I can’t honestly believe that its almost summer. The weather is getting warmer and I love that its staying light out later. However, one thing I always dread with summer is how to achieve a flawless no makeup makeup look that looks glowy and beautiful without looking cakey or heavy on my skin one its warm out. Well, after many a summer struggling with this very thing, I have finally found the perfect no makeup makeup look that works for me and hopefully will have you feeling just as glowy and beautiful.
Now I want to start out by saying if you are the kind of person that likes to rock the full face of makeup all the time kind of this probably isn’t going to be the look for you. This is for sure a natural look that is meant to be breathable and give your skin some protection from the sun with spf built into the products.
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It all starts with a great primer. In the summer I not only want my primer to help my makeup last but I also need it to provide some protection from the sun. If you are really going to be out in the sun all day or you are just white as paper like me you need this Elf Skin Shield Primer with SPF 50. Wear it on its own for a soft filtered look or use it as the base for your makeup and you’ll be sure your skin will not only look flawless but you won’t have to worry about getting burned.
It all starts with a great foundation and you can’t go wrong with the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint. This is exactly what it sounds like but it gives you results that are out of this world. I love this foundation because it gives such a natural coverage in the summer. It plumps your skin and provides moisture for 24hrs. My skin honestly never looks better in the summer then when wearing this.
Even though this is a no makeup makeup look I am still not 100% comfortable having all my skins flaws out there and always need a little bit of extra coverage to cover those dark circles from staying up to late and the redness that my cheeks always seem to have. Once again turning to trusty Elf and there Camo Concealer which you will never want to put down. Remember shape tape that was all the rage? In my opinion this works just as well (if not better) and only costs $6. Win. Win.
Going for a no makeup makeup look for means taking it easy on the brows. For the last 2 years I have been using the convertible brow from brow gal and my brows have never looked better! Especially as someone who dyes their hair much darker than their natural color this easy to use brow powder makes it super easy to get natural looking brows. Finish them off with a nice lighter brow gel helps give the brows a more natural appearance and makes sure none of those brow hairs get out of control. Wunderbrow brow gel has been my old faithful for years and I don’t think I will ever use anything else. I use the blonde shade and it works flawlessly.
Of course with it being summer we can all use a little bit of extra bronze and glow. Milani Baked bronzers are out of this world good as are the Physicians Formula Butter Bronzers. I use the Milani one in 09 Dolce and the Butter Bronzer in the shade bronzer. Both glide so effortlessly on the skin, give you a beautiful sunkissed look and work well with my fair skin. I go in with a a fluffy brush and it gives me just the right amount of color with out look orange.
I love keeping the eyes easy a natural so I usually swipe on some mascara and go. My current favs are the Lash Paradise and Tartiest Lash Paint mascaras. They both mike your lashes look so long and full, while being super black. I hate when mascara crumbles and smears throughout the day and I have never had problems with either of these.
And because its summer you can’t forget setting spray. The Urban Decay All Nighter is only one that I have been using none stop lately that really helps to keep everything in place without budging no matter how hot, sweaty or humid it gets outside. Your makeup will stay in its place.
There you have it! The perfect glowy, bronze, natural summer no makeup makeup look that will look beautiful and stay in place flawlessly through the warm months. Hopefully this has given you some great ideas and some new products to try heading into the summer.
I hope you are all doing well and are enjoying the fact that summer is finally upon us.