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ASK THE EXPERT: Weekend Summer makeup-­‐Bag must haves

ASK THE EXPERT: Weekend Summer makeup-­‐Bag must haves


As you all know, summer is around the corner, well, actually in New York we skipped spring and went to 80 degrees over night,  And the clients  are summer blonde ready. Whats the next step? Start summer house / beach planning. I thought it would be useful to ask the expert, in this case Dillon Peña , editorial and celebrity makeup artist his clients include Beyonce’ and Nick Jonas. What he would recommend as a ” must have” in your make up bag when you are traveling and he came up with some great ideas for our readers.  As a beach lover , I know the importance of a great bronzer, or a superb mattifant.

There is nothing worst than seeing an overly made up lady sipping cocktails by the pool, it’s Just not chic.
Dillon peña’s trademark look is natural, looking like yourself on your best day. Dillon and I have worked together in numerous editorials and shoots and I must say,  I am a fan. It’s all about being clean and chic, so here are some of his product suggestions for this upcoming summer vacation season.


“Cleanse By Lauren Napier-­‐ Strong enough to take off your waterproof makeup at ” “night and gentle enough to cleanse in the morning or refresh after a long flight or day at the beach. “


“Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rose Water – great way to refresh yourself and help cool down can spray on top of makeup and it will not disturb “


Algenist SPF 50 to protect your skin from the damage of the sun.



“Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer-­‐ lightweight but adds a bit of coverage where needed. “


“Nars Creamy Concealer-­‐ this concealer is easy to use and super creamy a little goes a long way and is perfect if you want to fake sleep after a long night. “

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Eye Shadow Stick

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Eye Shadow Stick for the summer I am loving Golden bronze which can be sheered out but if you prefer matte Sand Dune is the prefect nude for most.


Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Perfecting Powder-­‐ this is by far the best texture I have felt in a powder. It is does not settle into fine lines and it helps to mattify without looking cakey


“Hour Glass Brow Pencil-­‐ Easy to use and stays put “


“Oil Blotting Papers “



“NYX-­‐ Liquid eyeliner is the easiest eyeliner for a simple cat eye and will stay! “


“Ardency Inn Modster Smooth Ride Super Charged Eyeliner this product is creamy and will stay put for hours and if you think black is too harsh then they have a variety of different colors. “


“Sigma Shimmer Cream in Brilliant product can used on the eyes if you want a subtle wet looking shimmer or on your cheekbones for a healthy glow “



“Charlotte Tilbury Beach Sticks, can be used on the cheek and the lips in a pinch. “


“Rosebud Salve can be used for anything, but I love it as a lip balm or lip-­‐gloss in a pinch. “


“A cult favorite is the Beach Body 0il from Bobbi Brown. This looks amazing on the legs and arms for the extra glow. “

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