Tuesday, July 21, 2015

summer makeup look + giveaway


Today I thought I'd share with you a makeup look I can't stop wearing this Summer.  It's very long lasting and great for hot days in the sunshine :)  (stay tuned til the end for an exciting giveaway with Parlo Cosmetics!)

Products used for this look:

+ BARE REPUBLIC natural mineral tinted moisturizer (SPF 30)
+ Rimmel match perfection concealer
+ Parlo Cosmetics natural mineral foundation
+ Parlo Cosmetics natural mineral blush (in the shade "jolene")
+ Anastasia brow wiz 
+ Swissco eyelash curler
+ Maybelline colossal volume express mascara  
+ Parlo Cosmetics natural mineral eye shadow (in the shades "big talk", "safari", and "shimmy shimmy")
+ Coolway beachy salt spray
+ Parlo Cosmetics tinted natural lip balm (in the shade "coral me happy)

Step 1-

Apply your favorite tinted moisturizer or BB cream all over your face.  Make sure it has SPF to protect your skin from the Summer sun!  I like to blend it in using a damp makeup sponge but using your fingers or a brush would work as well.

Step 2-

I buffed this mineral powder foundation in all over my face to add extra coverage and keep the tinted moisturizer in place all day.  Using a powder or powder foundation will really extend the wear of your makeup and keep it from melting off your face in the heat!

Step 3-

Apply your favorite blush to the apples of your cheeks and blend out along your cheekbone.  I used a rosy pink blush ("jolene" by parlo cosmetics) because it has a gorgeous sheen to it which will make you look very glowy and luminous for the summer (which is very on trend right now in the makeup world!).

Step 4-

Apply a highlight to the tops of your cheekbones (above the blush), and down the bridge of your nose.  I actually used an eye shadow ("shimmy shimmy" by parlo cosmetics) as my highlighter for this look!

Step 5-

Lightly fill in your brows to define them, but still keep them nice and natural :)

Step 6- (eye shadow)

- I applied "big talk" all over the lid and blended it out into the crease.

- Next I took a highlight shade ("shimmy shimmy") and applied it to the inner corner and brow bone (under the tail end of your eyebrow)

- Lastly, I took the darkest shade and popped it on the outer third of my eyelid then blended it out into the crease. I also applied it all along the lower lash line.

Step 7-

Curl your eyelashes and apply your favorite mascara (waterproof is a great option for Summer)

Step 8-

Apply a tinted lip balm to add a pop of color to the look while keeping your lips moisturized all day!

Step 9-

Take a setting spray of your choice and mist it all over your face to keep your makeup in place and refreshed.

Step 10-

Spritz a sea salt spray in your hair and work it in with your fingers to give your hair some effortless volume and texture :)

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Hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial and that you try out this look sometime this Summer!
Also, make sure to enter my giveaway for a chance to win some makeup from Parlo Cosmetics!

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  1. I can tell how much effort you put into blogging, Maya. I adore this post! You shared some great products that I'll have to keep an eye out for.
    ~ Sanjana

  2. The blushes look super neat! Thanks for the giveaway! <3

  3. this is so helpful and such a pretty summer look! I loved the visuals of the pictures and how simple the procedure was. thanks maiya!! ^-^

  4. I love the Anastasia brow whiz.
    Thank you for doing this!!!


  5. Oh awesome idea! Thanks for showing us your fav makeup. :D

  6. A beautiful and natural look. I love it. :)


  7. Your makeup art is beautiful, like you.

    -T. x

  8. This is awesome!

    I love the 'deep purple' nail polish from their store! =D

  9. I really love the different nail polishes and also some of the bronzers and blush!
    Thanks for doing this giveaway!

  10. Hey girl! ;) checked out the shop and I'm liking the tinted lip balms! Great natural ingredients. With my skin tone I'd probably go for a mauve-y colour so it'll show up a bit better. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  11. I tagged you for a challenge! here is the link: