make up stuff by vanessanelson featuring a cream eye shadow
1) Clinique BB Cream -$37
Love the lightweight texture. It helps correct skin tone, hydrates, and protects!
2) Dior Bronzing Powder - $46
LOVE a great bronzer all year round but especially in summer. I usually like to get a matte one just because you can add shimmer with your blush.
3) Nars "The Multiple" Cream Blush -$39
Love love love this blush! Super easy to use and the perfect shades.
4) Bobbi Brown Cream Shadows - $24
I like using cream shadows in the summer because they are lightweight and natural looking.
5) Make Up Forever Aqua Eyes Liner - $18
One of the smoothest eyeliners I've ever used. It's good to have a waterproof one in the summer because there's more opportunities for it to run (humidity, sweat, swimming)
6) Laura Mercier Lip Glace - $24
Seriously the best gloss EVER. My favorite shade is "Opal" because it's a gorgeous beige/pink. It's perfection. These glosses are lightweight, not sticky....amazing.
I know a lot of these are pricey so.....I made ANOTHER set of summer essentials just because I love you!
Untitled #42 by vanessanelson featuring revlon cosmetics
1) Revlon PhotoReady Airbrush Mousse Foundation - $10.49
I love the PhotoReady line from Revlon. I think it's one of the best that drugstore brands have to offer. The mousse make up is super lightweight, has good coverage, and a little goes a long way.
2) Maybelline Fit Me Bronzer - $4.49
Matte finish, 3 different shades. The staying power isn't the best but it works well for the price!
3) Sonia Kashuk Creme Blush - $9.89
Sonia Kashuk is a make up artist who developed a line of cosmetics for Target. I LOVE her products. Good quality without the high price tag. Her cream blush is FABULOUS.
4) Revlon Illuminance Cream Shadow - $4.94
Before I worked at a department store cosmetics counter...these were the only shadows I used! I love them. Not a lot of staying power but I bet if you splurged on a really good eyeshadow base, these would stay on a lot better.
5) Cover Girl Lash Blash 24H Liner - $6.99
Love the precision point on the liner and the fact that it's long lasting!
6) Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter - $6.49
My friend Morgan introduced me to these and I'm OBSESSED. Wears so comfortably...almost like a balm but has great great color! My faves so far are: Strawberry Shortcake, Cherry Tart, and Raspberry Pie
Everyone should own at LEAST one of these.
I hope this post was helpful! I'll be doing more of these so if you have any questions or tips you'd like to see...let me know!