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Makeup Wars: My Go-To Eye Look Of the Summer

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quick and natural eye makeup in under 10 minutes for summerToday for Makeup Wars we’ve decided to show you our go-to eye makeup looks. While I fully admit that I was tempted to go all out and do something fun and color… in actuality, that isn’t what I do most of the summer. The summer is all about spending time outside, running around and having fun with my 2 year old. I need something light and easy, which I can do in just a few minutes so that we an go outside and swing or head to the Zoo. A full face of makeup just looks very overdone and sweaty in that setting. (We were at the zoo on Saturday and 1 mom was super made up, and sweating and it was dripping. That will not be me!)

For some reason in these images my liner shows up a bit more than it does in person, but I aim for a quick and easy neutral eye, light face coverage and long lasting lippies that don’t need to be frequently reapplied.

Read on to see what I used to create my summer eye look. Everything is under 10 minutes!

Quick Mommy Makeup in under 10 minutesTo create my eye look, I first primed my lids (which I forgot to picture), I like to use the NYX potted eye cover since it has enough coverage to cover up my blood vessels. Then I apply Stila Kitten on my entire lid and up slightly over the crease. I used a smaller crease brush to apply a little Wet ‘n Wild Nutty into my crease for a bit of definition and that was it. I used Stila Damsel liner right in my upper lash line, which I then smudged directly into the lash line. In person this was more subtle, and I purposefully avoided the lower lash line (it seems less “done” and better for running around on my swingset). A quick curl of my lashes and I was ready for the new CoverGirl Flamed Out Mascara.

To finish the look, I applied Amazing Cosmetics, AmazingConcealer in Light Golden. This is a perfect match for my skin, so I use a very small amount and apply anywhere I have a little imperfection, mostly under my eyes, the sides of my nose and my chin. A little blush on my cheeks and a bright pink lip stain and I’m ready to go!

Easy summer and hot weather makeup look

Product Sent for Review I Bought it Myself

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I’m a doctor, a mommy and a bit of a beauty addict. If you let me, I can take 2 hours to get ready in the morning. Really. I'm on a quest for faster beauty that works!

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  1. 6.10.13

    You look gorgeous! I've been eying that CoverGirl mascara, now I definitely need to check it out!

  2. 6.10.13

    You look so pretty and polished!

  3. 6.10.13
    Eugenia said:

    I can't believe you did that look in under 10 mins, you look so pretty!

  4. 6.10.13

    Stunnnnnning as usual! And such a great natural look. I really love it!

  5. 6.10.13

    SO pretty! I like easy for summer too. Kitten is a must!

  6. 6.10.13

    Such a soft, pretty look. <3

  7. 6.10.13
    Beauty411 said:

    So pretty! Like you, I'm all about a neutral eye. Haven't tried that CG Mascara yet–must check into it.

  8. 6.10.13

    Very pretty and natural!

  9. 6.10.13

    I like keeping my eye looks simple for Summer, too! Isn't Nutty just the *best shadow ever*! I am a fan of the Amazing Cosmetics concealer, too. As always, your graphics rock!

  10. 6.10.13

    love it: it looks so natural and cool. and you look beautiful. love it. but i always love your stuff so i am not amazed that i love this to.

    any chance you could give a review on extrashade sunscreen: they are raising awareness against skin cancer and using sunscreen. pretty please.

    angela ndonga.

  11. 6.10.13
    Retrodiva said:

    I just got that Cover Girl mascara, and I'm loving it! The brush is fascinating, for sure.

  12. 6.10.13
    Cw said:

    That's a really nice lip color on you. I've always been afraid to try new lip colors thinking that it might look too clownish b/c I love a good pop of pink or magenta on people but I don't know if it'll work on me.

  13. 6.10.13
    Cw said:

    That's a really nice lip color on you. I've always been afraid to try new lip colors thinking that it might look too clownish b/c I love a good pop of pink or magenta on people but I don't know if it'll work on me.

  14. 6.10.13

    Beautiful looks and so appropriate for being a mom. I hate when I see moms looking all dressed up and made up to play at the park or a play area. This is finished and has just enough sparkle!

  15. 6.10.13

    I own both those shadows, definitely going to try pairing them together now!

  16. 6.11.13

    I like easy for summer ,it looks so natural and cool.I had each clour of shadow. but I do not konow how to pairing them together . now I can try it later..

  17. 6.11.13
    Phyrra said:

    Long lasting lippies for the win! Love that liner on you, too.

  18. 6.11.13
    Jillian said:

    Absolutely LOVE the Nivea lip butter! I use it every day!!! Great choice! xo

  19. 6.11.13
    Carleenp said:

    Very pretty! It looks gorgeous on you!

  20. 6.12.13
    soonermom said:

    Very pretty and simple look. Love it! And can I just say those Nivea lip butters are the best thing EVER? Because they totally are. =)

  21. 9.27.13

    I love keeping it simple in the summer! But now that it's Fall I like to add a little bit more, since it is not as hot and the colors last longer without all that heat!