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Friday, July 8, 2011

My Summer Make Up

I got my nails done before I left for Florida, and I'm waiting until I can't stand looking at it anymore to take it off. So that leaves me very few things to post about, but I'm trying my best! I came up with this idea back in the beginning of the summer and never got around to actually putting the post together. Anyway, I love make up and I'm always trying out new things. In the summer, though, I like light make up that doesn't feel like too much. So these are the things I use the most in the summer, but sometimes I skip around and just wear a little mineral foundation and mascara. It all depends on my mood. :)
1. E.L.F. Oil Blotting Sheets. These rock. I don't use them too much, but in the summer they really make a difference. These are also good because they're only $1 at Target. It doesn't get much better than that!
2. Purpose Moisture Lotion SPF 15. I use this a lot because it's really light and just feels good on your face.
3. Hard Candy Undercover Agent (under eye brightener and concealer duo). I really just use the concealer because I don't think I need the under eye brightener.

4. Neutrogena Liquid Make Up in Natural Ivory. Love Neutrogena! It's really gentle and has always worked well with my skin. Plus it's SPF 20 so that's always good!
5. Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Powder Foundation in Buff. It's one shade darker than the liquid make up. I just like to top everything off with a little powder. But sometimes I'll just do this without using the liquid. It's easier that way. And it's also SPF 20.
6. Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush in Soft Plum. I like this because it's really light and airy. It lasts a long time and just looks good.
7. Neutrogena Nourishing Eye Liner in Cosmic Black. I usually put this on my top lash line. I have always worn it on the bottom, but this summer I've changed it up a bit. I also used to use brown all the time, but now I'm using black. I don't know what made me change!
8. Maybelline The Colossal Volum' Express Mascara. I love this stuff! It has a huge brush that grabs all of your lashes perfectly. I really like to wear this on my bottom lashes and the Falsies on the top. But I switch it up sometimes.
9. Softlips Stawberry SPF 20. I really love this stuff. It has a little bit of a menthol thing to it, so it feels good and helps heal chapped lips.
10. Neutrogena Ultra Soft Eye Makeup Remover Pads. These things are great! Expensive... but great. I'm really a fan of anything Neutrogena puts out. Oh and I don't just use these in the summer, I use them all the time. It's just an all around good product to have. :)

So that's what I use in the summer! I use mostly drug store stuff, because I'm cheap. Can y'all tell? ha! What do y'all use? Who else is a fan of light summer makeup? Thanks for reading! :)


Kay said...

Good post! I wear waterproof eyeliner in the summer, so makeup doesn't run into my eyes.

Eat.Sleep.Polish. said...

I saw my cousin with those oil blotting sheets. I need to try them! In this Louisiana heat those will really help!

Olivia C. said...

Kay- Thank you! Waterproof eyeliner sounds really smart. I just don't like waterproof mascara because it's like impossible to remove! But waterproof eyeliner makes sense, especially since it runs so much.

Eat.Sleep.Polish.- You should try them! They really work! And E.L.F. is a good brand to try since they are so cheap!

Kay said...

I don't really wear mascara. I've noticed in pictures that eyeliner seemed to be enough so that my eyes didn't look haggard. Waterproof eyeliner is much easier to get off than mascara.

Anonymous said...

I'm addicted to oil blotting sheets. I normally buy the clean and clear brand. I use them several times a day, but I have shiny/oily skin and it makes a BIG difference. I can't believe I am just now seeing your blog. I see you comment on several blogs that I follow all the time, and I always thought I followed your blog. But I guess I was wrong or confused, but the good news is that I am following now!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I have what could best be described as combo skin, but my t-zone and chin get so oily this time of year. I have to actually blot my face before I even apply any makeup. I use Palladio Rice Paper sheets that have rice powder on them. It's amazing how much oil they pick up. The first time I used one, it looked as though I had blotted a slice of hot pizza! The rice powder is amazing in its ability to keep me oil free for the rest of the day.

Olivia C. said...

Kay- If I could only have one product, eyeliner would be it because it does look good without mascara. :)

imfeelingnail-venturous- They do make a big difference... especially in the summer! Thanks for stopping by and following! :)

Deb- Can you get those at Ulta? With the E.L.F. ones, you might have to use another one, but just one for the whole day is a lot better! :)