Summer in the city is AH-mazing. In Monday’s post I proclaimed my love of summertime in Chicago. But it can also get HOT (which I actually really love). I’ll take sweating through my clothes over Chi-beria any day of the week.
This usually means by the time I arrive to the office I’m pretty sweaty. Most days, my morning bike ride to work got me like this. Not my best look. Even on days when I have to take the train, I’m drenched. I honestly think I’m an abnormally heavy sweat-er. Like I walk up one flight of stairs and am suddenly glistening on my upper lip. What’s up with that? Or in my hot yoga class – which yes, I know, is HOT and you are supposed to sweat – I seem to be sweating wayyyyy more than those around me.
Can you relate? Fear not! Today’s beauty product roundup will give you everything you need to keep that face lookin’ flawless all. summer. long.
1. Benefit Cosmetics Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Liquid Foundation / 2. NARS Blush in Orgasm / 3. NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base / 4. Anastasia Beverly Hills Duo Brow Powder / 5. Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick / 6. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer / 7. NARS Light Reflecting Translucent Setting Powder / 8. Tarte Cosmetics Gifted Amazonian Clay Mascara / 9. Pacifica Natural Mineral Eyeshadow
I always start with a great moisturizer and eye cream, followed by straight-up sunblock (another post on that routine later). Then I start the #warpaint process with just a touch of Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla under my eyes. I either use a soft brush or my ring finger to dab it in. I love it because it feels so moisturizing – no caking here!
Next up we’ve got the BEST foundation ever created by (wo)man. Seriously though, I put this on and people always comment on how great my skin looks! It’s incredible and comes in every color under the sun. I wear “I’m So Money Honey” – don’t you just love the name? I like to use a foundation brush to blend it in and make sure I get all the way to my hairline.
OK, now here is the real secret, friends: NARS Light Reflecting Translucent Powder. This is magic powder that keeps my face from looking like a melted crayola crayon on those hot summer days. I swipe it on all over with a big powder brush (like this one) once now, and once again at the very end.
Then I fill in my brows with Anastasia Beverly Hills Duo Brow Powder in Soft Brown. I’ve talked about my brow insecurity in this post, and you’ve heard me rave about this pencil before, but lately I’ve been experimenting with powder in the hotter months and I’m loving it. I particularly like that this powder duo has two colors to keep it looking close to natural.
Swipe on some NARS blush in the universally-flattering “Orgasm” shade and your face will take on new life. I prep my lids with NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base and it keeps my eyeshadow on point from morning til night. I like to follow with a mineral-based shadow in the dog days of summer. And of course, a swipe of lipstick to give me the confidence boost I need before facing the world. This one is creamy and moisturizing, and it stays put! I like the “Get Ready” shade – an easy, neutral color that will jive with any look.
And there you have it, friends! A surefire way to keep that face in place, even on the hottest of days.
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