It’s canon in the skincare and makeup routine universe to cleanse, tone, moisturize. So do just that.
Now, there are two ways to go about the face-ics here: either you prime and use a lightweight foundation or directly put on a BB cream. I personally prefer BB cream in the humid summer-y months because it’s less product on the face, but if you have after-work or night-out plans and need a little bit more coverage, I’d suggest going the prime + foundation route.
Primer: Quick FX No Shine Mattifier
It’s important to set a good base for makeup when considering the durability of whatever makeup product you’re going to slap on your beautiful, cleansed, toned, and moisturized mug. Quick FX’s primer is for the oily to combination skin-havers out there. If you don’t want the full commitment of a 30g product and just want to test out, this primer also comes in a 10g sachet.
Foundation: Pink Sugar Our Lil Secret foundation
BB Cream: Fashion21 Ultimate Cover BB Cream + Concealer SPF30 PA++
On a clear skin day, after tweeting about drinking more than eight glasses of water, I only wear concealer. I do what the locals would call “spot-concealing,” and yes, it is what is: concealing “problematic” spots like acne scars, or the pain of existence.
Concealer: Pink Sugar Our Lil Secret concealer
Loose powder: Nichido Final Powder in Ivory Glow or Creamy Glow
The most important nugget of wisdom I learned from watching 1,000 hours of YouTube makeup tutorial videos is to set your base. Honey, if we’re going from nine to five to the nightclub real quick, we can’t just let the natural response of our body to changes in temperature or weather (see: sweating) take over!!! We need a setting powder for that.
Blush: Colourette Cosmetics Coloursnaps in Milk
Again, I am into that “unnie” warm peach glow. If you’re like me, get the Coloursnaps in the shade Milk: I started walking and acting differently after wearing Milk as blush for a day.
Hello Gorgeous Unicorn Tears highlighter
Since the warm, smoldering rays of the sun are ever-present in July, I don’t wear highlighter that much; I’ll leave the highlighting job to my ~natural oils.~ But! If the local diva is ready to jump out, then this highlighter is for you. What’s good about a highlighter with a formula like Hello Gorgeous’ is that you can mix a tiny drop of Unicorn Tears on your foundation or your BB cream and achieve a “from within” glow.
Setting Spray: Nichido
The jury’s out on this one, so I’ll keep the description short. Nichido’s setting spray is an icon in the setting spray market; lasts nine to five till the morning after. My friends and I sign our names on this holy grail product. You can slide into our DMs and we can gush about it.