June Favorites: Beauty.
This month? I bought no new makeup. It is nuts.
I wish I could say it was intentional because you know, that would mean I am trying to be an adult and not spend superfluously, but ummm… no. I didn’t happen to realize it until I was listing out my favorites for the month, the things I’ve used constantly, and I was blown away. I guess that is good, right?
It’s probably due to a mixture of busy-ness, not leaving my house, only leaving my house for hot hot hot summer days and it just generally being summer. I figured I’d do things slightly different and show you EXACTLY what I put on my face in the summer if I am wearing makeup. I broke it up into two parts: the first half shows what I put on my face if I’m going somewhere like maybe lunch, an easy dinner, not totally dressing up or anything. The second part shows just the few things I add to that look if I am going somewhere and want to look presentable, but also want to wear makeup since I’m a beauty junkie.
Other than that, I haven’t worn a ton of makeup so far this summer, and I’m considering “this summer” since the beginning of june. If I am going to a beach or pool – I wear NO makeup. No tinted moisturizer, no waterproof mascara, nothing. Only sunscreen.
Here we go!
Okay. These are pretty much the only things I have been putting on my face, and this stuff STAYS puts. To refresh your memory, I have slightly dry, fairly normal but occasionally a little sensitive skin. And there is a reason why my dry skin isn’t a giant issue: it’s because I sweat like a mother… yeah. No. You don’t understand. It is bad. I don’t sweat a lot on my body per se, but it freaking POURS from my head and down my face, even if I am sitting outside in the heat and not working out. Looks like I just took a shower. Thanks for those genes, dad. This is why I have talked about my hatred for being in the heat so much on this blog. Because it’s a FREAKING NIGHTMARE. If you think you sweat a lot? Just come near me. My husband has been horrified. Needless to say… I can’t wear a lot of makeup on my face in the summer. This is also why my dream weather is 60 degrees and why I have no desire to live very south.
Every morning, no matter what, I am still using the josie maran moisturizer. Still obsessed. Have been using it everyday and still have so much left. It is just perfect. On days when I’m not wearing makeup, this is all I use in the morning. Is it being discontinued? A few of you keep telling me that and I’m devastated. Either way, I have the $32 bottle and it is going to last forever.
If I decide to wear a little makeup, I’m still sticking with the dr. jart bb cream. It is working wonderfully for me in the heat – you may remember that it wasn’t my favorite when I bought it last year, but when I got slightly tanner last month, it was the darkest color I had. So it works.
After that, I use the MAC pro longwear concealer (in NC15) under my eyes. I tend to only use this in the summer because in the winter, it can make my dry skin under my eyes look cakey. However, it is the only concealer that will really stay on in this heat. Love it. Will also last you forever – I’ve had that since last summer and you can see how much is still left.
I still really love the MAC radiant rose pen that I’ve mentioned the last few months – I am using it fairly consistently – but using it alone is not enough when I’m sweating like a hog. Oomph.
So that’s what goes on my face. I’ve been continuing to use my too faced milk chocolate soleil as a little bronzer/blush. Again – only doing this if I am going somewhere – not even doing this if I am just sitting in my house.
Oh and I wanted to show you this tarte brush because I picked it up at Ulta a few months ago and good lord – it’s incredible. I’ve been using it nonstop. I love that it’s short and fat too.
Continuing with that super easy makeup – I only do these steps. A few months ago I decided to try the nars eye primer. Yes, I’ve been so loyal to the urban decay primer for years, but of course – always looking for the next best thing? Yes. I will say that this is just as great as urban decay – even through over 12 hours of sweating in 90 degree heat at the kenny chesney concert last weekend, my eye shadow did not crease at all. (However, keep in mind: dry skin. That may be why.) As much as I love it, I loathe the packaging as it’s so wasteful and difficult to get the product out. But it works.
After the primer, I use some of the MAC paint pot in painterly. It’s a matte nude shade – no shimmer at all. Again, something that lasts me foreverrrrr. You may be able to see that it’s beginning to pull away from the sides and drying up and I’ve barely made a dent in it, despite using it for a long time. It’s the perfect color.
I do my two favorite mascaras… pretty sure I’ve discussed them every month.
Then yes, like I mentioned last month, and like you all warned me, I am now officially obsessed with filling in my brows just a tiny bit (they are super dark after all) and feel incomplete and like a freak without them.
These are the lip colors I’ve been going nuts over all month and of course, so many repeats. I know. Boring.
And that’s it. Truly the only makeup I’ve been wearing on my face 98% of the time.
Now if I want to add just a leeeetle bit more…
I’ve been alternating between the three products above. I have not strayed from these at all in June. If I want a slightly more-makeup look, I’ve been using either the WOS and naked colors in the urban decay naked basics palette, the MAC tan pigment (another product I can really only wear in the summer – way too pale for it in the winter) or the light bronze and champagne colors from the lorac pro palette. Nothing else.
And I don’t mix them ever – I only wear one of the above. I usually also add on the single false lashes in the corners – like just two tiny clumps. And the above mascara.
When using those bronzy colors, I’ve been adding these two eyeliners to my bottom lashline for a little pop of color since I am eternally 13 years old. They are the same ones I mentioned last month – asphyxia and freak – and they are perfect for my green eyes. LOVE THEM.
The tarte eye brightener is one of my favorite products. I’ve been hesitant to mention it because I thought it was discontinued… but I guess not. It’s double ended – one side is golden shimmer and one side is pink shimmer. I use it on the inner corners and that’s it.
If I want to add a little blush, I’ve been hooked on my tarte exposed blush. Ugh. This is probably my favorite blush of all time. So gorgeous.
Now that is really it. I have not worn any other product on my face this entire month, aside from other lip colors. Insane, right? Very rare for me who is a smoky eye fan – especially a smoky eye with lots of color. I’m sure I will do a big smoky eye soon… just really haven’t had anywhere THAT important to go all month that wasn’t 90 degrees. WAHHHH can I whine anymore?
On to sunscreen!
First up, this cucumber coola sunscreen. Errrr. I love this stuff. I mean, really love. I got a sample of it in that box that shall not be named, but begins with a B and ends with an irch. I was hooked. The only problem is that it is pricey and I need to order it online. I also like a bit of a higher SPF. Because I’ve decided that if I can’t look like Bar Rafaeli (uh, I’d need to grow like 2 feet) I want my skin to be as wrinkle free as possible. Anyhoo. I love this. I hope it never runs out ever.
My other longtime fave is the neutrogena sport face in SPF 70 because this stuff can handle my sweating. So if I’m wearing it during a workout outside, I’m pretty good. Got a handle on things. What sunscreen stuff are you loving?
Okay I sort of lied. I think I did actually purchase this ONE item in June – it may have been at the end of May but I can’t remember. It’s not something I can put on my face though… and it will last a few years (probably?) so I am justifying it. This color club holographic nail polish in harp on it – the prettiest purple ever. Also a discovery from that box mentioned above.
This is pretty huge because you know I am a slave to all neon polishes in summer. But I’m loving the change up.
Alright. Finally. I can’t even believe this.
I am severely HOOKED on this entire hair line. Not surprising since I’ve talked about it every month. I cannot tell you the last time I was ever so loyal to a hair care line in my life. It’s because I never have been. Yes, I’ve used the loreal professional absolut shampoo and conditioner for over 5 years, but I also used a bunch of other products in addition. This? I’m sold. I love EVERYTHING about it. Every product. You can see I bought the big tub of conditioner that in winter, swore I’d never buy. Oh well. This flawless stuff is fairly new – I’ve used it four times so far (usually once per week) in between washes and don’t quite understand it but love what it does to my hair. I never thought I’d use the healing oil, but put it on my ends. hjghfgkjhg@&#$)/!!?jkdhsfksheuwnfew!!
I can’t even say enough good things. If you are not used to buying salon products, you will find this line to be pricey. For me, it’s a little less than what I spent on the loreal. And I can get it at Target and Ulta!
No more words.
K. All done. Could I be any more wordy? Probably not.
Let me know what you’re loving this month.
p.s. not affiliated with any of these companies, just love all the stuff. all purchased by me. (much to my bank account’s dismay.)