We’ve got some good news, and some bad news. The bad news is it’s Monday (ugh.) But the good news is that it’s Must Have Makeup Monday on the BMB blog!! We love sharing with you some of our favorite makeup items that we think you’ll love, and this Monday, we’re all about makeup that will keep you going through the week, keeping your face bright and gorgeous. Almay, a brand that is all about being natural and hypoallergenic, knows what it means to create “Wake Up” makeup. These items will help you look fresh-faced and beautiful, even on early Monday mornings when you can barely get yourself out of bed! Check out our favorite Almay items for this week:
After a busy weekend full of fun plans, Monday morning can leave you with some not-so-pretty under eye circles. The Almay Wake Up Under Eye Concealer combines the power of water, cucumber, and minerals to make your eyes look and feel refreshed and reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. This is the perfect lightweight concealer that is a must to apply under you makeup look, and will make the world of difference!
After you’ve applied your Wake Up Under Eye Concealer, continue with your Wake Up look with the Almay Wake Up Liquid Makeup. This lightweight liquid makeup will give you that same bright and radiant look on your whole face, letting you feel refreshed with its hydrating formula infused with caffeine. It boosts hydration by 132%, and it has an SPF of 20!
To add even more radiance to your face in the morning, this blush/highlighter duo works like magic and is so easy to use. It comes with a specially angled brush, so that you can apply your blush and highlighter in exactly the right place and proportion in one swipe. This has caffeine in the formula also, energizing your skin all day long!
Now that we’ve got the basics covered, let’s move on to the fun part- dressing up your eyes! When you think of eye shadow, you probably expect a powder that comes in compact, but it’s time to try something totally different and totally amazing: a shadow stick! This Almay i-Color Shadow Stick comes with two complimentary shades, that are creamy, richly pigmented formulas that basically combine the power of an eye shadow and a primer, so it won’t fade or crease, but finishes with a powder look. The formula is infused with aloe, cucumber, and green tea, to moisturize and condition your eyes all day. Plus there’s a specially curated color duo for whatever your eye color is: blue, brown, hazel, or green!
You’ve colored your eyes, now it’s time to define and highlight! Like with the rest of the Almay Wake Up line, it contains energizing caffeine to wake up your eyes, and hydrates with cucumber and anti-oxidant rich green tea. We love this eyeliner because it gives a rich defining color, but also includes a highlighter to brighten the corner of your eyes, waterline, and brow bone. Super convenient, stylish, and will last all day without fading or smudging!
This mascara may not be a Wake Up formula, but it does one better for eyelashes: allows them to grow! Yes, the mascara instantly adds length to your lashes, but it also contains an anti-breakage pro-vitamin formula to prevent damage, allowing your lashes to grow to their longest potential! And as always with Almay mascaras, there’s never any clumps.
Finish off your effortlessly radiant Monday morning look with this glossy balm. On an early morning, you don’t really want a heavy lipstick or sticky gloss. This formula is a gloss/balm hybrid, with rich colors and moisturizers to soften lips. Plus, it comes in a wide range of colors to fit with any skin tone or style!
Hopefully you found some good tips on a refreshing makeup look, and that you'll try some of these makeup items!
If you love Must-Have Makeup Mondays, then you'll love our How-To Thursdays- check it out this week!
-xox BMB Beauty Team