Been getting some questions about Bronzer lately, and I realized neither of us have really discussed them so I thought I’d pull this guide together for you of our favorite summer products.
I love cream formulas in the summer, so the L’Oreal Infallible is the go-to. I like the Maybelline 24-HR Tattoo Shadows as well, but the new releases are touch-and-go in terms of quality. Overall, L’Oreal’s version is better quality throughout, and there are plenty of shades. We’re both pretty into neutral shades in the summer — so Bronzed Taupe, Eternal Sunshine and Endless Pearl are fantastic. You can just use a finger and do an all over smokey eye with any of them, and it won’t crease throughout the day even if you have super oily lids. For a party look, or something a little edgier, you can use the Eternal Black Shade, some blended eyeliner, falsies or lots of mascara, concealer, and boom — you’re done.
Also included are the MUFE Aqua Creams because they make great bases or shadows themselves, just like the drugstore versions. Super highly pigmented and crease resistant, I like these colors more than the drugstore new releases from the Maybelline and L’Oreal lines. I like purple & green smokey eyes with a bright orange or pink lip in the summer, it’s super fun and easy to do with these cream shadows.
Chi-Chi do you have any favorite blushes right now??
Why of course! :> This is an eternal favorite of mine that I have mentioned before on PD, but the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Tipsy is my go-to blush color, especially during the summer. Other than that, in my La Femme blush palette I created, the colors I gravitate to are Russet and Golden Sunset.
I love contouring, so I have a generous collection of bronzers from all price points. Totally obsessed with bareMinerals bronzing powders, you need so, so little and they bring warmth to my neutral skin without looking orange or dead. This balance is VERY HARD TO ACHIEVE. I’m also way into the Tarte Waterproof Bronzers, they are good for fair skin and are matte to boot. And of course, I’m always a fan of the NYX line of blushes & bronzers and they have a lot of different shades and finishes in both matte and shimmery.
Favorite Lip Products
There are so many good lip products out right now! I’ve set aside my Lip Tars for the moment (though I wait with bated breath for the Lip Gloss releases from OCC) for Stila Color Balm Lipsticks, and basically the rest of their current lineup — their Stay All Day Lipsticks DO NOT BUDGE, and their After Glow Lip Colors glow in the dark and are absolutely fantastic looking besides that. I want them all — definite wishlist material. I’m including standby summer fave Urban Decay Super Saturated Lip Pencil for the moisturizing, glossy, pgimented formula and it’s new competition the Nars Lip Pencil, which has similar formulation which just a different shade range.
Revlon also released new lip butter shades, so those are obviously instant favorites.
We’ll do another guide soon — this should be a good jumping off point though. Have a rad day cuties.