Sunday, July 8, 2012

Summer Makeup for the Vintage Lovin' Gal

Vintage Summer Makeup

Since it's been unbearably hot outside these past few weeks I thought I would share some tips on summer makeup. You can still get that vintage glamour look without having to worry about your makeup melting off your face!

First and most importantly..wear a sunscreen! Please always remember to use a sunscreen! Especially if you are super pale like me haha. Try to find products that at least contain an SPF of 20. Also try to find a formulation that works well with your skin type. I always use an oil-free sunscreen or moisturizer.

If you are like me and have combo to oily skin then I would suggest using a mineral or powder foundation. I usually wear Revlon ColorStay liquid foundation but during the summer months I'll wear Bare Minerals. Then I apply some blush. My favorite at the moment is Frat Boy by The Balm. It's the perfect peachy-apricot shade! I then like to finish my makeup with Urban Decay's De-Slick Oil-Control makeup setting spray. It helps with shine and I find that my makeup does last longer!

If you have normal to dry skin I would try using a tinted moisturizer to even out the skin tone. Many well known makeup brands like Laura Mercier carry tinted moisturizers. If you are on a budget you could always stop by your local drugstore to find one! If you need more coverage just apply concealer where it's needed. Then you can set your makeup as you normally would.

Most days I will just fill in my brows with a powder and wear eyeliner and mascara. I like to use MAC's fluidline in Blacktrack for my winged liner. It's a gel liner and has great staying power. My go-to mascara is CoverGirl LashBlast. Now you may want to use a waterproof mascara if you think you'll be outside for a long period of time. I prefer not to use waterproof unless I have to because I find that it takes me ages to get off and sometimes I end up loosing a eyelash or two!

If you choose to wear eyeshadow try using something that is meant to be long wearing or use a base underneath so that the color will last much longer. It will also prevent the shadow from creasing. For oily lids a product like Urban Decay's Primer Potion works wonders! If you have normal or dry lids I have heard that Two Faced Shadow Insurance is great.

Now I love my lipstick but lip stains can be your best friend during the summer! Most of the time they are waterproof and last all day long. You also won't have to worry about touching up throughout the day which is very convenient! My favorite lip product is the L'Oreal Infallible Never Fail Lipcolour. It comes in so many shades of colors including red! Right now I have this product in the shade Target Red. I believe it was a limited edition color but they have other shades of red to choose from. One product I've been wanting to try is Tarte's LipSurgence lip stain. They carry a matte red color called Firey and I'm sure it's wonderful!

Well I hope you all enjoyed this post and that it has helped some of you! If you have any further questions please comment on this post or email me. I would be more than happy to help! :)


  1. Terrific roundup of summer make-up options. I haven't tried Tarte's lip stain, but I've been using CoverGirl's for at least three years now, and have been fairly happy with it (it works best if your lips are smooth, not chapped).

    Thank you very much for your wonderfully nice comment on my pink and denim vintage outfit today, I really appreciate it, dear gal.

    Wishing you a gorgeous week!
    ♥ Jessica

    1. Thank you my dear! I've only tried the L'Oreal and Revlon lip stains but I prefer the L'Oreal because it doesn't feel as drying as the other. Maybe I'll give the CoverGirl stain a try sometime!

      I love your jeans as well! I always have a hard time finding ones for myself because I am so short haha.

      xx Christina


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