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Makeup Wars: Summer Eye Look

In this edition of “Makeup Wars” we are talking about our go to Summer eye look. Now, I know I talked about my Favorite Waterproof Products which were mostly eye products, so you have an idea about what I wear when I am planning on being out in the heat for extended periods of time. I thought today I would show you what is pretty much my go to products on the daily in the summer months.

Makeup Wars Favorite Summer Eye

  • An eyeshadow base/primer: One of the main things that I do for my eyes is to swipe on a combo shadow/base/primer. It works on it’s own or you can layer powder shadows over it. My fave is my Mally Beauty Evercolor Shadow Stick (*obvs). I have these in a wide variety of colors, but the one I reach for the most is “Copper Rose”. It’s a great neutral on it’s own, but it makes a great base to brighten up powder shadows you put on over it.
  • A bright eyeliner: I love a bright eyeliner, but the two I reach for the most in the summer is my Mally Beauty Evercolor Starlight Eyeliner in “Caribbean Sea”, which is a green turquoise color that is a great pop of color with neutrals and goes well with other bright shadows, and my NARS Larger Than Life Eyeliner in “Via Appia”, which is a vivid Copper Brown that leans towards Bronze, which complements neutrals and give depth to other bright colors. I do swap out other colors, but these two are the ones that I reach for more times a week than others.
  • A brow pencil: Your brows shape and finish your face, so, you need to make sure that you are grooming and setting them before you decide you are done getting ready. Right now, I am using the it Cosmetics Brow Power pencil on mine. The fact that it is waterproof and smudge resistant makes it a good choice for these summer temps since it won’t melt away.
  • A bold mascara: High end, low end, drugstore, department store, waterproof, clump free, colored or extreme black. The mascara choices are *almost* endless. I say, find what you want, what you like and what you want to spend and go crazy, you crazy thing. I rotate thru so many mascaras, depending on what I feel like that day (*I love having that option!) it’s hard for me to recommend just one for my summer eye fave, esp since I don’t wear waterproof mascara on the regular, which I know is a MUST for so many of you in the summertime. I grabbed this Maybelline Mega Plush Mascara because it has been in heavy rotation lately, as I’ve been wanting big lashes to go with my lazy ponytails I’ve been “rocking” lately, but it’s not the only one I’ll be using this summer.
  • Bright eyeshadows: Summertime is a great time to experiment with bold, bright colors, even if its just adding an eyeliner or a swipe of a color you wouldn’t normally apply. I love to try new colors all the time, but no matter what I always end up dragging out this discontinued palette from Stila – the Stila Kitten Palette, at least once a summer. I just love the colors in it – I can go neutral or I can go bright and bold. AND, they go with my fave eyeliners sweetly! I’ve barely put a dent in it, so I’m sure it will still last me a while longer.
  • So, what is your go to summer eye look? Do you experiment more or do you have one set look that gets you thru the hot months? Let me know in the comments and then check out these other lovelies summer looks:

    *Disclaimer: Some of these products were provided by the company’s PR for editorial consideration, but most of them were paid with my cold hard cash.

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    1. That Stila palette is seriously giving me heart palpitations. Why is it discontinuedddd =(

    2. Gouldylox says:

      I love those Mally shadow sticks!

    3. Eugenia says:

      Great product choices! I love Maybelline’s mascaras, they are definitely my go to!

    4. Pink Sith says:

      That Stila kitten palette sure looks purdy!!! I bet I can find dupes somewhere!

    5. Great choices! I wish I had that Stila Kitten palette because it is PERFECT for summer. Why I never caved I will never know.

    6. Christa says:

      That Stila palette looks great! I’ve never seen that before.

    7. Pammy Blogs Beauty says:

      Those shadows in the Stila palette look just perfect for Summer!

    8. retrodiva says:

      I LOVE LOVE LOVE that Stila palette – I had it, but hit pan on all the colors. I wish they would bring it back! The aqua shade was PERFECTION!

    9. marciaf says:

      I keep staring at the Stila palette. I need to pull out Stila and see what I have to recreate it. It looks like that palette was made for summer 2013.

    10. jbrobeck says:

      I love love love that palette. I stalked it on ebay for several weeks before I was able to find one to purchase. Best summer palette ever!

    11. Cindy Ingalls says:

      I love your choices Paula. I have a lot of the Mally shadow sticks, but not Copper Rose, I think I need it.

    12. Phyrra says:

      I need to try Mally after hearing you all rave about them!

    13. CarleenPruessCoulter says:

      That Stila palette is one of my all time favorites!

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