Part 3 and the final post of my summer prep spectacular showcases awesome makeup! Looking for a foundation with SPF? Waterproof mascara? Bronzers? Bright lip color? Me too! And I found some great new picks!
In this post, I review cosmetics from Mary Kay, Ramy, FACE Stockholm, LORAC and Osmotics. Maybe you’ll find something that you love, too!
In the summer months, we all want a makeup bag that’s a little lighter product wise. When streamlining makeup bags for the warmer months, it’s okay to keep some of the powder-based products with hues that will transition nicely into the changing seasons – just keep in mind that spring and summer means brighter hues. Have some fun with color, especially when it comes to eye shadows, eyeliners and lip shades!
Mary Kay® CC Cream Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15 ($20 USD) – A perfect multi-tasker with eight skin benefits in just one tube. This product is light enough for summer, yet creates a gorgeous natural finish – plus, it helps protect skin with broad-spectrum sunscreen.
Mary Kay® Lash Love® Waterproof Mascara ($15 USD) – Beat the heat and keep lashes looking gorgeous. For extra lasting power, use an eyelash primer like Mary Kay® Lash Primer. This is a great combo for the pool or beach!
Mary Kay® Brush Cleaner ($10 USD) – While updating colors for each season is important, it’s a “must” to thoroughly clean makeup brushes, especially since skin produces more oil and sweat in the warmer months. And, don’t forget to replace mascara at least four times per year.
Available at http://www.marykay.com
Ramy Face Glosses ($18.50 USD) — offer an all-over glow that’s designed to be worn on the eyes, cheeks or lips. The waterproof formula contains antioxidants Aloe, Wheat Germ and Vitamins A and D to pamper and protect skin. The sheer washes of color are non-creasing on eyes, ultra-hydrating on lips and super long-wearing on cheeks, plus the portable compact allows for easy on-the-go application and come in 5 perfect shades including Sugar Glow!, Face Candy!, Casual Sex!, On-the-Go Glow!, and Sunlit Glow!
Ramy Elixir Skin Conditioning Primer ($40 USD) – Formulated with cucumber and St. Johns Wort, it cools skin, reducing redness and inflammation, while safflower and apricot kernel firm skin. Plus, this cooling primer leaves skin smoothed, soothed and prepped in one easy-breezy step. ($40)
Ramy Perfect Brow Wand ($28 USD) – This dual-ended, universally flattering brow filler and highlighter boasts a waterproof gel formula for maximum staying power with a natural finish. Be sure to always brush though product for flawless wear.
Ramy products are available at Ramy.com, Amazon.com and LOOK Boutiques nationwide.
Face Stockholm Summer 2014 – Like the dark steel gray of an impending thunderstorm on a hot summer day, our look for summer is stormy and mysterious with a strong emphasis on the vivid Matte Orange lip. From the FACE Stockholm website, here is how to achieve the look:
For a clean and hydrated look for summer, start with FACE Stockholm BB Natural Beauty Balm ($38 USD). This can be applied with clean fingertips or a makeup brush (try FACE Stockholm Foundation Brush #34) for a flawless finish. For a more matte look, lightly dust with FACE Stockholm Loose Powder ($26 USD).
Using FACE Stockholm Chisel Contour Brush #5, apply FACE Stockholm Blush ($20 USD) in Sun-Kissed from the apples of the cheek to the temples.
Create a warm, smoky eye. As a base, apply Krämögonskugga in Chintz ($24 USD) all over the lid. Then, using FACE Stockholm Blender Brush #39, apply Granit Matte Shadow ($20 USD) on top, being sure to blend well. For a more dramatic look, add a sweep of Platina Matte Shadow ($20 USD) on the outer third of lid. Finally, define the lower lash line with Granit Matte Shadow using our Angular Sable Brush #13.
Use FACE Stockholm Sable Fluff Brush #12S to apply Highlighter Destiny ($25 USD) to the inner corner of the eye. Add a little dab on the cheekbones too, or anywhere else you’d like to add a little glow. Apply FACE Stockholm Luxe Lash Mascara ($32 USD) to the top and bottom lashes.
For the lips, use FACE Stockholm Medium Lip Brush #18 to apply Matte Orange Lipstick ($22 USD), with precise and clean lines. For even heavier color saturation, start with Helen Lipliner. For a dewy day look, add a dab of clear Lipgloss #1; or finish with Correct Pencil to add a soft highlight around the lip.
Available at http://www.facestockholm.com
Lorac Back to Bronze Collection ($36 USD) –
Welcome back warmth with LORAC’s Back To Bronze Collection. This perfect Beach-Ready Bag contains everything you need to look bronze and beautiful this season: A double-ended 3D Lustre/Liner in Copper/Black Cherry makes your eyes sparkle and shine; Cobra Mascara, formulated with Keratin, Vitamin E and Panthenol, instantly creates super long, faux-looking lashes; TANtalizer® Baked Bronzer (travel-size) gives you a beautiful bronze glow; Alter Ego Cream Lipstick in Girl Next Door, infused with Acai Berry, Pomegranate, Grape Seed and Vitamin C & E, coats your lips in luscious, rich color and Lip Lustre Gloss in Peach Lustre completes your sun-kissed look with luminous, high-shine. Get Back to Bronze with LORAC!
Back to Bronze Collection contains:
- 3D Lustre/Liner in Copper/Black Cherry
- Cobra Mascara
- TANtalizer® Baked Bronzer (Travel-Size)
- Alter Ego Cream Lipstick in Girl Next Door
- Lip Lustre Gloss in Peach Lustre
- Travel Bag
Purchase at http://www.loraccosmetics.com
Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Lip and Tuck ($35 Each) — Lip and Tuck conditioning gloss plumps, restores lip contours and prevents aging to give you healthier, smoother, younger-looking lips. Hydrating hyaluronic acid particles penetrate and swell the lip tissue to add volume and plumpness.
The IT ingredient for the summer, copper, along with two powerful anti-aging peptides, helps to prevent the loss of collagen which keeps your lips and mouth area firm, tight and line-free. Nourishing macadamia nut oil soothes dry, chapped lips. Available in Natural, Cognac, Golden Nectar, and French Kiss.
Available at http://www.osmotics.com