Monday, July 2, 2012

Week in Review: Makeup Products

When it comes to makeup, I like to take a less-is-more approach, especially during the hot and humid summer months.  Last week I wore a makeup combination that made me look put together without using a lot of heavy products.
Each day I began by applying Urban Decay Primer potion to keep my shadow from melting off in the heat. Next, I used my Sigma E55 Eye Shading brush to pat a bit of Pür Minerals Mineral Shadow in Vanilla Feldspar on my lids. I blended out any harsh lines with my Sigma E40 Tapered Blending brush. I chose this specific shadow because it is similar in colour to my skin tone and gives me that my-lids-but-better look while covering up any darkness, redness, or veins. I finished off the eyes by curling my lashes with my Shiseido curler and applying a generous coat of Buxom Lash mascara.

For lips I started off with a base of sun protection by applying my Vanilla Softlips with spf 20. Next, I added some colour with my Revlon Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie. For the past few months the lip butters have been drying out my lips a bit so I have been applying a moisturizing gloss on top. For this look, I used my Bare Minerals 100% Natural lip gloss in Heartcake. It complements the lip butter very well and, best of all, it smells like donuts!

I kept my face makeup very minimal. My dark circles are more noticeable in the summer when the sun is shining so I used my fingers to pat some product from Garnier’s Anti-Dark-Circle roller under my eyes. I never use the roller directly on my skin because it applies too much product. I then applied Tarte’s Amazonian Clay blush on the apples of my cheeks with my Sigma F40 Large Angled Contour brush. To give a flawless finish and add a bit of glow, I used my Sigma F50 Duo Fibre brush to lightly sweep Benefit’s Sugarbomb face powder overtop the Tarte blush.

Let me know which products you wore last week! Also, would you like me to continue to do these makeup of the week posts????


  1. awww, we don't wear any of the same things :( i always love seeing what other bloggers are wearing, though!


  2. I really like this post, you should definitely do more!:)

  3. Great products I've been dying to try the that eye roller!