My go-to "Fresh Face" makeup look for Spring/Summer.
Hello there beauties!
I'm super excited to be posting the first beauty post on my new beauty section on the blog. (It's been a long time coming)
Many of you already know and many of you may not know that I am Hair and Makeup Artists. I graduated from cosmetology school back in 2010 and have been working as a freelance H&MU artist for a few years now. (Mostly working with Brides and Bridal parties) I'd say it's my passion (thats after being a twin mama of course lol) I love making people feel beautiful in their own skin, and I absolutely love ALL things beauty!
In today's post I want to share a few makeup products that I have been using to create my fresh face makeup look. These products are perfect for Spring and Summer time, I currently live in Houston, Texas and the weather is here mostly humid and hot so the products I am using at the moment do very well against warmer weather. I am sharing a few more reason why I love using each product here;
Foundation: During the Spring/Summer season I love to switch from my normal foundation to a CC Cream. I normally don't wear anything heavy during the summer since most of my days are spent outside by the pool or if I travel somewhere sunny like a beach, I find that this works best for my skin. If you don't know what a CC Cream is, it is tinted moisturizer that includes natural brighteners, Vitamin C and other antioxidants to soften fine lines. Most CC Creams provide great coverage while feeling completely light on the skin, which is why I really love using it! You should definitely need to try one out this season, especially if you are planning on going to a sunny vacay in the up coming months.
Concealer/Highlighter: I've been using the same product to conceal and highlight just in different shades. I use a shade that is my skin color to conceal up any blemishes and underneath my eyes and then I use a lighter illuminatiing shade usually about 2 to 3 shades lighter than my skin to brighten up any areas, where the sun hits on my face.
Powder: I really like using a translucent powder to set my face. I use a damp beauty blender for this step and usually just apply under my eyes and T-zone area. I love using the Laura Mercier powder because it is light weight on the skin and I could totally wear it all over my face if i wanted to.
Bronzer: Literally my favorite product ever! I love bronzer because i normally always wear mine as eyeshadow as well. I love "Gimme Sun" by Mac because it has a little simmer to it and leaves my skin looking nice and glowy.
Eyebrows: When it comes to brows I honestly don't do much but brush them. I personally feel like I already have both dark and thick eyebrows... #BLESSED lol! No, but seriously I'm always afraid to over do it with my brows. I normally just use a powder product to lightly fill in any spaces i feel I may have.
Eyeliner: I love a good waterproof eyeliner and the one I am currently using is awesome! It is super dark black which I love. It's a pen like applicator, and super super easy to apply.
Mascara: Honestly I have tried every high end mascara and I always go end up going back to a drug store mascara! They have really great mascaras and I don't feel like I'm breaking the bank when purchasing one. I love how thick the L'oreal paradise mascara is! It adds so much volume and even length to my lashes. It's always must have in my makeup bag!
Lip Balm: Lately I haven't been wearing anything on my lips but my favorite lip balm and Y'all let me tell you... I love it! I like how fresh and moist my lips feel all day long and I don't have to worry about re-applying or trying to guess whether or not I have lipstick on my teeth haha!
Face Mist: I always finish off any makeup look with my favorite face mist. The Mario Badescu one has a rosewater, herbs and aloe and it feels amazing on the skin. Keeps everything fresh and keeps my makeup in place all day/night long. Get this stuff!
Thanks for taking the time to read this post, I'm so excited to start sharing so much more beauty tips and tricks. Let me know in the comments what you all would like to see/ read more about!
Thank you for stopping by,