If I was the type of girl who wore the same exact makeup everyday this blog would cease to exist. That said, when I find something I love I obsess over it to the point where I force anyone within earshot to listen to me wax poetic about it. This time around, I figure I’d just write about it instead
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Mysterous Red ($25.00): NARS DONE DID IT AGAIN! There’s a sweet spot in my heart for NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils and it all started with Dragon Girl. I was convinced that Dragon Girl was the Gold Standard when it came to reds and nothing came close (okay maybe with the exception of this). Now Mysterious Red – a beautiful crimson red – has me wondering if I should buy in bulk or pray NARS changes their mind and makes this shade permanent. This glides on lips but it matte without drying lips. The wear is impeccable and it takes me from 8am to about 2pm at which point I’m left with a stain (I typically dab on a bit of gloss or remove completely to reapply since I hate glossy red lips). It is bright and bold while giving you LOTS of color in one swipe.
Maybelline Fit Me Shine Free Foundation Stick in 340 ($9.00): Another summer foundation option! I’m not typically a stick foundation kind of gal since I’ve found them to be drying but this goes on like a gel but dries matte. It goes on smoothly and I buff it with a foundation brush to get a flawless look. It also works great as a concealer which I’ve been doing lately, applying it underneath my eyes (over the MAKE foundation).
And that’s my summer face. Quick and easy but still really beautiful.
Disclosure: Some products listed were given as samples.