Sep 6, 2018

Though the summer heat is starting to wind down, and we are all looking forward to cooler weather (I know I am!), we'll still have those hot days as the weather is changing, and we do not want our makeup to look shiny. Today, I'm sharing my best kept secret to shine-free AND long-lasting makeup, and guess what?! It starts with my favorite part of my beauty routine: skincare!

I've always been a skincare girl, because I want my skin to be in the best condition possible. If you don't take care of your skin, your makeup will never look the way you want it to. So, today we are going to be focusing on getting that perfect base to prep our skin for our makeup favorites to get a gorgeous, naturally-glowing makeup look.

Even if you're not a makeup girl and you're reading this post, stick around, because I promise you'll love what I'll be talking about today!


Cleansing your skin is so important. I can't stress that enough. Please, for the love of all things pretty & pink, wash your face. Not only does cleansing your skin prep your skin for your skincare and makeup, it keeps it healthy. At night, be sure to cleanse your face and remove all makeup--no matter how late it is or how tired you are. Your future self will thank you.

A few months ago, I chatted about my favorite cleanser for hydrated & glowy skin, and I haven't stopped using it since I got it. In fact, I'm almost out and need to grab another! As you take care of your skin more & more, it will look and feel healthier with or without makeup.

Hydrate & Prep

I have combination skin, which means I have dry areas and oily areas. A lot of us have combination skin, so it's super important that we are hydrating our skin and using products that will help us combat those extra oils. When you hydrate your skin, you will help level out your skin's pH and reduce those oils.

Before applying makeup, you want to use a primer to minimize the look of pores and to help your makeup stay on longer. BUT, what if there was a product that did both?! I have discovered the unicorn of all moisturizers! Drum roll, please! Olay Whips Face Moisturizer with SPF is unlike any other & does both! It's a lightweight moisturizer and primer in one. It even has SPF 25 for added protection for your skin. It's made with Active Rush Technology that transforms from cream to liquid on the skin for instant absorption--this way you don't have to wait for it to dry before applying your makeup!

Olay Whips brings powerful hydration with a smooth, matte finish that is light as air. Olay Whips is perfect for the summer heat, and delivers powerful skincare to help absorb oils on your skin throughout the day for a dewy, but not shiny finish. If you love skincare benefits as much as I do, then you'll love knowing that on top of those already incredible benefits, Olay Whips will also help even out the appearance of your skin tone, enhance brightness, visibly smooth fine lines & wrinkles, restore firmness, and visibly reduce dark spots.

When your skincare preps your skin this well, you know your makeup will look gorgeous! If you're not a huge fan of makeup, then you can simply apply Olay Whips and head out the door.

Makeup Favorites

Now it's time to apply your makeup favorites! Even in the summertime, I will wear a full-face of makeup. It's just my style and what I like to do. Even though I apply full-coverage, it looks natural thanks to Olay Whips hydrating and priming my skin!

All of the makeup products I'm wearing in today's post are my tried & true, ride or dies. I love experimenting with different makeup products, but I have my set products that I can always depend on--so of course I have to share those with you today as well!

Face Products //

Olay Whips Face Moisturizer with SPF
It Cosmetics CC+ Cream
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye
Hourglass Translucent Setting Powder
Revolution Banana Powder
It Cosmetics Sunshine in a Compact
Elf Blush-Mellow Mauve
Pixi Beauty Glowy Duos

Eye Products //

Tarte Love, Trust, and Dust Eye & Cheek Palette
Pixi Beauty Endless Silky Eye Pen
NYX Micro Brow
L'oreal Lash Primer
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

There ya have it! My best kept secret. Now head on over to CVS and grab yourself an Olay Whips. It's time to step up your skincare routine and have the gorgeous, naturally glowy, shine-free, AND long-lasting makeup you've always wanted!

Have you tried Olay Whips yet? If so, how much do you love it!?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine.

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