Thursday, July 7, 2011

Summertime and the living is easy!

I don't know about y'all, but during the summer I like to keep things easy peasy, and my "beautifying" regimine is no different. I have noticed that over the past year, my makeup preferences have changed soo much, but this summer I have taken it down to the very basics. I'm not going to lie, there are days when I don't wear any makeup. none. at. all. I'm sure people are scared and think I look like the crypt keeper, but who cares?!? I simply don't have the time on some days, and sometimes I'm just plain too lazy to do it.

However, the days that I do worn makeup this summer, this is what I wear (after I wash my face and use toner and moisturizer):

That's all folks!
Clinique Quick Corrector concealer... I use this with a brush, a la Pretty in Pink Megan, and it looks completely natural and even. I really like how this product gives great coverage, but is not thick like many concealers I have used before. Also, the wand makes it super easy to dab on. I use a loose Bare Minerals Powder to set it. (The one I use now had a little shimmer/ gold flakes)

Maybelline Volum' Express One by One Mascara... This is a newbie to my makeup drawer, and I am really liking it! It is similar to the Chanel Immitable in the wand, yet is way more in my budget. The Chanel is my all-time favorite mascara, but I just can't swing it anymore, especially since I go through mascara pretty quickly.

Jane Iredale Pure Pressed Mineral Powder with SPF 20. I found this through Shasta's blog, and I am obsessed! It is way better than a loose powder because it doesn't make you look "all powdered up." I ordered it online, but ordered the wrong shade so they sent me several samples to try out, and when I figured out which was the best, I sent my original order back and they exchanged it. They were wonderful to work with! I bought the handi brush with it and it makes it go on smooth and flawless!

Nars blush in Gilda... I swear I bought this a good 8 years ago and rarely used it, but now I love it. It is a pretty coral/ peachy color and has serious lasting power! Just a little on the apples of my cheeks and I am out the door!

Ok, so things that I used to be obsessed with but I am no longer using day-to-day:

Bronzer... I've found that if I use the right color base, i don't really need it. However, if I am going out or to an event, I will still use it.

Eyebrow pencil... I just don't want to take the time to pencil in my brows everyday. Nuff said.

Eyeliner... I just think that eyeliner looks too dramatic on me during the day, so I only wear it when I'm going out.

What is your summer makeup routine? Is it different than your normal routine?


PS- Here is a sneak peak at some of the progress on the house!


sSe said...

That's such a great philosophy on Sumemr makeup. When the weather's warm less really is more. Congrats on your home's progress

Sundresses and Smiles said...

I'm the same way--half the time I don't wear make-up, especially if I'm going to be swimming with the Cuties. And yippee, loving the demolition pics!