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Makeup: The Perfect Summer Face

Makeup: The Perfect Summer Face

As part of the Glam Network, I had the privilege of working with the Glam Beauty Board to review some of summer’s most exciting launches. Among them were Clinique’s Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm (one of my personal favorite products to come out this season), Stila’s Custom Color Blush Self-Adjusting Coral Blush, and Bobbi Brown’s Long-Wear Cream Eye Shadow. Today’s post is all about taking these three products and creating a perfect summer face. Remember ladies, summer is about the no-makeup-makeup look, accentuating on what you already have. So, keep it natural with just a pop of color for good measure.

Why I like the products:
Clinique Chubby Sticks: It’s a sheer gloss in a variety of punchy summer colors. Glides on effortlessly to add a hint of color to lips, but I also love to use them on cheeks and eyes for that glossy lid look.
Stila Self-Adjusting Coral Blush: A Sephora makeup artist once told me that every skin tone has a bit of orange in it hence why coral is such a universally appealing shade. This blush will look great on anyone and you can layer the color to control strength of hue.
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Eye Shadow: This cream shadow won’t crease and the color, Candelight, a champagne-like shade, doubles wonderfully as a highlight to accentuate brow and cheek bones.

How-To Create The Perfect Summer Face:
1 – Start by applying the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Eye Shadow in Candelight from lash line to brow bone.
2 – Choose a hue from the Clinique Chubby Stick collection that is light yet compliments your eye color. I went for Mega Melon. Apply on just the eyelids, then gently blend for a subtle, colored glossy eye.
3 – Using a blush brush, sweep the Stila Self-Adjusting Coral Blush on cheekbones. Alight dust will leave you with a hint of color. A few more layers will give you a bolder cheek.
4 – Dab Bobbi Brown’s Candelight on brow bone, inner corner of eyes and cheek bones to highlight.
5 – For lips, use a Clinique Chubby Stick lip color of your choosing. For a bold pop of color, I like Two Ton Tomato, a sheer red. For everyday, I tend to turn to berry shades like Fuller Fig, which I am wearing today. The best part about the Chubby Sticks is that you can mix and match the colors and create your own hue.
6 – Finally, a few coats of will give your face a polished finish.

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