beauty products that I use. I put on very minimal make up as much as possible.
After prepping my face (moisturizer, serum, eye cream and sun block) I apply face primer. The primer I’m crazy about now is:
NARS Smooth & Protect Primer
This is my favorite primer now. It smoothens my skin and makes everything blend well. It mattifies my face too and it has spf 50.
After priming my face I skip using foundation. I feel that foundation is too heavy for the hot weather. What I use is either BB cream, face tint or just concealer. Today I used my new NARS Charlotte Gainsbourg Collection Hydrating Glow Tint.
NARS Charlotte Gainsbourg Collection Hydrating Glow Tint
This is very light, very hydrating and makes your face glow. I put this all over my face using my fingers and I follow it up with a damp beauty sponge to even it out. This is not full coverage so your blemishes peeps through. What I do is I spot conceal the area where I need it.
This is the concealer I am using now:
Bobbi Brown Retouching Face Pencil in the shade Extra Light
I also use it under my eyes for brightening.
After the concealer I contour my face and apply bronzer.
This is what I use to contour my face:
NYX Highlight and Contour Pro Palette
I use the third shade from the left. I quick contour the side of my cheeks, under my jaw line, the side of my nose and the perimeter of my face (forehead down to the temple). After blending I apply my bronzer. The Bronzer I am using now is this:
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi Colour in the shade Marinière No. 02
I apply bronzer to the same areas where I contoured.
For my eyes I usually use eye sticks, gel eye shadows, or eye tints. I don’t use powder eye shadow ‘cos I’m scared it might crease when I sweat (even with eye primer). The eye shadow I am using is this:
Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye Chrome in the shade Beige Luster
I apply it thinly all over my eyelids.
After applying my eye shadow I apply eye liner. And the eye pencil I am using now is:
NARS Charlotte Gainsbourg Collection Kohliner in the shade Nuit D’Encre
I smudge it on my upper lash line and my lower lash line for a smokey effect.
Eyebrows. The eyebrow pencil I am using is:
Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil in the shade 2
Next is blush. The blush I used today is:
I usually apply my blush (very lightly) on the apple of my cheeks and on top of my cheek bones. After applying my blush I apply my highlights. The highlighter I am using now is:
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact in the shade Beige
I love applying highlights on my face! I usually apply highligther on all the highest point of my face. My cheek bones, tip of my nose, bridge of my nose, middle of my forehead, and my cupids bow.
Now that my eyes and face are finished it’s time to apply lipstick. The lipstick I used today is:
NARS Velvet Lip Glide in the shade Stripped
It might look like I am applying a lot of make up because I am using a lot of products but actually I am not. My make up is very, very light.
Here take a look:
Since it has been so hot, not only I hate applying make up, I also hate dressing up (sorry for all the complaints). If you noticed I have been wearing white t shirts a lot. This is the only way I feel cool and comfortable. White t shirts. Thank god for white t shirts!
Sorry for my boring outfits, it is what it is.
I am doing ootd today because my Chanel Espadrilles Slippers arrived the other day. I am dying to wear it and I want to show it to you ‘cos I really like it.
I have been loving slippers (mules) lately after Gucci came out with their Princetown Slippers. I have been wearing them non stop everyday. So, when Chanel came out with the espadrilles slippers I went nuts.
It’s the typical Chanel espadrilles but this one you can wear it also as slippers. How cool is that!
Gucci first came out with this style. A few months ago they came out with their horsebit loafers that you can turn it as slippers. You just have to fold the back part and viola! it turn into slippers. Claudia wanted it so much (the Gucci one) when it came out but it got sold out very quickly.
This is what Chanel did with their espadrilles. The leather is so soft and it is so light. You don’t have the huge double C in front (like the old design). Just at the tip and very small.
It’s so sleek. I love it!
Top: Topshop || Jeans: H&M || Bag: Hermes Mini Kelly || Shoes: Chanel Espadrilles || Willow Jewelry Boho Tassel Bracelets || Willow Jewelry Chain Chokers || Belt: Gucci