5 Minute Summer Makeup

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During the summer I hardly ever bother with a lot of makeup because there really isn’t any point. Mostly everyday is filled with some type of outdoor activity either in the sun/heat or in the ocean/pool. My go-to summer makeup is very simple and takes less than 5 minutes. This routine is also something that I do for those “no makeup” makeup days where you just want a little something to make you look awake without getting carried away. These are some of my favorite makeup products for not only the summer but year round as well.

Step 1: After applying face sunscreen my first step is to lightly apply some of my BareMinerals Original Foundation SPF 15 with a fluffy powder brush. I have the shade “golden medium” and this is my perfect shade for the summer since I usually have a bit of a tan going on. This provides a light dusting of coverage while at the same time adding SPF to protect your face from the sun. I find this to be perfect for summer as it not only evens out my skin tone but it also is very light on the skin making it very breathable.

Step 2: Next I go for the Benetint by Benefit and apply this to both my lips and my cheeks. I dab a little bit of the liquid onto one of my cheeks and then rub it in before moving onto the next cheek because since this is a stain you have to blend it in quick before it dries. After applying it to both my lips and cheeks it provides such a natural looking flush to the skin and it stays all day long.

Step 3: Next I move onto the brows and I use my Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Brow Powder in the color taupe and I apply this to both of my eyebrows using a light hand with an angled eyeshadow brush.

Step 4&5: Finally moving onto the eyes I use two products. The first is the Revlon Colorstay Creme Eyeshadow in the color Cherry Blossom 745. I simply apply this creme shadow with my finger all over my eyelid and it’s as easy as that. This shadow will stay all day long, like seriously all day, even after you take off your makeup some will still be there. Then to top off the whole look I apply my favorite mascara the Benefit They’re Real Mascara. This mascara lengthens and provides volume at the same time you just have to apply a couple coats to achieve that dramatic lash effect. They have a water proof version of this mascara but I find that the normal formula is already hard to remove so I have no problem with it coming off throughout the day.

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