The sexy season of summer is upon us! Time to shed all those bulky layers, maybe throw in some yummy blonde highlights, and freshen up your winter face. I’m obsessed with these new makeup favorites so here is a combination rundown of your must-haves for the hot months ahead. Your beauty bounty never looked so good!
VAPOUR ORGANIC BEAUTY combines all the great facets of what I love in a brand. No chemicals, almost entirely organic, chic, recyclable packaging, and unreal formulas that gave me a sexy summer face in no time flat. Topping my list is the AURA MULTI USE BLUSH in Radiant. This little everything stick imparts gorgeous, glowy color on cheeks, eyes, and lips. I even dab a little on my decolette. Immediately I look like I just came back from a great vacation ( or a great date!) Also having a love affair with STRATUS SOFT FOCUS INSTANT SKIN PERFECTOR-which functions as a primer for foundation, or just that little something when you want perfect skin in 10 seconds flat. Moisturizes, too, and provides a fabulous canvas for one of the two incredible VAPOUR foundations. The ATMOSPHERE LUMINOUS FOUNDATION comes in a stick, which I love to throw in my purse for touch ups and travel. THE SOFT FOCUS FOUNDATION is a sheer, silky light formula that gave me a flawless,poreless complexion, and I never felt like I was wearing makeup.
INTELLIGENT NUTRIENTS has done it again! We are longtime fans of this unbeatable line-and its no wonder that their latest miracle lip gloss has its place in our beauty arsenal. LIP DELIVERY ANTI OXIDANT LIPGLOSS gives you the sexiest, most kissable pout-without feeling sticky or gloppy. Its filled with the same antioxidants found in cranberries and blueberries, and is chock full of acai, rosehip and black cumin oils. Of course there is no synthetic ANYTHING-which we all know is so very important, especially in a lip product. The colors are super sexy-my personal fave is the Cranberry, but they are all gorgeous. I consider myself a total connoisseur of lipglosses, and another thing I love about LIP DELIVERY is that it tastes yummy- all the better if you plan on kissing someone…
Its been awhile since I tried a new mineral brand. Frankly I kind of thought that I had “been there, done that” with all the loose mineral powders. How wrong I was!!! ALIMA PURE is truly special. The color palette is HUGE and there is virtually a shade for every skintone. The product formulas are silky and weightless, with great coverage. I’m now sporting a flawless complexion with the SATIN MATTE FOUNDATION. It’s the perfect combo of matte coverage that still manages to look fresh and modern. Apply it with the #25 FOUNDATION BRUSH-which is super soft, and probably one of the best brushes I have ever used. The eyeshadows are off the hook! You can go matte, or shimmer, and they also have compatible eyeliners. I’m addicted to LUMINOUS SHIMMER EYESHADOW in CHAI- which is a sexy sort of bronzy that anyone can wear. I’ve been pumping it up at night with LUMINOUS SHIMMER EYELINER in CARNEVALE-a stunning mixture of deep grey with a little violet thrown in. The SATIN MATTE BLUSH ( I’m in love with ANITIQUE ROSE) gives me that rosy, summer flush that is going to come in especially handy when my winter pallor appears… ALIMA PURE is totally natural and has actually obtained the BDIH natural cosmetics certification, which is the highest obtainable. Oh, and the price point is great- so you can get that summer look without breaking the bank.
Enjoy your hot new look-see you at the pool !!
Amy Holiber is a makeup artist and has been a contributor to LUCKY, MORE, and ELLE magazines.