On most days (especially with summer getting dangerously close), I turn to a no-fuss, au naturale makeup routine with products I can easily take with me on-the-go, enhancing my features with minimal effort.
+ Natural Protect & Correct BB Cream, Bali Body
Lately, I have been loving Bali Body's BB Cream in the shade Natural. Not only does this product even my skin tone with light to medium coverage, but it has SPF 15 (without the yucky sunscreen smell) and lasts all day long. Complete summer staple.
+ Paradise Cover Super Shock Cheek Bronzer, ColourPop
As someone with fairer skin, bronzer tends to be a difficult product to shop for - but I have been obsessed with ColourPop's Paradise Cove. Creamy, mousse, buildable, and natural at an incredibly affordable price. An everyday makeup bag must!
+ paaarty Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush, Tarte Cosmetics
This travel-friendly blush (which I received as a sweet birthday gift from Sephora) gives any look a youthful, natural glow with one swipe. This honey nude color is highly-pigmented, yet not at all overpowering or difficult to blend away.
+ Mary-Lou Manager AKA 'The Luminizer,' theBalm Cosmetics
Although this product didn't appear in my most recent highlighter blog post (if you haven't already, check it out here), it's only because I found this one after I published it... Packaging: perfect. Hue: a universal champagne. Formula: simply blinding. Needless to say, I'm obsessed and can't wait to try more of theBalm's products (especially their new Even Steven Whipped Foundation that is yet to drop!) I love illuminating the high-points of my cheeks, my brow bone, and the inner corners of my eyes.
+ Dark Brown Brow Wiz, Anastasia Beverly Hills
Effortless, full brows in just a few seconds. You really can't go wrong with Anastasia Beverly Hills.
+ Truly Cocoa True Velvet Eyeliner, Honest Beauty
For defined eyes that pop and lashes that look naturally thicker, I love using this brown eyeliner on my waterline. The formula is velvety and never transfers to my lower lash line.
+ Le Volume de Chanel, Chanel
I usually like to give my lashes a break and just coat them in Honest Beauty's Magic Balm, brushing through with a clean spooly to separate lashes. But, on the days I do want a little mascara, I often reach for Le Volume de Chanel. As someone who spends much of her time sweating in the gym (I'm a total gym bunny), I need a mascara that won't run or smudge - and this stuff is simply heaven in a little black bottle.
+ Embrace It (Nude Honey) Argan Lip Sting Plumping Butter, Josie Maran Cosmetics
I am a total Josie Maran Cosmetics junkie, and this plumping lipstick has quickly become one of my favorite nude lipsticks (next to my trusty Velvet Teddy by MAC, which I reviewed here). This lipstick glides on smoothly and honestly can be swapped for a lip balm (yes, it's that hydrating). I love the subtle 'sting,' giving me the perfect kissable pout that lasts all day.
+ Nirvana Bourbon eau de parfum, Elizabeth and James
As a fragrance lover, I am seldom without a scent (or 7) in my makeup bag. Nirvana Bourbon is utterly intoxicating, warm, and sensual, and unfolds beautifully with consistent vanilla undertones throughout the day and into the night. If you prefer richly sweet scents with a slight masculine touch, I highly recommend giving this fragrance a try.
What's your go-to everyday look?
Olivia Rose | 25