No Caking Just Slaying. Natural Beauty For Summer

From the archives. Original post June of 2016. Refreshed and rewritten in June 2018.
I see multiple tutorials on contouring, highlighting, baking, caking, layers on top of layers of foundations and blushes and blah, blah, blah fu*ken blah and I am beyond annoyed. First off, it is Summer. That means that it is HOT as a guys balls in skinny jeans. No one needs to cake on 10lbs of makeup when the sun is clearly going to bake it into your skin.. If you're a natural beauty or faux beauty, there is still hope for you. Try these methods for great glowing skin this Summer.

Non-Oil Based Face Moisturizers with SPF
Obsession: Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel $26
face lotion, skin care, moisturizer
This moisturizer is very lightweight and comes in different sizes which is perfect for any budget. I for one purchase the $5 travel size that lasts about 2 months. The next size up is about $10 and will last you about 3 months.
Please remember that your skin needs moisturize all year round but during the summer your moisturize should either include sun blocking ingredients or an SPF. Just because the sun is shining, your highlighter is popping, the sun will get jealous and burn your ass thanks to those harmful hater UVA and UVB rays. Next up concealer.

Obsession: E.l.f. Cosmetics Perfect Blend Concealer $2
ELF Cosmetics, concealer, light coverage concealer
This concealer was a great find and was formulated with Summer in mind. It is creamy, lightweight, doesn't crease and is a nice cover up for those dark under eye circles. Unsure how to do it, simply draw 4 vertical lines from the bottom lash line towards the upper cheekbones. Take a small beauty blender and dab the concealer in and blend it out towards the sides of the nose, upper cheekbones and the outer corners of the eyes towards the temples. Done. Time to powder the face.

Powder Foundation or Translucent Powder
MAC, loose powder, face powder

MAC, face powder, highlight, loose powder

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One of the best powders that I have been using for over 4 years is this mineralize powder because it is light weight, allows your skin to breath and gives you a bit of tint.
If your face is oily or combination this is the perfect powder for you. Remember the application method is to moisturize, concealer, powder then continue with the rest. Lets now add color to your lips.  

Matte Lipstick
colour pop, lippie stix, lipstick

This creamy formula of the Lippie Stick amazes me every time I smoother my lips in it. The color is true and your lips are still moisturized with the matte, not shiny finish.
I do love lip gloss in the Summer but I hate that it is so hot outside that my face and my lips match each other. If you are going to wear lip gloss then be sure to line your lips so the color doesn't bleed or save yourself some time and get the lippie stick. Time for a bit of glow.

Obsession: NYX Cosmetics Illuminator Ritualistic $9
NYX cosmetics, highlighter
Out of all the NYX Cosmetic products I have tried and owned this pressed highlighter is the only one that doesn't make my skin respond with a rash. The feel of this illuminator is close to the Anastasia Beverly Hills which happens to be very soft and doesn't contain very large flecks of the color. It isn't as soft but close to it and the glow is pretty effortless. To create a seamless and natural glow use a fan brush and swipe it on the upper cheekbones, above the cupid's bow and down the bridge of the nose. Now after your slayed your face for the day and the night starts to come be sure to do a facial.

face mask, LUSH Cosmetics, skincare

face mask, skin care, LUSH Cosmetics

Great skincare starts with a great skin regimen and one happens face masks. Cleansing is great but masks both help to remove and put back in the ingredients that the skin is lacking. I for one love the "Don't Look At Me" face mask. It is one of my favorites because of the grounded rice that acts as the exfoliating agent which gently scrubs away the top layer of dead skin. The lemon juice is known to be a natural astringent that also reduces the appearance of dark spots. The mask is just great because after you rinse your face with cold water the surface is smooth and the pores are unclogged. Go to LUSH and ask for a sample.

Everyone please stop caking on makeup during the Summer. Embrace your natural beauty a little more this Summer.

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Image Credits:
Lush Cosmetics
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  1. I laughed so hard at your comment "hot as a guys balls in skinny jeans". Thanks for the tip girl, it's great. I must visite lush any time soon

    1. Lol. Thank you. Humor and beauty is what you'll bet on this blog.

  2. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel looks great.. Please write a full review on it :) I did like to try it out

    1. It's really great stuff. I will write a review and post it next week Friday.


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