|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.
|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)
|Swatches - Diorskin Nude Air Serum Foundation (030, 040) |
Cle de Peau Concealer in Honey
YSL Touche Eclat #5
|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).
|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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