Sometimes you have to be practical with Summer Makeup and sometimes you have to have fun with it and this is one of those times. Blindingly bright glossy lips and a smoky cat eye paired with fun Summer earrings are exactly what you need sometimes. Most of my Summer makeup tutorials have been pretty minimal so far so I figured I'd switch it up this week with this look. Also I just got Smashbox's Full Exposure Palette
and I'm of course completely obsessed, might be my favorite neutral palette I have and the quality of the shadows is top notch, but as I was putting together this post I found out they also make a travel sized version
of the palette with 8 shades that is literally the size of a credit card...GENIUS!! Couldn't be more perfect for traveling, touching up at work, getting ready at the gym, etc. Such a great idea!
What should I do next? I was thinking about a bold blue eyeliner in honor of Fourth of July! I spent the weekend catching up on all my magazine reading and even though I've always been a fan of bold blue liner (see here
) apparently it's on trend right now for Summer so I'm debating on bringing it back for a new Makeup Monday tutorial!!