Friday, July 29, 2011

(Get Your Face On: Summer Sun Makeup Guide)

It's hot, I know. It is so very hot out there, what with 100 degree days and awful humidity. So why would I suggest wearing makeup when you're just going to sweat it off and/or spray yourself down with your spray/fan thingy (what are those things called, anyway?) If you're going to be taking lots of awesome photos, you should at least try to put your best face forward. And I'm not talking about painting on makeup for the Magic Kingdom. I'm talking a light as air, au natural look. Observe:

1. Caudalie Beauty Elixir, $16-46, Sephora | 2. Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20, $42, Sephora | 3. Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Underground, $18, Urban Decay | 4. Caudalie Fleur de Vigne Energizing Fragrance, $30, Sephora | 5. Urban Decay Cannonball Waterproof Mascara, $20, Ulta | 6. Dior Creme de Rose Lip Balm, $26, Nordstrom | 7. NARS Orgasm Blush, $27, NARS
  • Start with spraying Caudalie's Beauty Elixir on your face. It's a cooling, refreshing spray that makes for a great primer. 
  • Use Laura Mercier's tinted moisturizer with SPF; it offers a light coverage (nothing cakey) and protects your skin in the hot Florida sun. I use oil-free since my skin can get oily, but they also have a normal version if you have dry/normal skin.
  • Add some color with NARS Orgasm blush on both your cheeks and eyelids. 
  • Line the top lashline with Urban Decay's eye pencil in Underground to make your eyes appear larger. 
  • Finish with Urban Decay's Cannonball mascara, waterproof and sweatproof so you can get as hot as you want and ride Splash Mountain without fear of your eyes running.
  • Carry Dior's lip balm in your purse. It's a natural color, has SPF 10 to protect your lips, and smells and feels heavenly. 
  • Spray yourself with Caudalie's Fleur de Vigne energizing fragrance on your way out the door, because you're going to need the energy and it just smells yummy. 
Viola! You are beautified and ready for a long hot day in the parks. Enjoy, and remember to take lots of pictures!

Do you have a Disney beauty routine, or a product you just can't live without? Leave it in the comments!

Happy Friday!

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