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Monday
Jul082013

Makeup Wars: Summer Foundation.

My summer makeup routine is very different from the rest of the year. I like to go lighter all over, as in wear less (lighter) makeup, especially when it comes to foundation. I don't require the heavier coverage that I normally do in the winter, nor do I like it when it is hot out. I found that layering two products works best for me.

This summer I am layering Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream and It Cosmetics Celebration Foundation to get the perfect summer coverage and look for me.

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Moisture Surge CC Cream glides on over my skin as it protects it with SPF 30, which is obviously super important to have in your complexion perfector for summer. I like to apply the CC Cream with my fingertips. I start at the center of my face and blend out, sort of patting it into my skin. Alone, it offers beautiful, light coverage. It has a lightweight texture that is definitely breathable. After the CC Cream sets into my skin for a few minutes, I take a large fluffy powder brush and swirl it around into the Celebration Foundation. I brush it over my face, concentrating on my forehead, nose and chin, then onto my cheeks to and blend it all in. I don't use a ton of the powder, just enough to set the CC Cream, deepen the color a bit and blend everything together. Together, it lasts all through the day as it makes my skin look like a more perfect kind of natural for summer.

Take a look at what my beauty friends use to perfect their complexion in the summer.

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Reader Comments (29)

I use the Celebration Foundation daily too, such a fabulous product! I will have to check out the Clinique!
I love Clinique products but have not tried this one!
I love Celebration Foundation, too! And those It Cosmetics brushes are amazing!
The Clinique CC cream is one of the best! I totally forgot to include it!
I am on my second tube of the Clinique CC Cream already. I had to go darker for summer but I finished up the first tube already. It is really good one
I really need to find a good powder to go over the tinted moisturizer (Laura Mercier) that I use. I tried one of hers, but it wasn't exactly what I wanted. Still looking and might give this one a try Teri.
Brooke - We know our stuff. That powder is amazing!
Eugenia - You have to try it. I was really surprised how much I like it.
Nancy - Yay for great brushes. They are so good, aren't they?
Kelly - Glad to hear you are a fan too. I wear it almost daily.
Janet - Yes, it is really good. I love the consistency and coverage, especially for the summer.
Piper - I bet you will really like this one. You can buff it on with their airbrush foundation brush and get a lot of coverage, or use it like I do with a fluffier brush for just a bit of coverage and to "set" it.
I haven't tried the Clinique but I'll be at Nordstrom soon so I'll check it out. You are always raving about it. I didn't think to use my It Celebration foundation over a CC Cream but that's a great idea. The It brushes are amazing and would give it just the right amount of coverage.
Marcia - Definitely try the Celebration Foundation over the CC Cream. It will give you that little extra boost and coverage to get through the day.
I sometimes add in that same powdered foundation for a bit more coverage. I love that it covers but looks so natural!
I need to check out BOTH of these!
CLINIQUE is simply love!
Oooooh!!!! I must try this CC Cream! I like the Clinique BB cream but this sounds so much better! Plus, I am a huge fan of all of their moisture surge products. :)
I love the IT foundation as well. What a cool combo!
Layering is a great idea!
Christine - You are so right about the Celebration Foundation as it does offer more coverage and it always looks so natural. It really is a favorite of mine.
Peta - Clinique has always been a favorite brand of mine.
Pammy - Grab a sample next time you're at the mall. I bet you'll love it!
Christina - So glad to hear you are a fan!
Cindy - I have to layer to get natural looking coverage. It's hard to hide my age.

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