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Effortless Beauty For Spring to Summer

May 23, 2017

Warm Weather Beauty Makeup Bag Picks | The Beauty Look Book

I’m all about the natural makeup look and with the warm weather here I’ve been into items that are easy to apply and effortless to touch up on-the-go. I’ve teamed up with Nordstrom to share a few new makeup bag finds along with some previously launched staples that I’ve been loving lately. I’ve always been a sheer glossy lip or tinted balm kind of person and right now I have tons inside my bag. I featured some of my favorite neutrals last week. Today I’ve rounded up some items that will give a bit more color and life.

First, as a lover of flat pouches, I’ve found that Nordstrom just launched some great simple pouches from Delfonics. Sometimes I just want a no-nonsense basic streamlined pouch and these small PVC zipped pouches are exactly what I needed. Right now there are two sizes available online – I ordered a couple colors in both sizes because sometimes multiples are necessary depending on what you carry. The exterior is on the thin side so I’d try to keep these for smaller items or flat products but the larger one is quite roomy so you can fit a lot in the pouch. The Large Pouch measures 10 1/4”W x 7 1/4”H x 1/2”D and the Medium Pouch measures 7 1/2”W x 5 1/2”H x 1/2”D. (Sandals below by Joie.)

Nordstrom Delfonics | The Beauty Look Book

Warm weather beauty loves, makeup beauty details and swatches below. With hot weather I’ve been using more dry shampoo simply to refresh and touch up. The humidity levels are increasing here and so I’ve been experimenting with more. The Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo has been a long-time favorite. For touch ups I also really like the Armani Luminous Silk Powder Foundation. It sounds like it could be heavy based on the product name but it’s one of the most lightweight powders I’ve tried and I use to set my makeup and also for touchups. It looks natural and doesn’t cake up.

What's Inside My Bag | The Beauty Look Book

Bronzer has always been a must for me. I’ve reviewed quite a few luminous bronzers, like the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzers which double as a bronzer and highlighter in one. Some of you prefer a matte finish and the one I reach for the most is the Tom Ford Small Bronzing Powder in Terra. It’s sheer to medium and one of the lightest colors I own making it wearable and effortless. Another great option is the new NARS Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer in Seaside. It’s the lightest option and looks peachy in the pan but wears beautifully on the face for a natural wash of color. Also I know some of you prefer the no-shimmer look, but the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Global Glow is one of the prettiest glowy bronze shades I own. I wear it on both the cheeks and eyes. Anytime I wear it on the face I always get asked, “what’s that pretty glowy highlight you have on your face?” and it’s usually this one.

Bronzers Tom Ford Terra, MAC Global Glow, NARS Seaside | The Beauty Look Book

These look dark because I swatched them with a heavy hand but I assure you they can sheer out on the face for a more natural look.

Bronzers Tom Ford Terra, MAC Global Glow, NARS Seaside, Laguna | The Beauty Look Book

Lip products are my weakness. I always carry so many with me even though I really only need 1 or 2 products max at any given time. The Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfectors are the definition of effortless beauty when it comes to tinted balms. I have and love all the shades, Apricot Shimmer is a light sheer peach. You can just add a bit of liner like Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk for color and you’re all set. They’re really easy to touch up too.

Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss in Melted Honey is a great sheer gold shimmer to add a nice soft glow. It’s sheer so if you need more color there are others to look into like Douceur or Amuse Bouche. They’re moisturizing and add a pretty shine to the lips. Louboutin launched new Meatlinudes Loubilaques and I’m OBSESSED. All the colors are amazing! Detailed review on the entire collection to come soon but the first one I’ve put on is Bronzissima which is the prettiest flawless bronze shimmer. 100% worth the splurge.

Clarins added new shades of their Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil and two of them transform in color to your lip pH to create a unique color. Tangerine is the best kind of juicy peach red for summer.

Tom Ford launched their Clutch Sized Tinted Balms early spring and I’ve been obsessed for months. There’s a light peach shade for the neutral lip lovers in L’Odissea but I adore the sheer brights like Fathom.

Warm Weather Lip Picks | The Beauty Look Book

Warm Weather Lip Picks Swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Last but not least the Tom Ford Cream Powder Eye Duos have been a staple since they first launched and Naked Bronze and Golden Peach have been favorites. They’re so easy to apply even if you’re on the go. I can apply these with the fingers and it’s pretty much goof-proof. This year they launched three new shades in Young Adonis, Sun Worship and Paradiso. I’ve already reviewed these new launches but re-swatched them side by side for reference. Paradiso is indeed different from Golden Peach but they are very similar so I don’t think you need both. I prefer the cream in Paradiso and the glitter in Golden Peach.

Tom Ford Cream Powder Eye Duos | The Beauty Look Book

Tom Ford Cream Powder Eye Duo Swatches | The Beauty Look Book

What's Inside My Bag | The Beauty Look Book

That wraps up some of my favorites for warm weather beauty! With the heat I’ve been experimenting with different bases and will have a roundup on those in the upcoming weeks. For now I hope you liked this post for ideas on effortless beauty. I included some non-neutrals but colors that are still easy to wear and natural looking. As always I’d love to hear your favorites. What are you loving these days as we transition from the spring to summer season? You can find all my picks at Nordstrom.

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Many thanks Nordstrom for partnering to sponsor this post. Press samples include lip items from Clarins and the Tom Ford Clutch Balm.

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  • The MAC Global Glow just looks so pretty , not over shimmery at all

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    • Thank you Candice! It’s a flattering one on the skin 🙂

  • This is such a stunning post, Global Glow and Seaside look beyond beautiful. The Christian Louboutin packaging slays me as well. I am currently selling some high end beauty products on my blog right now and it would mean so much if you would have a look and see if there is anything you want! Thank you for sharing, this is such a gorgeous post. I want everything xxx

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  • The golden peach duo by tom ford is so so beautiful! xx

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  • Alexis Towle

    Love the paradiso set! I’m going to have to get it now.

    Alexis|| https://lidsandtricks.com/

  • your make up bags are so so cuteee xx

    cristynottingham.blogspot.co.uk

  • Ra

    I really don’t want to be mean, I love your reviews. But while your product photographs are so bright and lovely, your swatch photographs are usually quite off the mark…

    • I appreciate any constructive feedback – can you clarify what you mean though? Are swatches on all posts off? Or just recently? Also what about them is “off” and can you tell me what type of computer you’re viewing them on? Thanks!

  • You have the best taste in lip products!! The Tom Ford shade is really pretty! x

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  • Suzanna

    The dry shampoo touch-up is a great tip. My Florida hair has been horrible, especially with the pre-storm weather. It becomes dry and huge (and downright ugly). I even had to borrow the BF’s baseball cap while working at an outdoor concert last week–how chic was this :–(? I love Oribe Gold Lust oil for the hair and use it after every shampoo, but even it doesn’t help the bad hair days of summer. Will try your trick since I have a mini of that dry shampoo.

    • OMG this Florida humidity is just not like anything I’ve ever experienced before! Although it is kinda fun to see what real weather is like for once. In San Diego we hardly had any changes!

      • Suzanna

        At least you get a Gulf breeze! I am trapped in airless, clogged North Florida, and worse, without a Chanel counter! (That’s what Jax is for.)

  • emmmilyyy

    Such a gorgeous post! I just can’t make up my mind about Young Adonis – some people say it’s the same as Platinum but in some swatches, including these ones, it looks lighter and more silvery. Do you think that the difference is appreciable enough to justify getting Young Adonis if I already have Platinum?

    Oooh and those pouches are super cute – do you prefer them to the Truffle privacy clutches, Sabrina?

    • Hi Emily – the Truffle Privacy Clutches are sturdier/stiffer and act more like a clutch while the Delfonics is made of a more flexible material that is more like a pencil pouch if that makes sense. I don’t have a preference – just a fan of any kind of flat zip pouch.

      As for Young Adonis v Platinum, I think they are close enough to skip. However Young Adonis is lighter in color. Swatches here in case you missed them!

      http://thebeautylookbook.com/2017/03/tom-ford-beauty-summer-soleil-collection.html

  • Shannon Murphy

    This is a really great post! During the summer months I tend to like a bit of a shimmer opposed to a matte look. Your photography is gorgeous!
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  • Silje

    Omg, all these products look so tempting, I want them all!

    xxx Rapunzel

    http://www.rapunzelthepsychologist.com/

  • I need the Tangerine lip oil! I really want one of the new Nars bronzers too 🙂

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  • Nars Laguna is so pretty, and so are your photos!

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  • Such beautiful flat lays!!! *love* Makes me want to run out and buy some marble!