By Laura Medina
It's about high time this time of the year this scribe either hits the road or fly the friendly (or not-so-friendly) skies to hit the approaching Summer socials and soirees in the sweltering, sticky heat...aaahhh Summer!
All this traveling and socializing also means packaging light as your wardrobe. Think about it, you want your makeup to be bright and bold and light and refreshing as your Summer wardrobe. Like your schmoozing wardrobe, it must pack into one bag (thanks TSA) in your carry-on or tote bag yet packs a wallop of multiple function and benefits.
These pretty potent cosmetics are the latest developments from Smashbox.
The base and literally, your foundation should be Smashbox's CC (Color Correcting) Cream . The newest evolution of their award-winning BB (Beauty Balm) Cream for the best quality in the most array of skin shades, Smashbox's CC Cream packs a wallop of coverage plus skincare.
If beauty experts describe BB Cream as foundation with skincare, they describe CC Cream as skincare with a tint of color.
Smashbox's CC Cream provides the full coverage of a foundation but coats the face in prime and sunscreen SPF 30 for a soft suede-like complexion while its lightweight formula fades dark spots, sun spots, and acne-scar marks. The Barley Extract, Wheat Germ Extract, Licorice Root Extract, Apple Fruit Extract, and
Cucumber Fruit Extract tackle the "face dots and zit pits" as they gently and refreshingly moisturize the face. What a relief during the Summer in all that humidity and sun.
Once you built your CC Cream base, you can build with a simple stroke of Smashbox's Love Me Paint Pen Eye Liner, a big fat marker of an eyeliner customed-designed by graffiti artist, Curtis Kulig.
Sans layers of eye shadow and mascara, a simple but bold swipe of cat eye-like eyeliner is quick and long-lasting eye makeup.
Using this old Jazz Age Flapper trick (before there was powdered, compact blush)...dab some Smashbox's Mega Tint Long Wear Lip Color on your cheeks then swipe once for a bright but light layer of lip color or swipe more for a more intense color.
Then, for extra dimension, slick on the pretty powerful pink, Smashbox's LOVE ME LIP ENHANCING GLOSS in Adore Me, a FUCHSIA PINK gloss over your lips for extra, sultry and moisturizing sheen, appropriate for Summer's heat.
All 4 makeup items...they can easily pack in your clutch for that quick and fun jaunt, whether you stash them in your glove compartment or your carry-on. Smashbox got you covered.