Summer lovin’!

22 04 2008

A nod to one of my favorite movies, but not a whole lot to do with today’s topic. Actually, since summer is approaching, it is time to start thinking about summer colors! Well…I always like to change up my makeup for summer. It’s warm outside, so you don’t want to put anything heavy on your face, it just starts to feel sticky.
Suggestion 1:
Bare Minerals foundation, blush, and mineral veil. It’s light, but provides good coverage to hide those pesky freckles that appear when someone spends too much time in the sun (guilty!). It also has an SPF of 15, since some exposure is inevitable (unless you are a hermit). The mineral veil is also very light and leaves your skin oil-free, and that makeup won’t come off on the phone, or your clothes!
Suggestion 2:
If your skin has a tendency to get a little oily as the day goes on (as mine is prone), you might consider putting something on under your makeup in the morning. I’d suggest this product by Cosmedicine: Medi Matte. It is an oil control lotion. I know…how does a lotion control oil. But this sutff works without making your skin feel dry and flaky.
Suggestion 3:
This is actually a suggestion that works year-round, and I just recently discovered it. I don’t know how I was even wearing eyeshadow before finding Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion. It’s a liquid that’s got the consistency of a thick concealer, but it doesn’t feel the same at all. Once I put it on, I all but forgot it was there. It prevents your eyeshadow from smudging, fading, or creasing. I’ve always had a big problem with eyeshadow creasing, but this little potion in the cute bottle has cured that.
Suggestion 4:
Summer means new lip shades! My skin tone, hair color, and eye color aren’t really very summer friendly when it comes to summer shades. Peaches and cream skin, dark brown hair, and blue eyes. Well, I streaked the brown hair with blonde highlights, but the blue eyes throw me off. I have always worn dark brown eye shadow, because that is the main color to bring out the blue. So, I am on the hunt for some summer eyeshadow that I have yet to find. Perhaps pink or purple. Turquoise is going to be very popular this summer, blue isn’t my shade. Anyway, on to lips! As with eyeshadows, my lip colors are best for fall and winter. I search long and hard for a good summer-y color. I’m not a lipstick fan, it always feels to heavy, but I wear lip gloss almost every day. And I’ve finally found a new shade that is going to be my staple this summer. Lorac Mocktail lip gloss in Tequila Sunrise. It has an orange-y tint to it, and just a little shine. It isn’t sticky, because one of my biggest problems with lip gloss is when it is sticky. Or when it dries and gets flaky, which this does not do either. A bright raspberry color is also going to be very popular this summer. I am still searching for my own perfect variation of that one. I’m determined!
Suggestion 5:
My final suggestion is for perfume. I have one scent that I have worn for a very long time, and it is Kenneth Cole’s Reaction. I love the way it smells, I still love it, and will continue to wear it. But I can’t wear anything very heavy during the summer. For some reason, I tend to attract bees and other annoying buzzy creatures. So, I’ve found something that is perfect for anytime! You could even spritz it on for an evening beach party. It’s Vera Wang’s Flower Princess. It’s a floral scent, but light and…well….summer-y! I love it. And the bottle is so cute, it has a little crown and everything. What girl doesn’t want to be treated like a princess? This scent is a limited edition, so make sure you get some soon!

So, I varied from the norm, and revealed some of my favorite beauty secrets and/or supplies. I’ll update if I make anymore discoveries!

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