There is a lot of new makeup on the market that I have been absolutely loving, and I am totally inspired by the recent warm weather to create a gorgeous glowy makeup look with the products I picked up.
Since its launch nearly a year ago, I fell in love with Fenty Beauty, Rihanna’s makeup line, so obviously I was super excited when she dropped a summer line. The Killawatt Foil in Sand Castle/Mint’d Mojito caught my attention right away. This is an extremely intense highlighter duo in pale gold/icy blue-green–both shades are unlike anything I’ve ever owned.
Despite the ultra-metallic, wet-looking sheen (my favorite!) these highlighters give off, the soft, almost pastel colors make them wearable. I use a light hand when I wear these shades during the day, and pile on more layers at nighttime. No matter how little or how much I use, these highlighters go on smoothly, never look patchy or streaky and last all day (or all night).
For this look I paired Sand Castle/Mint’d Mojito with Buxom’s new(ish) Full-On Lip Polish in Selena, which has a show-stopping metallic finish. Selena is clear, universal gloss with holographic blue and pink reflects. I fell in love with instantly, and it goes perfectly with these Killawatt shades. The formula is really nice, but that is to be expected with Buxom products (especially their lip products).
Other key players that are part of this makeup look are Milk Makeup’s Sunshine Skin Tint (more on this in an upcoming post), BECCA’s new Be A Light Face Palette (a must-have combo of brightening and blurring powders, as well as a beautiful blush and killer bronzer) and Benefit Cosmetics Gold Rush Blush. I am a really big fan of Benefit’s boxed blushes, and Gold Rush is their newest addition. It’s a subtle, neutral dusty pink with a golden glow. So, so pretty!
This face was relatively easily to create. I stuck with my go-to face routine (a light base with a skin tint, concealer and little setting powder, plus cream contour and powder bronzer), then added Gold Rush Blush to my cheeks.
After that I dusted Sand Castle all over my cheekbones, cupid’s bow and eyelids. (I put Buxom’s eyeshadow in Gimme Gorgeous, a matte tan shade, in the crease to give my eyes some definition before covering the lids with Sand Castle.) I amped up the glow with Mint’d Mojito on the inner corners of my eyes, as well as the brow bones. As always, I polished off the look with two coats of Boy Brow, two coats of Mascara and some Fix+.
I used the Full-On Lipstick as a lip liner, then blotted for a diffused, blurred look, and put two layers of Selena on top.
Products I used:
- Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer
- Milk Makeup Sunshine Skin Tint in Sand
- BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector in Light to Medium
- Glossier Stretch Concealer
- BECCA Be A Light Face Palette in Light To Medium
- Benefit Cosmetics Gold Rush Blush
- Fenty Beauty Match Stix Matte Skinstick in Mocha
- Fenty Beauty Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter in Sand Castle/Mint’d Mojito
- Buxom pressed powder eyeshadow in Gimme Gorgeous
- Glossier Boy Brow in Brown
- MAC Cosmetics Prep + Prime Fix+
- Glossier Lash Slick
- Buxom Full-On Lipstick in Sydney (no longer available)
- Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Selena (metallic finish)