Light, Glowy Look for the Summer. It's Very Quick I Promise.

Alright, I admit I have a sleeping problem. I need to rectify that. From tomorrow onwards, I will not stay up all night doing... nothing. May the gods of sleep be with me from now on. But right now, I'm going to use this time for good. This is a look I do because I like an easy, glowy look in the summer. I love to glow, even though I'm an incredibly oily skinned girl. I think it's a nice look for a lazy dinner out on the patio with friends. I hope you like this look because it's a very simple one. I have a couple more complicated ones up next if you don't like this.

Tools Used:

  • MAC 129 powder brush. I used this for the highlight too. As long as you don't dunk it in highlighter I find it works well for both powder and highlighter.
  • MAC 217 blending brush to apply highlighter to my lids, browbone, and the bridge of my nose.
  • Fingers. I'm gross for dipping my fingers into a pot concealor.
Make-up Used:
  • Shiseido Translucent Powder.
  • MAC Studio Finish Concealor in NW35
  • Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Tawny used on lids and highlight
  • Bobbi Brown pot rouge in Pale Pink. You'll be surprised how beautiful it is as a blush on dark skin.
  • Bobbi Brown pot rouge in Velvet Plum
  • Blistex
  • L'Oreal Voluminous
Step 1:
If needed spot conceal problem areas on the face and use a tinted moisturizer. Then set with translucent powder. I wanted to let my skin show through and to really make it a quick look so I left it at translucent powder.

Step 2:
Conceal under-eye circles with the concealor of your choice. I just patted it on with my fingers. Set it with translucent powder.

Step 4:
Apply the Pale Pink pot rouge to the apple of the cheeks and blend to the temples. It's a surprisingly flattering pop of colour on my skin.

Step 5:
Pat on the Velvet Plum pot rouge to lips with fingers. It doesn't have to be precise and you don't want it to look like you put a lot of effort into it. You're basically trying to stain your lips with the lip colour. Even if you're using a similar coloured lipstick, try patting it on with your fingers to get a smudgey effect.

Step 6:
Apply blistex on top of your lip colour to give it a soft sheen and to keep lips hydrated.

Step 7:
Using the MAC 129 brush, dust highlighter lightly on the top of your cheekbones. Then take the MAC 217 brush and apply the highlighter to the center of your lids and blend out. Continue highlighting the brow bone, the bridge of the nose, and the cupid's bow.

Step 8:
Apply two coats of mascara to top lashes and one coat to bottom lashes.


10-C said...

You mention you have oily skin, but your skin looks great.

I have a very oily T-zone, which causes me to have acne in the summer. Right now I use Olay (combination skin) Moisturizer w/ SPF 15-- I love it for the parts of my skin that are not part of my T-zone. I have also used Retin-A in th past (for the T-zone) and I'm trying to ween myself off of that because it makes me produce more oils, even if it is clearing up my skin. (Retin-A exfoliates your skin)...

So any suggestions? I remember you did a skin post, but you mentioned a lot of different products, so I was a bit confused. Have you ever used a gel-moisturizer? (The magazines say it's good for people with oily skin)

4:25 AM
anshu7 ( said...

love this look. u r right pale pink looks splendid on ur skin infact i think it looks better than it looks on lighter complexions!
and loreal voluminous has added tht extra oomph to ur eyes i think this mascara looks the best on u!u shud use this more often
i am also going to purchase this wen my current mascara (maybelline volume turbo boost something) dries out.

4:27 AM
Mukho said...

Hi Anu, beautifully put together look, but I particularly like the way u did ur lips. So perfect :)

7:00 AM
Ranjani said...

Wow! I LOVE this glowy godess look.You have incredible cheekbones and great bone structure.Your eyelashes look fabulous, and super dramatic.
I need to get my hands on BB's pot rouge!

8:06 AM
yummy411 said...

beautiful as always!i had no idea you were in DC. i'm about to start a makeup meetup (not thru though,.. it costs! )= )

i'm so excited that many of us are in the area!

8:56 AM
Anonymous said...

looks good Anu , esp the cheek and lipcolor , I will be in India the next couple of months , was looking for light looks for the weather there , thanks .
I will try it with albatross


9:03 AM
Nausheen said...

You are sooo pretty! :) This is a great look on you... glowy but not overkill :)

I have a medium skin tone (NC35 in summer) and I use Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in chocolate on my cheeks. I think that's definitely a good color to try. It looks natural and subtle but gives a good color too!

12:27 PM
Hijabi Apprentice said...

Very pretty! I love the pinky blush. My skin is a bit deeper than yours but I think it could still work for me.

12:37 PM
mylanqolia said...

Wow! The blush looks great on you. Just gorgeous! Btw, you have fab lashes. They appear to be fake. Wanna donate some lashes to me?;-) Best wishes, M.

3:07 PM
Leeann said...

Aw you're so pretty! I love this look, it's very girl and soft. I admit that I have never tried any Bobbi Brown makeip...I know, I need to. Seeing it on someone else really testifies to the product. I'm definately adding this to my "to buy list!"

9:10 PM
Anu said...

hey 10-c:

i have really oily skin and i struggle throughout to keep it calm and acne free.

i LOVE ddf's sulfur masks. it's incredibly drying and smell awful. the bonus is that it really pulls out impurities and my zits die a very quick death. i use it as a spot treatment and it keeps bumps from becoming full on zits. another must have is fresh's umbrian face mask. it really is a must have for me. however, try queen helenes mint julep mask first. it's a lot cheaper and works for most people.

and i use gel moiosturizers too. cliniques dramatically different moisturizing GEL is surprisingly great. the lotion version KILLED my skin but the gel version is very nice. but my all time holy grail is cetaphil lotion and la roche posay toleriane fluide. the cetaphil is much cheaper and just as effective. i love both and always fall back on them. i dont think they're gel based though. lrp's tolriane fluide is delightfully light if you ever want to try it. but to be honest, i skip moisturizer in the summer and just use and eye cream and sunscreen. my skin gets so oily that i cant handle more. i use moisturizer at night instead of day and night.

hey anshu7:
chec out loreals panoramic curl. it is such an underrated mascara. it gives lovely dramatic lashes too and it doesnt flake on me at all.

and yes, pale pink is just so beautiful on so many skin tones.

hey mukho:
thanks :). im glad you liked it.

hey ranjani:
get thee to a bobbi brown counter right now. RUN! you have to try them all, especially pink truffle, pale pink, and blushed rose.

hey yummy411:
we definitely need to have a beauty meetup. :)

hey bharati:
glad you liked it :) it is a very light look because really it doesnt require much effort lol.

hey nausheen:
glad you liked the look. and yes milk chocolate is divine. is it wrong to say i wanted it because of the name? anything with food names gets to me.

hey mylangolia:
thats the mascara doing a decent job. mine are really nothing spectacular *sigh*. i love loreals mascaras.

hey leeann:
if you ever do want to try some of her pot rouges, please give pale pink and blushed rose a try. two of my all time favourite shades. stonewashed pink and summer tan are also so pretty!

12:58 AM

Anonymous said...

Beautiful look? I love your earing as well. Where did you get them from?

11:35 AM

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