Jul 18, 2016

FOTD: Easy Summer Makeup Look with Some Current Makeup Favorites

FOTD:  Easy Summer Makeup Look with Some Current Makeup Favorites from Dior YSL Milani Maybelline Chanel MUFE
Easy Summer Makeup Look with a lot of pink from YSL and Milani

My makeup routine has never involved anything too heavy or high-coverage, and despite my skin being miles away from perfect/clear, I have always preferred sheer coverage foundations and overall softer/lighter makeup.  Of late, though, I do feel my skin is looking better, thanks to a changed-up skincare routine, and I feel a lot more confident trying out brighter blushes without the hassle of a ton of concealer/foundation.  My go-to makeup look this past week featured a lot of pink - a matte blush from Milani (Bella Rosa) and a glossy pink lip thanks to a YSL perk from Sephora.   Scroll on for more on what I used for this makeup look.

Dior Nude Air Serum 030 040 Honey Beige Chanel Vitalumiere Loose Powder Foundation Cle de Peau Concealer Honey Mel YSL Touche Eclat 5 MUFE Smoky Extravagant Mascara Maybelline The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette Milani Bella Rosa blush YSL lipliner 6 Natural Volupte Teint-in-Oil 5 Cherry My Cherie
Current Makeup Favorites:  Dior Nude Air Serum Foundation
Chanel Vitalumiere Loose Powder Foundation
Cle de Peau Concealer, YSL Touche Eclat
MUFE Smoky Extravagant Mascara (GWP sample)
Maybelline The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette
Milani Bella Rosa blush, YSL mini lipliner and Volupte Teint-in-Oil (Sephora GWP samples)
Makeup Swatches - Diorskin Nude Air Serum Foundation 030 040 Cle de Peau Concealer Mel Honey YSL Touche Eclat 5
Swatches - Diorskin Nude Air Serum Foundation (030, 040)
Cle de Peau Concealer in Honey
YSL Touche Eclat #5
Makeup Swatches - Maybelline Nudes Eyeshadow Palette Milani Bella Rosa blush YSL lipliner 6 Natural YSL Volupte Teint-in-Oil 5 Cherry my Cherie
Swatches - Eyeshadows from the Maybelline Nudes palette
Milani Bella Rosa blush
YSL lipliner in #6 Natural
YSL Volupte Teint-in-Oil in Cherry my Cherie (5)

I have been using the Diorskin Nude Air Serum foundation for a while now.  I started with the shade 040 which while a pretty close match to my skin tone still shows up a bit dark.  I hear a lot of people talking about how foundations should match the neck/chest area or it will look too light because faces are lighter, but it's quite the opposite issue with me.  My face is much, much darker than my neck, and it's ridiculous to even try to match the two, but using a foundation that is even the tiniest bit darker than my skin tone just adds to my already weird skin color mismatch issues.  So after a lot of hemming and hawing, I finally forked out the cash and bought myself the same Dior foundation in the lighter shade.  I apply a very sheer layer, and I mix a drop of the lighter shade (030) with the original darker shade (040) to get coverage that looks most natural, imo, on my skin.   As for the concealers, I have been experimenting with a combination of YSL Touche Eclat #5 and Cle de Peau concealer in Honey - has been working out okay so far, again mostly because I am looking for medium coverage at most and not really trying to erase all traces of undereye darkness (I have given up on that for now).

FOTD:  Easy Pink Summer Makeup Look - Dior YSL Milani Maybelline Chanel MUFE
Glossy pink lips for summer with YSL lipliner in Natural (6) and Volupte Teint-in-Oil (5 - Cherry My Cherie)

Overall, I am quite happy with my current makeup routine.  It's not perfect, but it works for my lifestyle and feels comfortable.  The YSL Sephora perk I love!  I am so glad I snagged it before it ran out.  The lip liner is a muted rose with slight mauve tones to it, and it's the sort of color I can use all year.  The surprise, though, is the YSL Volupte Teint-in-Oil which I thought would be little better than a lip balm.  While it is sheer, the tint adds a bright pink pop when layered over the liner, and it feels so good on the lips.  Does have a strange taste to it, though - something I have noticed in some of the YSL lipsticks before.   The YSL perk also included a mini lipstick which I will share here some other time (tried it and was a bit drying).   The Milani blush - OMG, just go out and buy it already if you haven't.  It's so pigmented, applies beautifully with a fluffy blush brush (I use the Suqqu cheek brush), and it lasts the whole day.

So that's been my makeup story for the week.  What have you been trying/loving lately?  Do share!

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  1. you look gorgeous, esp your lip color !!

  2. I love how effortless this looks! So pretty and clean! :)
    I always go back to my Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum foundation as it is the only one that seems to be a good shade match for me. I got the CT instant face something-something palette during the Nordstrom sale and I've been loving playing around with it. For concealer, it has been Burberry's Cashmere concealer for a couple of months now. It is the only one that matches decently (like you, I've given up on completely camouflaging dark circles) - it never looks cakey even if I pile it on. My only gripe is that my skin eats it up within a few hours - ah well.

    1. I know you use the Bobbi Brown serum foundation - wanted to try it after you mentioned it on IG, but I never seem to find testers in store. Burberry concealer sounds very much like the YSL Touche Eclat - creamy and noncakey but melts into the skin in a while. With all the crazy makeup trends that pop up, I am going to just wait here till someone comes up with a dark circle trend and fit right in :D

  3. Your skin is definitely so much better than mine.. have some really dark acne and try to cover up with concealer every time I do a makeup look. The Kryolan Dermacolor Camouflage palette has been working well for me on days I wear makeup. On regular days, I don't wear any makeup at all except for a lip balm maybe. Anyway, I really admire the way you nail such simple looks. I have always miserably failed when I tried doing simple looks.. for me, if it's makeup, it's got to be either super intense drama or none at all 😊

    1. Aww...Agnibanya, that's really sweet of you, and coming from someone so talented like you, it really does mean a lot. I love your makeup looks, and I think they are a perfect reflection of your personality (fun and creative, not drama).

      As for skin, sighhh...mine isn't anyyyy great even now by beauty blogging standards, but yes, compared to how it used to be, things are looking better. It's a journey :D From what photos I have seen of yours, your skin is quite good. I think we all just stare too much at our faces and find every depression and blemish there more than anyone else :D :D


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