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Updated Summer Makeup and Neiman Marcus GWP!

After looking at a few pics that were snapped last week at various events I realized that maybe it’s time to change things up a bit. Lord knows I adore my creamy-plummy-pewter shadows and my bronzy brown shadows but the time has come, Memorial Day has passed and it’s officially Summer. I know that I could stand for a little color shift in my makeup palette. Couldn’t we all? How many of us go from the shower and fresh into our same ol’ daily routine, rarely giving a thought to the fact that we are putting on the same colors that we have worn for the last several months….and in some cases…years!

Well if you have been wearing the same makeup shades for the last hundred years or even the last few years, you need a little bit of refreshing my love. So here are a few great ways to switch things up, lighten things up and just plain give yourself a boost. And the best part? Starting this Friday at Neiman Marcus you can snag some great new loot at Camp Gorgeous and a fun GWP tote (it comes in yellow or orange too) with an $85 purchase…plus a few of the latest and greatest beauty samples stashed inside!

For fair skinned beauties – Peachy pink tones on the lips and cheeks and warm hues on the eyes are the summer trifecta. Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzing Powder in Antigua a light pink bronze gives the perfect hint of shimmery color to the cheeks. While Stila’s latest lip glaze set in Blissful is a to-die -for quad of summery shades. Pair it with the warm shades from Stila’s It Girl palette for the perfect warm glow.

For medium skin tones – Add a burst of golden color on the eyes and keep lips rosy and fresh. Try Bare Mineral eyecolor kit in Camp, Trophy Wife and Purrfect (it comes complete with a brown liner) add to that L’Oreal Infallible Never Fail lip gloss in Undeniable Mauve.


For olive skin tones – It’s all about adding a warm bronzy blush along with spicy neutral shades for a warm sexy wash of color. Nars famous “The Multiple” comes in the perfect duo of Malibu and Portofino it’s a killer compliment to tan skin. Then add Nars Madagascar cream shadow duo which includes a nude satin and a smokey quartz shade to create a smoldering look add a warm sheer lip gloss and a black liner.

For dark skin tones – Burnished bronzy brown shadows and vibrant hints of pink or orange gloss lend a sultry look for warm weather days and nights. Try Becca shimmering eye color in Brocade paired with Dior Kiss Lip Plumping Gloss in Mango Soda.

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