Natural Looks for Summer: Get that Sun Kissed Look for Less with Rimmel

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Summertime means fun in the sun here on the island. We play at the pool, we go to the beach, we ride bikes, walk the Seawall, and play at the park as much as we can. And summer brings out my fun, lighter side. Not only in my attitude, but in my clothing and makeup as well. Luckily for me, the makeup trend this summer is to “go nude” and Rimmel products make that affordable.

I could take that whole “go nude” thing literally, but let’s face it, clothes are an acceptable societal norm so I wear them. And not wearing makeup at all is unthinkable to me. I’ve always been a makeup junkie and the older I get, the worse my addiction gets. I keep a budget for it. I’m not kidding.

During the colder months, when we stay indoors more, I wear a pretty heavy “face” to cover my pores, hide the bags under my eyes, and minimize the wrinkles. Plus I’m pasty white during those months and I like to liven things up a bit. But during the summer, I stay very tan and I like to let that natural glow show. I do wear heavier sunblock on my face now because apparently the sun wasn’t my friend all of those years so my face tends to stay much lighter than the rest of my body now. So for more reasons than one, I refuse to go nude.

That’s where Rimmel products come in. I needed a fresher, sun kissed look for summer, without the look of heavy makeup. Rimmel offers affordable makeup so I didn’t have to break the bank to achieve my natural glow. They offer a wide variety of products and I love all of the earth tones they have available. For me, there are only a few essentials and Rimmel offers them all at Walmart for only $3.97 each. So let’s get down to business shall we. I’m going to show you how I got my look but I must warn you, you will be seeing something very few people have in the past 10 years. ME WITHOUT MAKEUP!

Always start with a good foundation applied with a brush, not a sponge. I used Rimmel Clean Finish Foundation for a poreless finish. Then for the sun kissed glow, apply a bronzer to get the appearance of a tan without all of the skin damage. For this I used Rimmel Natural Bronzer.

The eyes, it’s all about the eyes. Seriously, your eyes are the windows to your soul. You need to make them shine. I picked an awesome Rimmel Glam Eyes Quad, Sun Safari, to fit my theme, and I loved how the earth tones blended with my skin tones and only served to enhance my eyes rather than make them look made up and heavy. Split your eye up with the colors. Dark in the crease, light on the upper lid to brighten and open the eyes, bright on the inside lower lid, with a subdued darker color on the outer lower lid.

Although I did buy two of these Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Eyeliners, I chose a brown shade for this more natural look. I do wear my eyeliner heavy no matter what, so that will never look totally natural, but I just feel a good outline opens up your eyes and brings attention to them. And this one is waterproof which is great because yes, I even wear my makeup at the pool and beach.

My lips are thin so I like to use lip colors to highlight them but I don’t want anything bold. I chose to use a base color from the Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate collection to shape my lips.

And gloss that up with Rimmel Stay Glossy Lip Gloss for that extra shine and sparkle that I enjoy so much!

I love this gloss and at only $3.97 a tube, I can buy lots of different colors to wear all summer long. And it lasts for 6 hours, that’s not just a claim, it really does!

I’m pleased with the look that I achieved and the money that I saved achieving it. All 6 products that I used cost just under $30. Now I can just sit back, relax, and enjoy my summer being “nude”. And it’s our little secret!

Be sure to check out Rimmel on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram to stay up to date on all of the latest beauty trends!

If you want even more ideas for your own natural, sun kissed look for the summer, be sure to read the LiveSoFab Summer Digital Magazine. You’ll love all of the fun stuff inside. Happy summer y’all!


About Christy

Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 27 to 8. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.

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  1. Theresa @DearCreatives says:

    Oh, great colors! I’ll keep your secret btw. Hey, I have a giveaway you might like to enter for your kiddos. You’ll find it easy on the site if you pop by. xo Waving hi & happy summer.Theresa

  2. Melissa Lawler says:

    You are beautiful with or without makeup.

  3. clgossett says:

    Oh you are a funny lady but thank you my friend. 🙂

  4. clgossett says:

    Thanks Theresa and I’ll be sure to check out the giveaway!

  5. Melissa Lawler says:

    Take the compliment! I don’t care how you see yourself. You need to learn to see yourself through the eyes of those who love you. Remember, beauty has nothing to do with what you look like and everything to do with who you are.

  6. clgossett says:

    Thank you. I try to do that but I struggle with that a lot!

  7. Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom says:

    I love your look! Sun Safari is such a flattering palette!

  8. Melissa Lawler says:

    I know.

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  10. You look stunning! I don’t have to ask, I know how much you enjoyed shopping for makeup.

    PS: I love your eyeliner. Do you like mine? *giggle*

  11. clgossett says:

    Yes, Amy, I do love your eyeliner (meanie).