Summer Must Have: Eyes and Face!


Hi everyone!

Almost down to the last post of my series and so far we have covered skincare, lipcolors, blushes, nails and hair.  Now, it’s time for the face and eyes. Take a peek at my picks in today’s quick read post!


Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Sunscreen Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 

Light-weight makeup is key for me in summer months and this is one fits the bill.  This foundation provides enough coverage to conceal redness yet still allows skin to like skin.  Another slightly less expensive option is Make Up For Ever Face & Body Liquid Makeup. 

bareMinerals Ready Translucent Touch-Up Veil SPF 15

This is great for setting your makeup and helping to control shine. Bonus: it has SPF.


Urban Decay Naked Palette

The original product that started it all, this palette has a great color selection and a variety of finishes that take you from workday neutrals to sultry bronze summer nights.  My favorite picks: Half-Baked and Smog.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Jet Back 

Just as the name implies, this liquid eyeliner will last all day without creasing or transferring.  Just a little primer underneath and you can create a thin or thick line thanks to the fine tip.

Rimmel London ScandalEyes Eyeshadow Stick in Witness White

An easy way to brighten your look, just pop this shade in the inner corners of your eyes and you’ll instantly look awake.  You can also use this as a base to accentuate other eyeshadow shades.

Do you use any of these? What are your favorites? 




Summer Makeup Product Ideas!

I never really need an excuse to purchase makeup-colors and textures are always oh-so pretty!- but summer brings a great reason to try out new shades and products.  I compiled a mix of new and old products I think would work great for summer.


nordstrom; $65 each

Bobbi Brown Surf and Sand Eyeshadow Palette 

The colors featured in these palettes sure do captivate the essence of the ocean.  Personally, I would try out the Surf Palette as the colors are unique and  season appropriate.  Sand Palette can be used every day and year round as they are  beautiful neutral shades.




sephora; $36

Tarte Golden Days and Sultry Nights Amazonian Clay Collector’s Shadow Palette 

Smaller (and cheaper!) than Bobbi Brown’s Surf and Sand Eyeshadow Palette, this set is a simple mix of gold and bronze eyeshadows with a pop of color in between.  You also get two matte shades that are perfect for blending out colors.


sephora; $24

Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil

Absolutely L-O-V-E these pencils.  Highly saturated with color, these will last you a while- on your lips as well as in the tube.  They contain antioxidant resveratrol and come in neutral, bold and deep shades.  Fun, bold shades to try: Zinfandel and Corvina.


drugstores, ulta; $7.49

Maybelline Color Sensation Vivids 

At about half the price of Bite’s High Pigment Pencils, one swipe provides ‘notice me’ color.  There are no neutral shades in this collection so be prepared for bold look!

ud eyeliner

macys; $20

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil 

Long-lasting eyeliners with an impressive array of colors, you’ll find just about any shade you desire.  These glides on creamy and albeit unattractively named, Chaos, Freak and Mildew are fun colors that can speak for themselves.


benefit eyeliner

macys; $24

Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Push Up Liner 

If you’re more inclined toward liquid liner than pencil, this may be one to try out.  It’s waterproof and claims to facilitate application thanks to a custom angled tip.  Anything that can make a cat eye easier is always welcome in my book.  Note: For a limited time, Sephora Beauty Insiders may receive a free mini sample with any $25 online purchase! 

nars multiple

sephora; $39

Nars Matte Multiple 

Gotta love a 2-in-1 lip and cheek product that ranges from bronze to pink/coral.  You can take it on the go and the matte finish is great for those who don’t want or need added shine.  Can be used wet or dry resulting in a sheer or pigmented look respectively.  Looking for a glow? You can try Nars The Multiple.

MUFE mascara

sephora; $12 mini/$24 full size

Make Up Forever Smoky Extravagant Mascara 

Currently using and loving this mascara.  I received this in the Sephora Beauty Insiders Birthday gift a few weeks ago and it’s amazing.  Separates and defines lashes with ease and the best part is it does not irritate my eyes.  It’s not waterproof but it does last.


What summer products are you looking forward to exploring?