Summer is here, my lovelies! L.A.’s 90 degree heat wave has me thinking all things beach & summer! There will always be a summer event to attend, so first things first! Summer skin & SPF is essential! Currently crushing on Maybelline’s Dream Nude Airfoam foundation. It has SPF 16 and gives that light & fresh skin-in-a-bottle look! I love its super thin texture, as I don’t normally wear heavy foundations during the day. I have raved about Measurable Difference highlighters before, and for good reason. It makes all the difference! ;))) I picked up a new Measurable shade last week and it was well worth it! I have finally discovered my holy grail highlighter in all of life! It is a light pinky shade with hints of lilac.
It didn’t come with a shade name, but it is a few shades lighter in color than their “Pink” shade that I also love. Both are outstanding highlighters! In this pic, the highlight is from one light-handed brush stroke into the product! It can be amped up to kilo-watt status for night. Seriously keeping this highlighter under my pillow. For sun bronzed skin I love Loreal’s Sublime Self Tanner. It gives a natural airbrushed effect and sprays like an airbrush with the perfect amount of spritz. I use it on the daily! Also, I like to make sure to wear sunscreen high in spf when I’m on the beach. Shimmer bronzer is a must for shoulders & décolletage. I like Victoria Secret’s Bronzing dust on my shoulders when I’m in a bikini. For the featured beachwear look, I went with a Michael Kors black bikini with my Kelley Nicole Collection Floral Hat.
The beach is my absolute favorite place in the world! For me, there’s nothing like the sound of the ocean, the birds, and a good book. Wishing everyone a great week! xoxo ~Kelle
Hello, my lovelies!! Today is a 90 degree day in L.A. which brings me to the real hot topic of foundations. There are always so many options to choose from at the drugstore! My love for Rimmel’s Match Perfection medium coverage foundation is still going strong as my fave foundation, thanks to its skin-like qualities!! However, when it comes to shooting I like to wear a full coverage foundation. That said, I decided to put Rimmel’s 25 Hour Lasting Foundation with Comfort Serum to the test, in my photo shoot this week with photographer, Patrick Massou. He is one of my favorite photographers and it is always such a pleasure to create with him! It was a perfect sunny day for us in Hollywood! While the weather was mid-70’s during the day of the shoot, my skin felt like it reached 90 degrees; in part due to working up a sweat from time to time. A great thing about Rimmel’s 25 Hour foundation is that it does have sunscreen in it, with a spf of 20. Generally, for shooting it is best to go with a high-definition HD foundation. But since our shoot took place outside, I needed the spf and super appreciate that it helped protect my skin. All in all, I give this foundation an A++!!! I love the smell! The scent is exactly the same as my Rimmel Match Perfection foundation that I adore. 25 Hour applied evenly and left me with a lovely dewy finish; with just the right amount of coverage for the shoot. This beautiful skin-in-a-bottle foundation also claims to be heat and sweat proof! The foundation did live up to its claims and lasted all day AND night! Well into the 12th hour of wear, it looked just as good as when I had put it on in the morning! 25 Hour will be my summer skin go-to foundation for sure! Last summer was a hot one in L.A. and this sweat and heat proof foundation will be just the trick for keeping it from melting away 🙂 Also, my face felt moisturized all day, and I am guessing that is because of the Comfort Serum in which it comes equipped. I heart serums, so this is the bonus plus in the A++ I give to this all-around excellent foundation! Bravo!
In my review video, I discussed Rimmel’s Stay Matte Powder. This powder is now a new favorite! The shade I wear is Sandstorm and I’ve been wearing this powder nearly every day. Since I am a lover of the dewy look, a little goes a long way for me and I like to use it sparingly in my t-zone. It is also a great shade for the under eye area! I applied the powder only once in the morning and once towards the end of my shoot, to soak up some sweat beads from the calories I was burning in the sun. This is an outstanding powder and one that I will use over and over again!
Lastly, I am LAAAAAAA-VING Rimmel’s 3D lippie in the shade Popcorn for 2! This lippie is a dream-sicle on a doe-foot stick! Seriously, this color is an indescribable-iridescent-y duo-chrome shade that makes for the purrrrr-fect pout when smack-er-dabbed in the center of your bottom lip. I hope they come out with oodles more of these 3D duo-chrome shades. If this lippie had some fe-nomme lip venom in it, then it would be the super duper ultimate for pout perfection. Just saying! 😉 Hands down, this lippie in this shade is SO gorgeous! RIMMEL REVIEW & PHOTO SHOOT WITH PATRICK MASSOU! In this vid, I put Rimmel’s 25 Hour Lasting Finish Foundation to the test in my photoshoot! Enjoy! xoxoxo
Today is the first day of Spring, so I thought it would be the perfect day to write about my Spring Makeup Tutorial, requested by my beautiful subscriber, Sandra Paulline! Thank you, Sandra! What a great request! I just love seeing all of the beautiful springtime flowers in full bloom outside! This glossy-eyed look I wanted to keep very simple, dewy, and natural, with a pop of color on the lips. The products I used to achieve this look are listed below in my youtube video. One of my favorites was the Milani Rose Blush in the shade, Romantic Rose! It is the perfect color for any kind of look, and would be great on any skin tone! Their embossed rose blushes are a dream and just the perfect, affordable, springtime blush to have in your makeup collection! Stay tuned for my Milani Rose Blush Mini-Review Video and blog post :))))) xooxoxox