Summer summer summertime…Time to sit back and unwind…
Also, time to update your makeup bag! In my search for an easy breezy warm weather beauty routine, I recently purchased three new-to-me goodies that I had been coveting for quite a while: A beautiful neutral yet versatile eye shadow palette that can go from day to night, a non-toxic mascara that leaves you smudge-free all day (really!) and the most perfect peachy nude lipstick that effortlessly pulls it all together.
If you have been wanting to replace your Urban Decay Naked Palette (the Naked2 was my one and only for years), I’d highly recommend you invest in the Laid Bare Palette from Lily Lolo! This beautiful collection of eight highly pigmented eye shadows offers wearable and buildable neutral shades that create a natural daytime look as well as darker colors for added drama. They blend easily and offer lightweight yet long lasting wear. Each shadow includes pomegranate oil and organic botanicals that provide antioxidants while Manuka oil offers antibacterial properties. Not only is the Laid Bare Palette vegan friendly, GMO, gluten, fragrance and preservative free, it also comes in a sleek compact that makes it the ideal companion for all your summertime travel.
I am always on the hunt for a clean mascara that works like its dirty friends and I am happy to report that the Hynt Nocturne Mascara finally lives up to the (green beauty community) hype! It is an organics-based, multi-tasking true black mascara that lengthens, curls, volumizes and lifts lashes to bring your eyes center stage. Infused with a nourishing blend of vitamins, antioxidants and natural plant extracts, it conditions and softens eye lashes while helping to prevent breakage. Formulated without any toxins or irritants, Nocturne is a gentle, everyday mascara that does not clump, flake or smudge (not even in AZ’s hotter than hot temperatures…holler!).
ILIA lipsticks are darlings in the green beauty world. Why? They combine organic ingredients with contemporary colors that are blended into a creamy semi-matte finish offering exceptional staying power. Funnel of Love is described as a “soft nude with peachy undertones.” However, I think it is more of a peach shade than anything else – a fresh and youthful color that does not wash me out but rather livens up my fair complexion! It is a must-have for a natural makeup look, especially if your skin has warm or neutral undertones.
And this is me wearing the goodies as mentioned above:
Nah, just kidding…This, of course, is Jane Birkin* – beauty and style icon extraordinaire! Almost had you fooled there! THIS is what I actually look like as posted on IG a couple of weeks ago. Do you see the resemblance? I totally do. 😉
*Photo Credit: Sipa via www.elle.fr.
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