My 3 Minute Summer Makeup Routine

Summer is almost here! I can’t wait to share my simple, 3 minute summer makeup routine! You see, I don’t like wearing a lot of makeup in the hot summer months. The heat and humidity of Kansas City, combined with the afternoons at the pool with my boys, means that I don’t spend a ton of time on my appearance! I’m equal parts excited and nervous for summer, do you love Summer break? I’m looking forward to lazier days spent at the pool and more freedom to stay up later and sleep in a little. But, along with that, I’m nervous about the inevitable fights and the cries of, “I’m bored, Mom!”, I’ll hear daily. Oh well, can’t win them all, right?! lol.

Check out my super easy summer makeup routine! #summermakeup #easymakeup

That’s why I love having a simple makeup routine to see me through the hot summer months. I can still feel put together and I don’t feel like my face is melting off. The best part? Because I use cream makeup, my makeup is water resistant! That means that I can swim with it on and it won’t come off unless I rub my face really hard with the towel. 🙂

Are you ready to see my easy routine? You’ll be amazed at how fast and simple it is.

Here’s what I use for my 3 minute summer makeup routine:

That’s it! I don’t contour my face at all when I’m doing my 3 minute summer makeup routine, so this is a very natural look. But, it’s probably one of my favorite makeup looks! Bonus- my husband loves it, too!

My summer makeup routine is so simple, I only need a few products!

I start by using my fingers to apply my highlight shade- Mango– where I feel I need some color correcting help. Most days, this is on my cheeks, across my nose, and under my eyes. I gently dab the color onto my skin and blend it in with my fingers. Since I’m going for a natural coverage look, I’m not trying to cover all of my skin’s flaws. If I feel like I need more coverage, or I look extra tired, I’ll use a brush for this step.

Once I have my highlight applied, I apply my lip & cheek color with the B Squared brush. Dahlia is my favorite lip and cheek for Summer because it’s so bright and fun. I love how it looks on my tanned summer skin. Since I know I’ll be using the Bella Cream Bronzer over my blush, if I go a little heavier with the Dahlia on my cheeks, I don’t worry too much! The Bella will calm down any extra brightness!

Time for Bella Bronzer-

When I’m happy with my cheek color, I use the large end of my B Squared brush to apply the Bella Cream Bronzer. Because it is a cream bronzer, it works a little bit differently than a powder bronzer and a cream contour. Bella is also really pigmented so it doesn’t take much to see a difference on your skin! I put Bella anywhere the sun would naturally hit my face if I was standing outside. This means I brush it lightly on my cheeks, across my nose, on my chin, and on my forehead. I blend it in so I don’t have any dark, splotchy areas, and then I move on to my brows!

For my brows, I grab my Astoria contour (my current favorite brow shade), and I use the Know Your Angles brush to quickly fill in my brows. Again, I’m not going for a detailed, date night look. Remember, I’m just doing a natural, 3 minute summer makeup routine! After my brows, I throw on my favorite mascara. It’s always amazing what a difference some mascara and brows can make when it comes to your face!

With a few simple steps, I'm ready for summer adventures! #summermakeup #simplemakeup

Don’t forget Illuminator!

Oh! I almost forgot Illuminator! I love using Rose Gold Cream Illuminator in the summer months. It’s so pretty on tan skin! I use my fingers to apply my Illuminator across the tops of my cheekbones, down the bridge of my nose, and on the cupids bow of my lips.

When it comes to setting my makeup, I go back and forth on my method depending on the day. Some days, I’ll use a setting spray (THIS one is great for oily skin!), and other days I’ll use a setting powder over my T-zone where I tend to get shiny (I highly recommend THIS one!).

A little more Dahlia on my lips, some lip gloss, or even some Maybelline Super Stay lipstick if I’m feeling fancy, and I’m ready to go! I love how light this makeup look feels on my face. I forget I’m even wearing makeup. It allows me to get ready in even less time than usual, and I’m able  to head out the door at a moment’ notice!

3 minute summer makeup before and after!

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See how I do my 3 minute summer makeup. #easymakeup #summerstyle
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How long will my Maskcara makeup last?

We all like a good deal. We all want to know we are getting our money’s worth, right? Everyone likes the big bottles of shampoo for $9 at Costco, the 2 for 1 deals on shoes, the curly fries for just 30 cents more–you know what I mean?! Deal-Lovers Unite! hahaha No, but really, I do not like to feel like I wasted my money. Especially on beauty products! One of the reasons I love Maskcara Beauty is that the products last a long time. I know you’re looking at the little tins and thinking, “There is no way this small amount of foundation is going to last me longer than 2 weeks! This girl is crazy.” It’s ok, I’ve heard it before. But I’m here to tell you, those small tins hold a lot of makeup!

How long will my Maskcara Makeup last? I've been amazed at the quality of this makeup!


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I used to think that Highlighting and Contouring were just tricks people used on tv shows or youtube. And there was no way that I, a mom with 5 boys who lives in the Midwest would ever be able to figure it out! Not to mention, all of the videos I had seen that showed how to do it involved way too many steps and products. I didn’t even know how to pick the correct shade of foundation, how would I know how to pick out the products I’d need to highlight and contour my face? (And also not end up looking like a crazy person!)

How I highlight and contour with Maskcara Beauty Cream Foundation

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I used to hate buying blush. I’d spend way too much time in the makeup aisle trying to figure out what shade of blush to buy. You know the drill…you want to look like you’re wearing blush, but you don’t want to look like those pictures of your 2nd grade teacher circa 1986. (The 80’s were not the best decade for makeup-wearing. I think we can all agree on that.)

How I use Maskcara Beauty Cream Blush in my simple makeup routine.