Effortless {Late} Summer Beauty Tutorial

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Can you believe that it’s mid August already?! Here in Texas summer is just really kicking off with the temperatures climbing up-up-up and they’ll continue that way until October! With the mix-mash between scramble and lazy that only the last few weeks before school and regular routine once more brings; these days I’ve been relying on my favorite makeup tips, tricks, and products for a look that’s as fun and effortless as sleeping in late after staying up till the wee hours of the morning watching Sherlock Season 3 on Netflix (which I may or may not have just done…..favorite tv show ever!!)

You know me–I can’t keep how to be beautiful to myself, I want you all to embrace and enhance your natural beauty as well!

Effortless {Late} Summer Beauty Tutorial

The best part about all these products? You can get them ALL at Walgreens–and get a designer makeup look for a whole lot less!

Even better? Right now they’re running a special Gift With Purchase offer which runs between 6/29 – 8/30 and allows consumers to get a coupon by texting a code or visiting here for a FREE travel-size make-up brush set, their gift with any $20 beauty and personal care purchase (excluding baby category).

Step 1 — Protect Your Skin 

It’s 2014 and thankfully these days it’s not only pretty to be pale–it’s also super smart! I was always confused why throughout the ages skin tone has been SO incredibly important. To me it’s as senseless to try to darken your skin as it would be for our darker complected counterparts to try to lighten theirs. Now we know that it’s not only silly–it’s also dangerous. After talking with yet another friend my age who has dealt with skin cancer I’ve become vigilant about using sunscreen each day! These days the options have become quite diverse and sophisticated–just check out all the different options that Walgreens stocks!

My favorite is the Hawaiian Tropic Line–their products combine moisturizer with sunscreen and they work perfectly for even my combination and prone to break out face! Lately I’ve been loving Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Sunscreen Lotion which leaves just a subtle shimmer after you use it.

Step 2 — Cover It Up

Now that your skin is protected it’s time to even it out! You know that I swear by a great base, and in the summer BB Creme does just the trick! Light and melt proof it glides on effortlessly. After you’ve finished applying it follow up with concealer–I’m obsessed with Rimmel Match Perfection–it really does match your skin tone and for any effortless look I use it to double as primer for my eye product!

Step 3 — Make Those Eyes Shine!

Now it’s time to highlight your eyes! First, curl your lashes. Next take the Rimmel Scandal Eyes Shadow Stick in Paranoid Purple and line your upper and lower lids.

Makeup Tip: If you apply eye liner in short strokes you’ll get a straighter, closer line

Next take a blunt brush and blend until smokey and swipe on one layer of waterproof mascara.

Step 4 — Add Some Sun Kiss to your look! 

While I’m not a fan of “fake bake” products using bronzer is a great way to really bring depth and life to your summer look! Get just a tiny bit on the end of a fluffy brush–a little goes a long way, especially for a natural beauty look. Take your brush and sweep it in a t motion across your forehead, down your nose, and on the tip of your chin. Next make a “duck face” (only time you’re allowed to do this!) and swipe it lightly down the diagonal line you see form.

Step 5 — Polish it up!

For the final step you’ll be using Mark Hill Gorgeous! Fabulous Finish Hairspray this great product lifts hair up and keeps it from frizzing or falling flat without being sticky or having a super heavy hold. Here is another awesome use for it I bet you’ve never thought of!


Step 6 — Wrap it up!

Don’t forget to protect those arms and legs of yours which are sure to be bare during the summer as well. For my limbs I love using Banana Boat spray sunscreen. It makes it easy to cover large areas at once and also is perfect for touch ups for your face throughout the day!

Ta Da!!! Now go on and bring out that natural beauty I know you all have!

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