Summer months are just the best! We rock the cute dresses, the sandals, colourful jewelries and DEWY GLOWY BRONZY makeup. Oh Yay!! For me, it’s 3 months of pure happiness! Baby pinks, here I come; bright oranges I totally feel you and let’s not forget crazy shimmers all over. All that in a natural (to me anyway) no cakey way. JLO style..
We cannot (or shouldn’t) forget about this one if we don’t want to look like a dry prune in our 40s! You already have read in my previous blogs about this but for years, I haven’t protected my face properly because of my adult acne and I already pay for it with premature wrinkles and discolouration. I cannot do anything about the past but mark my words, I sure will do something about the future. The problems I frequently find with face sunscreens are that almost all of them breaks me out or are not too great when you apply makeup over them. In my quest for perfect products for summer, I found 3 products that doesn’t clog my pores and are makeup friendly:
☀️Dr.Jart+ Premium BB Beauty Balm☀️
☀️Mario Badescu Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 30☀️
☀️Shiseido Oil Free UV Protector SPF 42☀️
In summer, I may be guilty of exaggerating a tiny bit 😉 on the bronzer but I’m totally assuming this fact. For a pale skin girl that can be a little tricky but I don’t want to end up with a muddy look.
Note: Do NOT forget to bronze your neck!
☀️Lise Watier RIVAGES Bronzing Powder☀️
☀️Buxom Hot Escapes Bronzer “Tahiti”☀️
☀️Too Faced Bonjour Soleil Summer Bronzing Wardrobe☀️
As a rule of thumb, in the heat we should always pair cream foundations with cream blushes and obviously, powder foundations with powder blushes! Rules of course are to be broken but I LOVE cream blushes for summer months because they have such a glowy feel about them. I always do set them with a powder blush so here you go about the rules but still rocking the cream blushes.
☀️L’Oréal Visible Lift Blur Blush “Soft Pink”☀️
☀️Stila Convertible Color “Petunia”, “Hibiscus”, “Lillium” & “Peony”☀️
MAKEUP SETTING SPRAYS
I always have a bottle in the fridge that I use to refresh my makeup during the hot days. When I feel that my face starts to melt a.k.a. my foundation starts to break apart, I spray like crazy and magically (not really), it stops the “migration” of all the products I have on my face to end up on my chin.
☀️e.l.f Makeup Mist & Set☀️
☀️Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water☀️
SUPER “SHINY” PRODUCTS
For me in summer, it’s all about shiny lip glosses, dewy foundations, crazy shiny eyelids … The whole she-bang !!! From June ’til August, I go crazy GLOWY (at the extend that my neutral self will allow me to). They say there is no rule in makeup, don’t they (Bahaha)!?!
☀️Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eye Shadow “Rio De Rose Gold”☀️
☀️Buxom Cream Shadow “Poodle”☀️
☀️Urban Decay Eyeshadow “Half Baked/Twice Baked”☀️
☀️Stila All Over Shimmer Duo “Kitten”☀️
☀️Becca Cream Shimmering Skin Perfector “Opal”☀️
☀️Nars Lipgloss “Supervixen”☀️
☀️Nyx Glam Lipgloss “GLG07 VIP”☀️
☀️Stila Stay All Day Liquid lipstick “Dolce”☀️
I hope you will have fun with your summery looks, and you know what: there is no need to buy a lot of stuff for your estival makeups, since you probably have everything you need in your stash already. Personally I never go crazy on “only for summer” makeup products because the 9 remaining months, since you know I live in the oh! so cold eastern part of Canada, are more neutral rich hearthy tones.
Have a great “luminous” weekend
Ingrid rocking gold on my eyelids today
Disclaimer: I paid for all that stuff!