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“Summer-ize” Your Makeup Routine On FOX23’s Great Day Green Country

"Summer-ize" Your Makeup Routine On FOX23's Great Day Green Country on Belle Belle Beauty

There are so many factors that play into changing up our makeup routine as the months warm up. Depending on where you live, humidity can play a huge factor. And to an even greater degree, lifestyle changes. We spend our summer evenings wearing breezy maxi dresses and a messy bun. This calls for a tone down in makeup (with some glowy and bronzy wattage).

Personally, I like switching to a more subtle eye and using a few more liquid formulations. My favorite of these liquid gems actually come from a brand new line from Perricone MD that I am wild about. Launched just this month, Perricone MD No Makeup Skincare restores skin’s health, protects from environmental factors and uses pigments to enhance facial architecture. This makeup doesn’t cake on coverage but adds radiance. My favorite of the bunch is the new No Foundation Foundation Serum which just subtly adds pigment with a suede finish and nourishing formula. No Mascara Mascara contains anti-aging lash treatment. And No Lipstick Lipstick not only smells amazing but adds a natural color with SPF 15.

If you are anything like me, you’ll log some serious pool time (with lots of SPF of course). Some days, we proceed immediately to a BBQ dinner or casual Mexican fare straight from the pool. To add just a bit of glam, I love the newest of lip formulas – Lip Crayons. Boots No. 7 Lip Crayons not only offer a budget price point but also a conditioning shine. I love Berry to compliment post-pool sun-kissed tan.

I can’t really think of a summer color collection that does glowy bronze better than NARS. A new launch coupled with a newly discovered classic is now a permanent staple in my rotation. First, I admit to being a Laguna devotee. But I was gently coaxed to try the slightly slightly deeper and more golden Casino and I am smitten. There is something about the formula that is so authentically bronzed that I can quickly sweep over my cheekbones, temples and nose and hit the road. And talk about a launch with a splash from their summer ‘Adult Swim’ collection: Hot Sand Illuminator is a limited edition peach champagne liquid that provides a shimmery blush. I also love to use it on brow bones and if you are feeling indulgent, add a dab to your decolletage.

Who said dark polish is only for cooler months. This summer, change things up with inky digits but swap out vampy blacks and browns for navys like Essie’s After School Boy Blazer or a deep purple like Sally Hansen Vanity Flare. If you are a diehard light shade buff, opt for a classic white (my current choice is Deborah Lippmann in Amazing Grace).

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Deborah Lippmann Big Bang Nail Polish Set

Deborah Lippmann Big Bang Nail Polish Set on Belle Belle Beauty

My manicure loving self is drooling over this holiday set from Deborah Lippman. Big Bang has twelve killer shades from one of my favorite lines of polish. These aren’t just any regular shades either. They are cult-favorites, both crème and shimmer, in mini form. Normally I don’t like smaller sizes, but with nail polish, I feel like they are more manageable. I mean, I rarely finish a bottle of lacquer. Shades included:

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Inspired by Pastel Makeup for Spring

Inspired by Pastel Makeup for Spring // Belle Belle Beauty

Spring has me craving pastels. I love the look of a light feminine face as we welcome the warmer weather. It is also a great time to experiment with lighter versions of bold shades like mint green eyeshadow – surprisingly beautiful! Here are my picks for some of the Easter egg inspired shades:

Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Color in Oleander is the softest sweetest pink and this cream formula applies like a breeze.

Guerlain ‘Maxi Shine – Gloss d’Enfer’ Lip Gloss has insane shine, giving this pretty pink an even bigger impact.

For those who want to try out a higher impact, pastel eye, try Dior ‘5 Couleurs – Haute Couture’ Eyeshadow Palette. And this formula makes these powders creamy and beautifully blendable.

Deborah Lippmann Rockin’ Robbin Glitter Nail Polish features the glitter Lippmann is so good at but this time with Staccato effect, using black glitter against a pastel backdrop for a unique look!

Lancôme ‘Aquatic Essence’ Eye Palette has copper and brown mixed in with blue pastels to make the shades so wearable!

I like to prep my skin using Simple Skincare Hydrating Light Moisturizer. I haven’t found any other moisturizers that manage to balance nourishing properties while being ultra-lightweight. And bonus that the formula is chock full of vitamins to help improve the appearance of my skin over the long term.

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Tom Ford Beauty Nail Lacquer in Mink Brulee

I don’t usually splurge on nail polishes, but on a recent trip to Neiman Marcus, this color really caught my eye and I just couldn’t resist. I was under the impression that most nail polishes were equal in staying power. Turns out this might not be the case. Mink Brulee has beautiful texture, with an opaque nude finish. It only required two coats and had a shinny, glossy finish. But the real treat was when this color perserved through days of my normal hand abuse. I applied the color using my normal routine:

Instagramed Manicures

Here is a little recap of some of my recent manicures, as seen on Instagram. Follow me @bellebellebeauty.

  1. Avon Carnival Collection – I liked these so much, I had to put one color on each finger! I was channelling my 80’s pre-teen years and I liked it.
  2. Essie Brooch the Subject – For a change of pace, an opaque nude that was just the perfect color.
  3. Nicole by OPI Kardashian Kolor Strike a Pose – I may not be crazy about the Kardashians, but admit I loved this bold coral/red.
  4. NARS Space Odyssey – For a metallic, this was perfect. It required three coats but had that perfect foil look.
  5. Deborah Lippmann Mermaid’s Dream Nail Lacquer – Rumored to be largely sold out, Mermaid Dream is already a cult favorite. I did see some on shelves at Neiman Marcus recently.