Nude Lipstick Affordable Makeup

I don’t know about you, but the last thing I want to do on a 90º plus summer day is cake my face with makeup. No one I know enjoys the feeling of thick makeup melting off their face as it approaches happy hour. Oil and sweat is not equivalent to dewy skin, so less is more when it comes to summer time makeup. With my less is more approach, I like the look of a comfortable, nude lipstick. Bright lipstick is also fun for summer, but for an everyday basis, a nude lip is pretty and close to maintenance free.

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natural everyday makeup

As much as I love playing with eyeshadow and bright lipsticks, some days I just don’t have time for that or don’t feel like being bothered. For my everyday makeup I’ve been enjoying a more fresh faced, semi-natural look. I say semi-natural because honestly, the second you slap on some foundation or other makeup, your face is no longer natural. I’m currently using two prescription, topical acne medications that are very drying. Because of this, the primers and foundations I’ve been using are very hydrating and lean more towards the dewy side than the matte side of things.

Starting off with just some e.l.f. hydrating primer
I’ve used my Rimmel Lasting foundation foundation in Light Ivory here
Brows are done! I used the e.l.f. eyebrow kit and Rimmel clear eyebrow gel
I used the Wet n’ Wild Photofocus eyeshadow primer before using the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea liquid eyeliner. I’ve tightlined my eyes with the Marc Jacobs gel liner
Fun fact: I experience double vision when looking in certain directions. This causes applying eyeliner to my left eye extremely difficult.
Then we apply the concealer! I’ve applied Rimmel Match Perfection concealer under my eyes and the Collection concealer in Fair on the rest of my face.
I’ve set my undereye concealer with the Winky Lux diamond powder and then used the e.l.f. HD powder in Soft Luminance on the rest of my face.
I used my Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara for some voluminous lashes!
Here I’ve applied bronzer (Essence Sun Club) blush (Milani) and highlight (NYX Bright Idea)


The look is finished! I used an Ulta matte lipstick in Pink Punch with a bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie lipgloss on top. I set everything with the NYX Dewy Finish setting spray.

everyday makeup

I hope you all have a lovely weekend! Let me know what you think of this look in the comments below.

Audrey Knizek

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