How to get Flawless Skin for Summer in between 5 and 10 minutes

I’m writing this post as yet another collaboration with my girl Sarah aka lifewithlilred.com. If you haven’t seen our past collabs, definitely type in her name into my search bar and check us out. For my new subscribers who may not know this, she was the first girl I met when I started bombshell and we’ve been great girlfriends since then. And by the way Sarah, we must skype again soon so we can plan you coming to visit me. hehe.

Anyways, Sarah likes getting other bloggers to collab with her for certain topics. For example, this article I’m writing for her and I is about SUMMER, whether it’s makeup tips, the best places to go to the beach, travel, etc. which I think is a great idea and I think I’m going to be doing that more on my sites.

My summer topic is how to get flawless skin for Summer super quickly. For this, you will need your favorite powder foundations, a Kabuki Brush, a cream concealer, and possibly a brightening powder and a waterproof setting powder. No setting spray this time. I’ll be taking you step by step and my product recommendations for this look.

   OH ONE MORE THING, this quick way of having flawless skin isn’t only for summer. When I travel and want to do site seeing, I don’t usually want to fuss with wetting a beauty blender and applying liquid foundation and then having to set it before it creases. I safe my higher end full face makeup looks for special occasions, like if I have dinner reservations at a fancy restaurant.

Ok here we go.

First step: is to have your face washed and toned (duh) and apply a nice moisturizer that isn’t to thick and is for the day time.

Second step: Take your kabuki brush and your loose powder foundation. I love Bare Minerals loose original powder, from when Bare Minerals first launched, or their loose Matte Bare Minerals foundation powder. For my Kabuki Brush, my favorite one is also from Bare Minerals but feel free to use whatever kabuki brush you want. You can find them everywhere. I just like the Bare Minerals one because it holds the product really well because of it’s shape so you don’t have to use very much product. Open the lid to your loose foundation powder, pour a little into the lid, take your kabuki brush and swirl the product onto the brush. Tap any excess and swirl and buff the powder into your face all over. (OH AND ANOTHER REASON I LIKE BARE MINERALS, ESPECIALLY FOR SUMMER IS THAT IT HAS SUNSCREEN IN IT SO IT MAKES YOUR FACE SAFE FROM THE SUN AND FLAWLESS AT THE SAME TIME!) 

Third Step: Take your concealer and touch up any imperfections, like pimples or dark circles by dotting it right on. For this, I recommend Studio Fix Concealer by MAC. After you finish concealing, take your compact or powder puff with the powder foundation and press it into the areas where you applied the concealer. Make sure not to smear the concealer. You can use your loose foundation powder or for more coverage, I recommend Studio Fix Powder Foundation Compact from MAC. After you set the concealer, take your kabuki brush and blend in a tiny bit more of your foundation powder so everything looks seamlessly. (That’s one of the great benefits of powder foundation, even if you mess up or have to retouch during the day, it’s so much easier than having to remove half of your face or dig through your tote for liquid foundation or setting powder.) 

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Last Step: You are done making your skin look flawless for summer! I don’t recommend setting spray with the powders because if you do need to reapply throughout the day, the areas you sprayed can leave creases where it might be hard to get that flawless look. 

Here are some additional tips and tricks that you can add to this routine but it’s just optional. If your eyes still have dark circles underneath after you’ve already applied you concealer and powder, you can use a brightening powder for under your eyes. My go to is the “Secret Brightening Powder for Under Eyes,” by Laura Mercier. Also if you plan on going swimming and want to make sure your easy flawless skin look will last, I recommend the Urban Decay “All Nighter” waterproof setting powder.

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Hope you all enjoyed these tips, tricks, and short routine on how to get flawless summer skin in under ten minutes.

Celebrating Mabon

Hello everyone, I’m sorry I haven’t posted a lot this past week but I was really under the weather. Now I’m feeling better and excited about writing again. 

Most of you who’ve been reading my blog for awhile now, you’ve probably heard me talking about when of my good friends, Sarah Mushenheim whose site is lifewithlilred.com. I met her, pretty much the first moment I started my blog and we’ve done some fun collaborations and today is another example. Sarah asked me to be a guest blogger on her page again which I always love doing, and the topic is about Autumn since we are approaching it very soon. A lot of you may know this but autumn is my favorite time of the year. Besides Halloween, which is what I look forward to the most, everything about this time of the year I love. With that said, my first post I wrote for her is called, “Celebrating Mabon.” I really enjoyed writing this because I knew it would be a unique topic. Here’s my article from Sarah’s page. Please enjoy and make sure to check out Sarah’s site. Also stay tuned for more collaborations with her.

From Lifewithlilred.com:

Hello! Today, we are going to hear a little something from my darling friend, Carlie, over at Bombshell on Celebrating Mabon. As you will read in this post, Mabon is a Pagan nature holiday that gives thanks to all things fall and it’s something that Carlie enjoys participating in. Carlie will also be back later on this month with more fall and Halloween fun so definitely keep it posted, because she’s awesome! ❤

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   Autumn is my favorite time of year for many reasons. The weather starts to get cooler, I love seeing the leaves changing beautiful colors, Halloween aka Samhain, and celebrating “Mabon”.

   Like Samhain, Mabon is a Pagan nature based holiday that represents the beginning of the Autumnal Equinox. It also signifies the second harvest of the calendar and promotes equality and balance. It’s a very positive time of the year where a lot of people celebrate the changing of the seasons, create their own little traditions, and enjoy nature of course.

   I hope you all are looking forward to the beginning of Autumn/Mabon as much as I am. This year the Autumn Equinox begins Friday, September 21st. And, if you want to celebrate Mabon in any way, it goes from September 21st to Saturday, September 29th!

 

Thank you Sarah. I love you girl!

Beauty Tag, “7 Deadly Sins”

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1. GREED: What is your most inexpensive beauty item? What is your most expensive?

My most inexpensive product is actually a three way tie between my Wet n Wild Photo Focus Natural Finish Setting Spray,  Wet and Wild, Goth-O-Graphic Megaglow Highlighting Powder, and Wet n Wild Spring MegaLast Catsuit Liquid Eyeshadow in “Goth Tears” and my most expensive item is my La Mer Setting Powder. 

2. WRATH: What beauty products do you have a love/hate relationship with?

Wet and Wild Photo focus foundation. When it looks good, it looks REALLY good but when it’s not working for me that, I get frustrated and wiping it off and the reapplyig another foundation can be time consuming.

3. GLUTTONY: What are your most delicious beauty products?

My Jouer Long-Wear lip topper in “Rose Gold”, and my Sol de Janeiro Brazilian BUM BUM  cream. Both those products smell like cake batter.

4. SLOTH: What beauty product do you neglect, due to laziness?

Contouring. I only contour during some photoshoots and performances, I never do it in my everyday makeup routine.

5. PRIDE: What beauty product gives you the most self confidence?

Probably my liquid eyeliner.

6. LUST: What attributes do you find most attractive in the opposite sex?

Well when I first met my husband I was instantly drawn to his eyes and his smile.   saw him for a second when he introduced himself to me and I knew he was the one I would marry him and he’d be the love of my life.

As far as makeup products that I lust for all my sexy red lipsticks in my collection!

7. ENVY: What items would you most like to receive as a gift?

 

La Mer foundation,  And also the ENTIRE Bomber Betty and The Balm Cosmetics collections.

Hope you enjoy my answers and this tag. If you’re into makeup and/or just love it, go to this beauty tag and have fun. I really enjoyed doing it. Talk to you all soon! 😉

 

Disclaimer: I do not own the image above at the top of this post.