Thursday, June 1, 2017

Current 5-Minute Super Simple Summer Makeup Routine!

Okay, so it's not officially Summer yet but, it's warmed up enough that it warrants a change in my makeup routine. I find that in the summer I wear less makeup and I like to use simple and multi-use products. I mean who wants to sweat sparkle off a bunch of makeup throughout the day!?

So, I thought I'd share what I've been using for that simple, easy but still fabulous look since it's warmed up over here. If you don't have these exact products, you can always find similar items to get a great look that can be done in 5 minutes. Links to products can be found in the headings where possible.

I start with NeoStrata's Wrinkle Repair CC Cream with SPF 30
It evens out my skin tone a touch and provides me with a good level of SPF. This cream requires a powder as it's not a matte finish.

Wet N Wild's Dusk Til Dawn Bronzer & Blush 
is just that- a bronzer and blush in one. I swirl all the colours together and dust it along my cheekbones, nose and forehead. Note: I have found this on eBay.

is a favourite of mine as there is no sparkle, just a beautiful glow. The full review linked here.  I sweep this along the top of my cheekbones and above my brows to give my face a lifted look.

Sonia Kashuk's Cream Eyeshadow in Tiger's Eye
is a gorgeous bronze shade that is perfect for summer! Applied to my eyelids with the doe foot applicator and blended out with a synthetic brush. It takes only seconds and dries down and lasts all day. Any cream shadow that doesn't crease will do.

is another one-and-done product. Comparison of Benefit's Gimme Brow linked here. It adds a touch of colour and holds my brows in place. I'm always afraid to do too much to my brows in the summer as I know I'll end up swiping my brow with my hand at some point and the last thing I want is smudged brows!

Full review linked here. I love this product, I really have to get the full size! It's the perfect summer lip. It adds a touch of brightening colour to the face and it's not sticky! 💓

my current favourite mascara. The full review linked here. It doesn't smudge or flake and gives me big lashes. Since I'm wearing less makeup in the summer, the lashes are even more important to me. Some may prefer to wear a waterproof mascara in the summer. I choose not to just because I find them so difficult to remove.
I hope you liked seeing what I'm currently wearing for a 5-minute summer makeup look. Hopefully, it gave you some ideas for your own summer makeup routine!

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  1. Great quick and easy makeup Amy! Love a simple face anytime of year, but the summer heat sure does lend to a less is more approach :)

    1. Thanks, Tal! I agree with simple all year also, sometimes I'm just too lazy and I know what looks good. Other times I want to play and experiment but with the heat less is def more! xo

  2. Gotta love a quick makeup look, love your product choices xx

    Indie// In Search of the Holy Grail

    1. Thanks! I've been so lazy now and just using these products over and over. haha

  3. Terrific selection of products Amy - I didn't know that NeoStrata made a CC Cream, how awesome! xxx

    1. Thanks, Kats! I love that the NeoStrata CC cream has so many skincare benefits but it is VERY sheer coverage. xoxo


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