Favorite Makeup Tips


It’s been a while since I posted about makeup and beauty on my blog. I think my last post was about brown smokey eye tutorial from last year! I’ve been meaning to post but of course, as a mom of three kids, delays are no surprise 🙂 So before I get even more busy because of my son’s first day of school, I’d like to share today of some of my favorite makeup tips for this hot hot summer!

Makeup tip #1 

Less is more.

Yes, again less is more. When I apply my makeup in summer, my goal is always to look natural. Skip the heavy foundation that will look cakey and patchy when you go out. Just apply in areas that needs coverage to even out your skin tone.

Makeup tip #2 

Opt for primer or moisturizer.

Choose between the two before applying your makeup. I used to wear both but I honestly don’t see a big difference if I only wear one. I often wear moisturizer and I don’t see any problem with my makeup. Just make sure you massage your moisturizer for a few seconds to let your skin absorb it before putting makeup.

Makeup tip #3

 Go for cream or liquid form for blush and foundation.

I’m a lover of liquid and cream. It’s easy to blend, it stays longer throughout the day, and most especially, it looks so natural on the skin. I have this liquid foundation from Antonym that I totally love! I only use a damp sponge for application and it is always smooth and natural-looking. I also love to use cream blush. Most can be used as a lip shade too or even a simple eyeshadow for the eyelids. 

Makeup tip #4 

Don’t over powder.

I have oily skin during the summer but one thing I’ve learned from makeup books and tips from other professional makeup artists is that don’t over powder your face. A little natural shine wouldn’t hurt. If you like using setting powder, I recommend using a small fluffy brush or a blending brush.

Going for a natural look is what I always aim for. I believe that the less products we put on our skin, the better. This way, there’s less clogging of pores that may cause skin problems. Less is more indeed! What’s your favorite summer look?

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5 Responses to “Favorite Makeup Tips”

  1. Denise says:

    I love your idea of wearing primer OR moisturizer. I prefer the moisturizer so thanks for sharing your tests with this.

  2. Kelly Bolen says:

    I love learning about new make up brands or techniques! I will need to try some of these! =)

  3. Willy Burden says:

    I like that you encourage a natural look! You proved that less can still look amazing. One thing I’d like to try is the liquid blush. I haven’t used one before, but have been looking for a product to try!

  4. I really need to change to a cream foundation. I have been using powder and I think it is just not having the best look. Thanks for all of the information.

  5. Jordyn says:

    Woah I have never thought of using cream blush! I’ll have to try it sometime!

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