My Makeup Bag #7 (Summer)

In My Makeup Bag #7

I am definitely late on this because Summer is almost officially gone, but here in the South it will actually feel like Summer for at least another two months. Honestly, most days I cannot stand the thought of wearing much product on my face, because I know that by the time I step out of my cool and dry home with a nicely blended layer of product on my face, it will mix with sweat, look greasy, and feel extremely uncomfortable.

Base: the only face products that I have been wearing lately are:

1. the Suntegrity 5-in-1 Natural Moisturizing Tinted Face Sunscree SPF 30 in the shade Golden Light, on days that I must wear sunscreen, because it provides excellent protection and a little color.

2.  the 100% Pure Tinted Moisturizer, when I can only bear weightless product on my face, and when I can get away with little coverage and lower SPF.

3. the Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Glow Mineral BB Cream (with SPF 25) in shade #5 mixed with #7, which lasts really well even on the hottest days and offers very good coverage, but feels a bit heavy on the skin.

4. RMS Beauty Un Powder. My T-Zone is always oily so setting powder is not an option, it is a necessity. The Un-powder is excellent for oil-control, and the finish is beautiful. It makes the skin look softer and smoother.

Blush/Bronzer: I have been more into cream blushes vs. powders for the past month or so, mainly because I have not had much time to get ready. Patting a little color takes less time and effort than blending a powder with a brush. The two most loved ones have been the Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Desired Glow, used more as a bronzer than as a blush, and the RMS Beauty Lip2cheek in Curious Orange, to get a soft pop of peach color on my cheeks. I like this combo very much and it lasts surprisingly well throughout the day.

Brows: I have been filling them with a matte eye shadow from Alima Pure in the shade Raven. I also apply a tiny amount of brow gel from Jane Iredale in Blonde to lock color and hairs in place, just so my brows do not magically disappear in the middle of a lunch conversation.

Eye Shadow: I mix Charmed, Wisdom, and Magnetic from Kjaer Weis  for an easy neutral look. I am also loving the new Alima Pure eye shadows that I mentioned in my august favorites, Breathless* and Flashback*; I use them when I want a little shimmer.

Liner:  I am currently using the Lily Lolo Eye Pencil in Black and the new Alima Pure eye pencil in Coffee*. Not completely smudge-proof, but great to use as a base for eye shadow.

Mascara: My two mascaras of choice have been the Kjaer Weis and the W3LL People. The Kjaer Weis Mascara gives me natural-looking lashes and holds the curl better; the W3LL People Mascara gives me a little extra volume and definition, but does not hold the curl as much. Both are great options for the daytime because they give some definition and a more thick look, but do not smudge under my eyes. That is the most important thing.

Lips: Well, well. Here’s what I have been wearing the most, *takes a deep breathe*: Ilia Nobody’s Baby, Shell Shock, In My Room, Around the World (their newest launch), La Bella Figura Just Jenna*, and my most recent purchase, Ilia Perfect Day. Some say that when you wear the right lipstick it gives the impression that you have a whole face of makeup on, you agree? I conveniently believe so.

What are your favorite makeup products at the moment?

*PR Sample

  • Hi Lily! Everything looks and sounds amazing! I have been trying to get my hands on Ilia for a while now and since the only way to get it is online so I have no idea which colors to get! Between Nobody’s baby and Shell Shock which do you recommend? I definitely want a bit of color but not too much and I have very pigmented lips!


  • I’m a big fan of all of this brands mentioned. My summer favorites included the Marie Veronique Organics Everday Coverage SPF 30 and W3LL PEOPLE mascara, which I absolutely adore. For lips, I’ve enjoyed the bright pops of color from RMS Beauty in Beloved and Sacred!

  • I have been loving the Suntegrity… I mix it with the Jane Iredale BB Cream sometimes :) I adore both. I really want to try Ilia’s Perfect Day and I NEED Around The World. Are you loving both?? as always, your picks are perfect and I get so excited whenever I see a new post from you!

    • Hi love, thank you, you are too kind! I think that Perfect Day would look amazing on your beautiful lips :)

  • chrystabel

    ilia perfect day is my favourite lip colour of all time. it must look so nice on you =) its spring here in australia, and I have been using the 100% pure tinted moisturizer too. great bunch of products!

    • Thanks for sharing Crhystabel! It’s so nice to hear from you, I hope all is well with you :) I am so glad I got Perfect Day, I did not expect to like it so much, but it’s beautiful when applied!

  • Britanny

    which shade do you wear in the 100% pure tinted? online the descriptions are pretty vague… thanks!!

    • Hi Britanny, I wear the shade White Peach (for light skin tones) in Winter and Peach Bisque (for light-to-medium skin tones) in Summer. They both have a yellow undertone, and they are very sheer. I hope it helps! :)