My Summer Makeup Routine

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My long-awaited post is here. I am (I just typed ham! Ooh, ham. Ham.) so glad. It took me long enough, but I’ve finally got these products reviewed! Let’s dive in, shall we?
*Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored. I have chosen a few specific products to try and was pleased with them. You should chose makeup based on your skin tone and what your prefer – what works for me may or may not work for you.*

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THE BASE

When I first get ready to put my makeup in the morning, I start by washing my face with a microfiber cloth. Afterwards, I use a primer. I am currently looking for an organic foundation primer at present that is affordable, so I suggest spraying your face with this makeup setting spray. I ordered it from Amazon and was very pleased. It has all sorts of really good ingredients in it and seems to work pretty well.
Then I put on about a dime-sized amount of CC Cream. This one by Physician’s Formula is my favorite – I can’t stop singing its praises. It has a nice light coverage, and I apply a little extra under my eyes and on acne. It also has an SPF of 20 which makes it ideal for summer.
After that, I dust my face with powder (also shown in this post) which just happens to be my favorite powder as well. I apply a little more under my eyes and on acne, and then I’m good to go for the base.

THE EYES

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One of the reasons it took me so long to do this post is because I especially wanted to review this mascara. Water-resistant mascara is important for me because of farm work, but you never know what else you might need it for.(er…crying over a movie, anyone?) We WILL be working and a rainstorm will come up – been there, done that. Water on your glasses is bad enough, but to have mascara dripping down your face…is just ughly awful. (And yes, I wear makeup whilst doing farm work.) I am happy to say that this mascara is really really good. I did do a test run – I rubbed my eyes – and it didn’t smear. Also, even though I didn’t have a downpour of rain, I wore it in the shower and it held up pretty well too. Here’s a tip – waterproof/resistant mascara can be a BEAR to get off – use almond or coconut oil. It works magic.
It does not give much volume, if you’re looking for volume, but it does give length, and overall, it’s a four & 1/2 star mascara.

THE COLOR

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Then I add (for church or outings) bronzer and blush. I have really fallen in love with bronzer – I love how it gives my pale complexion just a bit of color and glow. I am using this bronzer from Physician’s Formula, and while it is a little bit better suited for those who have a more olive complexion, it works quite for me too.
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I’ve also tested this blush from Pacifica and I love it as well. It is very pretty, sparkles a bit, and has a peach undertone. As is the bronzer, the blush is better suited for a more olive toned skin, but it works well for me. The only downside I have is that it is quite small – but Pacifica stuff is high quality and I’m not using it every day, so I’m fine with that.

TO FINISH

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Finally, after doing your face, spray it with a makeup setting spray. I’ve seen these get popular and wanted to try one out. As I said before, I’m very pleased with this one. My makeup will stay on for at least 14 hours – I haven’t tried any longer. I didn’t review any lip products this month, but I think I’m going to test a couple for fall. Also, I love Kiss My Face’s sunscreen! Ours is really old, but I have used it and it doesn’t give me any breakouts like another sunscreen I used.

THE NAILS

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Something I didn’t do in my spring makeup is talk about nail polish. What I love about summer is all the bright nails that one can’t do in fall! A couple years ago, I had a really bright fluorescent pink nail polish called Dreamsicle. I loved it and wore it all the time! Well, a while ago, my mom purchased this nail polish from Pacifica called Fluorescent Sunset that she was going to do her toes with. It turned out a bit too bright for her and I confiscated it. It’s a very pretty bright coral and one of my favorite summer colors!
And there’s my summer makeup routine!

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