Spruce Up Your Look for Summer!

Posted on 20 May 2015

The warmer months always have me reaching for bright lip colors and putting away heavy winter foundations. This summer it’s all about the perfect bare face with pops of color on your lips or eyes.

 For a perfect base I love a good tinted moisturizer like this one from Ilia. It’s made to both perfectly hydrate and mattify your skin to leave you feeling comfortable without looking greasy. It feels very light on the skin and covers all redness in cheeks, and even prevents those dreaded discolorations from emerging mid-afternoon. Most importantly it has SPF 20 making it the perfect summer complexion saver.

 Summer’s a perfect time to experiment with lip color, and lip gloss is the perfect blend of color and hydration. My favorite is Lily Lolo’s Lip Gloss in Scandalips. It’s just pink enough to suggest I’m wearing a color without looking too Barbie. I love this one in particular because of its slight chocolate smell and it leaves my lips looking perfectly plump; even Lil Mama would be proud.

 Plum rimmed eyes were all over the runway and to put my own spin on it, I like the W3LL People Elitist Eye Shadow 88 Sparkling Plum. This color leaves a beautiful purple/gray shimmer when swiped lightly on the eyelid. It’s perfect for a summer night to give your eyes a little sparkle and slight smoky look. Plus the formula is incredibly creamy and doesn’t crease so a little heat won’t smudge it.

These three changes will have you going from office chic to beach babe in no time. Which of these are you most excited to try?!  


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