Monday, July 2, 2012

Makeup Monday: My Summer Essentials

I'm a little late - okay, a lot late - to the BB cream bandwagon, but I'm jumping on it. I always say, "Kim loves a good bandwagon," so I'm sure she'll get a kick out of me admitting to this, but I've been wanting to try it out for awhile. Too Faced sent some of their Beauty Balm just in time for summer, and I'm in love. It's an all in one, and the coverage is sheer (but evens out the skin tone) and feels weightless. Perfect for summer!

I've also been switching out my black liner for brown or for this version, a gold-flecked brown that matches the limited edition mascara I picked up from Diorshow. With the golden-peach blush and creamy melon lip cream, I feel fresh and summery. And speaking of fresh - I always come back to my favorite summer scent when the weather heats up: Fresh Sugar Lemon. What are your summer essentials?





40 comments:

  1. Mmm - lemon sugar is one of my favorites!

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  2. I wish I could master a perfectly lined eye like you do. It looks so gorgeous.

    xoxo
    ~Natasha Fatah~
    ~Natasha Fatah~

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  3. You always look so flawless! Your eye makeup is my favorite. :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  4. Gorgeous as always :) Thanks for yuour tips!
    xoxo Mia

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  5. So stunning! Love the eye make up so much!

    xoxo,
    Rachel
    Rachel’s Lookbook

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  6. Love the colors and neutral tones in your shadow :)

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  7. you have such a gorgeous natural look!

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  8. you are such a beauty!!! i am obsessed with dr jarts bb right now but my bff just got me laura mercier's tinted moisturizer so i can't wait to try it too!

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

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  9. Great Post! Do you find this BB Cream to be good for sensitive skin?

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  10. So fresh and radiant. You have the prettiest skin and prettiest lips EVER!

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  11. So, Keiko, what is your regimen and what products do you use to REMOVE your makeup? Especially the eyes, I see that this Urban Decay stuff is waterproof, so it must take a little work! What would you recommend for an effective yet gentle remover?

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  12. You have such a unique look! Love it! Check out beauty/fashion blog! I have some great reviews in my last posting!

    thebellabordeaux.blogspot.com

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  13. So fresh and pretty! I've been using BB Creams for a while now (Missha Perfect Cover is my favourite) and haven't had too much luck with the North American versions. I've been hearing great things about the Too Faced offering, though, so perhaps that's next on my list!

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  14. Beautiful as always! I might have to try out that Diorshow since it's one of my faves anyway :)

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  15. I LOVE your lipstick. :) Really nice makeup in general ;) ...

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  16. I have recently been really getting into make up, and these looks are so inspiring! Since I am such a noob to make up, I am still trying to stick to natural looks, and this look is exactly that! So natural and pretty! Thanks for sharing this (:

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  17. I love my cheap Garnier BB cream! When I run out I want to try the one by Boscia. I love coral colors for summer. I have a Maybelline Bouncy Blush in coral and a Korres lipstick in coral. Blotting papers are also a summer necessity.

    11shakes.blogspot.com

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  18. if you haven't done a tutorial on eyeliner.. yours look perfect.. I'm always messing up mine..

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  19. I didn't know they made Smog in liquid eyeliner form! Love that eyeshadow xx looks great on you !

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  20. Lovely you! Fresh Lemon Sugar sounds heavenly: definitely going to have to check it out.

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  21. Nice choices, BB cream is perfect for lazy days :)

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  22. That gold flecked eyeliner is so beautiful, and it looks amazing on the winged eyeliner you did. I have yet to try BB cream but have heard so much about it, i may have to yet! Beautiful look and excellent recommendations! Thank you!

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  23. You are late to the bb cream bandwagon, but so is most of the US! Ive lived in Japan the last year and it was already very well established when I moved over here.
    I use the Korean brand skinfood's bb cream. I love how smooth it is and it makes my skin very dewy.

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  24. Loooove the pink lip and cheek - So fresh faced!
    x
    www.iloveublank.blogspot.com

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  25. I love Fresh products, they all smell so good!

    http://thelittletexan.blogspot.com/

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  26. Your so beautiful, your the main reason I started blogging <3

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  27. I've switched black liner for brown too. Feels refreshing to go lighter.

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  29. i wasn't much of a makeup person before, but i think i'm going thru a phase now. i call it my 'toula phase' from My Big Fat Greek Wedding. i'm trying to look less frumpy and avoiding looking really plain, especially because i've just switched to contacts from glasses. so my face is really exposed! i've followed your blog for a while now, but have always skipped over the makeup posts since i couldn't relate. but now i think i wanna go read all of them! :)

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  30. i always switch to a tinted moisturizer in the summer because they are so much lighter i tried one bb cream and it was ok, maybe i will give this one a go!

    -Jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com/

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  31. Just bought the two faced BB yesterday! And have you tried the UD 24/7 pencil liner? Why do you prefer the liquid?

    http://notyouraveragebeachbum.blogspot.com/

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  32. I love bath and body's summer vanillas in lemon. It smells like a lemon drop. Yum!

    Vintagehoneybee.blogspot.com

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  33. Your lips look beautiful. Such a pretty pink.

    Becky
    xx

    http://www.beckybedbug.com

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  34. So fresh and beautiful! LOVE today's makeup.

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