Summer makeup needs to be 3 things: 1. Easy, no one wants to spend all morning putting on layers and layers of makeup, esp in summer humidity. 2. Fresh, an over done face just doesn’t work in the summer time, sorry it just doesn’t. 3. Packable, with summer vacations, day trips, and just being on the go you need something transportable and isn’t going to spill or burst with elevation changes. I found THE product that fits all these and more mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cubes in Coral.
One of mark.’s cult favorite products is it’s touch and glow shimmer cube (original, see post here). Earlier this year they released a coral version, and honestly, I have no idea how I waited this long to pick this one up! This is the 1 product solution to your summer makeup routine. The obvious use is to use it as a blush and/or highlighter but this killer product is one multi-tasking cream to powder wonder!
For my easy summer makeup look I used the Touch and Glow Coral on my cheeks, for contouring, as eyeshadow and on my lips! Only tools I used were my fingers and the mark. Travel Pro Brush Set. Because it’s smaller I was able to get more control. Here’s how I used it:
On Cheeks: I swirled all colors and applied to the apples of my cheeks using the mark. Travel Pro Blush Brush. For contour I used my finger in shade 6 (2nd row far right shade) and went along my temples to under the cheek in a C shape.
On Eyes: I used my fingers to apply shade 2 (top row middle shade) all over from lash line to brow. Then I used shade 3 (top row far right shade) on my inner corner and half of lid and under the lower lashes. Lastly I used a mix of shade 1, 4 and 6 on the outer half of my lid. I lined my eyes again using the travel pro brush set with mark. Saved By The Gel in Cool Azul from the Instant Vacation Buenos Aires Vibe Collection (see here). Finished with Avon Super Extend Winged Out Mascara.
On Lips: For this very on trend lip color I used shade 8 (bottom row middle shade) applied with the lip brush from the mark. Travel Pro Brush Set. Done and done! It’s similar finish to those matte liquid lipsticks (like from Nyx) that are super popular. It even lasted through eating lunch!
Word Of Alicia Review on mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cubes in Coral: Anything that multi-tasks this well gets two thumbs up from me. Let me note it’s really hard to take pictures of your makeup (my eyes did not want to open!) so these were taken in the shade so the colors are a bit more vibrant in real life. The color pay off on this is great but it isn’t a super long lasting formula. When applied in the morning before work I had to touch up after work before meeting up for dinner, but really, that’s still pretty decent. And I like how it has just the right amount of shimmer nothing too overwhelming and will be flattering on all skin types and tones. I’m just mad I didn’t get this one sooner!
You can shop the mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cubes in Coral along with my eyeliner, mascara and brush set used at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger use promo code AVON60 for 20% off your $60 order or JULY25 for 25% off a $75 order or SHIP15 for free shipping on $15.