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Summer Beauty Tips...


Now that summer is finally here - what are your tried and tested summer beauty secrets? What keeps you looking great in the sun and heat?

To get the ball rolling, I will toss one out: I switch over to a water-resistant mascara so humidity etc doesn't make my mascara smudge.
Jul 09, 2011 @ 09:23 pm

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All about the SPF

I use SPF foundation and chapstick during the summer (I actually try and do it all year, but I think it's most important in the summer). I also like using makeup that has a bet more sparkle in it, to give a healthy glow.
Jul 09, 2011 @ 09:43 pm

Tinted Moisturizer is your new BFF

In the summer, I tend to skip out on heavy makeup which most definitely includes (full-coverage) foundation. I opt for a light-weight tinted moisturizer which has SPF as well. Try Kiehl's Ultra Facial Tinted Moisturizer. It provides amazing coverage, offers sun protection, and is super lightweight.
Jul 10, 2011 @ 05:38 am

This is going to sound a bit crazy

Before I leave my house, I turn on my hair dyer and blow some hot hair onto my face for a few seconds. I know this sounds bizarre, but the heat from the blow dyer kind of melts (?) my make up and sets it. You can also do this in winter, but I find it especially important in the summer because otherwise, your makeup is just going to melt and get very greasy in the outside heat.
Jul 10, 2011 @ 06:18 pm

Water Spray

I use thermal water spray in the heat! It keeps you cool after a workout or time in the sun.
Jul 10, 2011 @ 10:08 pm

less is more

I tend to wear less makeup in the summertime. I'm all about less, lightweight, natural looking makeup. I'm generally like that all year round, but especially in the summer. I also like bright lips in summertime. Good thing that's in fashion this year! :)
Jul 11, 2011 @ 08:39 am

loving shimmer... hating shine (aka oil)

Great ideas... and a couple which I will have to try! Any other tips on how you avoid your make-up wilting in the heat?

PS Thinking about adding a some shimmer as Kristen said - anyone else notice that a yellow, palest green or white shadow with lots of shimmer in just one line along the lashes makes your eyes look really fresh and alive?
Jul 12, 2011 @ 12:50 am


And I love doing that! Such a quick and easy way to get bright eyes! :) I highly recommend Makeup Forever "Aqua cream" eyeshadows. They're advertised as lips, cheeks, and/or eyes combos (depending on the colour).

You can read more about it here

I recently bought #12 Golden Copper and I LOVE it. Without a base, it lasts forever on my lids. Normal eyeshadows (e.g. mac, lancome, sephora, tarina tarantino, etc) crease without a good base under it. Not so this one. I even had my eye brows threaded while I had this on. I have to hold the lid down and touch it all up while the threading lady did her thing, and when I went home I could still see the eyeshadow! Crazyness. So just use a eyeliner brush and apply it as liner to the top of your lids and you should be good to go!

MUFE also came out with the "aqua liner" too specifically for this
product, but imo, it's no where near as versatile as the cream. For the
price you're paying, you want something that you can really use for
multiple purposes. Not to mention, the aqua cream is shinier!
Jul 12, 2011 @ 03:49 pm


You have the best makeup suggestions for lasting makeup....Should just give me a list of all the products you use :).

Also, was wondering what you thought of MUFE matte finish vs. MUFE HD foundation? :P
Which do you think is better for summer?
Jul 12, 2011 @ 04:00 pm

protect your scalp

If you have a really fair scalp or are thinning at all, you need to protect yourself. I don't usually wear a hat because of how it kills my hairdo, so I like to mist a little spray sunscreen on the top of my hair. It makes a big difference!
Jul 12, 2011 @ 04:08 pm


Thanks so much jskim07!!! I come here to get my girl fix and learn tons from you ladies, its sort of funny to me that you guys would get anything good out of all the bla bla-ing i do! hehe :) I'm VERY touched and flattered you like my suggestions :)

One quick thing I want to say about the aqua cream vs aqua liner - the liner will dry up faster than the cream. Another thing I found interesting is, a really pretty sephora makeup artist (gorgeous makeup done, super matte face which makes me think she's normally oily and is using something really mattifying 'cuz if she was like me and had dry skin, the super matte look would look a bit drying on her which it didn't, anyways I digress) told me that she has to wear eyeshadow primer under the mufe aqua cream and that there's no such thing as eyeshadow that lasts all day without primer. Again, perhaps she has oily skin and I have dry and that makes the difference? My lids are oily but not THAT much. The good thing is Sephora will give you samples of the aqua cream to take home and try so you can always try it yourself and see how it suits you.

As for MUFE velvet matte and MUFE HD foundation, they have different finish to it. so they both give you different looks. The velvet matte has a very matte, powdered look to it. No shiny dewy oily look at all. Apparently it has better coverage and is better for oily skin if what you're looking for is something that evens out your skin tone, covers up any blemishes and gives you a matte finish. The mufe hd foundation has a more dewy finish compared to the matte velvet. I've never gone for the dewy look myself in the past, but I tried this and really liked the way it looks! I don't have any oily skin problems myself (I have dry skin problems instead!). In winter time my skin is very dry, and summertime it's normal to dry. With my normal/dry summer skin I can get the matte look by wearing really good moisturizer, letting it sink in and then wearing either a mattifying foundation or a regular foundation and a powder on top. The good moisturizer is to avoid my skin from looking rough and peeling. If I had oily skin I imagine that I could get the dewy look by wearing a mattifying foundation to soak up the excess oils and wear something like MAC mineralization skinfinish powder where ever I want the dewy look. This way I can control the dew, lol.

You can see reviews for MUFE HD foundation vs MUFE Velvet Matte
and here

There are tons more but those are the only two I've watched. One likes the velvet matte and the other loves the hd foundation. Moral of the story? Get a tester for both and see which one suits your skin and looks best on you :)
Jul 13, 2011 @ 09:37 am

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