five minute summer makeup routine.
In the summertime I keep my makeup pretty simple. On workdays I typically just wear a dab of concealer on red spots and under my eyes, and then apply powder, mascara, and some color on my lips (I never go without color on my lips!). But when we’re going out I like to spend a little more time on my makeup, and these are the products I wear.
The whole routine with all the products takes less than five minutes, and all the products (besides the lipstick and cc cream) can be found at Target or CVS/Walgreens.
Nyx brow gel in “Blonde” – I’m all about defining the brows, but since I have blonde hair and fair skin (and thick brows!), I don’t want anything that is too overpowering or dark. This shade is perfect for blondes. I just take the brush and apply by brushing up my brows and then smoothing down any fly aways.
It Cosmetics CC+ Cream – I love this stuff because it’s spf 50, covers all your imperfections, and doubles as a serum. I apply this with my fingertips like I would a sunscreen and then use a damp beauty blender (I use warm water to dampen it) to smooth it out.
Beauty Blender – I’ve had this thing for a while, but it wasn’t until I recently watched a beauty tutorial on youtube that I actually started using it. I dampen the sponge in warm water, and then use blotting motions to blend in my foundation and concealer. This gives sheer, seamless, buildable coverage.
Mac lipstick in “Snob”– I’ve had this same tube for an embarrassingly long time. I usually apply a swipe of this and then blot with a paper towel so that it kinda just stains my lips the soft pale pink color, then I’ll go over it with a swipe of cheap NYC lip gloss.
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara – I rotate between buying expensive mascara from Sephora and buying whatever looks good at Target that day. However, my sister introduced this mascara to me last year and I haven’t used much else since. This mascara makes your lashes look super long, thick, and gives them nice separation. In fact, this is probably my favorite beauty product out of all of the above.
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