After too many trips with an overstuffed makeup bag, I’ve reached the conclusion that less is more. Summer brings out the simplistic side of me. I was in Minneapolis last week working, visiting family and going to Katy Perry concerts (so so fun!) That was basically a two hour dance party with my favorite girlies in the world. It was also the first concert for two of my nieces and their energy was so contagious. 12 year-olds really know how to have a good time.
During the concert, there was some mascara and a little eye shadow but the rest of the weekend was mostly a few complexion products. The humidity was in full force in the ‘sota so bareMinerals Bare Skin Serum Foundation was a savior. I have been wearing this a ton all summer. I give the bottle a few good shakes and then squeeze a few drops onto the Face Perfecting Brush – which holds excess foundation like a reservoir. When you press down on the brush, you get more coverage. It’s as genius as you think. I spend about 60 seconds buffing it onto my face by sections. I’ve completely abandoned all of my tried and true luminizers for the Kjaer Weis Radiance highlighter. It’s a silvery taupe that lights up my face. I also use it as eye shadow – so convenient! And, for a non-bronze take on the summer staple, I’ve been using Bobbi Brown Telluride Illuminating Bronzer. Yes, a bronzer that isn’t quite a bronzer. It’s more dusty rose but it gives my skin a healthy glow. And, that’s what I call a good use of three minutes.
I’m anxious to find a new foundation. I was using a matte version by Make Up Forever, but for whatever reason (I was in a super rush after I ran out last go round) I’m back to a drugstore product. But it just seems so greasy lately!
The bareSkin foundation really surprised me! I need just the tiniest amount and it covers my entire face!!!!
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Alyson, don’t you think it’s going to be great come winter, too?
I love when one product can double as another!! And that foundation, I need to get my hands on that!! 🙂
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ooh, I really want to try the bare skin foundation, it seems amazing!
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I must have the Bobbi Brown bronzer…..the rose tones sound extremely appealing to me! 🙂
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Where is your makeup bag from in this picture? I’m on the never ending search for just the right makeup bag. Thank you!
Hi Beth, this was a gift from Mark & Graham! It’s a great bag.