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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Pink, Pink, Pink! Our Product Pick to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

If you are on the lookout for a lip color delivering the perfect pink pout, we’ve got a product to share with you! The Between You & Me lip color from Everyday Minerals is the perfect shade of safe vegan lipstick! It is a steal at only $6.99, and all 100% of proceeds are being donated for Breast Cancer Awareness! So do your lips and your fellow woman a favor and pick up a stick of Between You & Me!

And if you live in the Bay Area there are even more ways to support Breast Cancer Awareness!

Join us, Y&L Style Bar, at our salon for our PInk Party this Saturday October 27th from 7-9PM. For $55 enjoy hors’ d’oeuvres, beverages, and your choice of blowout, mani-pedi, or makeup application! We will be donating a portion of the proceeds to the Avon Foundation for Women.

What are your favorite pink products?

 

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Mineral Makeup We Love

 

In search of an affordable and effective foundation,  I came across a fantastic brand of mineral makeup: Everyday Minerals. And I must say, I fell in love. This brand is amazing, and I have fallen for more than their mineral facial powders.

First things first, this company gets a gold star for ethics! Everyday Minerals has signed with the Leaping Bunny Organization to commit to no animal testing of their products (thumbs up for them!). Their mineral base is a only rated a 2 on the EWG Skin Deep Cosmetic Database—meaning it is safe for your face 🙂 And most importantly it works—it gives your skin a smooth clean finish and even covers up acne! Oh and did I mention it is less than half the price of bareMinerals!!? For only $12 you can feel good stocking your makeup bag with a full sized “base” or foundation powder. They also have great eye colors, blushes, and bronzers available at great prices. I ordered a 10 piece eyeshadow collection (brush included) for only $21! and am in love with the neutral palette and their makeup brushes are a great quality.

Needless to say, I can’t stop talking about this brand… and I will be gifting Everyday Minerals to all the lovely women in my life! The only thing that would make me love this brand more would be if they instituted a recycling or refill program with empty containers, and made their packaging a little more sustainable. More product reviews from this line to come!

So if you are in the market for some new makeup goodies check out Everyday Minerals, the risk is minimal. AND You can order a 5 piece product sampler (foundations, or colors) and pay only for the shipping!

http://www.everydayminerals.com/

 

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