No-Makeup Makeup?

If you live in the South, or in a state as hot as Georgia, then you understand that there are inevitable days in the Summer where you WANT to put on a full face of makeup, but it would probably melt right off. For those days, I went in search of the perfect “no-makeup makeup” look, or, for those of you laughing at this right now, a “natural” look. I wanted to find a great drugstore BB cream that would cover my dark spots and discoloration, but still gave me a radiant finish – and I found that in the Maybelline BB Fresh Cream.

I’m not going to lie, I’ve been liking wearing this combination of products much more than a full face of foundation. Just as the name suggests, the BB Cream literally wakes my face up and gives a perfect dewy, fresh-faced glow. The Tarte Shape Tape is obviously a cult favorite for a reason – it provides such full coverage and blends SO easily, that the designer bags under my eyes are completely covered. The Milani Rose Powder Blush in Blossomtime Rose is the reason I’ve finally gotten into blushes. I used to never understand the point of blushes, until I started incorporating this into my look and started seeing a healthier glow to my skin. I’ve noticed that this blush does have very fine gold specks, so it can also serve as a highlight – which is why I don’t feel the need to put on highlight every day. The Koko x Kylie Cosmetics collection is honestly one of my favorite lines she’s come out with – her matte lipsticks are so long wearing and complement my skin tone perfectly! This shade is called “Khlo$”, and I already need to order another one – it’s probably the most perfect nude pink I’ve ever owned. Lastly, I’ve been finishing off the look with my Too Faced Better than Sex mascara. Another cult favorite, this mascara has truly changed my life. My eyes immediately get bigger, and it provides the last pop of added freshness that I need to complete this look. At the end, I usually use my MAC Fix Plus to set my makeup so that it doesn’t budge all day!

If you have any recommendations for a similar look, please let me know! I’m always looking for ways to spruce up my routine <3

May the bags under your eyes always be designer,

Alisha

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