SUMMER MAKEUP MUST-HAVES

SUMMER MAKEUP MUST-HAVES

Summer isn’t over yet!

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Summer is not over yet, ladies! I refuse to call September transition because it’s still hot AF! End of October … now that’s when I’m forced to acknowledge the weather change and to start going into depression. Seriously, not joking. I’m perpetually Blah til April and don’t feel the need to go out or dress up. At all.

So, if you don’t mind, let me hold on to summer until the cold weather smacks me square in the face. So……I thought to myself why not take this time to share some more of my summer favs.

Some of you may still be taking upcoming holidays and there are many summer makeup looks that are perfect for any late-summer travel and well into fall. Whether you’re off to Ibiza or going on a city break. it’s all about maximum pay off with the least amount of effort. I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather be gazing out at clear blue sea than in the bathroom stippling away with a cramp in my hand spending an ungodly amount of time in front of the mirror.

So without further ado, here are my top must-haves from my trips this year that went a loooong way & are pretty fuss-free from my experience.

Giorgio Armani Luminious Silk Foundation in 7

This is my all time fav since 2007. Light & flawless it glides on effortlessly. And bitches, this is just what you need when it’s 102 degrees and your sweating balls. I seriously can’t bear to have any sticky, tacky shit on my face and this shit is pure gold. In fact, it was inspired by charmeuse silk.

THE VELVET SPONGE

Ok..so like the rest of you, I’ve been a fan of the “ever-so-popular” hot pink Beauty Blender for many years now. It works great……not one thing wrong with it…….BUUUUUT…this right here my dear friend…is “the pièce de résistance.

This blender is the bomb-diggity. It is soooo fuckin precise…I can’t even tell you. You just have to try it for yourself. Sits in my hand so comfortably. Blends in a hot minute.

STYLEWURKS Weekender Makeup Travel Case

Practical and sleek, perfect for all your makeup and then some. This is an ‘el cheapo’ one. I need something more bougie and monogrammed. Still searching. Maybe that’s my next calling.

Benefit Cosmetics – Hoola Bronzer

This is an award-winning bronzer with a soft-matte finish. The entire Hoola bronzer collection ranges from light to deep so you can sweep on a natural-looking bronze. Comes complete with a built-in mirror and powder brush for a sunless & seamless application.

When they claim award winning..you better believe I’m gonna get my hands on it and test it out. Sure enough..I’ve been using Hoola & Hoola Caramel with rave reviews.

NudeStix – All over Face

Hot off the runway, and paired with high fashion or bohemian chic, NUDIES color stix are dual ended with soft color balm on one side and a blending brush on the other end for easy application . Just draw directly on skin, Tap! Tap! Tap! softly with fingers or gently blend with brush. Made in Korea all-over face color that softly kisses the skin with a matte or dewy, lightweight and medium pigmented formula for a fresh, natural, youthful ‘no-makeup makeup’ look.The softest, matte, monochromatic nude color for the eyes, cheeks and lips.

Charlotte Tilbury – Color Chameleon Eye Pencil – Bronzed Garnet & Amber Haze

One and Done! Quick and easy makeup on the go. Line it. Smoke it. Smudge it. Options are endless!

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Concealer 6

The is THE one product that I use that is full coverage but doesn’t feel like it! If my dark circles are concealed…everything is going to be just wonderful. No one gets hurt.

Giorgio Armani Corrector 2

Been using this since 2007! Formulated with vitamin E and glycerin, for a seamless & lightweight application, this color corrector hydrates the delicate under-eye area while covering dark circles. Also has light-reflecting qualities so it makes you look bright eyed bushy tailed.

Neutrogena Hydra Boot Gel Cream – OBSESSED. OBSESSED. OBSESSED.

With a unique water gel-cream formula absorbs quickly, like a gel, but has the long-lasting moisturizing power of a cream for extra-dry skin types….that’s ME. Contains hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in the skin, and acts as a sponge for dry skin cells, absorbing up to 1,000 times its weight in water. BIG PLUS it’s fragrance, dye and oil-free, and can be worn alone or under makeup. Hands down… It’s a keeper!

Charlotte Tilbury – Legendary Lash Mascara

I love me some clump action…this stuff has insane build up…and super blacker than black!

Nars Matte Velvet Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl

The ultimate all year round red I never leave home without. Cult fav lip color. Rich pigment. Velvet matte finish but not drying. Lasts ALL day long. I never have to touch up..even after a few cocktails.

Charlotte Tilbury – Contour Wand

Holy Shit..the smoothest. Buildable but easy blend soft-sculpted contour. Not that harsh overdrawn, over pigmented contour.

I know, that was a long ass list!! But now you’re ready to tackle the rest of the summer with a no-fuss makeup kit using all my tried and true products.

XOXO,

KC