5 Must-Have Summer Faves

It’s hard to believe it’s already Fourth of July week. Summer is now in full swing. If you’re on the hunt for summery products ranging from beauty to skincare, here are 5 of my current summer faves.

1. Brazilian 4 Play Moisturizing Shower Creme

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I love this shower creme by Sol de Janeiro. It smells and feels so good! The scent is a combination of Pistachio and Salted Caramel. Yum! The cream-gel cleanses and hydrates, removing impurities without drying out your skin.

2. Laura Mercier Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder

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Laura Mercier’s Candleglow is a multipurpose pressed powder that not only sets your makeup, but adds a diffused luminous glow, too. Colors range from Fair to Deep. For summer, I like a darker bronze finish which is more in the medium to deep range.

3. Coola Full Spectrum 360 Sunsilk Drops SPF 30

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I love a product that not only protects your skin from the sun but also has added benefits. Coola’s Full Spectrum 360 Sunsilk Drops is an organic SPF 30 facial sunscreen that offers protection from the sun, environmental toxins, and digital overexposure. Its formula protects against broad spectrum UVA/UVB, infrared (IR) and high energy visible (HEV) light.

This product looks SO good under makeup. It gives a glowy, dewy look. Definite must-have!

4. Coola Liplux SPF 30

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Don’t forget to protect your lips from the sun and elements. Coola’s Liplux packs SPF 30 broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection plus moisturizes with a blend of raspberry and avocado butters.

Apply alone, or under your lip color.

5. NARS Oil-Infused Lip Tint

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Summer is a fun time of year to experiment with bright lip colors like NARS Oil-Infused Lip Tint in High Security. This bright fuchsia color adds a pop of bright color with a high shine finish.

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Lash Extensions: Evening Eye Makeup Look

Last week our very own Jackie shared with us her tips and tricks for applying a daytime eye makeup with lash extensions. This week she shows us how to take your daytime look to the next level by transforming it into an evening look.

Jackie’s tips below build off of the daytime look featured last week, so you may find some text repetitive. However, Steps 1-6 do have a few new things added. If you’re already comfortable with those steps, feel free to skip right to STEP 7.

Ready to rock the nighttime eye look?

Step 1: Apply Eye Primer

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Using a flat brush, apply the eye primer starting after the lashes, blending all the way up towards the brow bone.

Jackie warns to be careful not to touch the lashes with the primer since it won’t come off.

As you blend, continue to spread the primer out to a nice even layer.

Products Used: Eye Primer + Flat Brush.

Step 2: Blend with a Fluffy Brush

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Taking a nice fluffy brush, continue to blend everything so there are no lines of demarcation. on the eyes.The end result is a blank canvas ready for eye shadow application.

The primer will also extend the life of your eye shadow, plus stop creasing.

Product Used: Fluffy Brush.

Step 3: Apply Mid-Tone, then a darker shade in Outer Corner

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Using that same fluffy brush, dip the brush in a MID-TONE SOFTER eye shadow then tap off the excess shadow. Next apply the shadow in the outer corner of the eye, and then blend over in little small circles.

After that, wipe your brush off, then continue blending, making sure it’s really soft at the edges.

Once everything is nicely blended, come back with ONE SHADE DARKER for more depth. Place the darker shade in the outer corner of the eye, continuing to thoroughly blend.

Products Used: Fluffy Brush (or Smaller Fluffy Brush for easier blending) + Mid-Tone Eye Shadow + Darker Eye Shadow.

Step 4: Apply Sparkly Liquid Shadow on Lid

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Give your eyes some sparkle by using a liquid shadow or cream. Liquids and creams are convenient because they won’t fall into your lash extensions like powder shadow. Apply the liquid shadow to eyelid by tapping it, keeping in mind that a little goes a long way.

Next wipe your brush off (or use a new brush) and come back again and tap to ensure it’s really blended. You will need to blend quickly because liquids and creams dry down fast, which will make it harder to move the shadow.

Product Used: Liquid Shadow + Flat Brush.

Step 5: Apply Lighter Shadow in Inner Corner

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To add more pop, using your pencil brush, dip it in lighter shadow and place the shadow in the inner corner of the eye. This will open up the eye.

Products Used: Light Eye Shadow + Pencil Brush.

Step 6: Line the Eyes WITH A BROWN + BLACK SHADOW

Skip the traditional eyeliner, which can be difficult to remove with lash extensions. Instead use a small angle brush and dip it into a BROWN + BLACK EYE SHADOW, then lift up the lash line and press the shadow in.

Want to line the bottom lash line of your eyes, too? Take the same pencil brush used on the inner corner of your eye, and wipe it off. Then pick up a DARKER MID-TONE SHADOW and just blend it under the bottom lash line. Once you’re finished, wipe away any excess makeup fall out, and you’re good-to-go.

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The Final Look… A Glam Daytime Eye.

TIP: If you prefer not to give up your eyeliner, make sure you’re using oil-free makeup remover to remove everything before bed.

Products Used: For Upper Lashes, Small Angle Brush + Brown & Black Eye Shadow. For Bottom Lashes, Pencil Brush + Darker Mid-Tone Shadow.

Step 7: Getting the sultry evening look

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To transform to a nighttime sultry look, take the same pencil brush, and dip it into a BLACK EYE SHADOW. The shadow helps to set the liner while the technique gives a really nice smudge effect.

TOP LASHES: Start at the outer corner and work your way in, applying the black shadow to the lash line.

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BOTTOM LASHES: Apply in the water line and as close to the lash line as possible, smudging out.

The Final Look… A Stunning Evening Eye!!!!

TIP: Go back and forth to build the color.

Products Used: Black Eye Shadow + Pencil Brush.

Don’t Forget To…

Make Sure Your Eye Products Are Oil-Free. Products containing oil can break down the lash bond. Also steer clear of waterproof products which are difficult to remove and can irritate the eyes.

Remove Your Eye Makeup. We recommend Fresh Faced Gentle Cleanser and Foam Pump Bottle (both are available at La Belle, $20). It gently removes makeup and is pH balanced for the eyes. Win-win.

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