Summer Beauty Round-Up | Bridal Makeup Inspiration
As wedding season wears on and things are getting hotter and more humid every day, and our days seem to be non-stop, it’s a great time of year to give our make up regimens a boost. Here are four products that have been saving our lives for the past few weeks as we’ve gone from office to party and event set-up to wedding. I know more and more of you have been toying with DIY faces for the big day as well… So, here are some products that we are loving.
1. Best Eye Serum For a Busy Day
My ABSOLUTELY favorite new product is certainly Naturopathica Vitamin K Brightening Eye Serum. The Naturopathica people sent us over a bottle and frankly, Miriam and I were duking it out over who would take the bottle home. We must get a hundred emails a week with girls writing to us who want to be wedding planners, what they don’t know is that right around March we cease sleeping soundly and instead wake up in the middle of the night thinking about Jane’s fitting and Esther’s pies and whether Marcus the Greta will show up on time.
So, by May, the idea of a brightening eye serum doesn’t just sound like a good idea, it looks like a necessity. Anyway, I started using it two or three weeks ago and less than a miracle cream, it really acts as an all-natural concealer. I’ve frankly even dabbed it on a couple of zits and I think it totally worked. It’s not cheap, but since my bottle was free, I can say clearly that it was worth it.
2. Best Eyeshadow Primer – Say goodbye to the eye shadows!
I have greasy eyelids. Apparently this is part of what keeps me getting carded at bars (apparently my oily skin is good for fighting wrinkles!) but it is truly a disaster when it comes to eye makeup. It slides right off.
To try and prevent this I have been over-applying to drag proportions in the morning and then lugging my makeup around to re-apply at night… So, Miriam wisely suggested that I buy myself some “primer”, which apparently everyone in the office already had heard of and used, I selected Too Faced Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer and it has CHANGED MY LIFE. Now, I can actually just put on normal amounts of makeup and not worry that I won’t still be wearing it three hours later.
3. Smashbox O-Glow – The Most Powerful Antioxidant for Skin
Last year I got some swag that I just loved at Engage, the Smashbox O-glow Cheek Tint. I fell in love with it and it is certainly my go-to staple for color in the warmer months. I have no clue how to apply makeup and this makes it nearly impossible to give myself clown cheeks. It also feels like nothing and doesn’t melt at all. I now can say I am a convert and this is a staple of my make up case.
4. Best Bridal Makeup Box
Miriam got a present in the mail a couple of weeks ago- It was the SHANY Carry All Trunk Makeup Kit. They had put this together as a promo to coincide with Bridesmaids coming out but it was a TON of products intended to help your bridesmaids keep a polished look on the big day and (theoretically) a great gift for your bridesmaids. It included Blush, Face makeup, Powders, Nail polish, Pencils, Sharpener, Mirror, Eyeshadow Primer (which Miriam loved) and a lot of other makeup tools.