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Simple 10 Minute Summer Makeup Look

Hey hey! I don’t know about you, but I cannot stand a lot of makeup on my face during the warmer months; I always feel like I’m melting away. So I’ve condensed my makeup routine into only 10 minutes for those days where I have work or just want to look a bit more alive. Here are my steps to a simple summer makeup look:

  1. Moisturize, consider something with SPF already built in, if not remember to always apply sunscreen and protect your skin.
    1. Product of choice: “Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream” by REN
  2. Prime, I usually apply primer under the eyes and around the noise. Anywhere I want to smooth before correcting.
    1. Product of choice: “Photo Finish Foundation Primer” by Smashbox
  3. Concealer, during the warmer months I despise foundation, it’s just too heavy on the skin. The only time I would wear foundation during the warmer months is if I have an event to attend.
    1. Product of choice: “Aqua Luminous Perfecting Concealer” by Becca
  4. Setting Powder, make sure the concealer does not budge!
    1. Product of choice: “Stay Matte Pressed Powder” by Rimmel
  5. Mascara, adds a bit of a lift to the eye.
    1. Product of choice: “Voluminous Butterfly Sculpt” by L’Oreal
  6. White Eyeliner, in the waterline to make my eyes look a bit bigger.
    1. Product of choice: “Kohl” by Rimmel
  7. Highlighter & Blusher
    1. Product of choice: “Becca x Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette” by Becca
  8. Lips
    1. Product of choice: “Ultra HD Gel Lipcolour” by Revlon in the shade Vineyard

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I am absolutely in love with the Becca concealer, its lightweight with a good amount of coverage and so hydrating. It covers my panda eyes and dark spots. This product has become a new fave and possibly even earned a repurchase in the future.

What’s your summer makeup routine? Let me know in the comments 🙂

Prices, without tax or shipping, for the products mentioned (CAD):

  • “Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream” by REN: $56
  • “Photo Finish Foundation Primer” by Smashbox: $50
  • “Aqua Luminous Perfecting Concealer” by Becca: $36
  • “Stay Matte Pressed Powder” by Rimmel: $8
  • “Voluminous Butterfly Sculpt” by L’Oreal: $10
  • “Kohl” by Rimmel: $6
  • “Becca x Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette” by Becca: $54
  • “Ultra HD Gel Lipcolour” by Revlon: $12

Until Next Time!


-Suman

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LIP TIP

When I first started wearing makeup, I never used to line my lips. In fact, I use to think it was super pointless and a waste of time. The older I got, the more I realized how important lining your lips is.

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Usually with a lip stain you don’t necessarily have to line your lips. But with any kind of lip stick or even sometimes a gloss, a lip liner can make all the difference. Do you ever wonder how to get those perfect Instagram lips? Yes a lot of people now have lip fillers but you do not necessarily need to get the needle for fuller lips! You can simply use a lip liner to overdraw your natural lip line and achieve your desired pout. With a lip liner, you can achieve those crisp edges and create that perfect cupid’s bow. Further advantages of lining you lips include longevity, fuller and shapelier lips, and can correct discolouration. With lining your lips and even filling them in with the lip liner and then topping it with your choice of lipstick or gloss, the colour will stay on much stronger and longer. Some people may also have some discolouration in their lips which can alter any lip colour if applied directly, but using a liner will definitely help. Using a nude liner can easily even out that discolouration and you can rock the lip colour of your choice.

My favourite drug store liners would be by Annabelle, NYX, Milani, Essence, or LA Girl. For higher end options I absolutely love MAC liners, they glide on great and have many colours to choose from. I personally prefer lip liners in the form of a pencil which you can sharpen instead of a retractable liner; I find that I have way more control in a pencil.

Prices, without tax or shipping, for the products mentioned (CAD):

  • Annabelle Lip Liner: $7
  • NYX Lip Liner: $7
  • Milani Lip Liner: $10
  • Essence Lip Liner: $5
  • LA Girl Lip Liner: $7
  • MAC Lip Liner: $21

Until Next TIme!


-Suman