It’s just about summertime! Today it was over 80 degrees in Kansas City. Which is awesome and has me thinking of easy, bright looks for the season.
I was sent the following products for my honest review. I have found some great summer makeup and I hope you will get ideas from these awesome picks!
Laura Mercier High Coverage Concealer ($28 USD) — This unique 3-in-1 concealer was designed to cover, de-puff and brighten under eye circles. The highly pigmented formula builds and blends flawlessly for professional makeup artist result and lasts all day. The concealer was formulated with honey, vitamin E and fruit acid to nourish and smooth skin, and comes in 12 shades, so you can find your perfect match.
What I think: This cream concealer is perfect for summer as it really does last all day. A little goes a long way (this is comparable to IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye). It is very creamy and blends in well, while keeping skin soft all day. It is full-coverage.
Available at http://www.lauramercier.com
Lipstick Queen Oxymoron in Open Secret ($24 USD) — In a beautifully bright and romantically rosy hue, Open Secret bestows lips and cheeks with a bloom of fresh, flattering and ultra-wearable peony.
What I think: This is a perfect spring and summer shade. It is a bright, flattering shade and I like the matte finish. I like it best on cheeks. It is a little dry for my lips, but looks pretty with a sheer lip gloss over it.
Available at Lipstickqueen.com, Space NK and Ulta stores nationwide
Butter LONDON WINK Cream Eyeshadow ($18 USD) — The Brilliant Bronze Collection will keep any look sun-kissed and glowing with exceptional textures and gorgeous colour year round. The collection offers two new shades of butter LONDON’s WINK Cream Eyeshadow in Randy and Brassed Off.
What I think: Both shades are so perfect for summer. Shimmery and neutral, and so pretty. They also last a long time once they dry.
Available at http://www.butterlondon.com
Meyron Metallic Powder with Mixing Liquid ($12.95 USD) — This is a combination product of Mehron’s ultra fine Metallic Powder Makeup which enables you to create dramatic makeup designs and effects. The soft Metallic Powder Makeup made by Mehron, Leaders in Theatrical Makeup since 1927, is finely crafted and evenly blended to provide you with the best available accenting powder on the market. The Metallic Powder formulated by the researchers of Mehron is currently available in Gold, Silver, Cooper, and Bronze allowing you to add dynamic shiny powder to any makeup look. This ultra fine, silky smooth Metallic Powder can be used dry or combine it with the included 1 oz. Meyron Mixing Liquid to form a water-based metallic liquid makeup. The dynamic effects of Metallic Makeup Powder can be used in body painting, face painting, costume makeup, character makeup and sexy evening makeup.
What I think: I don’t know how to apply theatre makeup, but I have to say I love this powder! I have it in gold, and mixed with the liquid it makes an extremely long lasting shadow. Perfect for hot summer days. I think it will also be fun to use for Halloween or the holidays to make festive looks. Easy to mix and apply.
Available at http://www.mehron.com
Ellis Faas Mascara ($34 USD) — A creamy texture that perfectly coats, lengthens and separates each individual lash. Lashes instantly appear longer, lifted and combed. It is a lengthening mascara for subtle or prominent accents to your lashes. Well-suited for customizing different looks. Available in Black and Milk Chocolate.
What I think: I love this mascara for a natural day look. It separates so well that it never clumps. More coats creates more volume.
Available at http://www.ellisfaas.com
Mehron Glosstone PRO ($11.95 USD) — Glosstone PRO is moisturizing and non-tacky leaving the lips glossy but not greasy. This long-wearing and never-sticky formula is enriched with antioxidants of Aloe Vera and Vitamin E. Available in a clear shade to be used alone or over L.I.P Creams to add shine and additional moisture, 3 highly pigmented matte shades and 2 sparkly shades infused with tiny light reflectors to pump up the volume creating the appearance of fuller richer lips! Glosstone PRO is packaged in a sleek modern square vial and applied with the lip applicator wand. This “shine booster” is sure to become your favorite lip gloss! SHADES: Coral Reef, Red Kiss, Pink Crush, Crystal Clear, Bubble Gum Sparkle & Golden Spark.
What I think: I have been testing this in Red Kiss. It is a little bright for me, but I love the opacity and coverage. It is almost like a liquid lipstick. It stays on for hours and when the gloss wears off, I noticed a pretty stain.
Available at http://www.mehron.com