My Everyday Summer Makeup Routine for a Natural Glow


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Creating a unique makeup look each and every day is one of my favorite things to do, but lately I have been embracing a single signature look for Summer, featuring natural, glowy skin and radiant rosy hues on the cheeks, eyes, and lips. I have worn this look almost every day this Summer and think it is the perfect go-to routine for those you prefer a dewy complexion and wearable tones.


For dewy and natural-looking skin, I am applying a few dots of my L’Oreal True Match Lumi Foundation all over my face and then blending it out with my damp BeautyBlender, which I will also use for all of the cream and liquid products mentioned in today’s tutorial. To highlight under my eyes, I am using a light layer of none other than my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer. Both of these base products are my all-time favorites — they feel weightless on the skin and have a fresh, radiant finish. To sculpt my cheekbones, temples, and jaw line, I am reaching for the L’Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Crayon Concealer in ‘Medium/Deep Neutral’ , which is the ideal shade for simultaneously bronzing and contouring. It blends out so quickly and lasts all day long, even in the Summer heat. For the ultimate lit-from-within rosy glow, I have been using the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid Highlighter in ‘Rose Gold’ , which is the product that inspired this entire makeup look; because of its radiant neutral pink shade, it makes a beautiful cream blush for my tan skin, so I like to blend out a little bit along the apples of my cheeks. For highlight, I am using the Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder in ‘Precious Petals’, which is a beautiful champagne with peachy-pink undertones. Te ensure that my dewy complexion wears beautifully all day, I am setting my face with the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Transparent Powder followed by the L’Oreal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray.



Although this look is just as pretty without any eye makeup or with just bronzer, blush, and highlighter on the eyes, I also enjoy adding a few simple steps to my routine for a soft, feminine eyeshadow look. First, I apply the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in ‘Yogurt’, a shimmery pink champagne, all over my lid followed by Colourpop Super Shock Eyeshadow in ‘Wattles’, a dusty mauve-beige with a satin finish, in the crease. For extra dimension, I blend the classic MAC ‘All That Glitters’ Eyeshadow all over the lid. Each of these shadows are creamy, long-lasting, and easy-to-use. After lightly filling in my brows, I go in with the L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara, which is a wonderful everyday option for anyone who loves both volume and length.



During the Summer, the last thing I want to do is have to worry about whether or not my lip combo needs to be reapplied, so lately, I have been loving the Maybelline Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liner in ‘Dusty Rose’ followed by a swipe of my Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 in ‘Petal’. These neutral rosy shades match perfectly, and I really like the contrast between the long-lasting matte finish of the liner and the hydrating sheen of the lip balm.



I hope you enjoyed learning about this look as much as I did creating it! Would you wear this look for Summer?



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