Hey guys! Today, I have a tutorial on my go-to everyday Summer makeup using mostly all drugstore products aside from the eyeshadow palette BUT there is a super affordable drugstore dupe for the eyeshadow.
I don’t know how Summer has been for you guys but here in LA, it’s been hot, humid and yucky. It’s been raining every afternoon just about so it’s just really sticky outside. Aside from the weather, I have had a very busy Summer but it’s busy doing super casual things like hanging out with friends at one another houses or at a local bar. Nothing fancy, so I have been doing very quick out the door makeup that is light, comfortable and will either stand up to the elements or wear away gracefully.
I have been into more cooler tone looks as well so that is what I went with here. Somedays I do a warmer take on the same look and use different products and shades but the end the technique and overall effect of a glowy fresh look is there. The shades I used today I feel really flatter fair skin too.
So if you want to see my go to look and all the super affordable products I have been into just keep on reading!
Starting with the eyes. I personally used the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance because to me it’s an easy palette I can do a lot with. It’s comfortable territory.
But to keep this fully drugstore I want to show you the Rose All Day Palette from Wet N Wild because it has most the shades from Modern Renaissance and you can create pretty much the same looks. Since I already own MR I don’t need the Wet N Wild version but it’s only around $5 so if you still haven’t picked up Modern Renaissance you can grab the Wet N Wild dupe for a steal. I own some Wet N Wild Palettes and they make fantastic eyeshadows so the quality is there.
For the tutorial, I will be dipping into my ABH palette but all the shades can be found in the Wet N Wild one.
Ok, Let’s get started on the eyes. This is actually one of the few time I could get away with doing my foundation first but out of habit, I did my eyes beforehand. In my brows, I went with a super long-wearing product. I used the E.L.F. Lock On Liner and Brow Cream. This stuff doesn’t budge. It’s also a great dupe for the KVD brow pomade and costs like 3 bucks. I went more light-handed than usual because this is a softer look. As usual, I primed my eye using the Colorstay Eyeshadow Primer from Revlon then canceled out any discoloration with Wet N Wild Photofocus Concealer in the lightest shade then set it using the Photofocus Pressed Powder.
Moving on to the transition/crease area I took Buon Fresco which is a muted mauve tone just like the one in the WNW palette.
I fluffed this shade all throughout the transition area and into the crease.
Next, I went in with Warm Taupe which is the same as the cool toned transition shade in the WetnWild Palette.
This went lower into the crease area to add more depth.
Then with a vibrant cranberry on a more precise brush, I hit the outer V.
I pulled the cranberry inward slightly so there was a smooth blend but focused most the pigmentation on the outer portion of the eye.
Instead of using a liner, I went in with a deep chocolate brown just at the base of the lashes to give them some depth.
I just stamped it on with an angled brush and kept it soft and kind of diffused so the line isn’t harsh.
Then for the inner part of the lid and inner corner, I went in with this gorgeous highlighter from Wet N Wild in the shade Blossom Glow.
I wanted the eye to look as open and light as possible while still having something fun going on.
To really open the eyes I lined my waterline with an almost white pink shade from NYX.
I also added more inner corner highlight after finishing my face makeup.
On the lower lash line I softly blended the cranberry just on the outer portion and pulled it inward just a little so there was a soft gradient.
I finished the eyes off with a couple coats of L’Oreal Lash Paradise Waterproof and hit the browbone with the highlighter as well.
And here is the finished eye.
I don’t often go into my face makeup because it can be repetitive this summer I have changed up a few things so your kind of getting my quick everyday foundation routine as well.
I recently picked up the Pixi Rose Glow Mist and the Pixi Fixing Mist. After applying my SPF, lately Neutrogena Hydro Boost Sunscreen, I mist my face with the Glow Mist instead of priming.
And for the foundation, I have been reaching for the Wet N Wild Cushion Foundation which I just reviewed here: Wet N Wild Mega Cushion Foundation Review
After foundation, I go after all the places I want to glow with the Hello Halo Liquid Highlighter from Wet N Wild. I alternate between Halographic and Hello Gorgeous depending on my mood. Hello, Gorgeous is more of a shiny blinding kind of highlight where Halographic is a white with a blue/purple shift that gives a lit from within glow. Both a beautiful under and over foundation. These two shades especially on pale skin.
Next, I conceal using the Wet N Wild Photofocus Concealer. It works great with the cushion foundation. I am really digging Wet N Wild right now. Then, of course, I set my face lightly with the Wet n Wild Photofocus Pressed Powder. I don’t love it under the eyes however so I use the lightest shade in the Wet N Wild Contour Palette.
Which brings me to contour. this step I do quickly and not all perfected and sculpted. Just enough to give my face some depth. No baking today. This is a very forgiving contour palette so you can’t really over do it either.
For blush I have been LOVING this one from Milani, It’s so soft, just a kiss of color.
And of course, bronzer. I don’t bronze much but I got some color this Summer and I kind of have right now to make everything feel uniform and seamless. My favorite one for fair skin is Physician’s Formula. They make a wonderful light shade. I do this step rather haphazardly on a big powder brush.
Lastly, for the skin is the highlighter. I use this one almost every day. It’s the same one I used on the eyes from Wet N Wild in the shade Blossom Glow. It’s perfection for fair skin.
I finish everything off on the face with Pixi Fixing Mist.
I have two options for the lips. One is what I throw on for daytime and then I switch to a more fun shade for evening. My go-to gloss has been Velvet Wine from Neutrogena but today I went with Colourpop. It’s just a light mauve shade.
The evening lippy is in the same color family. A cool toned rosy mauve. This one is a favorite from NYX. But I go with whatever shade I am feeling and depending on if I used warmer tones.
The Finished Look
And here is the finished looks with both lip options.
My hair usually ends up in a bun at some point because it’s too damn hot and sticky. Most days it doesn’t even get styled because I have been going swimming so much.
But yeah, this is my “I need to look presentable but don’t wanna fart around with makeup” Look. Glowy quick and easy. This usually only takes about 15 mins or less to do. I know it seems like a lot of steps written out but compared to my glam routine, it’s nothing LOL!
What are some of your summer makeup essentials? It better be SPF! Also, I can’t wait for fall/autumn but also I have really enjoyed this Summer a lot and kind of don’t want it to end. I don’t think I have ever felt that way. I don’t want to jinx it because it’s not over yet but this Summer has been really good.
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