This season, I am introducing my new Summer Beauty Pairings “Get the Look” series, bringing together different focal points of makeup into styles that work well together and that you can easily recreate.
You should always keep in mind that products and features must compliment each another in some way when worn together. Sometimes, it’s totally obvious what works; sometimes, it’s not that obvious at all. And sometimes, it’s what you’d least expect that works well together and that’s what makes makeup so exciting!
This summer, ethereal, soft, and utterly angelic-looking skin and a bold, bright, and berry lip equal a gorgeous combination, offering an vibe of enchanted romanticism while being wonderfully wearable. It’s a makeup version of quiet and loud, and the results can be stunning.
To get this look that my sister Paige is wearing, you will need NARS Audacious Lipstick in Vera; Laura Mercier Foundation Primer in Radiance; and Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer.
NARS The Audacious Lipstick Collection: You can have almost too much fun choosing among the 40 incredible shades of dramatic depth and color offered in the NARS Audacious Collection. I chose a gorgeous bright raspberry shade—dubbed “Vera”— on which to base Paige’s look.
Too Faced Melted Lipstick In Berry: Another option for this look and another one of my berry lip obsessions comes from Too Faced. This product is basically liquid lipstick in a tube and it comes in breathtaking colors. You get the staying power of a stain but with the intense color of a liquid lipstick in a single, long-wear formula. You will be ravishing and make a lasting impact with this product.
Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen: You can give your skin a youthful, illuminated, and radiant finish with this lightweight tinted moisturizer, which is best used when you want a radiant glow that’s not sparkly. This silicone-enhanced formula contains several antioxidants, has an SPF of 20, and is fragrance-free. It is an absolute “must have” in my book and in my kit.
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance: This is another option which will help you achieve skin radiance. This silky primer glides beautifully on the skin and provides an instant boost of luminosity. Even when worn under makeup, a subtle glow still peeks through. It’s suitable for day, night, whenever. Just use a soft touch.
Samantha Lennon, Makeup Consultant & Artist
“Your Makeup Artist”