There are two things in life that I can’t resist, 1.) a challenge and 2.) a deal. So when Wal-Mart challenged me to pull $30 worth of beauty essentials at their store to create my favorite summer look, I gladly accepted. Sure, I like fancy cosmetics as much as the next girl but there is something about that feeling you get when you find the perfect shade of lipstick for under $7.
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My makeup routine for summer has always been, and probably always will be, less is more. I just need a little color on my cheeks and lips to feel complete. My other requirement is at the end of the day, I can easily take it all off to get back that fresh faced feeling. So my essentials would be a pinky blush, a lipstick or balm with a hint of color, mascara (can’t live without that), and something to remove everything at the end of the day.
The question is, can I get all of that for under $30? Absofreakinglutely.
For my simple carefree summer beauty routine, follow these steps …
If you are confident enough to go foundation free, go for it! If not, prep your face with your favorite foundation and powder to set.
I love a strongly blushed cheek. Check out my summer beauty inspiration pics above for different ways to apply your blush. I always start with a little and work my way up on the intensity scale.
During the summer months I often skip eye shadow and liner because the heat tends to mess them up. The one thing I will never go without is my precious mascara. Covergirl Bombshell has been a longtime favorite, so I was happy to swoop this up at Wal-Mart for a cool $8.94.
At the end of the day of course. Nothing feels worse than a face full of makeup at the end of a hot day. The second I decide to call it a day the makeup comes off! I was happy to find this cleasner/ makeup removed from Neutrogena naturals. Not only is it dermatologist recommended but it is also free from parabans, dyes, harsh chemicals, and sulfates – so really get that fresh clean feeling.
So tell me …
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