Fresh Faced Favorites for Spring & Summer
Fresh faced favorites... Say that fast 5 times, why don't you! Sounds like the vocal warm ups we do in theatre classes: RED LEATHER, YELLOW LEATHER, RED LEATHER, YELLOW LEATHER -Betty Botter bought a bit of butter. But said she, “This butter’s bitter. If I put it in my batter, it will make my batter bitter."
One would think I would be interested in concealing my theatre dork side, but instead... I let it out whenever I get a chance. Nothing wrong with being a nerd.
Back to the make up. I don't know about you guys, but for me, Spring and Summer are those times when I want to look effortlessly beautiful. I want to look like I'm not really trying, but I also don't want to look like a train-wreck when I'm low on sleep. I recently told my boyfriend, in reference to doing errands, "Go somewhere looking hot and nobody will leave you alone. Go somewhere looking ugly and you can't get no help from NOBODYYY." So these products are for those days when you are just trying to live your life and don't feel the need to get hit on while you're just trying to exist in America. On the flip-side, you're not trying to be mistaken for a Skid Row regular.
Urban Decay One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector
This is the perfect tinted moisturizer to just throw on when you don't have to deal with all the fuss of contouring/highlighting or anything that takes beyond 5 minutes to get ready. It minimizes imperfections, but you still look like YOU. For instance, if you have freckles, all freckles are beautiful by the way, they will show through this formula. Best of all, it is SPF20. I really can not stress to you all enough how important it is to protect your skin from the sun. Anyone who knows me, knows I am OCD about staying out of the sun. I am not telling everyone to go to my extremes, but please protect your skin ladies (and gents). Make sure you sure you use a foundation or moisturizer with some sort of SPF. Do not be so ignorant to think that just because you are not "white," the sun won't effect you. The sun does not discriminate. When I still look like this in 20 years, you can't say I didn't warn, ya'll. Also, we ALL know "black don't crack" so I won't start aging until I am in my 70s anyway. It was scientifically proven that melanin really is our friend and causes us to age at a slower rate. All skin tones are beautiful in their different ways, wish we could all always recognize the beauty in each other's differences. Either way, cheers to Melanin, God's Botox :)
Bare Minerals Moxie Lipgloss
Like for real, am I the only who has been getting insanely chapped lips lately?! WHAT IS THE DEAL? It is not cute. The only thing I want flaky in my life is a nice french croissant... not my lips. Are you serious? Ugh... And to top it off: I primarily wear matte lipsticks. When I say primarily, I mean I literally had to purchase these lipglosses and they are the sole glossy items in my make up collection. This lipgloss gave me life! After about 3 days of usage, my lips were back to being healthy and soft. These colors are very soft, feminine, and subtle. Perfect for the season where we are busy enjoying life outdoors (with sunblock... please, people!). I use Tantalizing Honey and Flirty Mauve. I would recommend both colors for any skin tone. Ironically, I wore them on top of two Matte Mac Lipsticks: Whirl & Honey Love. Now that my lips are back to their proper nature, I am back to Matte lipsticks.... OLD HABITS DIE HARD.
However, I will not forget you Bare Minerals Moxie Lipgloss. You helped me get through a dark period of severely chapped lips, and for that, I am eternally grateful. At my most chapped point, I turned to you. As Kevin Durant would say, Bare Minerals Moxie Lipgloss, "YOU THE REAL MVP."