Ever since I got out of school a little over two weeks, it has been full steam ahead for me so I apologize for not having posted in a very long time. Only a few days after school let out, I started my summer internship at a PR firm, The Collective PR in New York City. Sounds glamorous right? Unfortunately, working in sweaty New York City is not quite as glamorous as Carrie Bradshaw may make it seem. But I can get into that in another post.
As many of you may know, summertime in New York City gets HOT. And I for one am pretty much incapable of looking presentable when it gets toasty out- my makeup seems to melt right off my face! I look, quite literally, like a hot mess. But what is a girl to do when she needs to look presentable and professional in upwards of 90 degree weather, with humidity?
Let’s start with the base – the face makeup.
My skin is so incredibly dry and over time I have come to realize that I really do not need half as much coverage in my makeup as I once thought I did. So instead of using a thick foundation that will cake up my face, I use a tinted moisturizer with SPF.
I dampen my (disgusting) beauty blender with water and then dab Laura Mercier’s tinted moisturizer all over my face to even out my skin. I then set the makeup into place using a big fluffy brush with Laura Mercier’s smooth finish foundation powder to ensure that everything will stay all day.
I am a 20-year old college student who stays up too late watching The Mindy Project to get even close to enough sleep. So I need a concealer that can make me look awake even though I have only had four hours of sleep and am running on coffee.
Using Bobbi Brown’s creamy concealer, I dab the peachy concealer on my dark circles then set it with the highlighting powder that is beside it. The powder is really white but manages to blends into my pasty skin seamlessly.
To put some life back into my face, I will apply bronzer and blush. I do not contour, I just use a bit of Laura Mercier’s matte bronzer to warm up my cheeks, forehead and nose and then blend some down my neck is necessary. I then apply Milani’s Luminoso to my cheeks. I love this peachy pink color – I think it would look great on a wide range of skin tones.
Last up, eyes. To bring a bit of structure to my face, I will fill my eyebrows in with Benefit’s Gimme Brow in blonde then brush them out with a spoolie to ensure that they look natural and not overly filled in. Next, I apply a coat or two of mascara to my lashes. Right now, I’m loving Maybelline’s Lash Sensational.
A lot of the time I will not even bother with eyeshadow, but if I have extra time I will sometimes swipe a bit of ‘sin’ from my Naked palette onto my lids and then buff “naked” into my crease.
And there you have it, my everyday summer internship makeup routine. It is easy and does not take much time at all in the morning, perfect for girls who are always running late like me.
If needed, I will touch up my face throughout the day with a bit of concealer and blush so that I appear fresh faced and awake. Let me know in the comments what you all would like to see next!