Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Summer Beauty Routine - Lightweight Makeup

I know I'm one of many when I say that on hot summer day, I just can't stand wearing a full face of makeup! It gets sticky, hot, and feels thick. It runs, doesn't stay, and isn't breathable. 

Because of this, I wear totally different makeup on days that are super hot,  that I know I'll be outside a bunch. It feels so much lighter, breathable, and much less of that "makeup" look. It looks so much more natural!

Summer Lightweight Makeup
 
Products I used for my summer lightweight look:

Dr. Brandt Pore Refining Primer
The Body Shop BB Cream
Elf Under Eye Concealer
Covergirl & J. Cat Eyeshadow
Elf Bronzer
Buxom Mascara

Dr. Brandt Pre Refining Primer

Elf Under Eye Concealer

The Body Shop BB Cream

White to Color BB Cream

J Cat Covergirl Eye Shadow

Elf Bronzer

Buxom Mascara

The pore refining primer was an ipsy bag item - I'll discuss it in a later post. But just know that it feels like silk going on, and works great as a primer! It doesn't even feel like it's on!

I love this BB cream - it starts out white and goes to a tone that matches your skin tone. It has enough coverage to cover slight blemishes, but isn't so heavy that it feels like it melts off your face.

The Elf under eye concealer is a cheap alternative, and it also super light weight. Do you notice a theme here? Lightweight makeup is key! This is enough to make the BB cream blendable and cover dark circles, but isn't thick.

The J. Cat shadow is also another Ipsy bag item - it just looked too summery of a shade not to use! I used the darkest shade out of the Shimmering Sand palate from Covergirl. This made for a slight statement without being too dark.

I topped it all off with a swish of Elf bronzer. This gives a great shimmery tone with a little color that isn't too much. And I always finish everything off with Buxom Mascara. This has been my go to mascara for years, and no matter what else I try this is just my fav.

What are your light weight summer products? Have you used any of these? What is your take on it?

24 comments:

  1. You have a good beuty routine! because of the high level of humidity in doha I need to be really carefull about what I put on my face!
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  2. I change my entire makeup routine in the summer too - there is nothing worse than sweating off heavy makeup!

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  3. i havemn't tried that bb cream--it sounds similar to one from almay. i'll have to test it out!

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  4. This is a great lightweight makeup routine - are those Sonia Kashuk brushes? Love those!

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  5. Perfect summer routine and I really love those brushes - so different!

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  6. I have a slightly different makeup routine for summer too -- especially if I'm going to have a casual day! xo

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  7. You are so right about needing a different routine to beat the heat! I tend to skip any sort of foundation if I know I'm going to be outside on a hot day, when in doubt a little blush and mascara go a long way for me!

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  8. Love the Body Shop BB Cream x
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  9. i've used buxom lip gloss before but never the mascara. maybe i should try!

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  10. Def. need to try a BB cream--I hear such great things :)

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  11. I got my Ipsy bag yesterday and it had that primer in it too, I can't wait to try :)

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  12. ohh i have been wanting to try that mascara, and bb cream... ok all of it!

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  13. Powder is everything to me in the summer thanks to major shine with our humidity!

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  14. I totally switch up my makeup routine when it is hot out! I just can't do a full face of it is 100 degrees!
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  15. I can be so clueless when it comes to make-up so I love reading all your beauty tips for when the weather changes.
    -Alex
    www.monstermisa.blogspot.com

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  16. Ok now I really want to try that Pore Refining Primer and that BB Cream!

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  17. I just got a sample of the Dr. Brandt stuff, and I liked it. But, I think it made my chin break out. Have you had any issues with that?

    -Heather
    I do what I want.

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  18. I'm going to have to try these products! :) I'm always looking for a lightweight summer makeup look!

    XOXO
    Ashley
    ashleyspassionforfashion.blogspot.com

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  19. This whole summer has been so humid, I don't think I've touched a regular foundation since the beginning of July. I finally found a BB cream that works for me and I haven't looked back since!

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  20. we definitely feel your pain in those hot humid sunny days where make up just doesn't sound like any fun, thanks for the recommendations!

    xo
    Brittani and Katie
    www.pleasantlypetite.com

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  21. Oh I wear the absolute minimum make up during the summer! I just can't deal with it. Basically it is concealer and a little bronzer. I can't help it. Glad I am not the only one!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  22. I was so surprised by Elf! Great quality makeup for less! :)
    xo Erin
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  23. I have never tried ELF, now I must! Your ring is beautiful too btw!
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  24. I am obsesses with the pore refining primer and BB cream!!! I definitely love the lightweight feel of both! I am definitely going to try the Elf under eye concealer! I am always looking for a cheap but good under eye concealer! Thanks for all of the suggestions and info on these products!

    xo,
    Brittney Marie
    Pretty Little Pursuits

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