Following up on Tuesday’s post about summer skin, above are my top picks for summer makeup. These products will help you achieve a natural, less is more look. For a night out, apply Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation all over your face followed by dusting Chantecaille Loose Powder along your T-zone. For day, use a tinted moisturizer followed by Chantecaille Protection Naturelle. This great mineral powder absorbs excess oil without drying out your skin. I was recently introduced to the line ‘By Terry’ and love the Touch- Expert Advanced corrective concealer for tired eyes. Makeup artists swear by Cle de Peau Beaute Concealer for blemishes and imperfections. You should definitely add RMS Living Luminizer to your makeup arsenal (Giselle swears by this highlighter); I swipe a little on my eyelids and cheekbones. For lashes, Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara and Maybelline Full ‘N Soft Mascara are two of my favorite mascaras right now. For cheeks, Nars Blush in Douceur goes on sheer without any sparkle and YSL Creme de Blush in Velvety Peach is great for a dewy look. If you’re a lipstick fan, Ilia ‘Perfect Day’ is great for brunettes and Ilia ‘Jump’ is great for fair-skinned blondes (thanks to the blue undertones). I also love Tarte LipSurgence –a hybrid between a stain and balm that will last all day.
I also just picked up this new Stanley & Sons Denim Pouch to hold all the goods! I liked the notion of having a masculine cosmetic bag: