Lighten Your Make Up Load


It is time to lighten your load, Ladies. Summer days call for easy and fuss free makeup, so here are some easy beauty swaps to get you through the next few warm days:

Swap your liquid foundation, for a CC Cream with  added benefits. This multifunctional complexion corrector is an absolute power house and has become my personal favorite!!!!  It has and SPF 30 and  30 times the vitamin C of an average orange.  It will instantly even out your skin tone, protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays and work over time to  create the appearance of firmer, brighter, younger-looking skin. Antioxidant vitamins C and E help fight free radical attack and keep skin healthy, radiant, and beautiful. It is amazing!



Switch out your heavily pigmented lipsticks for a lighter version, like this lipstick/balm hybrid from Maybelline.  It is pure color pigment suspended in weighless gel, which holds up much better to the heat and humidity.  It feels like a lip balm and adds just a pretty touch of color.


 Instead of messing with powder shadow and a brush, try one of these crease-free, cream to powder shadows.  Simply swipe a little on your lid with your fingers.  Once dry, these little miracles will not budge – I swear! These are my two favorites:  Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow in Bad to the Bronze and Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Birthday Suit.

Avoid the dreaded raccoon look by simply switching to a waterproof mascara for those beach days. I am loving this one recently. It never flakes and is almost semi permanent. Love that! 

Of course, there is always my trusted Voluminous Mascara, by L’oreal, which also comes in waterproof.



Skip powder blushes in favor of cream products. Cream blush battles sweat and water better than powders because it absorbs in to skin and again, you can skip the brush and let your fingers do the handy work. Try these portable baby sticks by Revlon that are so adorable and come in a variety of great colors and can be applied on the lips as well as the cheeks. I want them all!

Lastly, swap your regular perfume out for a nourishing scented oil – this one is, hands down, my absolute favorite. It smells just like the beach and I love the bottle.  It looks so pretty on my dresser.