It’s that time of year where you attempt to wear all the things you slathered on your face back in March and all of a sudden the color isn’t right anymore, the mascara flakes, everything is too heavy and you look…FUG. Time to keep it light so you can sweat it out without having your face on your white couture. I pared it all down for the hot months and it is fast, well it’s always simple for me, and makes me feel good about stepping out for the day or night.
For my wedding, I was faced with the daunting task of finding a foundation that would give me enough coverage for photos without looking like I emerged from an episode of Rupaul’s Drag Race. I’m so makeup phobic that I didn’t even hire a makeup artist for my big day and instead opted for a friend of a friend who is really pretty and did it for me. In the end, I got the Sunday Riley Primer and followed it up with Koh Gen Do Aqua Foudation with a light dusting of Cle de Peau concealer. The Cle de Peau I could write a whole post about, it’s expensive but I’ll wear it alone and it is like magic in a stick. For summer though, the Sunday Riley is really becoming my favorite thing on it’s own, it’s basically a light mousse tinted moisturizer that somehow also keeps you from looking shiny because it’s a primer. I started mixing a squirt of the primer with a bit of her Juno Oil in the palm of my hand and I am now fully enamored with this little mix, dab it on with the Beauty Blender and I am good to go. (A side note: the little container above is actually the Juno Oil. A few months back I dropped the bottle and it cracked in half and after I screamed for a few minutes I quickly started trying to salvage whatever oil I could because, damn girl!, that shiz is muy caro.)
After my faux face goes on, the highlighter does and I love this one by RMS beauty. Not too shiny or oily and comes in a pot with frosted glass. Being Asian, the next thing to do is to attempt to naturally provide the resemblance of some sort of eyebrow, any kind will do. This pencil is a three-in-one: a natural powdery pencil, a brush, and the middle is a highlighter. It leaves you with decidedly un-geisha like brows and of course if you want to go that way you can still use this pencil for that too. The eyes are simple: a little nude Chanel pencil to make my eyes look as white as possible (this is supposed to give the illusion that you didn’t have four cocktails last night) and if I’m going out for the night it’s a layer of DiorShow Blackout topped with a layer of Lash Laquer. The laquer is weird but it really makes your lashes much more dramatic.
Lastly, these are my two favorite lip things right now. Both by the Lipstick Queen herself. I am pretty obsessed with her stuff right now, the color and texture are always SPOT ON. The Medieval lipstick I have been wearing pretty consistently for a year now, it’s a sheer red for those of you who are too scared to go the Dragon Girl route. For summer, I got her Chinatown glossy pencil and it looks like I smeared a watermelon on my lips. I feel pretty.