Friday, June 13, 2014

Summer Beauty Essentials with Mary Kay!

Summer is almost here - and that means its time to refresh your makeup bag! Why not lighten up your look and try some fun new colors? Have some fun with color, especially when it comes to eye shadows, eyeliners and lip shades! A couple of weeks ago, I showed you a bold look with blue eyeliner - this week I've got a more subtle look with violet eyeliner! I know, violet is not for everyone - but as someone who wears purple eye shadow on a weekly basis, I love the way this look turned out!

To start, I used  Mary Kay® CC Cream Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in light to medium. This stuff is seriously magical. It works as a concealer and a foundation - I dabbed it around my eyes, on my eyelids as a primer and on a couple trouble spots. It evened out my complexion and the color rubs in to be a perfect match! This is a great base! 

Next I used a light colored eye shadow across my whole eyelids. This gives your eye a touch of brightness and helps intensify the look. I then swept Mary Kay® Mineral Eye Color in Driftwood in the creases of my eyes to create a smoky look. This shadow is great because it has really good coverage - you only needed a little bit to get the full effect. I then topped it off with  Mary Kay At Play™ Bold Fluid Eyeliner in Violet! The trick with this eyeliner is to do a coat, go and finish the rest of your makeup - and then do a light second coat to get the full violet effect. I really wanted it to have some punch, and this did the trick! 

I'm surprised it took me this long to try purple eyeliner - this was a really fun look and I actually think it's something I'd wear on a more regular basis - even to work! 

I then added a coat of Mary Kay® Lash Primer and two coats of Mary Kay® Lash Love Waterproof Mascara in Brown. I really like the lash primer because it gets all of your little lashes and plumps them up so you can see them! Then the mascara gives them va-voom. The mascara had a nice light look to it - it definitely looked more natural than black would have - and had really good coverage. 

I finished this look with loose powder, bronzer, and Mary Kay® True Dimensions™ Lipstick in Pink Cherie. I love this color because it's light but still gives a nice shine and finish. The lipstick is not your mama's lipstick either -it goes on smooth like a gloss and has a nice even coverage. 

After I was done putting on my makeup, I washed my eyeshadow and powder brushes with  Mary Kay® brush cleaner. This stuff is great! I don't know how often you all clean your makeup brushes, but I know I don't always (bad, I know). But this stuff was so easy! All you do is spray it one and blot it off with a tissue. The powder comes right off! Awesome! 

Here's the finished product - please ignore the messy, rainy day hair!  

And here's a shot of the products I used! I love Mary Kay!  For more makeup options, or to find a Mary Kay 
Verdict: I really liked this look and will definitely be adding it to the rotation. It was easy to put on and was a fun look for summer!

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Would you wear violet eyeliner? How often do you clean your makeup brushes? Let me know!

* Disclosure: I received a product in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.

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