This season, I’ve introduced my Summer Beauty Pairings series, which demonstrates how different focal points of makeup can combine for a seamless style. You should always keep in mind that features, and the makeup used to enhance them, must compliment each another when worn together.
Sometimes, it’s obvious what works. Other times, it’s not. Often, it’s what you least expect that pairs beautifully. That’s how things work in life and in makeup.
This Summer, dewy skin and a matte lip offer a gorgeous combination of opposites that look modern.
My sister Paige is wearing Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Tinted Balm and Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte Lipstick by Yaz Bukey in Darling Violet
Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte Lipstick by Yaz Bukey: Shu Uemura collaborated with Paris based accessory and jewelry designer Yaz Bukey for a frivolously fun and irreverent yet chic collection. Darling Violet is such a hot color and I just knew I had to pair it with fresh, dewy skin. These two limited edition items offer modern pops of color that are extremely matte, yet comfortable and long-lasting with a buildable color pay-off.
Butter London Come to Bed Red Moisture Matte Lipstick: Come to Bed Red is the sexiest red in history, as stated by Butter London. I really can’t disagree, since it allows for full coverage, ultimate color payoff in a velvety matte finish. That adds up to an unbeatable combo. It doesn’t feather or bleed. Matte is so sexy and this product is subtly scented with creamy vanilla. Butter London offers some of the most luxurious lip products I have ever come across in my 18+ years of doing makeup.
Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Tinted Balm: Nothing beats fresh skin that is simultaneously being treated, protected, and tinted all in one velvety formula. Kevyn Aucoin was a pioneer of modern makeup artistry and this particular product offers an overall look of healthy, natural perfection for your skin. It’s a sheer balm that moisturizes and protects skin against UVA and UVB rays with an SPF 20 formula that’s oil and paraben-free. I wash my hands and then apply right into my skin with clean fingertips. I really work it in for the best results.
Samantha Lennon, Makeup Consultant &Artist
“Your Makeup Artist”