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These are some of my favorite products that work exceptionally well during the warmer months of summer.
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How do you start your Sundays? For me, my routine is similar to most other days, which means getting up at eight, hopping in the shower, and then feeding Mellan. Once he’s fed, he and I go for our morning walk where I also grab my Starbucks! It’s actually one of the things I look forward most each day – just walking with my furry guy!
My best friend when I was a teenager helped me learn some of the basics of makeup, but I learned a lot by practicing over and over again and getting feedback from online communities.
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For me: Of course it was the look I did using Vex and Jealousy Wakes! 🙂 It feels REALLY weird to say that, though – like I feel cocky saying anything good about it, even though I know that is the whole point – to have created something awesome, LOL!
Summer has kicked off (well, for some of us; even in California, it’s rather gloomy!), and the change in weather means a change in beauty routines!
Go waterproof! Nothing is more budge-, crease-, and smudge-proof than something that is also waterproof or water resistant. You might not be swimming, but the sweat and humidity can take a toll on things like eyeliner and mascara.
Powder, powder, powder! Whenever you apply a cream or liquid product, make sure you set it with powder. I find this is true of my routine year-round but even more so during the warmer months. Keeping a pressed powder compact in your bag is an excellent way to freshen up your face after being outside, too.
Less is more! When it’s just sweltering out, you might just want to wear less makeup. Get creative with the “minimal” look to get you through the hottest days.
Consider cream/gel blushes. These kinds of blushes tend to last longer–blushes that are designed to stain will last longer than your average powder blush, because the sweat won’t break it down as easily.
Apply in layers for all-day wear. For occasions that you want to wear a full face of makeup, remember to layer. For face, wear a primer, followed by your foundation, and if it’s liquid/cream, set with powder. For lips, use a lip liner and apply lipstick with a brush (and top with gloss if desired). For eyes, do mascara last and allow foundation to fully set before applying.
Find a good sunscreen that works under makeup. Ideally, you want a sunscreen with a matte or semi-matte finish. You don’t want anything greasy or that takes forever to absorb. It’s also important to give it enough time to sink in before applying any base makeup to ensure the makeup sits on the skin well.
Try a tinted moisturizer! This is one of my favorite products for the summer, because most tinted moisturizers also contain SPF, so you can quickly apply it and achieve sheer coverage–enough to even out minor imperfections and give skin an overall more polished appearance (for those of us not blessed with perfect skin!).
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