Top Summer Blushes

Summer is nearly here, and that means (for some) different blush shades and formulas. Here are my top summer blushes for 2014!

Hourglass Cosmetics Mood Exposure Ambient Blush


Aneley Cosmetics Crushed Mineral Blush Precious

Aneley Cosmetics Colour Cheeks Swept Away

NYC Cosmetics Psychedelic Trio

Milani Delizioso Pink Matte Blush

Clinique Berry Pop Blush

Last, but certainly not least, are the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 hour blushes in Exposed and Captivating. Both are matte and will last on the hottest of summer days!

Have you tried any of these blush shades? What are your favorites this summer? Be an enabler! Leave your favorites in the comments below! :)

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FOTD pics

Here’s a few FOTD pics from the past week or so. My eyes look a little washed out, but I promise it looked nicer in person!
Most pics were using my everyday favorites from my makeup bag.
I usually use Missha M perfect cover BB cream #21 as a primer, with Revlon Colorstay in buff for foundation.
MAC Prolongwear concealer is my current fave for covering acne scarring. I use a bit of MAC MSF in my t zone. For bronzer and contour I almost always use Benefit Hoola. It’s my go to shade, as it looks good on my fair skin in any season. For blush I have been loving a peach combo (for some reason I can’t wear many peach toned blushes) with NYC cheek glow blush in Sutton Place Peach topped with MAC mineralize blush in Amber Glow.

 

To highlight I use Benefit high beam on my cheekbones, down the center of my nose, cupid’s bow and a touch above my brow. I also have been liking Hard Candy tiki baked bronzer. It’s very pretty, but way too light for a bronzer. I’ve heard its a dupe for LORAC’s spotlight.

 

Under my eyes I have been using NYX HD concealer in Light after I tap on a little bit of pixi beauty peach correcting concealer. I always set it with a light dusting of powder to prevent creasing.

My favorite eye primer is Painterly paint pot from MAC. My eyelids tend to be dry and this is very emollient, and it never creases my shadows. I almost always use some combination of eyeshadows from my Urban Decay Naked 1 and 2 palettes. I love Naked, Buck or Tease in my crease. I think in one of the pics I used purple tones from the palettes. Foxy is a great blending out color for my skin tone. I don’t really care for the velvet texture, but it works!

 

I’m obsessed with Rimmel’s scandaleyes kohl liners. I wear the dark brown on my upper lash line (and to tightline) almost everyday. The Nude is lovely on the waterline for brightening your eyes. I have contacts, and fairly sensitive eyes and never have irritation with these liners.

 

For my brows I have been using the ELF brow duo in medium. It’s not my HG shade (which I have yet to find) but it’s good. I love the wax side, because I have these obnoxious browlicks (yeah, cowlick in my brows) and this tames them a bit.

 

My lashes are a little weird right now. I’m loosing so much hair (on my head and lashes) from my Lyme Disease, so I have some bald spots. (Ummmm seriously, why cant I loose the obnoxious random chin hairs?!) I like Cover Girl’s Clump crusher mascara, and I sometimes layer it with L’Oreal telescopic water proof. That holds a great curl like nothing I’ve tried (I have stick straight lashes) but it is a PAIN IN THE ASS to get off.

Lips are easy! I almost always grab one of my NYX butter glosses. They are the best lip product EVER! Seriously, if you haven’t tried them, you need to! I like them more than any other gloss/butter/lipstick/stain out there.

What are your go-to make up choices for everyday? I’d love to hear some favorite products, and see pics!

xo Amber

 

 

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In the eye pic I had used UD YDK with MAC Fix+ on my lid, tease in the crease, Toated and hustle in the outer v. I have MAC Prunella eye kohl on.