Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Get out the door quickly this summer with my 5 minute beauty look

Ah, summer! The days are long and hot, and if you want to do anything outdoors, you want to be leaving the house as quickly as possible. We're in triple digits here in Arizona, and I've seen other parts of the US are getting surprisingly close. Whether you are here to find a quick new look for this summer season or just want something easy you can carry on throughout the year, do I have a post for you! I'm less likely to wear a full face of makeup over the summer, but I still like to add something to my face so I feel more put together. Let's jump in and check out what I've been wearing lately!

When it comes to a quick makeup look, the most obvious place to start is by keeping it simple. Don't get me wrong, I love eyeshadow palettes and creating elaborate looks, but when I need to get out the door quickly, I stick with a simple swipe of colour to brighten my eyes.

Nobody would say this look is fancy, and I'm ok with that! I value my sleep, and I will happily trade being glamorous for an extra hour or so of sleep! Are you ready for me to divulge my biggest secret? It's quick and easy and something I'm going to be using throughout the year myself!

It's no secret that I love my CōTZ Face Prime & Protect Sunscreen; after all, I have been using this product for over a year when it was previously named the Face Natural Tinted SPF 40. The tint itself doesn't offer any coverage, but it does help to prevent the unattractive white cast look left by many sunscreens.

With it getting hot, I had been on the search for a foundation that felt light on my face but still gave the coverage I wanted. I stumbled across No7 Match Made Custom Blend Foundation Drops while killing some time at Walgreen's and my curiosity was piqued. After picking up a bottle and trying it out, I am hooked! This highly product is highly pigmented, and you simply add a few drops to your favorite products, mix it in, and apply to your face. No7 recommends adding it to your moisturizer or primer. I tried it with my moisturizer, but since it is more gel-like, I felt the pigment of the foundation drops had more slip around my face than I liked. Once I added it to my beloved CōTZ Face Prime & Protect Sunscreen, I knew I was on to something! Add a single drop of the foundation drops for ultra-sheer coverage and three drops for medium to full coverage. By going this route, I can skip foundation altogether and still know my skin tone has been evened out.

Once your skin tone evened out (with bonus sun protection!), the remaining details are really up to you! If I opt to use fewer foundation drops for more sheer coverage, I can often skip any blush or highlighter as enough colour from my skin peeks through. On days where I wanted more coverage and added more of my No7 Match Made Custom Blend Foundation Drops, I'll add a quick pop of blush and highlighter. I'm currently obsessing over the warm rose gold glow of Laritzy Cosmetics Light Stix in the shade Utopia!

I'm definitely a lipstick kind of a girl and like to swipe some colour onto my lips before leaving the house. My current go-to is Just the Tip by Dirty Mind Cosmetics since picking it up last month. This peachy-pink hue is a gorgeous everyday shade with a great brightness to match the sunny summer months.

I complete my quick look by adding a touch of colour to my eyelids; here I am using It's A Carrot! eyeshadow single by Etude House. I've filled in my eyebrows with Etude House's Drawing Eye Brow (I'm not crazy about it but had to make due while waiting for a cosmetic order to come in the mail) and added the 3-in-1 Brow Fibre by Full Brow. I do really like the latter, reviewed it previously here, and have since bought it again!

Is this look fancy? Ha! Not even close! That being said, I can be out the door in five minutes to tackle my day, be it to run errands or just to go out and spend time with friends or my guys. There is something nice about keeping my look simple over the summer; I like being ready to go with little notice nor do I have to worry about the time spent doing my makeup when deciding on yet another pool-filled day.

Does your makeup routine change over the summer? Do you use different products altogether, or do you switch up colours? I'd love to hear from you!

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!

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  1. I love easygoing and quick makeup look for the summer. Good job!

  2. Ive been wanting to try those number 7 drops but never see them! Guess I need to check a Walgreens!

  3. I always need to have a quick face that I can count on. The CoTZ is wonderful and I'm so glad I discovered it. I like the shade of the LaRitzy cream blush. Love your choices.

  4. You're looking fabulous! I love that the Cotz works for you. I just found a tinted spf from Suntegrity in Fair that I looove!

  5. That lip color looks so good on you!

  6. These drops sound really good! You look very fresh with this look


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