As many mommies know, once summer hits you are glued to the outside with your kids! I will be the first to admit that I am not an outside girl! I never have been, but I do it now for my toddler because she loves anything outside. So how do we “glam” during summer?
I live in Texas so trying to look cute and makeup without looking like a complete canvas of dripping paint poses a problem. Now it may seem ridiculous to you to do a face in summer for everyday but keep in mind those summer BBQ’s, vacations, and late night summers with friends. So whether you are a melting mommy like me or just an outside enthusiast with a need for some beauty in your life I am giving up my “secrets” I have found this summer with my go to makeup pieces!
Jaclyn Hill and BECCA cosmetics collaboration, shimmering skin perfector in champagne pop (permanent product) mixed with Youniques BB Flawless cream.
The BB cream leaves you with that dewy look, I prefer this during summer because it gives me a more natural look. It is a light coverage so definitely more natural and not for people trying to cover up major marks and imperfections. I like to combine it with the champagne pop shimmering skin perfector because the liquid gives such a shimmer that using too much can be over powering, but mixing it with a BB cream, or foundation if you choose, gives you that perfect amount of shimmer! The sun reflects off small amounts of shine on your face leaving you looking amazing and glowy.
Maybelline ‘Super Stay Better Skin’ concealer – I do find that this concealer does crease so make sure you set it with powder! If you set it right away it won’t crease! This concealer is awesome and full coverage. I use shade “light” bc I wanted to highlight with it so it’s a shade lighter than I’d normally go but I love it for that summer light and bright illumines face I am trying to create.
Cover girl “The super sizer” mascara- lengthens your lashes amazingly, holds a great curl, and does not flake! I take naps with this mascara and I always wake up with no smudging or flaking! It is awesome. It’s not waterproof (I don’t really do waterproof only because I find them a pain to take off!) so I have not tried it on pool days but it is sweat proof from my experience!
Liquid lipstick! A must for summer for its long-lasting appeal!- I’m digging the Kat Von D in “Mother” right now as well as all Kylie’s lip kits (I have a separate blog post on that!)
I also use my Buxom lip gloss in ‘white Russian’! Love this!!! The color is a very slight pink so it just gives that extra color to your lips. It’s not sticky and stays on so long! It also gives your lips a bit of plump and has a cooling feeling that stays! (I swear it keeps me a smidgen cooler when outside!)
Brow gel- now I don’t use this every day! But sometimes when my brows are acting extra Cray I’ll use some. I use Youniques brow gel in soft brown.
Mac translucent powder-a must! I love this particular one bc the price for the amount you get is awesome! ($32 for 1.1oz on Maccosmetics.com) This will help set your makeup and calm down on the sweating a bit.
Prosecco pop/champagne pop- now Prosecco pop is limited edition, you can get the split pan option at Sephora. It is a collab with Jaclyn Hill and BECCA cosmetics that comes with Prosecco pop and Amaretto! I sometimes use the amaretto as my go to blush or as a contour color -champagne pop is a permanent product and a must have for summer!
Too faced blush in ‘I will always love you’ I love that it’s a soft pinky so it’s more natural
Beachfront Bronzer- I love Youniques beachfront bronzer- it has one side shimmer and the other more matte. I simply swipe my brush down the middle and use it to contour and bronze up my face.
Setting spray- Any setting spray will do, just make sure you use one or the heat might win! I like to use Urban Decay ‘De-slick’ oil control setting spray! I know there are cheaper options as well with Nyx, and Elf has one for just $3!
Now throw your hair up in a bun, grab your favorite pair of sunnies and let’s do summer in style!
** If you’re interested in checking out the ‘Younique’ products mentioned and more please check out this link: https://www.youniqueproducts.com/ashleyobeirne