#FOTD: “When you don’t give AF but still want to look pretty AF” Summer Look

 In FOTD

Minimal product, maximum impact. Slap-and-glow.

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Belo Sun Expert Tinted Sunscreen in Medium-to-Deep

Tinted Moisturizer and Sunscreen in one, easy to blend, sets to a soft matte finish – this one’s a winner in my book. A big heads up though – on its own, you need to be fair as the shade runs light. As a primer underneath your real base though, you can neutralize the shade mismatch with your correct shade of base applied after this. I use my hands to apply and blend. I make sure to bring it down to my neck and dab some on my ears as well. When it comes to sun damage: Protect or Regret!!

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Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel

I applied this bronzer on the perimeters of my face to give my face dimension and balance without actually contouring; I left the middle part un-touched. The effect? The middle of face looks highlighted while the outside looks warm and glow-y. I buffed this product using Zoeva’s Face Definer brush. I am partial to crème over powder products when it’s humid because crème’s look more natural, especially under sunlight. When applied and set correctly, it has better staying power than powder.

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Makeup Forever Aqua Brow in Taupe

Oh the horror of the melting brows under intense heat! Not with the MUFE Aqua Brow! This is a budge-proof, water-proof formula favored by a lot of women who cannot live without #browsonfleek. I like applying this with a stiff brow brush that allows me feather-like strokes on my brows. This crème formula can tend to look too heavy when used liberally so I recommend being light-handed with this product.

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Lancôme Grandiose Waterproof Mascara in Noir

The PROS of waterproof formula other than the obvious is that it holds a curl better and that you won’t see your mascara breaking down at the end of the day. The CON which is too much of a con is that it’s a pain-in-the-ass when you need to take it off. Not with this Grandiose Waterpoof mascara! I have not found a mascara formula that performs as awesome as the Grandiose mascara. I’ve dipped in the pool wearing it and the mascara didn’t budge. But when I used my Shu Uemura cleansing oil to wash my face at the end of the day, I didn’t need a separate eye makeup remover to completely remove all traces of mascara. When I used a drugstore gel cleanser to remove my makeup the next day, it washed off as easily as the day before. Another plus? It has a patented swan-neck wand that allows you to access and coat every lash from inner to outer corner. I am not usually fussy about mascaras but this is my favorite mascara formula to date!

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Makeup Forever Rouge Artist Intense in Mat 1

I could go bold and rock an orange or a bright coral but I decided tie this effortless look together with an understated nude lips. I haven’t hopped on the liquid lipstick boat yet, so I’m still a strong lover of matte lipstick formulas as my go-to long-lasting lipstick. MUFE’s RAI line is not drying to my lips. I wouldn’t say it’s completely comfortable (NARS Audacious lipstick still holds that reign, IMHO) but it sits well on my lips. Mat 1 is a pinky beige, which I find is universally flattering; your lip undertone will just play a part on how the shade lays on your lips.

I wore this look during my recent beach getaway and I just have to share it to you for inspiration!

The look is neither precise nor perfect. Carefree beauty, that’s where it’s at.