Beauty 5 years ago

My Summer Glow Makeup Routine 🍊

I’ve received so many DM’s about my summer makeup situation…

So I wanted to share a step-by-step breakdown along with this video of my go-to look that I’ve been wearing pretty much non-stop this season.

Although a lot of people have been complimenting me on my pregnancy glow and radiant skin; the reality is… I’m faking it with my makeup because my skin actually has gotten a lot worse with this pregnancy. So, I thought I would share how I achieve this faux glowy look on today’s post.

Keep scrolling to see my step by step tutorial on how to get that summer glow and let me know if you’re going to go coral anytime soon. 🍊


1. Primer.

The primer I’ve been using is this Brightening Youth Glow by Charlotte Tilbury. I’m usually not one to use a primer but because I need to add the glow back into my skin, I’ve been using this one which has a nice sheen to it. So, no matter if you wear it alone or under foundation, it gives you a much more radiant base to work with and does not feel greasy. It’s the perfect amount of sheen without looking like a total greaseball.

2. BB Cream and/or foundation.

I’ve been obsessed with Shu Uemura products which is kind of a bummer since they’re not really sold in the states. When I went to Asia this year, I really stocked up on my Shu Uemura faves especially the two products shown- total game changers. On an average day (no shoots or events), I’ll stick to the BB cushion. It has so much coverage but gives you a really nice glow. It kind of melts into your skin so you don’t feel greasy like a lot of BB creams tend to do.

If it’s a shoot day, or I’m going out for an evening event, I use the Shu Uemura Lightbulb Essence Foundation. This foundation is really unique because it has oil in the formula so it’s really moisturizing without being greasy. I’ve never experienced such an insane amount of glow within a foundation! Also, it has SPF 45 which is obviously great for the summer. This foundation makes you super glowly so you’ll need to add some powder to the areas you tend to get more oily (i.e your T-Zone.)

3. Eyes.

All I’ve been wearing on my eyes is this Huda Beauty Palette. I had heard nothing but good things about it, so you know I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it! Let me tell you – the hype is real! It has a beautiful mix of matte, shimmer and glitter shades and I love the number of coral tones this palette has in it.

4. Blush.

 Giorgio Armani Neo Nude A-Blush. I actually thought this was a lip product when I first got it but it ended up being a really lightweight blush in a coral color which I’ve been dabbing on my cheeks for a really natural blush look. It’s really buildable as well, so you can have as much color or as little color as you’d like!

5. Lips.

This YSL lipstick is more of a lip balm base that’s more glossy and hydrating in a nice tinted coral color. It doesn’t dry out my lips like a lot of lipsticks do, and similar to the blush- the color is really buildable!

6. Highlighter.

This Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette is literally the only highlighter I’ve been using the past 3 months. It has 3 different shades in it but I end up mixing all 3 together because I don’t really know which one I love the most. I love a good pop of highlight on my cheekbones and this palette is perfect for that!

What do you guys think? Let me know in the comments below and have a great Monday!

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