Perfecting The Summer Look

LOCATION:Los Angeles


MAYBELLINE MAKEUP LOOKS

Look #1 – Products Used:

DREAM BRONZER LIMITED EDITION
DREAM FRESH BB CREAM (MEDIUM) 
EYE STUDIO MASTER PRECISE BLACK LIQUID LINER
LIPSTICK COLOR SENSATIONAL (MAPLE KISS)

Look#2 – Products Used:

DREAM BRONZER LIMITED EDITION
DREAM VELVET FOUNDATION (CARAMEL)
COLOSSAL SPIDER LASH MASCARA
LIPSTICK COLOR SENSATIONAL (TRUFFLE TEASE)

Summer has always been my favourite season, mainly because of the fashion that goes along with it, but I also love creating soft and playful makeup to coincide. In the Winter and Fall I tend to wear a lot of dark neutrals, but come Spring and Summer I really try and take advantage of light colors, tones and fabrics. I recently spent a few weeks in L.A. where I was exposed to and inspired by the chic west coast style. Instead of an outfit post where the focus is usually on the clothes, I decided to create a couple go-to looks for summer and focus on how to match your makeup accordingly.

In my previous post on the skincare products I travel with, I mentioned that I only bring the essentials, this principle holds true when choosing my makeup. I knew I wouldn’t be wearing any kind of heavy dramatic look in L.A, which is why I selected these reliable Maybelline products that would highlight a natural glow. The limited edition Dream Bronzer, Colossal Spider Lash Mascara, and two Color Sensational lipsticks were the key products to help me create both summer looks. A bronzed glow, simple eye makeup and nude lips is what really works for me in the hotter months and also pairs best with most summer dresses and the classic white tee + denim short uniform.

TIP:  Use your bronzer conservatively….I have seen a lot of people use bronzer as a face paint and it makes the makeup look so heavy and obvious which is usually not the end goal. Remember, use bronzer in the hollows of your cheek and around the top and sides of your forehead and MAKE SURE YOU BLEND to avoid streaks and blotches. This simple look can easily be transformed from a day to night as well, all you need to do is just go a tad heavier on the eye liner and darker up the lips. I always remember my mom telling me that “less is more” with makeup, and although I love a little glam from time to time, I have never agreed with that statement more! Focus on one area and find complimentary products that add to the look without overpowering the entire face.

Thank you Maybelline for sponsoring this post.

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