Summertime Makeup Part II: Face

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Hello there lovelies! We hope you enjoyed our summertime eye makeup tips last week 🙂 And as promised, we wanted to share some tips for keeping your foundation, blush, bronzer, and concealer in place this summer even in the bright sun and warm temperatures! Similar to eye makeup the biggest issues are melting & creasing of your makeup.

Foundation Tips:

  • Always start with a primer. Just like you prime your eyelids, you need to prime your face if you want to ensure that your makeup stays crease free and in place all day. We are big fans of Korres Face Primer, available for $28 from Sephora. This stuff is free of silicone, parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, mineral oil, synthetic dyes & fragrances, and other unpleasant ingredients! It smells amazing and a little bit goes a long way, so even with a heftier price tag, it’s a good investment.
  • Ditch heavy creamy foundations and opt for tinted moisturizers or BB creams instead. Thick liquid foundation is way more likely to melt and crease. So take the opportunity to lighten up your face makeup in the summer. Use your favorite tinted moisturizer or BB Cream. We’ve mentioned it before, but we LOVE Jane Iredale’s Glow Time BB Cream available for $48 online or in stores at Pharmaca. With a higher price tag, you can take comfort knowing this BB Cream will last you all year!
  • Set your BB cream or tinted moisturizer with a lightly tinted or translucent loose powder. To reduce shine and keep your makeup in place take a fluffy brush and lightly dust a translucent or lightly tinted mineral powder on your face. We love Everyday Mineral’s Finishing Dust on sale right now for $6.99, normally $12.99.

Concealer Tips:

  • Choose a densely pigmented concealer that is creamy (not liquidy) to hide circles and lines. The sun can melt and shine right through lightly pigmented concealers, revealing dark circles, blemishes, and other things you’d rather hide. Again we love the affordable and natural Erzulie Mineral Erase Cream in Light/Medium Light (just $8.50/pot). Just apply the concealer with your ring finger to hide under eye circles and brush to conceal blemishes!

Blush/Bronzer Tips:

  • Ditch the powder and go with a creamy blush during the warmer months. Sweat and powder blush don’t mix well. We love The All Natural Face’s Vegan Cream Blush in Peachy Rose, available for $4 online. Our favorite splurge cream blush is Jane Iredale In Touch Cream Blush available for $28 online and in stores at Pharmaca. So apply a cream blush to the apples of your cheek and blend with your finger tips or a brush.
  • Apply in the right places. Bronzer is fantastic during the summer. Who doesn’t want to look like a glowing goddess? Just be sure to keep it classy and natural looking by applying in the right places. Apply bronzer just to the high points of your face, where the sun naturally hits you: on your forehead, cheekbones, chin, and nose. If you want a creamy bronzer option, we love The All Natural Face’s Vegan Cream Lip/Cheek Highlighter available for $5.75 online.

What are your favorite meltproof makeup products?

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Natural Makeup Tutorial

We hope you guys had a great Christmas! When we last talked we started thinking about the freshness that a new year brings. What’s better than a new look to start off the new year? We’ve been playing around with a natural makeup look and here is what we’ve come up with so far! Check out the transformation, we are pretty happy with the results.Natural MakeupTutorial

It’s pretty simple the basic rules or steps to follow are:

  1. Thoroughly wash, dry, and moisturize your face. Fresh skin is essential to achieving a great natural look.
  2. Apply a tinted moisturizer and set with a powder (optional) for a flawless complexion. We use Jane Iredale BB Cream and Everyday Minerals Matte Mineral Foundation.
  3. Apply eyelid primer and touch up dark circles and imperfections with concealer. We are using Erzulie’s Erase Paste and The All Natural Face’s Magic Vegan Eye Shadow Primer.
  4. Apply a neutral shadow to lids. We used a light bronzy shadow from Everyday Minerals.
  5. Add eyeliner to the top lash line and dot the bottom lash line. Jane Iredale’s eye pencil in black will do the trick. Try dusting lightly with a black shadow for a nice soft effect. Even though we love eyeliner the key to a more natural look is to keep it simple so we did most of the work on the upper lids and left the lower lids pretty bare.
  6. Highlight important areas (inner and outer corners, under brows). Highlighting concealers from Everyday Minerals work great. We recommend applying powder highlighter with a fluffy brush so you can buff it out into your foundation. Apply a pink highlighter with a concealer brush to achieve a more defined line on your inner corners.
  7. DOUBLE DUTY: Apply a pretty cream blush on your lips and cheeks. We are rocking Erzulie’s Lip/Blush Colorstick in Zoe. We love multipurpose products! We even dabbed a little bit of this blush on our lids for a subtle pinky hue!
  8. Apply 2 coats of mascara for long lashes. We are using a basic black mascara from Jane Iredale. If you have lighter hair a brown mascara would be a nice natural looking option.

Pretty simple huh? Remember the key is to get flawless looking skin and highlight well! Have you rocked a natural look before or is it something you are looking to perfect? Let us know if you have any questions!

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Eyes That Pop: Jane Iredale’s Highlighting Pencil To Brighten Your Eyes!

 

At Y&L we love Jane Iredale (that’s why we use her products on our clients) and one product we really love is her highlighter pencil in white/pink! This jumbo dual ended pencil is fantastic for highlighting your eyes (and could even be used it to highlight your cheekbones).

Application Tips:

  • Use the pink end to highlight under your brow line.
  • To brighten up the corners of your eyes apply the white end to the inner corners of your eyes.
  • Use the white end to line the inside of your eyelids.
  • Use the pink as a base for lipstick or to highlight your lips as well!

The other reason why we (and I personally) love Jane Iredale products is that they are vegan, cruelty free, and safe to use! What is your favorite highlighting pencil?

 

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