10-Minute Summer Makeup Tutorial with Suzanne Somers Cosmetics
*This post has been sponsored by the PRIMP Network. All Opinions are my own.
I was really excited to see so many requests come in from my recent reader survey for more makeup reviews and tutorials. I’ve talked before about how makeup has become a huge creative outlet for me; I’ve never been crafty, but I somehow can make colors blend together pretty well on my face. Anyway, I’m excited to bring a makeup tutorial and review to the blog today.
Today, I’m going to be reviewing the Suzanne Somers cosmetic line Suzanne Organics, along with sharing the step-by-step process I took to create this easy & effortless summery makeup look. You may recognize Suzanne Sommers from her time on the show Three’s Company or from the infomercials for the Thigh-Master. Recently, though, after a cancer scare, Suzanne decided to create a cosmetics line that cut out excess chemicals and focused on organic and natural ingredients. Being a fellow cancer survivor, I can get on board with that initiative and definitely wanted to give these products a try.
My go-to look during the summer is usually a really quick and simple process. I like to focus more on having a healthy summer glow instead of intricate eyeshadow looks when the weather is warm! I also love to show off my freckles, so I rarely put on a ton of foundation (if any at all) and go really easy on the eyes. I put together this look using products exclusively from Suzanne Organics and am sharing my thoughts on the products, plus the step-by-step process below:
10-Minute Summer Makeup Tutorial
First – I applied the Golden Tan Serum on my face to use as a primer. Since I spend half my day inside a corporate office and the rest of my day in my home office, I don’t get to be out in the sun that much. I’m also a lot more careful about sun exposure because, you know, I had cancer and don’t want to give it another reason to come back. But, I love having a summer glow and decided to give self-tanning a try with this product. I started out with just my legs in case it went south but thankfully, this self-tanner did not make me look orange at all, mainly because it’s a serum that gives a gradual glow instead of a drastic change. I liked that this product added some warmth to my skin tone without looking fake. Plus, it was gentle enough to use on my face without causing any irritation and it has a silicon texture to it, so it doubles great as a primer for foundation.
Next, I went in with my Sheer Flawless Foundation in the shade Natural Sand. This foundation has a pretty light coverage which is perfect for summer time. It’s enough to even out my skin tone, but it doesn’t feel heavy on my skin or settle into my fine lines when I get hot. I like to apply this foundation best with a beauty sponge since that sheers out the coverage a bit more and gives the foundation a more natural/lived-in finish. This also allows my freckles to pop through, which really gives it that natural and “no-makeup makeup” touch. I find that this foundation has a bit of a tacky feeling after being applied, so it doesn’t hurt to set it down with some translucent powder.
After I applied my foundation, I followed with the Perfect Finish Concealer in the light/medium shade. I’m not a huge fan of pot concealers because I don’t like using my fingers to apply makeup, and this concealer doesn’t pick up well with a brush. However, the coverage is fairly decent and it does have a luminous finish, which brightens up the undereye skin and really makes the face look awake. This is ideal for a quick makeup routine because it does twice the work that a full coverage foundation would do on a full-face day. I also didn’t have any problems with this concealer creasing on me, which was a huge win!
After the concealer, I took the Contour Kit to add some warmth and depth to my face. When going for an easy summery look, I’ve learned to focus more on creating warmth and dimension than worrying about lots of eyeshadows. I was initially worried about the contour shade in this kit because it looked really ashy in the pan and I was afraid it would look muddy on the skin. Initially, it did, but after applying the bronzer on top of it and blending it out, it settled into a perfect contour shade. So, the trick for this palette is to contour first, then blend out with the bronzer.
After warming up the skin, I followed with the highlight in the contour kit. The highlight very interesting as it has more of a matte finish than a shimmer and has a bit more of a powdery texture. It’s definitely more subtle than other highlights I use (and I’m usually of the opinion that you can never have too much highlight) but I liked that it gave my face a natural glow without looking overdone. It fit the overall vibe and look I was going for and applied easily on the skin. Just be aware that it does kick up in the pan quite a lot, so tap your brush off before applying.
My only con to this contour kit is that it didn’t come with a blush shade, which would have made it more well-rounded. However, all three shades are usable and blend well together!
Finally, to add a bit of dimension and depth to my eyes, I took the Cocoa shade (dark brown) from the Essential Neutrals eyeshadow quad and smudged it with a small pencil brush along my lower lash line. I took the Ivory shade (white) and used it to highlight and clean up my brown bone. Finally, to add a bit of light, I dipped my finger into the Mother of Pearl creamy eyeshadow pot and dabbed it into the inner corner of my eyes. If I didn’t have lash extensions, I would have applied a couple coats of mascara to finish the eyes. It took me 2 minutes to do this part of the routine and I loved that it opened my eyes up and gave them enough definition while still looking natural.
I set my face with setting spray and off I went! The makeup wore well through the day, especially the foundation and the contour shade. When I came home from work, I was super stoked to see that I didn’t have any smile lines, either. Since the foundation is so sheer, it definitely doesn’t get creasy or cakey.
Overall, these products performed well on my skin and gave me a really natural and summery look. My favorite product that I tried from this line is the foundation, but all of the face products worked well on my skin and lasted well through the day.
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I’d love to know what your go-to products are during the summer, or what products you are interested in trying from this line in the comments below!