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Thanks for stopping by my blog today :) I'm so happy to have you here. I've been getting lots of questions on how to get glowing radiant skin for summer, and I have some tips to share with you. I decided to throw in a fun summery eyeshadow look too!
My number one tip for radiant skin, and you've all heard it before, and yes I'm going to say it again, drink lots of water! If you are hydrated your skin will be more hydrated and in turn have a natural glow.
Secondly, I really love to add a liquid highlight under my foundation. I love the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl! I add a little bit to the high points of the face like my cheek bones, center of my nose, and middle of the forehead. I do this under my foundation because this adds a look of radiance from within.
Lightweight layering is another amazing technique to achieve radiant-looking skin. Once you've drank your water and highlighted the skin, a light layer of a light coverage foundation will help your skin appear luminous. It's also a great way to apply foundation in the summer heat. If you need extra coverage, use a concealer of specific areas. Using a light layer at first and building layers up as you need. The "foundation" I've been using recently is the It Cosmetics CC+, it has SPF 50, it's lightweight, has light coverage, and wears really well in the summer heat.
Of course if you want to look bronzed bronzer is your best friend. I love to use Beauty For Real For Aerie Glow Skin in Coco Cabana to contour. It's a cream stick that can be placed right in the hollows of the face and it blends out beautifully. Sometimes if I feel I need a little more color I will go over-top with a powder bronzer but it's not necessary.
Another light trick I like to use to add a beautiful glow to the cheeks is use two different shades. I love to add one color all over the cheeks and then add another shade right to the apples of the cheeks. My favorite blushes of the moment are Makeup Geek Bliss and Spell Bound.
I know I talked about highlighting under foundation, but it's also fantastic to add a little highlight above foundation to the tops of the cheek bones. ColourPop has amazing highlighters, Smoke N' Whistles is one of my favorites. Another favorite of mine at the moment is Makeup Geek eyeshadow in Shimma Shimma.
Sometimes it can be easy to add too much glow to the skin, but it's important to remember that the summer heat and sun will add a natural dewy glow to the skin.
Have a great summer and don't forget to drink lots of water! You are beautiful with and without makeup!
Happy first birthday ColourPop!!
If you have been watching my channel for the past month you will know I've been a little ColourPop obsessed! After trying out the products from my first order, I could not wait to get my hands on more of their products!
Some of my favorite products from my first order were the Lippie Sticks! I'm a lip junkie! I find you can change up an entire look by switching up your lip color. Their Lippie Sticks are incredible and I promise I'm not just saying that to justify the fact that I now own six of them!
During this order I learned how amazing their customer service is! I received Chella by accident but my order was placed for Fiesta. The issue was solved in less than 24 hours of my receiving the order. I got to keep Chella and they sent me a code to order Fiesta with free shipping :)
Chella is a cream finish shade that is pigmented, creamy, and is a beautiful little soft pink! Tipsy is a soft neon orange/coral, it is a glossy finish so it does have a bit of shine but it not as shiny as their hyper-glossy formula! I really wanted to try out their matte formula and I love me a bold lip color! Creature is the one I decided to go with and I'm extremely happy with my choice! It's super pigmented and it's not drying. I do find however it is not as easy to apply as their other formulas. It is a little bit patchy on the first application so it does require a little work and a little building up. It also just not last as long on the lips as their other formulas, it does fade when eating and drinking but the color is amazing and I'm willing to work with it a little especially considering it's FIVE DOLLARS! Also a super plus is the Lippie Sticks smell amazing!
ColourPop actually just released some new bronzers and I was really excited to try one out! The formula of their powder products is extremely interesting. It looks like a powder in the pot, feels like a cream to the touch, and blends like a dream. The shade I chose for the bronzer is Carry-On. This a great shade for fair skin! I find it works really well as a contour and blends out perfectly!
Birthday Suit is the second blush I've tried from ColourPop and this one is a satin finish. I enjoy both their matte and their satin formula blushes. They are both smooth, pigmented, and last really well on the skin throughout the whole day.
ColourPop was so sweet to celebrate their first birthday by creating a "Birthday Girl" eyeshadow that they offered for free with any purchase for a few days. This was a big reason for placing my second order ;) I love the pink packaging they decided to use for this special eyeshadow. Birthday Girl is a metallic formula which, as I did mention in my first review, is my least favorite formula. This is not to say I do not like the metallic shadows. I just find they have a bit of fallout, they lose a bit of pigmentation after the first use, and they can be a little crumbly.
Birthday Girl is a gorgeous shimmery light golden shade. The shadow I decided to order this time around is Cricket and as you can see in the photo below is a beautiful plum. It does have glitter throughout and is so super gorgeous!
I cannot express my love for this brand enough! Their products are amazing quality, their site is incredible (love that they swatch products on three different skin tones), and their prices are PERFECT! Honestly, I think other brands have some real competition here! With products this amazing and prices you can't find anywhere else (seriously the drugstore has more expensive prices!) ColourPop has quickly become one of my favorite brands! Can't wait to see what they do next.
If you have tried anything from ColourPop what is your favorite item?