As the spring chill finally gives way to summer warmth, we’re partnering with our favorite style bloggers to show us how they wear the season’s hottest trends. From fashion tips to makeup trends to home décor, we’re excited to see how these fashionistas gear up their wardrobes for warm weather styles.
This week we’re welcoming JoElla to walk us through a must-try bold beauty tutorial for summer with all the products you need – from skincare to falsies and everything in between.
With the weather getting warmer and warmer, I’ve been testing out some new skincare and beauty products – both to prep my skin for the summer sun and get my makeup on lock. For Meijer Style, I’ve put together a full tutorial on how to prep your summer look from the inside out, so read on to check out my favorite beauty picks and tricks!
I’ve recently fallen in love with the Aveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturizing Body Wash. When I was in the aisle about a month ago looking for a new body wash and smelling all the amazing scents (like we all love to do, right?!) I came across this one. I know that Aveeno is a trusted brand with dermatologists, so I decided to pick it up off the shelf and give it a smell.
Honestly, I didn’t expect much because I knew it was time to stop concentrating on the smell and start caring more about the care of my skin in the shower. But when I opened the lid I was blown away! The vanilla and oats flavor is so soft and creamy, and it truly excited my senses!
Now that I’m a month in, this body wash has CHANGED MY LIFE! As women, we know yogurt is amazing for the balance of my bodies – why not skin, too? I have been so excited for my shower time lately because, after a long day, the smell of this creamy body wash on my skin is enough to melt the day away. And after drying off, this body wash hasn’t stripped my skin of moisture, but instead cleansed it and put even more back in. I love it!
I’ve also decided to go ahead and pair it with a good lotion. I want to have great skin this summer after recovering from all the winter damage – and let my pretty chocolate show through and look alive! – so I paired my body wash with this Aveeno Positively Nourishing lotion as well.
The scent I love is lavender + chamomile, and it is so sweet and calming! Lavender is great for people who may have anxiety to help them relax. This lotion is so nourishing and keeps me moisturized, smelling beautiful and feeling buttery soft all day long. This is going to be a trusted friend this summer to keep my feet looking right in-between pedicures! The great thing about this lotion is it allows your skin steal the show – whether it’s a milky, tan or chocolaty shade. It’s not greasy or heavy, and it brings out the beautiful color that you have!
There are a variety of combination products I used to create my look today. Many of them are NYX brand, along with Jewels by CoverGirl eye palette.
After prepping my eyes, I used NYX HD Concealer in Tan – which is about two shades lighter than my foundation – to create a great highlight affect. This concealer blends perfectly for coverage, as well as evenly to highlight the entire face.
Next, while the concealer is still damp, I powder my entire face with NYX Mineral- Set it Don’t Fret it- Matte Mineralizing Powder. I use this to Set my concealer and “bake”.
For my eyeshadow, the Jewels by CoverGirl palette is great for those bold, fun summer looks and can be used in combination for highlighting the brow bone and the inner corner eyes, as well as smoking out a crease.
Moving onto the lips, I wanted to choose a color that would keep me flowing with the same hot pink theme as my nails! I love to outline my lips with something similar to the color I’m using or a little darker for a more defined look, which makes my lips pop. For this look, I went with NYX Slim Lip Liner in Bloom.
As for lipstick, I went with NYX Liquid Suede in Pink Lust. NYX Suede is a fave line of mine, since it’s a product where a little goes a long way! I love the buttery feeling it has on my lips (keeping them moisturized), even as a matte product! I didn’t have to re-apply this lip color at all!
Once done with the full lip, I used NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Sydney on the center of my lips to give a two tone-highlighting effect.
I’ve always been a falsies girl, and from the day I learned how to put lashes on, I’ve never stopped! I just love how lashes just completely switch up your whole face game. Even if you just had a pair of lashes on and no other makeup, you would have a finished look!
I have tried so many different lash brands over the last few years but finally settled on my fave: Ardell! They have such a variety, but the ones I usually stick with are their Ardell Double Lash line. I feel like they go with my makeup style perfectly and give me that extra level of flirtiness for my look! If you wanted to calm the look down with something more natural, you can’t go wrong with their Wispies line, which still offers that flirty look but is a bit more subtle.
Duo Glue is perfect for lashes that stay on all day and come off easy at night without damaging your natural lashes. They come in three different kinds: White, Clear and Black. I love the black shade because it because it blends perfectly with my black eyeliner.
Now that lashes are on and makeup is complete, bring a little life back to your face – as well as some freeze – with the NYX Matte Finishing Spray! Lightly saturate your face in the mist and let it dry. Finito! You are ready to go.
I had such a great time pampering myself with these products from Meijer and putting the whole look together. Now go enjoy the weather and your beautiful selves!