Favorite Everyday Summer Makeup

Favorite Everyday Summer Makeup

A few months ago, I shared my Favorite Spring Beauty Products (here) and today I am sharing my Favorite Summer Makeup look and products. I tried to achieve the cat-eye look but I can never really perfect it. But I did what I could. The only product I didn’t use in this look are my falsies. I normally wear them for photo shoots but I didn’t this time because I had a small bump on my lower lid and didn’t want to aggravate it. (See my post here about eyelash extensions)

I’ve listed below some of the products used to achieve this Everyday Summer Look.

2 Favorite Everyday Summer Makepu

2 Favorite Everyday Summer Makepu

Favorite Everyday Summer Makeup1. SonicBlend by Michael Todd Beauty (c/o) – When I first received this brush, I was quite nervous about using it…only because I wasn’t sure about how to use this, how much product to use with it, and how to blend with it. My fear quickly diminished; it was quite easy to use and it blended my foundation and concealer perfectly.

2. Benefit Hello Flawless Sunscreen Foundation

3. Hard Candy Pore-Defense Primer Serum – I swear by this stuff!!! I have large pores on my nose and on either side of my nostrils and this serum smooths them away. I’ve purchased several high-end pore fillers that didn’t work for me. This stuff is pretty cheap, but it works. And as long as they make this, I will continue to use it.

4. NYX HD Studio Photogenic Concealer

5. Maybelline FitMe Matte + Poreless Powder – I use NOTHING else!

6. Absolute New York Icon Pro (c/o) – This palette is everything! I use the Smoke & Mirrors palette and the colors are just perfect. When I received and opened my Absolute Beauty Package, I couldn’t wait to use it. The colors will take you from a natural look to a smokey-eyed night-on-the-town look. Absolutely beautiful and versatile.

7. Absolute New York Strobing & Shading – This is another palette I swear by! Both of these Absolute New York products can be purchased in most beauty supply stores. Don’t sleep on this brand!

8. Urban Decay After Glow Blush – In Rapture

9. NYX Lingerie Lip Color – In French Maid. This is the color I found that matches my skin perfectly. So I really should purchase about 3 or 4 more tubes before they discontinue it.

10. Absolute New York Ink Pen (c/o) – This pen is perfect for creating the cat-eye look. Because I’m not that great with creating this look, I always have to go over it with a pencil. This ultra black eyeliner glides on so very smoothly and I’m hoping this liner will help me perfect this look.

Favorite Everyday Summer Makeup

Favorite Everyday Summer Makeup

Favorite Everyday Summer Makeup

Favorite Everyday Summer Makeup

Favorite Everyday Summer Makeup

Favorite Everyday Summer Makeup

Favorite Everyday Summer Makeup

Favorite Everyday Summer Makeup

Favorite Everyday Summer Makeup


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  1. July 24, 2017 / 9:53 am

    These are great products to use. I need a new primer and will check out the Hard Candy Pore-Defense Primer Serum to prep my face. I also want to try out the Absolute New York Ink Pen to add a bit of drama to my eyes.

    • kuwc2016
      July 26, 2017 / 4:03 pm

      I got the Hard Candy Primer from Walmart. This stuff is amazing!

  2. July 24, 2017 / 10:08 am

    oh my I have and love most of those products! I will def check out the pore defense! How was it with minimizing pores? btw I love your photo spread!

    • kuwc2016
      July 26, 2017 / 4:26 pm

      Thank you so much! I am in love with this primer. As stated, I’ve tried high-end brands with no satisfaction. But this cheap one works wonders for me. And just so you know, I purchased this…it wasn’t given to me for shoutouts.

  3. July 24, 2017 / 10:49 am

    One day beautiful lady, I’m going to pay for you to fly all the way to South Africa so you can give me lessons on how to look as gorgeous as what you do.

    • kuwc2016
      July 26, 2017 / 4:26 pm

      Oh Hunni, I would pack my bag so fast!!! LoL Thank you so much!

  4. July 24, 2017 / 11:04 am

    wow i’m absolutely in awe of how much effort you put into such a beautiful look! If only I could get myself some of that discipline.

    • kuwc2016
      July 26, 2017 / 4:28 pm

      Even though I don’t wear makeup everyday, it honestly takes me less than ten minutes to create my look. Thank you so much!

  5. July 24, 2017 / 11:04 am

    Your skin is so clear! I wish I could make the eye wings like that, when I try to do them it’s a mess and it takes me the whole morning!

    • kuwc2016
      July 26, 2017 / 4:29 pm

      I’m not really happy with my ‘cat-eye’. As long as it’s OK-looking, then Im happy!

  6. July 24, 2017 / 11:31 am

    You are stunning! I love your makeup. Great products and picks too.

    • kuwc2016
      July 26, 2017 / 4:29 pm

      Oh you’re so sweet! Thank you so much!

  7. July 24, 2017 / 6:54 pm

    If it would make my skin look as good as yours, I would buy every product there! They all sound great, and your make up is just gorgeous on you!

    • kuwc2016
      July 26, 2017 / 4:30 pm

      Sweetest comment ever!!! I think the pore defense and the SonicBlend makes all the difference for me! Thank you so much for stopping by!

  8. July 24, 2017 / 8:00 pm

    You look absolutely amazing and I’ve loved reading about your everyday summer makeup routine – I haven’t heard of some of these products so I will have to check the out!

  9. Benita
    July 24, 2017 / 8:50 pm

    You look gorgeous!!! I love you makeup it is so flattering and I think you did a great job on your eyes. My favorite is the lipstick I am going to get that shade asap.

    • kuwc2016
      July 26, 2017 / 4:32 pm

      I don’t know what it is, but there’s something about my skin complexion that doesn’t look all that great with most lip colors. But this matte lip creme, I believe, is perfect! Thank you for stopping by!

  10. July 24, 2017 / 10:54 pm

    Your makeup is super flawless! I’m seriously a fan, I need to learn how to do mine like this!

    • kuwc2016
      July 26, 2017 / 4:32 pm

      You’re so sweet! Thank you so very much!

  11. July 25, 2017 / 12:27 am

    Your makeup looks so beautiful! The products you used are amazing and totally full coverage.

  12. July 25, 2017 / 8:14 am

    Such a great Summer look Your make up is flawless. Great post

  13. July 25, 2017 / 9:26 am

    I’m totally going to give that serum a try, it sounds fantastic (and so nice that it’s budget-friendly!). That ink pen sounds really interesting too – I’m an eyeliner gal & love finding new ones!

    • kuwc2016
      July 26, 2017 / 4:35 pm

      The Pore Minimizer is around $5…can’t beat that!

  14. July 25, 2017 / 9:38 am

    That lip color! Holy smokes it’s gorgeous, and it looks fantastic on you. I’m a huge fan of NYX lippies. I am going to have to try that primer serum out. I, too, have large pores. This might help me a lot!

    • kuwc2016
      July 26, 2017 / 4:36 pm

      Trust me, if it helps me, it can help anyone! And yes, I am totally in love with this NYX matte lip cream! Thanks for stopping by!

    • victoria
      July 27, 2017 / 7:26 am

      As always you look so pretty! I tend to wear less makeup in the summer because the weather makes it come off by the time I walk to the subway anyway lol

  15. July 25, 2017 / 9:48 am

    Your everyday look is amazing! I get lazy during the summer because I am off from work and rarely do a full face of makeup. Also, I want some champagne with berries now. Looks so yummy!

    • kuwc2016
      July 26, 2017 / 4:37 pm

      I only wear makeup when I have a photo shoot or G. Boo and I are going out. So most of the time I’m fresh-faced! Thanks for reading!

  16. July 25, 2017 / 1:59 pm

    That’s quite a routine you have. Your makeup looks so amazing! The eyeliner is perfect!

  17. July 26, 2017 / 12:16 am

    Your makeup is beautiful! I am going to have to try some of these products. I have a summer wedding coming up, and this look would be perfect! I swear by the Hard Candy primer as well ?

    • kuwc2016
      July 26, 2017 / 4:38 pm

      Awesome, so you KNOW how well it works! Thank you!

  18. July 26, 2017 / 12:26 am

    What a great list of summer makeup products! I love your style and you look absolutely gorgeous in your summer look!

  19. July 26, 2017 / 4:22 am

    Though I am more of a ‘flaunt your skin’ makeup sort of person, loved the way you have used contouring. The effect is elegant and everything-well-put-together…amazing

    • kuwc2016
      July 26, 2017 / 4:41 pm

      Now that’s something I’m afraid to do: contouring! I think I would end up making myself look like a fool. I mostly just add a bit of concealer under my eyes. Thank you so much for stopping by!

  20. July 26, 2017 / 9:04 am

    I have never tried Hard Candy makeup products but I may have to pick up this primer! I’m also looking in to purchasing the SonicBlend brush as well!

  21. July 26, 2017 / 12:04 pm

    So glowy!! You look great! Also your brushes look awesome, I need to invest in some new ones, for sure.

    • kuwc2016
      July 26, 2017 / 4:43 pm

      I’m actually just now learning to use brushes properly. I’ve always had them but pretty much used the spongy applicator that comes with eyeshadow palettes. Thank you for your comment!

  22. Yeu Doi
    July 26, 2017 / 1:50 pm

    The make up looks natural and nice on you. Haven’t heard of the brand. Will check it out.

    • kuwc2016
      July 26, 2017 / 4:44 pm

      I hadn’t hear of it either. I just kind of happened upon it when perusing the makeup section in Walmart!

  23. Doris
    July 26, 2017 / 9:36 pm

    Summer makeup is all about glowing skin. You look amazing!

  24. July 27, 2017 / 9:18 am

    You look gorgeous! Your skin is glowing and the colours compliment your skin so nicely! Lots of products I should definitely try out ?

  25. July 27, 2017 / 8:20 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your makeup your are gorgeous!!!! I am totally interested in the Hard Candy pore serum I have big pores and have tried several serums but haven’t really found one I like. I am so gonna go look for this one. Thanks

    • kuwc2016
      July 28, 2017 / 2:33 pm

      Every time I pat it on, I am always amazed. And it’s priced just right!

  26. August 4, 2017 / 1:20 am

    Your makeup looks so airbrushes and perfect. I got the Under Decay highlighter from a subscription box and get to the and bought it full size.

  27. Elizabeth O
    August 7, 2017 / 9:42 am

    You looks so gorgeous! I like your simply and natural look makeup, It’s perfect for everyday use. Your skin is glowing and the colours compliment with your skin so perfect. Everything well put together. keep it up!!

  28. Tambra
    August 10, 2017 / 2:54 pm

    Where did you get that shirt from? I love it!

    • kuwc2016
      August 10, 2017 / 5:14 pm

      Thank you Tambra. This shirt is pretty old…at least five or six years old…and I don’t remember where I purchased it from. Sorry!

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