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Summer Essentials

Summer-Beauty-Essentials

During the summer months doing your makeup can feel like a never ending battle, it’s hot, it’s humid, and by the time you make it to your office you feel like your makeup has already melted off your face. It’s time to say goodbye to those days! The first thing you need to do to make sure that your makeup stays in place is start with a clean canvas, aka always wash your face!

I alternate every 2 days between using (15) Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser and (16) Kiehl’s Skin Brightening Exfoliator. I can tell that my skin is actually clean after I use these products and my skin feels SO smooth after I get done with the exfoliator. After my face is cleansed, I follow up with (3) Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream to make sure that my skin stays moisturized. This is hands down the best moisturizer I’ve ever used.

My morning makeup routine starts with (12) Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation or (13) NARS Tinted Moisturizer, depending on how much coverage I want. I absolutely love that both of these have an SPF, so I don’t need to worry about putting on a sunscreen before I apply my makeup. Next, it’s time for concealer — I have to admit, I love (4) Cle de Peau, but the price tag is pretty high for a concealer ($70!). If you’re not looking to spend quite this much I also love (5) MAC Moisturecover, it blends really well and is super moisturizing.

Once I’ve applied my concealer, I fill in my brows with (9) Benefit’s Brow Zing Kit. I use the darker, waxier side with the angled brush to fill in my brows and then smooth it out with the powder, using the flat brush. Next, I apply my eyeshadow – I’m totally obsessed with (11) Urban Decay’s Naked 3 Palette, it’s perfect for everyday use. After that, I use the flat eyeliner brush from my (1) Sephora Brush Kit to apply my (7) MAC Fluidline Gel Eyeliner, followed by my (6) Diorshow Mascara. Using the powder brush from the brush kit, I swipe a little (8) Benefit Hoola Bronzer onto my cheekbones.

Now comes the most important part of my makeup routine – (2) Kryolan Fixer Spray. This is truly a lifesaver and will keep your makeup from sliding off your face. Just spray some in the air and walk through it – you do NOT want to spray it directly on your face at close range. The fixing spray creates an invisible protection film that will help keep your makeup in place! Once I’m done I put on some pink lipstick, lately I’ve been loving (10) MAC Matt Lipstick, and then I throw a (14) Neutrogena Sunscreen Stick in my bag (just to be safe!) and head out the door. What’s your makeup routine?

The Essentials: 1. Sephora Brush Kit // 2. Kryolan Fixing Spray // 3. Kiehl’s Facial Cream // 4. Cle de Peau // 5. MAC Moisturecover // 6. Diorshow Mascara // 7. MAC Fluidline Eyeliner // 8. Benefit Hoola Bronzer // 9. Benefit Brow Zing // 10. MAC Matte Lipstick // 11. Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette // 12. Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation // 13. NARS Tinted Moisturizer // 14. Neutrogena Sunscreen Stick // 15. Kiehl’s Ulta Facial Cleanser // 16. Kiehl’s Skin Brightening Exfoliator

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