So I decided to take a break from my usual reviews to give you all a peek into some of my favorite products to use when it starts to get hotter than it usually does here in LA. I mean, we don't have real weather and when we do everyone just goes crazy as if the whole world is coming to and end. But when it does heat up I really like to go with the bare minimum I need for the hot and sweaty days or just days at work in general. No need to waste good makeup all the time when your own boss only wears jeans and a Tshirt all the time. I really like to moisturize my under eyes and have really been loving almond oil for this purpose and you can check out what I have to say about it here in this post if you like. Primer is also a must no matter what and I have rediscovered the L'Oreal Perfecting Base as it does the best job at filling in my pores without clogging them followed by the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB cream as it evens my skin out without heavy coverage. If I am looking like a zombie (which seems to be most days) I use the Wet n Wild Cover All concealer to brighten up my bags followed by a light dusting of NYC Smooth Skin translucent Powder to set it all. I then just give my cheeks a light dusting of blush, usually Nars Orgasam.
I am one of those unlucky girls who MUST curl their lashes and my favorite one I have tried is the one by Revlon and followed by a coat or two of the clump crusher in a black color. I think my all time favorite thing to do is line my eyes with a eyeliner pencil then go over it with a matte gel or cream eyeliner. I like to line it first with a long lasting pencil like the one from Sephora and then I use the gel eyeliner from Forever 21 over that which is unfortunately discontinued. Any reccomendations for matte gel eyeliner would be appreciated! But when I use the gel liner over the pencil it stays on even longer and the cat eye flick is a lot more crisp and pretty! I also fill in my brows with the Anastasia Brow Powder wich is great for polishing up the look. Even if my eyebrows aren't as cleaned up as I like, outlining and filling them in make them look more polished than they really are.
So that's what I normally wear on a hot day or on any day I don't want too much coverage. I'll also use the same routine for when I want to be a little more dressed up for work without looking overdone. If I really want to go bare bones I don't bother with the eyeliner but as it's something I've always worn since high school it's a bit hard to break the habit. Sometimes I just look in the mirror and feel naked without it.
I know not everyone may change up their makeup routine with the season and some may not see the point in doing so but for me it feels nice to switch it up a bit sometimes. Do you oersinally feel the need for change when the seasons do or do you stick to something tried and true no matter what?