M.O.T.D: EASY BREEZY SUMMER

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It’s finally summer and as I pretend I’m in California, sitting outside under the gorgeous sun with Best Coast playing continuously in the background, I realize that these are the days I live for~ chill times relaxing in the warm breeze.

In honor of these beautiful days, I came up with a super easy, accessible look that is light and airy, perfect for a sunny summer.

List on Products used:

Guerlain lipstick in Kiss Kiss (368)

Nars Sheer Glow foundation

Laura Mercier translucent powder & highlighter

MAC eyeshadow Quad: Sharon Osbourne Collection in Duchess 

LANCÔME DÉFINICILS – High Definition Mascara

Benefit Brow Zings

Benefit Hoola Bronzer

Urban Decay Primer Potion

S T E P S

1.)

Since it’s summer, it’s incredibly important to use sunscreen, even if your foundation has an added SPF. I used sunscreen today as a simple primer for added protection~ After you’re primed up, start your foundation application (I used a Beauty Blender). I choose Nars Sheer Glow foundation today because it feels so light on the skin and will stay perfectly matte.

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2.)

Next, I lightly filled in my brows with the Brow Zing powder. I love this Benefit product because the powder looks natural and the compact comes with a great little angled brush for application. In cohesion with defining my brows, I also primed my eyes with Urban Decay Primer Potion. 

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3.)

Now for the shadow! I went really simple and natural with the eyes this time using the new MAC  Sharon Osbourne eyeshadow quad in Duchess. I first started with the lightest color Peachy Cream as a base shade, then used the second shadow Long 4 Me on top to add a little more definition.

Moving on from the lighter shades, I went in with Rev Saddle, the next shadow incorporated into the quad. With a light hand I applied this shade into my eye crease as a tradition color to blend into the darkest shade Embark which I used at the very outer corner of my eye in a “V” shape.

To finish off the eyes, use a little mascara for added definition~ I choose to use the LANCÔME DÉFINICILS High Definition mascara.

Note: For this shadow step, you should use a base brush and a blending brush, any will do~ I used my MAC 217 blending brush and my BOBBI BROWN base shadow brush. 

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4.)

LIP TIME! I’ve been absolutely adoring this berry shade from Guerlain called Kiss Kiss (368). It’s really the center- piece on this entire look! This shade is fresh, youthful and vibrant as ever, you can’t go wrong wearing it.

Note: You might want to use a lip- liner with this color because it’s so pigmented 

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5.)

Lastly, finish up the face!

I choose to create a sun- kissed look with the Benefit Hoola bronzer and Laura Mercier highlighter. With the bronzer, I contoured the sides of my cheeks and with the highlighter I added a little glow to the inner corners of my eyes and cheek bones.

To mattify my overall look, I used a fluffy powder brush and applied a slight translucent powder also by Laura Mercier. 

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FINISHED LOOK!

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Hope you dig this look! For added summer appeal, I decided to do some low- maintenance beach-y  waves in my hair which I might do a tutorial on later.

Thanks for reading!

– JAX

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3 thoughts on “M.O.T.D: EASY BREEZY SUMMER

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