Summer Beauty Essentials

Summer is almost here. With the warmer weather and brighter sunshine, I like to keep my makeup routine short and sweet. In addition to being simple, I want my makeup to last all day long so that I don’t find myself touching up or checking the mirror every few minutes. Here are my go-to products for a no-thought, lazy girl look.

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TOO FACED PEACHES AND CREAM

This has to be about the 100000th time I’ve mentioned this line of products. Firstly, the packaging makes me swoon. More importantly, however, the products all work together to give me a beautifully soft complexion that does not BUDGE. I won’t exaggerate in my claims – the foundation alone will last all day long without breaking up or getting oily, but pair it with the primer, setting powder, and setting spray for makeup that will last all WEEK long.

If I had to pick just the bare essentials from this collection, I would have to go with the foundation and setting powder. These two are phenomenal on their own; I’ve used the foundation with other setting powders and the setting powder with other foundations. In every case, my makeup stays fresher and lasts longer.

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summer beauty benefit hoola bronzer

GIVE ME SOME COLOR

Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer is my favorite matte bronzer. Just a little of this swept onto the perimeters of my face adds warmth, dimension, and tiny rays of emanating sunshine. It’s never patchy, either, so it just looks effortless on my skin.

I’ve also raved about the Multisticks from BITE Beauty about a hundred times. The shade Cashew is ideal for quickly adding a flush to the cheeks, color to the lips, and just a little life to the eyelids. What I love about the matte formula is that it’s extremely long-lasting, yet the cream formula makes it sink into the skin for a natural look. Easy, simple, and impactful. That’s my kind of product.

What are your summer beauty essentials? Do you find yourself wearing less makeup, or about the same? Let me know your thoughts below!

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2 Corinthians 1:20  For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.

Thank you for taking the time to hear what I have to say. I hope you’ve found something helpful, or at the very least interesting. You can keep up with my beauty adventures by following me on Instagram @offbeatvenusianI also share my favorite photo memories from travel and life on my photo diary Instagram account @offbeatandaway. Instagram isn’t your vibe? I’m on Facebook, too. If you have any questions or comments, I always love hearing what you have to say. You can comment below or you can contact me here.

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Summer Glow – ft. Anastasia Beverly Hills

I firmly believe in having a formula for creating the perfect summer glow. For me, it starts with a smooth base. From there, I build up by adding in a warm glow, luminous blush, clean brow, full lash, and healthy lip color. Is it a lot? I don’t know; it may seem meticulous, but I love being able to complement my complexion using shade and light.

THE BASE

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My favorite smoothing foundation is the Too Faced Peach Perfect Comfort Matte foundation. With a Beauty Blender or other makeup sponge, it just creates the most soft focus (and comfortable) finish. I like to set it with the Peach Perfect Setting Powder to really lock it in and further blur any imperfections.

To add a bit of dimension, I like to use a fluffier brush to apply Benefit’s Hoola matte bronzer on the perimeters of my face.

THE GLOW

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I love a warm glow. The shade “Lyra” from the ABH Aurora Glow Kit imparts the most ethereal creamsicle – pink crystalline highlight, really blending effortlessly into the skin. I dusted this onto the high points of my cheeks, my hose, and cupid’s bow, and applied with a damp brush to the inner corners of my eyes.

I also sheered out Primavera from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette, along with Antique Bronze and some of the matte orange shades. I wanted to keep the eyes soft, blown out, and open.

THE LUMINOUS COLOR

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I kept the eyes fairly neutral, but definitely on the warmer orange side.

The flush of vibrant pink on my cheeks was created by applying the Becca Luminous Blush in Camellia with a damp Beauty Blender. This application sheered out the pigmentation, but made the bright pink color blend right into my skin. It faded into Lyra beautifully.

On my lips, I kept it simple and went with a killer formula for a healthy lip vibe. The Bite Beauty Matte Lip Crayon in Glace was perfect for adding a pop of color to complete the look.

TIE IT ALL TOGETHER

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Two cornerstones of every makeup look: clean, full brows and voluminous lashes.

Using the ABH Brow Definer in Dark Brown, I easily added shape and volume to my brows. The thicker triangular tip makes full, clean brows a breeze to create.

I curled my lashes to prime them for a wide-open eye look. The best curl-holding mascara I have is L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise in Waterproof, so I like to use this as my base for building a nice lash look. To add even more length, volume, and black, I finished with a few coats of Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara on my top and bottom lashes.

What do you think of this “formula” for a summer glow? Do you have any tips for playing up your complexion in a natural look?

P.S. If you aren’t already following me on Instagram, please do! I like to poll my followers to find out what content you’d like to see next. I think Instagram is just the easiest platform to get feedback on. Regardless, I love hearing the comments you have to offer on my blog posts, so let me know your thoughts below!

The Offbeat Venusian

2 Corinthians 1:20  For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.

Thank you for taking the time to hear what I have to say. I hope you’ve found something helpful, or at the very least interesting. You can keep up with my beauty adventures by following me on Instagram @offbeatvenusianI also share my favorite photo memories from travel and life on my photo diary Instagram account @offbeatandaway. Instagram isn’t your vibe? I’m on Facebook, too. If you have any questions or comments, I always love hearing what you have to say. You can comment below or you can contact me here.

 

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