Simple Summer Makeup


At least while I’m writing this, it’s raining yet again. It’s like monsoon season in south Texas. I mean, it’s better than the alternative which is burning hot. But it just makes it difficult to, you know, actually do things outside.

Anyway, in my apartment I can pretend it’s summer by spraying myself with all sorts of coconut things and wearing bronzer and blue eyeliner.


Teal and coral! It's a natural for summer.

Turquoise and coral! It’s a natural for summer.

Bath & Body Works was having their semi-annual (I think?) 75% off sale and I picked a few things up. Some coconut/beach scented aloe gel lotion (it’s a hybrid type thing, really moisturizing), a couple of shower gels, a beachy/coconut scented candle (Copacabana Beach) and Plumeria body splash. Recently, B&BW re-released a bunch of their classic scents from the 90’s and early 2000’s, such as Pearberry, Juniper Breeze, Country Apple and Cucumber Melon. I ended up with Plumeria because it was the only one I could see myself wearing as a 30-something. Also, it layers well with coconut. I know I’m probably over-scented right now but whatever. This is why I live alone!

Love that blue.

Love that blue.


  • L’Oreal True Match Lumi in N3, sheered out with MAC Fix+
  • Hard Candy Glamoflage concealer in Medium, sheered out with MAC Fix+
  • NYX Mineral Set It, Don’t Fret It loose setting powder in Light/Medium
  • ColourPop blush in Jellyfish
  • MAC loose shimmering powder in Golden Bronze (discontinued)
  • Ulta Minerals bronzer


  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Potion Primer in Sin
  • Urban Decay Virgin in inner corner and brow bone (from UD Naked Basics)
  • MAC Fluidline in Blue Peep
  • Maybelline Volum’ Express The Colossal mascara
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Medium Brown


  • ColourPop Lippie Stix and Lip Liner in Rocket

Anyway, I love this look in that it’s striking but very simple and feels very light on my face. True Match Lumi is a light foundation on it’s own but I wanted something more in between a foundation and a tinted moisturizer, which is why I sheered it out with MAC Fix+. To do that, I just pumped a small bit of foundation or concealer on the back of my hand, spritz some Fix+ and mixed it with my finger. I then applied it to my face and buffed it out with Real Techniques Expert Face Brush. I use this brush to do both my foundation and concealer. For powder, I lightly buffed it on, just enough to reduce shine and to set it.

I was thisclose to using a bunch of eyeshadow, but decided to just keep the Potion Primer as the base. I think it looks cleaner and keeps the focus on the blue without looking so made up.

I hope ya’ll are having a great summer!

3 thoughts on “Simple Summer Makeup

  1. LindaLibraLoca says:

    I really enjoy a pop of color like this during summertime, though I am usually not as brave as you are and limit it to my lower lash line.

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    • kalliope84 says:

      Thanks! I do the lower lash line sometimes too. I think with my hooded eyes, it’s a little easier to be colorful on my lids because you can’t really see anything on them unless I blink!

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