Monday, July 18, 2011

Makeup Monday: Summer Lovin'





Makeup Details (all from CVS):
Ardell Fashion Lashes
Physicians Formula Healthy Wear SPF 50 Tinted Moisturizer
Physicians Formula Happy Booster blush in Rose
Revlon Just Bitten Lips Stain in Passion
Milani eye pencil (upper lashline)
NYC white eyeliner (lower waterline)
Revlon grow luscious mascara (not pictured)
 

True story: I went to CVS at midnight last night, so I could try out this tinted moisturizer. A couple of readers asked for a recommendation for tinted moisturizer they could get at the drug store, and since I have none in my kit and hate making recommendations without personal experience, I went and checked it out.

I love tinted moisturizers, especially in the summer. I most often use Laura Mercier - which I love - but it is very pricey (over $40). This one (by Physicians Formula) was on sale for just over $11. While very different from my usual TM (that's what we call it on the streets), I like it quite a bit. It has SPF 50 and is oil, fragrance and paraben free. It's also non comedogenic, which is something I look for (even though it's kind of a broad term that doesn't always have to deliver). While I can't attest to its sun protection as of yet, here are the pros: it's not greasy at all, blends really well and feels lightweight. The con: it comes in very few shades. It also isn't moisturizing enough on its own for me, so I still used moisturizer underneath - but I also do that with my Laura Mercier. Also keep in mind that tinted moisturizers won't provide much coverage - they just even out your complexion. Any problem spots will require concealer. Final verdict: for around $11, it's a really great buy.

While at the store, I also picked up some fun, full lashes (since I have really sad, little lashes), a shimmery blush, a Revlon lipstain that my little sister's friend convinced me to try (I love it), some eyeliners and a whole bunch of other stuff (lipsticks, bobby pins, dry shampoo, sugar-free Redbull for my friend who was catching a red-eye). "Research for the CVS Beauty Club," I told myself. Research.

To justify my purchases, I made this look entirely from drug-store products (save for my brows). I even did a hair tutorial with the bobby pins and dry shampoo I picked up, which I will be posting tomorrow! Money well spent.

Please don't forget to check out the CVS Beauty Board facebook tab and let Mickey, Nichelle and me know if you have any beauty related questions or need product suggestions!


Full disclosure: I am a paid spokesperson of CVS/pharmacy Beauty Club Beauty Board.

90 comments:

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  2. Pretty! And thanks for the recommendation.

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  3. Your lip color is total eye candy, and I will definitely have to try out the tinted moisturizer with the SPF.

    And your plaited hair is adorable! Hope to see a tutorial on it!

    ♥, Jamie
    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  4. Love the lip colour, can't believe you can get it that bright from a stain!

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  5. Thanks, guys!

    Jamie: I did a tutorial for this hairstyle and will post tomorrow:)

    Emma: It's surprisingly bright. I also like NYC lip stains, which are even cheaper...but the Revlon ones have balm on the other end that are really nice.

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  6. Love this look! The lip colour is divine.

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  7. always shopping around for the perfect summer blush, love that one, but you have an ivory tone, myself a bit more olive.... may give the brand a whirl though.

    http://dallianceswithsuitsandskirts.blogspot.com/

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  8. I had no idea how pink that lipstain was! I got the Just Bitten in a berry red, but I like your shade way more! I think I'm going to buy myself one :)

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  9. Rachel: I was expecting it to be more like the container color (and kind of hoped for that) but it's way more pink than I thought. I actually like it, but definitely don't go by the container colors - not even close!

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  10. So pretty! I'm glad you talked about the lip stain, I've been wanting to get one too but I wasn't sure which to get. I'll definitely try the Revlon, thanks :)

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  11. Wow, I love this look and am a huge fan of false eyelashes, you can defiantly pull them off!

    xxoo
    CharleyGirl

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  12. Erika: Just make sure you exfoliate and moisturizer your lips before using a lip stain (blot any balm off before applying, though). If you don't, you'll end up with blotchy lips. I love lip stains, though!

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  13. love this summer lovin look!

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  14. You are so gorgeous! Love the clean summer look it gives :)

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  15. ohh can't wait for the hair tutorial!
    it looks so great!

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  16. I want to know how you did your hair in these photos...it looks darling!

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  17. I love the simplicity to this makeup! I also adore your hair... :)

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  18. Kristel: I made a tutorial for the hair; I will post it tomorrow:)

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  19. Great look!

    By exfoliate, do you mean moisturize with balm and wipe with papertowel like in your other posts?

    Thanks!

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  20. Wonderful ;))


    Street Life : CHANTAL THOMASS
    http://magmoiselle.fr

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  21. Beautiful!
    I love your make up tutorial.

    http://www.momfashionworld.blogspot.com/

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  22. So gorgeous! I love your looks. I've tried lipstick but can never keep it on for very long--how do you make your lipstick last?

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  23. You look like a sweet angel ! Love this make up !

    http://cuteredbow.blogspot.com

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  24. Love, love the hair Keiko, can't wait to see the tutorial and give it a try -it's a gorgeous hairstyle!! And love this make up look. I just purchased a similar lip colour over the weekend ...and I've been searching for a tinted moisturizer, will be sure to give this one a try. Thanks for the tips! xx veronika

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  25. Love this look! I was rocking pink lipstick and braids this weekend too!

    Krystle
    http://dearwinsome.blogspot.com/

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  26. love that lip color!

    http://chicgeekery.blogspot.com/

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  27. Before I comment, let me say that I recently subscribed to your YouTube channel, Keiko Lynn. You have a nice voice in addition to your fabulous fashion styles.

    Now on to this look. Beautiful as you are, these beauty touches are lovely to compliment your lovely looks. Truly fabulous!

    johnbmarine.blogspot.com

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  28. Hey lady!!! Can you please please please PLEASE PLEEEEEASE do a tutorial on how to apply false lashes? I always mess mine up when I try to put them on! I have the same kind pictured here!

    Would be MUCH appreciated! xoxo

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  29. I am adding that beautiful lip stain to my wishlist!

    I love your make-up tutorials. I have been doing my make up the same way since middle school and have to admit I don't go outside of the box very often, but you're inspiring me to try something new! It's nice to have found someone so beautiful and stylish with similar coloring to mine.

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  30. gorgeous! love the pop of colour on your lips :)

    http://pinklemonsorbet.blogspot.com/

    Meena xxxx

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  31. I desperately need a pair of fake lashes, mine are short too and don't really curl.
    Your lips look great!
    xo

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  32. You look so pretty and natural. I will try this with my drugstore products!

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  33. I always have a problem with going to the drugstore for just one thing - I always end up going home with more than I intended, haha. Especially nailpolish.

    Anyway, I love your look! Simple and classy :)

    Angie
    http://crayon-sun.net

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  34. This make up looks incredibly perfect!!

    xx
    WWW.PRETPENSER.BLOGSPOT.COM
    www.pretpenser.blogspot.com

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  35. Thanks for the recommendation! I'm always looking for tinted moisturizers that deliver! I absolutely love this affordable line, so I'll be checking this out asap.

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  36. Hi Keiks! It's your Mom. Just wanted to tell you I love your hair like that. Miss and love you lots!

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  37. You have such a unique look! It's so pretty!!

    tzeyien89.blogspot.com xxx

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  38. after being inspired by your lip color, i went out and bought that same lip stain (different shade. i was super disappointed when i went to reapply the balm after dinner and it broke. i am a chap stick kinda girl, so paying $10 for bright lip stuff is way out of my comfort zone and budget. any suggestions on a balm i can use in its place?

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  39. That hairstyle is beautiful! I'll be hanging out for the tutorial tomorrow :)

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  40. you're absolutely stunning <3

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  41. i do love tinted moisturizer during the summer. and i've always wanted to try revlon just bitten lipstains,so i can't wait!

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  42. This slightly smoky eye is absolutely gorgeous and so simple!

    xx{ish.},
    Mae Lu @ thereafterish.!

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  43. Beautiful! Such a lovely summer look :)

    kmesimplify.blogspot.com

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  44. I was literally JUST at the store today eyeing up the lip stain. I didn't make the plunge but now you have me reconsidering. How long did it last? I want something that'll stay but that won't make my lips dry or chapped looking.

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  45. Gorgeous gorgeous makeup and hair! Great blog post!

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  46. You look stunning! Thanks for the CVS suggestions! I love this partnership you have with them!

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

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  47. I love reading your makeup posts...they give me so much inspiration. Thankyou!!

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  48. Elizabeth: It definitely needs a redesign. I don't like how you can't retract the balm. You can really use any lip balm over it. This one, as far as I know, is just a regular balm. I don't *think* the formula is anything special and I wore burt's bees over it today and it didn't break down the stain. Plus, Burt's Bees = way more awesome than regular balm;)

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  49. Jessica:

    That's more of a quick, every day method but you also need to do some exfoliating a couple times a week. Use a soft toothbrush and vaseline and gently buff in circular motions.

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  50. Can't wait for the hair tutorial!!!

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  51. Sweet Glow Beauty: With lipsticks, I tend to go for matte or creamy finishes, instead of glosses or frosts - they tend to stay longer. That doesn't mean there aren't long lasting lipsticks in other finishes (there are) but you don't know until you actually wear and test them. Stains are kind of tricky, because you'd think they would stay longer but they really do need to be reapplied throughout the day - there's no getting around it.

    Lining your lips and filling them in before using lip color also helps color stay in place!

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  52. Elise: I will try, but it will be awkward. Haha! I still haven't fully mastered it to the point where I put them on in one full swoop. The most important things are to measure them against your lashes (I always end up cutting off a little bit from the ends), let the glue sit and get tacky on the strip before putting them on and look down into a mirror (don't tilt your head all the way down - *look* down with your eyes). It's the best perspective for putting on lashes. Oh, and always line before AND after putting on lashes, so you don't have that weird gap if it's not exactly with your lashes. The second line is to make it look seamless.

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  53. RosyRilli: It stays put until you eat, and then it fades right in the middle (at least, for me). I experience this with all marker stains, so I recommend carrying it with you to reapply when necessary or using a tinted lip color over it.

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  54. Mom: I'm so glad you identified yourself, because I would have never known it was you (the full name didn't give it away). Just kidding;) Miss you and love you, too!

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  55. Hi, if you see this, would you mind explaining how you style your hair that way, with the braid that goes across. i love it! you have a gorgeous blog and you're incredibly beautiful! so envious, nah, i'm alright...but yes, a little envious...doo doo doo
    thanks!

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  56. Hi, what number did you use for the Ardell lashes? They look so beautiful!

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  57. I bought two of those lip stains a few months ago and agree, do not go by container colour.
    Can't wait for the hair tutorial. My hair is in need of a trim but until then...I need ideas. Thanks Keiko

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  58. Oh and the stain fades on me as well.

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  59. So Eliot (Coackblkrwomen) and I were talking. You NEED to do tutorial videos stat. Seriously girl, not only is your face flawless but your application of makeup is so effortless that all I want to do is learn how you apply (on video, of course). Do it, do it, do it. I know Eliot will back me up on this chant. (lol)

    xx

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  60. I love your makeup! it looks so natural!

    http://therealbisforbrittany.blogspot.com/

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  61. so, so pretty Keiko. Love the lipstain color. can't wait to see your hair/dry shampoo post!

    -April

    http://aprils--attic.blogspot.com/

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  62. i love laura mercier's tinted moisturizer too :)
    great makeup post as always

    pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

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  63. this is by far my most favorite makeup monday <3

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  64. you look amazing! love the lip stain and your hair-do :)

    sydsense.blogspot.com

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  65. You are so beautiful!

    Kisses from Hong Kong,
    Nicole

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  66. LOVE this make-up look, so pretty, fresh and feminine

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  67. So beautiful! Love the plait!
    www.styleisalwaysfashionable.blogspot.com

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  68. i love this look and how clean it is. nice job using all drugstore products too! that lipstain looks amazing, i think i might have to go buy one.

    hannah

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  69. WHAT a GORGEOUS look.....

    Rebecca
    myaestheticstyle.blogspot.com

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  70. That was a very NOBLE thing you did there. And all for research! :-) That's what I'll do, too... I really need to do something for my skin. I usually don't have to put anything on my face, other than my glominerals face powder, which has zinc in it, and so protects me very well from the sun. However, I've recently gotten pigment darkening above my lip... looks like I have a mustache made of freckles! Ugh! Do you know of anything that might help that? I'm half Chinese, and half Finnish/German/Irish/English, so my skin tans, but I still get freckles. I hope you have some advice for me. Your skin is beautiful!

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  71. You are so beautiful! I love these photographs, and the color lipstick you're wearing.

    I love your glasses that I've seen in other posts, but I also love the no-glasses look once and while too, it feels very fresh!

    Stay cool!

    Julia
    Cup of Tea
    http://cupoftea-style.blogspot.com

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  72. I would love to know if you have any recommendations for a good drugstore concealer...and how to choose the right shade when you can't test it?

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  73. could you do a tutorial on the makeup? it's so pretty :) i love your blog.
    ~niki from the young and immortal <3
    http://youngandimmortal.blogspot.com/
    would love it if you could check out the blog my friend and i made :)

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  74. oh my, looks lovely!!

    how do you get the lip stain to go on evenly? i find mine always ends up blotchy :(

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  75. Hello! So maybe I'm a dummy, but I just can't find what you use/how you do your liquid liner... I just love how you do your "everyday" makeup... The simple winged liner. Try as I may, mine never looks as flawless. Help?

    Thanks!

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  76. you are insanely beautiful! and your makeup posts are amazing, will definitely be copying some!


    http://fluentbeauty.blogspot.com/

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  77. Thanks for the lip stain recommendation! I tried it today for a wedding and loved it! I don't like regular lipsticks, because they are stick or I lick/eat/drink them off. This was perfect. One note though. I had some dry spots on my lips and the stain took to those spots darker. Keep your lips in shape ladies!

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  78. Love this look, very pretty. I might grab some of that TM.

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  79. I'm curious about the Physicians Formula Happy Booster blush. Did you like it? How was the consistency/texture? Did it boost your mood? I appreciate the SPF foundation review. I've been looking for a good multitasker for the summer.

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  80. Speaking of sad lashes... I have the saddest of them all: stubby, straight, and not an overly large amount of them. :( Do you normally use the Revlon mascara? I've tried allll kinds from drug store to dept store varieties, but can't decide on THE one. xoxo, Angela

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