Poolside Makeup Routine!

Hey, everyone! I hope ya’ll had an awesome weekend! I had sucha fun and relaxing one spent outside enjoying the beautiful central Illinois weather swimming all weekend! While I would love to be one of those girls that can just go swimming completely natural without a drop of makeup on, that’s just not possible for me (check out my problem skin post here: https://psmeganelizabeth.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/problem-skin-to-flawless-skin/ ). My skin is so damaged and scarred that I just feel so much more comfortable with a little bit of coverage on when hitting the pool. So my post today is for you ladies who feel the same way I do. Check out my poolside makeup routine below!  

Photo: this dude. 😎

Obviously, I had to get a selfie for ya. haha This is my guy, Cody, and I! I wish I would have taken a picture more close up of my swim suit to share with ya’ll. I got it from Target for under $15 (really!) and I almost always get all of my swim suites from there! They have such an awesome selection full of different types of swim suites so everyone is sure to find something they love and feel comfortable in.

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Now on to the fun stuff: the makeup! First things first, you need to get yourself a good base, a good foundation. Obviously, for days when you’ll be outside sweating or swimming, a primer is necessary, but there’s so many out there for all different kinds of skin tones and problems, it’s hard for me to recommend just a generic one for everybody. I use Bare Minerals Oil Control primer, but that’s just me. Foundation, on the other hand, I swear by this Revelon ColorStay Whipped Foundation! I talk about this with you guys all the time and I’ll say it again: this stuff is amazing. I’m on my third jar and probably won’t be switching up my foundations any time soon! This stuff is perfect for pool days outside because it does just what it says it will: it stays! This is available at any drugstore for around $11.

 

 

 

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I defiantly don’t want any bold lip color if I’m gonna be splashin’ around and sweating all day. The last thing I wanna worry about is fading and smearing lip color. For warm days mixed with chlorine which can be extra drying, you need something that’s going to be moisturizing so I defiantly recommend (and use myself!) these Maybelline Baby Lips! They give you sheer color with tons of moisture. Plus the color and the packaging just screams summer time! You can find these at any drugstore as well as Ulta for under $5.  

 

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Obviously, sweat-proofing your makeup is a must! To do that, you need to use a setting powder of some sort. This Rimmel Stay Matte Powder is awesome because it sets everything so beautifully without any of the cakiness that can sometimes come with other powders. This powder never fades, smudges, cakes, or creases and it keeps the shine at bay all day. You can buy this at any drugstore for under $5. 

 

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And the best for last? A setting spray! This Ben Nye Final Seal Setting Spray is my holy grail setting spray and it’s one of my holy grail beauty products in general. I do not know how I lived without this magical stuff before and I don’t plan on ever giving it up! I’m not going to get too much into it because I’ve done a whole blog post on it before (https://psmeganelizabeth.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/gotta-have-it-or-live-without-it-ben-nye-final-seal/ ) and I rave about it constantly, but just know that you NEED this in your life. Especially for summer! Even through sweating and swimming, my makeup stayed right in place and never faded, even on my oily skin! You need to check this stuff out. I promise!

I hope ya’ll enjoyed this kinda quick post and I hope it helped some of ya’ll out! If you have any questions about anything I talked about or anything else, just ask me in the comments below! I get all my notifications sent right to my phone so I answer right away (: If you loved this post, don’t forget to like it and then give me a follow if you aren’t already for more posts like this! Thanks so much for hanging out with me today and I’ll talk to ya’ll later!

XOXO, Megan ❤ 

Hellooo from Florida!

Photo: hate to brag, but uhhh, hellooooooo from FLORIDA! 😎󾌲󾌳󾌸oh, and it was over 80 degrees today... 󾍇

Hi Everyone! I hope ya’ll are doing great, it’s been a few days since I’ve been on last, I’ve been so busy here in Florida on vacay! Today we hit up Epcot and Animal Kingdom… I took tons of pictures of all the animals (like, seriously, an unnecessary amount), so I’ll post some of those for you guys soon (: They are too cute. I’m such an animal lover, it’s a bit crazy. But, since makeup is my thang, I just wanted to pop in here and do a quite makeup blog for you guys! I just wanted to go over really quick about the makeup I’ve been using down here in this Florida heat and humidity. I don’t have tons of time, so unfortunately I won’t be able to upload any pictures of the products, but (almost) all of them are available at drugstores, so they’re affordable, I promise! 

Primer: Bare Minerals Oil Control. This is one of the only three products in my vacation makeup routine that aren’t readily available at the drugstore, but as Bare Minerals has become more popular, there’s usually a store at most bigger malls! This primer is the clear gel kind and it sets a perfect, slick proof base for the rest of my makeup. 

Foundation: Revlon 24 hours. Trust me, guys, this is perfect for all my oily skin beauties out there. I have tried so many high-end and drugstore and everything in between, and this is one of my faves. I always come back to it! It goes on best over a primer and with using a damp beauty blender or foundation sponge/brush. It gives a great air-brushed look and never feels cakey. Great for heat and humidity! 

Concealer: Avon Everlasting. This is one other product that isn’t available at your local Walmart, so you’ll have to order it online or through a friend who sells Avon makeup. This gives great coverage, doesn’t break the bank, and stays put all day! While I love to experiment with my concealers, I always have this one handy. And, although it can’t be bought at Walmart, it’s not expensive! It’s still less than $10 (:

Powder: Since I do have horribly oily skin and I’m mixing it with this Florida heat and humidity (and random rain storms!), I actually use two powders. First, I use the Neutrogena Shine Control to set my makeup, but I don’t use a powder puff to apply it, I use a powder brush instead so I don’t get tons of product on my face. Then, since my Shine Control is in a very light shade, I go over with the Maybelline Fit Me powder to bring some color back in and set everything furthermore. 

Setting Spray: For most people, this step is entirely optional, but considering my skin type and current vacation situation, I really can’t afford to skip this step or else my makeup will probably drip off my face… not cute. And, I kinda wanna boast about this product anyway haha I use Ben Nye Final Seal Setting Spray and this is my holy grail makeup product. There is nothing else out there that makes my makeup stay all day like this stuff does. It’s not drugstore, but worth every penny! I plan on doing a complete review of this soon, so I won’t give too much away! But this is great and I can’t leave the house without it on! 

So, there ya have it: a really quick over-view on my simple vacation makeup routine. I do wear a little bit of eyeliner and mascara as well, but for time sake, I won’t go over all that right now. Obviously, for going out at night with everyone, I ramp up my makeup a bit and add some lip color, bolder eye makeup, you get the gist! This is just my basic face makeup routine for what I wear while going to all the amusement parks down here. Hope you gained some makeup inspiration from this and I really recommend bringin’ some of these along next time you get a well deserved break to somewhere nice. (: 

Have a great week and I’ll talk to you ya’ll soon! XOXO