Thursday, April 26, 2018
2018 "Warm Weather" Makeup Bag
I promised I would be better about documenting my makeup bag, makeup basket, "what I'm reaching for right now" products, so here I am with a warm weather makeup bag! ...except it's not warm yet. In fact, it's barely cracking 60°F this week, so is it even spring?
Part of me relishes the cooler weather because my fiance and I are visiting Toronto in June, and if it stays 10° cooler than usual, we'll have no problem walking 4+ miles a day to sight see. Buuuuuuut one of my students told me this actually means it's going to be hotter than Hell this summer. So is there going to be a sudden jump from cold, damp April to blazing May? Climate experts, help a girl out!
Regardless, I've been wearing these products a lot lately, and I'll likely keep favoring them when the sun does finally show up to the party. Here's a breakdown of my warm weather ready look.
SPF (aka "Sun Protected Face"): Glossier Invisible Shield Daily Sunscreen (1), Kat Von D Lock It Concealer Creme (2) Philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar Skin Tint (3) -- I get lazy as all get-out about my base makeup in summer. It's just too humid and hot for me to care, and I hate the feeling of sweat mixing with foundation. So I almost always skip foundation in favor of sunscreen and concealer. Lately, I'm eating my words about Glossier Invisible Shield and am enjoying it for incidental exposure; I add dabs of Kat Von D Lock It where needed for coverage. But I've also finally found a tinted sunscreen I like, the Philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar Skin Tint, which provides light coverage with a natural finish.
Glossy, Glowy Finishes: Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand (4), Becca Beach Tints (5), Glossier Generation G (6), Glossier Lip Gloss (7) -- My highlight collection has expanded recently to include a number of newer products with an almost "wet" finish. The Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand, a champagne-colored highlighter that adds a bit of warmth and plenty of glow to my skin, is leading the pack. The locking mechanism on the tube just makes it so makeup bag friendly! As far as colors go, I tend to stick with warm, pretty pinks in the summer months; the Becca Beach Tints in Watermelon and Dragonfruit fit the bill for blush, and for my lips, I like a layer or two of the sheer Glossier Generation G lipstick in Crush. I've been topping that off with some of Glossier's Lip Gloss lately for a super shiny look.
Sweatproof Eyes: YSL The Shock Mascara (8), L'oreal Brow Stylist Definer (9) -- The L'oreal Brow Stylist Definer is actually brand new to my collection, but I plan on giving it a thorough testing this summer to see how it compares to the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz. I have the shade Brunette. Beyond that, the only other eye makeup I usually wear during the summer is mascara, because everything else just tends to melt and smear. YSL The Shock is my favorite sample I'm using right now because it provides plenty of volume and some length without looking clumpy.