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!
Apparently it does. Apparently I should learn it. Apparently expressing that it’s all Greek to me is not acceptable in the blogging world. And so, when I heard that Jay and Whittle, the original monkeys, were going to teach a session on this elusive beast, this HTML monster, I knew I had to sit in. I mean, they said I could take over the world. Now that DOES fit into my world just fine.
So, yea, that’s me. Sitting front and center with the half pink hair. I’m a good student like that (besides that put me in optimal heckling position and that’s pretty important in my world too). I was ready to learn. Mind clear, pen and paper in hand, let’s get this thing started!
Jay Thornton, VP of Technology for Collective Bias opened with the “basics”. He explained that HTML, or the building blocks, controlled things on my blog like the headers, footers, and sidebars. And CSS (don’t ask me what that stands for, I have no clue) makes it all look right with position, color, font, and size. You know, the pretty stuff.
Common CSS changes include:
- Background colors and images
- Fonts – Use Google Webfonts for 5000+ free fonts
- Content area widths (I can’t express enough how important this is to the appearance of your blog. 1″ thick blog post widths are not pretty people!).
- Plug ins and widget styling
- Use Global CSS by Joddit (Confession: I have “so confused” next to my notes on this part!) to make changes. We’ll have to ask for clarification on this part later.
As they often do, this was a tag team effort between the dynamic duo. Chris Whittle, Director of Technology at Collective Bias, stepped up to the plate next. Don’t let him fool you, he is rarely serious although he does know his “stuff”.
- Chrome Webmaster Tools:
- Use to inspect an element and make a change. Hey, I can do that!
- The cool part of this is, you can change stuff, but unless you hit save, it won’t stick. Meaning, I can experiment all I want without messing up everything I’ve worked so hard to achieve.
- Keep WordPress up to date for security. Remember: Plugins are your weak points.
- Don’t be scared (my biggest hurdle!)
- Back up your current site.
- Export, import, then move your domain.
- PAY FOR HOSTING! They recommend: