Monday, May 26, 2014

Summer with Sephora

With Memorial Day here, its really time for some beautiful, bright Summer looks.   And what better way to get ready than a trip to Sephora?

Sephora definitely is the place to go to find a wide variety of beauty items in one place.  There are a few steps we MUST take during the Summer months to help simplify our lives and Sephora definitely has all that you need to make your Summer look both beautiful and easy!

Step 1:  Cleanse Thoroughly

With the warmer weather, increased outdoor activity, and lots of sunscreen and bronzer, it is even more important to make sure you give your skin a clean slate at the end of the day. 

Sephora's Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover is an easy and great way to get rid of your daily makeup without irritating your eyes or skin.  With just a few swipes of a cotton ball soaked in this stuff all of my eye makeup (mascara, eyeliner, shadow) was completely gone.  Besides being pretty with its blue liquid and sleek bottle, this product's formula is ultra gentle making it perfect for those with sensitive eyes and those who wear contacts.

One of my FAVORITE options for a quick, yet effective face cleansing is Sephora's Triple Action Cleansing Water.  Without using parabens, sulfates, and phthalates,  this water effectively cleanses skin simply in one step.  For when you're in a hurry or, like me some nights, just ready to go to bed, this no rinse cleanser is perfect for taking off everything that has settled into your skin during the day while leaving it feeling soft and refreshed.

Step 2:  Travel Light

Whether you're going to visit grandma or taking a relaxing trip to the beach, no one likes to lug around large, heavy items and luggage.  Having some go-to travel sized items can simplify both the packing process and your travels by providing the essentials without the bulk. 

Sephora's Carnavale Brush Clutch is a cute and convenient way to carry makeup brushes.  This playful little clutch holds a travel sized powder brush, stippling brush, shadow brush, smudge brush, and liner brush.  Pretty much all of the essentials; making it so easy to grab and go.  Sephora's brushes are also very high quality and effective.  I love their brushes for both application and blending.  They feel soft and make creating any look so easy.

Step 3: Add Some Color

One thing that I don't like about the fall is all of the dark, dreary colors.  So its refreshing to see bright splashes of color when Summer finally gets here.  Another trend in makeup that has recently become super popular? Palettes.  Getting more than one product for your money not only seems more economical, but also makes organizing your make up and experimenting with different looks much easier.

Sephora's Bronzed and Blushing Face Palette is an amazing buy.  Many brands including Nars and Urban Decay have started putting out blush palettes... but for a pretty high price.  Sephora's palette is not only affordable, but the product is of high quality.   I especially love the Coral Punch blush for Summer.  Bright, smooth, and highly pigmented, this palette is definitely a must have for a fresh look.

Now for my favorite part of makeup-ing.  Eye makeup.  Eye Shadow palettes have definitely exploded over the past year.  Its the easiest way to visually plan and figure out what colors will blend together easily for a flawless look. Sephora's Color My Life Eye & Lip Makeup Palette is an excellent example of this.  This palette resembles a computer tablet while closed, but once opened, you will find a variety of looks at your finger tips.  Each row is comprised of 6 shadows and one lip color that all compliment each other.  Sephora even named the rows after events they are best suited for such as "Coffee Break," "Sunday Brunch," and "Date Night."  Go by the row or mix and match for a colorful, Summer look.  

Step 4: Have Fun

Finding a new look or simply beautifying for the day should be enjoyable, not stressful! Find everything you need at your local Sephora or and have fun with it!

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