Summer Makeup Trends:Confessions of a Makeup Junkie

Hello Delightfully Noted fans! I want to take a quick moment to thank Jennifer for inviting me to be a part of her blog. She shares so many inspirational tips and tricks with her readers, and that’s partly why I’m here. I’m Melissa, and I work as a freelance makeup artist. Before I took the leap and ventured out to start my own business, I did everything from working as a beauty advisor in a small cosmetics boutique, to a regional makeup artist for a retail giant, and most recently I worked as a MAC artist for several years. Collectively, this experience has led me to where I am today, a small business owner who caters to brides, photographers, and women just like yourself who are seeking a little guidance in makeup application.

There are so many topics I’m excited to explore with you: how-tos, product recommendations, makeup FAQs…but I figured since this is my first post, I’d keep it pretty simple and relatable to the season: Summer makeup trends. If you’re anything like me, when I roll out of bed on an 80 degree morning, the most effort I want to put into my appearance is throwing on a sundress, pulling my hair into a pony tail, and if I’m feeling adventurous, slathering on some coconut scented lotion. However, with just a little more effort, and about five minutes of your time, you can have an on-trend summer look put together before you head out to enjoy the weather.

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First, start with clean, dry skin. Apply a tinted moisturizer all over your face. This will help keep the skin hydrated, provide a sheer tint of coverage, and usually some level of UV protection. Just about every cosmetic line carries tinted moisturizer these days, so look for one in your price range whether you’re a drugstore or a department store beauty shopper. Secondly, apply an all-over color stick to your cheeks and eyes. My absolute favorite product for this is, hold your giggles…the Orgasm multiple stick by NARS cosmetics

Not only is this a long-wearing, multiple use product, but the subtle coral color is right on trend for this summer, and it’s flattering on all skintones. Apply several coats of Maybelline great lash waterproof mascara, still a #1 seller, and only about $7 at your local drugstore. Finally, apply a sheer tint of lipstick with an SPF in a fun summer shade, like Clinique High Impact Lip Color SPF 15.

{High Impact Lip Colour SPF 15 from Clinique $14.50}

Et Voila! A fresh faced, five minute, makeup application, that’s ready for the beach or dining on the patio of your favorite local café. So what do you think? Simple as pie, right?

What are your summer must-haves in your makeup bag?

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Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

This is SUCH a great feature! Nars is a fab line..I have not tried their color stick yet. I need to make a trip to Sephora with in the next week or so..I will check it out! Love makeup tips! Keep em coming :)

Ashley said...

GREAT feature:)

Kelly Carson said...

Go melissa! 1st round of tips- 2 thumbs up! :) keep em coming! :D

Melissa Stewart said...

Thank you guys for stopping by and checking out my first post. Let me know what you think of the NARS multiple stick! said...

I can never have enough makeup/skin care tips! Thanks so much for the suggestions!
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