Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Seaside Shoot Makeup - Get the look!

Photo Credit - Reverie Supply
This seaside shoot was really fun to work on and not only because of the beautiful sunrise on the remote pebbled beach. The vendor team was incredibly talented and I was so fortunate to work on this collaboration. Check out all the lovely details on Style Me Pretty

The models entire makeup look was done in the pre-dawn dark, just before the sunrise. My only light source was a itsy bitsy flashlight! Big thank you to my husband who woke up at 4am to drive me to the location, help set up decor and held the flashlight! Talk about support, I am a lucky girl :)

Get the details on the products I used for this models glowing summer skin:

M.A.C Fix +
M.A.C Strobe Cream - Bronze (Limited Edition)
Giorgio Armani CC Cream #5
NC 42 Prolong wear Concealer 
M.A.C Mineralize Powder, Dark & Med Dark
M.A.C Stay Pretty Longwear Blush
M.A.C Sundrop Lustre Drops

Makeup Forever Aqua Gel
M.A.C Clear Brow Gel

M.A.C Blonde Gold Pigment
M.A.C Medium Mixing Gel
M.A.C Rich Experience Eye Liner

M.A.C Bare Again Sheen Supreme Lipstick

Summer Skin

Ready for the warm up? Ahh, I love the heat, but I hate makeup meltdowns or overly powdered skin, don't you?  Where is the happy medium for glowy skin in the summer you ask? Well to begin, your daily regimen should include sunscreen coverage & antioxidants. The most common mistake I see is over- powdering the face in hopes of achieving a matte look all day. What you're left with is a very plain look with no life in it. Try using a mattifying primer in your T-zone area after you lightly moisturize. Then, mix a drop of long wearing concealer with a drop of your favorite sunscreen. Rub gently between your fingers and pat into the skin, starting in the center. If you really love a matte look, you can apply a sheer blot powder in the center on your face only. I like to apply a light dusting of bronzer (I love M.A.C; Matte Bronzer or NARS; Laguna) to contour and make it look like I've been at the pool all day. Oh, and carry blot sheets or a sheer blot powder - you'll need it for touch-ups.

Sometimes it seems logical to skip moisturizer when it's really hot out. I do not recommend this, as foundation needs a smooth base to roll over. So you don't feel greasy, choose lightweight moisturizers, and apply heavier creams at night.

Light touches look best in the summer, so keep your look fresh by using minimal product and sheer washes. Below are my tested and true products for a hot summer day.

Happy Summer! And don't forget a wide-brimmed hat when your outside. Reversing the signs of sun damage is pain in the butt!

Makeup Forever Step 1 Matte Primer

M.A.C Cosmetics Pro Longwear Concealer

Mario Badescu Oil Free Moisturizer - SPF 30 with Green Tea & Aloe

What are your favorite summer skincare products for every day wear?