Are you forever in search of that no makeup makeup look? You know like you just “woke up like this” with your lashes full and long, flush cheeks and a just bitten lip. I’ve forever been searching for those few items that not only help to make you look naturally refreshed but hold up to the summer heat and humidity or a yoga class. Nothing beats plenty of sleep, lots of water, serum and moisturizer, but we could always use a little something to help us present our best face to the world now and then. These 5 products are all I am using this Summer and because they have real staying power, I don’t even have to even have to carry them them in my bag to re-apply. Just one application in the am and they deliver that fresh face look, all day long no matter what the activity.
No matter how much sleep you get, you could always use a brighter eye..it takes a few years off your look. This waterproof Teint Couture Everwear Concealer from Givenchy is incredible. It’s creamy, densely pigmented formula blurs the imperfections, conceals under-eye circles, and smooths fine lines to revive the skin’s natural glow. I always recommend using an eye cream under any concealer to help it apply smoothly. Thanks to the waterproof resistance, it’s reliable in the face of any emotion and provides an instant anti-fatigue effect with a luminous, even finish. The formula glides on precisely in a single stroke and offers a buildable medium-to-full coverage, and can be layered to reach the desired result. When applying concealer or eye cream I like to use the tip of my finger and lightly pat it in so that I am not pulling the skin around the eye area. You can also dab it over any blemishes or imperfections to create a flawless skin look.
For days when you want a little more coverage my go to is the Teint Couture Everwear Foundation. This foundation blurs imperfections, hydrates, and revives the skin’s natural glow. Its non-oily, buildable texture blends with the skin, leaving a bare-skin sensation. Built to resist intense days, physical activities, and varying weather conditions, it’s also waterproof and lasts for up to 24 hours.
Love that rosy flushed cheek look? Check out the Neo Nude A Blush from Armani Beauty. This stain leaves behind just the right amount of color when applied to the apples of your cheeks, and can be layered easily. Because it is a stain it wears all day. It can also work as a lip stain, or apply a small amount to bare eyelids instead of shadow. This multi use cheek stain is a must have in my bag at all times.
I am always looking for the newest most fantastic mascara and I think the search may be over. This Cleau de peau Perfect Lash mascara is exactly that and it is seriously life changing. It easily goes from that light lash mascara look to a build-able full on lash without clumping. I have never used a mascara that has made my lashes this long and full. It is water resistant not water proof but I have worked out in this and even taken a a hot yoga class and it did not budge or run. This one is so good that 3 of my girlfriends have also purchased it (and are in love) after seeing my lashes and asking “what mascara are you wearing”.
Lately whenever I see highlighters they are pretty extreme. Finally I found one that gives just the right amount of sunny glow without looking like I got into a fight with a glitter bomb. I’m obsessed with Givenchy’s Healthy Glow Powder Marble Edition Sun Kissed Highlight. One swipe leaves behind a sunny shimmery veil on the skin. It’s so unassuming that you can apply it over your entire face for a healthy-looking and radiant glow, or apply to the highpoints of your face to enhance and highlight.