Simple, Glowy Summer Makeup Look


yep, yep I finally found the courage to do a lil’ makeup look! I basically have been using the same regime every time I decide to put on some makeup. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it’s summer-friendly. Literally takes me 10-15 minutes to do this and gives me a put together but natural glowy look. I am by no means a makeup artist but I do love putting makeup m’face and experimenting with different products.

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Face

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1. IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Butter CC Cream with SPF 50+ in Medium (Read my review on this product here!) / buff this with a dense, flat-top brush.

2. Tarte Shape Tape Concealer in Light-Medium Honey (my review on this is here as well!) / focus this on under eyes, forehead, and chin- buff with same flat-top brush.

3. Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Sand / use a smaller, fluffy brush to pack this only on oily areas (my t-zone).

4. NYX Matte Bronzer / use a huge, fluffy brush and bronze up the whole face.

5. Modern Renaissance palette, shade Primavera / highlight cheek bones, forehead, and chin. **my camera was not picking up my highlight for some reason, which is why I look so matte in my picture. Need to work on that…**

6. Colourpop Blotted Lips, shade On a Stick

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Brows/Eyes

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1. Colourpop Cosmetics Brow Pencil in Bangin’ Brunette / fill in brows. Haha.

2. Colourpop Cosmetics individual Pressed Powder in Notch / buff with a fluffy, dense shadow brush (Morphe E27) all over the lid as a base.

3. Colourpop Cosmetics Pressed Powder in Come and Get it / concentrate on the center of the lid with a smaller, packing brush (Morphe M433).

4. Modern Renaissance palette, shade Vermeer / use to highlight brow bone.

5. Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara (current favorite)

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I don’t usually do makeup look posts as I am not a professional makeup artist but like I said, I do love it. Haha. Hope you enjoyed this short and sweet post! x

 

paige xx

 

 

 

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IT Cosmetics CC Cream / In-Depth Review


Woo wee I finally got my greedy hands on this highly reviewed and adored by everyone product: the IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream. I was so excited when I got it from Ulta that I immediately slathered it all over my face so I can see what all the hype was about. Let’s just say I found my new go-to face product for this summer!

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Price/Packaging

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I got mine from Ulta for $38 and it comes with 1.08 oz of product. I LOVE the packaging. It comes with a pump so it’s very sanitary and it’s attached to a squeeze tube. It’s very reliable, easy-to-use, and clean. I feel like I could easily travel with this.

Claims

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  • gives full coverage
  • brightening and color-correcting
  • anti-aging benefits
  • SPF 50+ (woot!)
  • hydrating and moisturizing
  • gives a “your skin but better” effect

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Coverage

Coverage depends on what you are applying with. I like using a dense, flat-top brush to buff the product in. I get better coverage using a brush than with a damp sponge. It also depends on how damp the sponge is. The wetter (that’s what she said) the sponge, the more it’s going to absorb. I would say the coverage is a medium with my brush. You can layer another coat to make it a more full coverage but I like the medium coverage it gives me. Like it advertises, this is a “your skin but better” CC cream so I don’t think it’s supposed to give you a cake-faced coverage look. The finish is beautifully natural-it almost gave a blurred effect to my face.

Brightening and Color Correcting

YES for the brightening. It makes dull skin look more radiant and healthy. Especially during hot summer days, I do not want to be layering multiple products on my face so the fact that this CC cream can give this to you in one product is amazing and a time-saver! Color-correcting wise, I think it does do the job with the dark circles under my eyes but it’s not the same as using a high coverage concealer. Again, this is a CC cream so I didn’t expect it to completely cover all my dark spot. I’m not sure about redness as I don’t have much of that on my skin. From other reviews, it seems to cover redness nicely.

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Anti-Aging and SPF 50+

It’s far too early for me to see any anti-aging benefits but I am DIGGING the the SPF 50+. I keep repeating this, but this was seriously made for summer weather. I was a little worried that the high SPF would irritate my eyes as they do tend to get very agitated if I get even a little SPF in them but I was dandy even when buffing the product over the lids and eye area. Again, another quality that makes this CC cream an all in one product.

Hydration

This was another aspect I was worried about. I have very oily skin so BB and CC creams are not my favorite as they leave me more greasy/oily than dewy lol. I also tend to break out more. When I first applied this CC cream, it was dewy so I got anxious that I wouldn’t like it. I did apply some mattifying powder and I was surprised that within 15-20 minutes, I felt like I didn’t have anything on my face. If this was any other CC cream, I would start getting oily again. So it seems as if it actually dried nicely on my skin and complemented the powder I was using (Rimmel Stay Matte Powder). I wore it all day in mid-80 degree weather and I got a little shiny but it was still very comfortable on the skin. So good for a CC cream with a high SPF! Another thing to note: it does not crease into fine lines and wrinkles- at least for me it doesn’t. I have pretty prominent smile lines and almost every foundation, concealer, cream, etc… sinks into them (gotta step up my anti-aging game) but this one didn’t. Woop! Overall, people with dry skin will loveee this and people with oily skin will just need to use a good powder to finish off.

Your Skin But Better

I totally agree with the name of this product. It feels light, great coverage, protects the skin, moisturizes, and basically enhances your skin. I believe I spent my ~$40 on a goodie and will be using this for quite some time. I am so happy that I finally got this product after having my eye on it for months. I can see it becoming an everyday staple for me! Have you tried this CC cream? What did you think?

 

paige xx