Another way of creating an easy makeup look in summer is to wear a tinted moisturizer and few key products like blush, mascara and lipstick or whatever your favourite cosmetic pieces are.
My favourite Tinted Moisturizer is usually Bobbi Brown Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 but I was recently given a sample of Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer by a nice beauty advisor in SpaceNK and here is a no-makeup makeup look I created with it.
Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 in St Moritz
Nars Translucent Crystal Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder
Laura Geller Baked Blush in Bora Bora
Laura Geller Double Dipped Lipstick 2-in-1 Lip Color in Caribbean Kiss (bronzy side)
Max Factor Masterpiece Max Mascara in Black
In order to increase the sun protection and the longevity of my makeup I first applied Nars Pro Prime Multi-Protect Primer with SPF 30 (review here) followed by Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 in St Moritz, a medium shade which is a bit darker than my fair skin tone but still wearable. Even though this tinted moisturizer does not offer the same coverage and it is not as long-lasting as my favourite Bobbi Brown Oil Free Tinted moisturizer (review here), I love how radiant it makes my skin look.
Then I set my base with Nars Translucent Crystal Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder (review here), an exceptionally lightweight, luminous and oil controlling setting powder which I am running out of but which seems to have disappeared from the market (except for the pressed version), does anybody knows what is going on? EDIT 31st July: it is now back on Nars website!
To lift my completion I swiped my cheeks with Laura Geller Baked Blush in Bora Bora, a perlescent peach-pink that works rather like an illuminating powder (think of Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzing Powder in Antigua) than a proper blush because it is only lightly pigmented (Nars Orgasm is more pigmented and leaves a more visible pop of colour).
To complete my look I coloured my lips with the bronzy side of Laura Geller Double Dipped Lipstick in Caribbean Kiss and I accentuated my eyelashes with Max Factor Mascara.