My 15 Minute Summer Makeup Routine

So I don’t know about you, but during the summertime I get a little lazy with my makeup. I’m not sure if it’s because my skin gets bronzy or because it’s just soooo hot (in Kentucky we say it’s humid, not hot)…

But, anyways, I still like putting on a little bit of makeup because it makes me feel put together. I am no makeup guru by any means, however here’s my no-makeup/15 minute/summer makeup routine for all of my lazy girls!

Step 1:

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Wash your face!

In the mornings, I only use a wet washcloth to wash my face. I’ve found that too many products can overwhelm my skin and cause acne. But hey, if your usual skin routine includes five different cleansers, a moisturizer with and without SPF, and an exfoliator only available in Germany, go for it!

Step 2:

Foundation!

I use Maybelline Fit Me! I just started using it, so I can’t give a solid review yet, but I have been a fan of the Fit Me! concealer for quite some time. This shade is a little darker than my face, but the same color as my body. I have combination skin and I haven’t had any issues with it yet! I put some on my hand and use the rounded part of the Beauty Blender to pat it onto my face.

Step 3:

Concealer!

Once again, a big fan of Fit Me! concealer. I do a triangle under my eyes and then dots on my problem areas (typically my chin). I use the pointed part of the Beauty Blender to blend it out, then I go overtop of it with the rounded end to kinda buff out where my concealer and foundation line is. Does that make sense? Because it does to me… kinda.

Step 4:

Powder!

I use the AirSpun powder. My sister says it has a funky smell, but I like it. It smells beachy. Anyways, I take a powder puff and get a lot of product on it, then go over my whole face. Undereyes and all. You wanna make sure you get a lot so that your foundation doesn’t budge in the hot sun. Then, you’ll let it set while you do other things.

Step 5:

Eyes!

I use these two Mac singles that I have swore by since 6th grade. They do just enough for some definition, and also work well with other shades for a more glam look. I take my fluffy brush and go in my crease with the darker shade, then wet the flat brush with setting spray and take some of the lighter shade on my eyelid. Without any additional product, I go back into the crease with the fluffy brush to blend out harsh lines. And there you go! A simple eye look.

Also, please forgive me for looking like a total dork in some of these pictures. 1) I’m not a makeup guru so I don’t know my angles and 2) in true lazy girl fashion, I gave up on trying to find them.

Step 6:

2-in-One!

I brush off my powder with the fluffy brush, then pat my whole face down with a new damp beauty blender. I think it makes the powder have a softer look. Then I go in my upper waterline with this eyeliner.

Step 7:

Mascara!

Pretty often I get told that I have really good eyelashes. And that may be partially true, but also consider that I use three mascaras. Yes. Three. I believe that all three do different things. I start off with the Roller Lash and use it on my upper inner lashes. Then I use Better Than Sex to add some volume to my outer lashes. Then underneath, I use the Urban Decay mascara for some subtle definition.

Step 8:

Blush!

How southern do you want to look? Adjust by applying more blush if you’re feeling closer to 10, and a little less if you’re feeling closer to 1. But never no blush. Today, I was feeling about a 4.

Step 9:

Bronzer!

In the summertime, I don’t feel like bronzer is 100% necessary because I’m usually a little bronzed anyways. So this step is optional. I go over the top of my forehead, down the sides of my face and on my cheekbones. After I do this, I use my Beauty Blender for powder again to go over my blush and bronzer for a soft look.

Also, my sister wanted in this pic.

Step 10:

Brows!

I use the Anastasia Brow Wiz, and my routine is so simple. I use this EcoTools brush to brush my eyebrows down and then fill in my arch from about 1/3 back from the front of my brown. Then I brush my brows up and fill them in on the bottom all the way from the front of the brown. Then I brush through them again and I’m done! I have naturally thick brows, so filling them in isn’t important for me.

Step 11:

Highlight!

Spray whatever setting spray you prefer, then go over it with a Beauty Blender. Then I highlight my cheekbones, the tip of my nose and my cupids bow with this Becca highlighter. I go into my inner corners of my eyes and brow bone with this shade from Anastasia Modern Renaissance.

Step 12:

Lipstick!

This lipstick is one of my all time favorites! It adjusts to the shade of pink your lips are and lasts so long. And the best part is you don’t have to worry about if it looks flaky!

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The Final Look!

So this is it! A subtle, summertime (unedited) makeup look. If you have any questions about products or techniques don’t hesitate to ask! I will definitely be wearing this to dinner on vacation.

What is your summertime makeup staple?

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