#NykaaxLeMill On-The-Go Beauty Buys to Add to Your It Bags
We’re joining forces with the stylish folk at Nykaa to bring you a series of blogs, where beauty and fashion come together to offer plenty of summer inspiration!
THE BOLD BRUNCH LOOK + CHLOÉ ‘FAYE’ BACKPACK
The iconic Chloé ‘Faye’ bag gets a new spin. We wholly approve of this backpack avatar for a day about town. With the sun blazing, you’ll want to keep your spirits up with a subtle peachy look, and bold brows.
Estée Lauder’s The Brow Multi Tasker is a brow-arching machine. Brush hair upwards with the spoolie, fill in bald spots with the triangular-tipped pencil and draw the applicator containing brow powder over your arches to plump them up, if needed. Then set the hair with Ciaté London Instabrow Tinted Brow Gel.
Next, do up lips and cheeks with a burst of coral—that most perfect of summery hues. We love Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Lip Pencil in Coral—fill in your lips, blot and apply again, for long-staying power.
Top that with a swipe of Estée Lauder Genuine Glow Blushing Creme For Lips And Cheeks in Peachy Keen. Tap some over the apples of the cheeks and you’re brunch-ready. Stuff these portable sticks in your ‘Faye’ backpack for a quick post-meal touch up.
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THE LIT-FROM-WITHIN GLOW + LOEWE ‘CAT T’ POUCH
Just like the Internet (and us!), Loewe loves its cats. This clutch is so adorable, you’ll spend all your time telling your friends to keep their paws off. At other times, you’ll be fielding questions about that mysterious glow.
Especially if you create them using these pens: Start with foundation, swipe on the Clinique Chubby In The Nude Foundation Stick where you need coverage, and blend well using your fingers.
Next, tap on the Bobbi Brown Retouching Wand on the areas where your skin needs some additional help—cover up pigmented spots or redness. Blend it in well, using a tapping motion.
To make your cheekbones pop, apply the Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour in Curvy Contour just above the hollow of your cheekbone and blend well. Blend in the Bobbi Brown Retouching Face Pencil in Illuminate to highlight the high points of your face—this will bring radiance to areas where the light hits the face naturally, like the Cupid’s bow, temples, top of cheekbones and under the brow.
Top your lips with Estée Lauder’s Genuine Glow Reviving Oil Lip Tint for a subtle sheen. Pop these products in your elegant-cat-lady bag for beauty on-the-go.
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THE KNOCKOUT SMOKY EYE + BALENCIAGA ‘BLACKOUT’ BAG
Demna Gvasalia’s Balenciaga is irreverent, and so is his graffiti covered ‘Blackout’ bag. Enlist one as your sidekick for a Friday night. For the perfect pairing, look no further than the classic smoky eye.
First, lay down a base with shimmery neutral shadow like Ciaté London Skinny Shadow Sticks Longwearing High Pigment Shimmer Eyeshadow in Dolly, from lash line to just beyond the eyelid crease. Then, rub a darker shadow stick like Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint For Eyes in Curvaceous Coal above the lash line and soften it with your fingers, blending upward to cover the lid. Lightly smudge some under the lower lash line as well.
Line the lashes with Estee Lauder Little Black Liner in Onyx, making the line as thick or thin as you want, using one of the dual-sided nibs. Wing the line upward and outward for a cute kitten eye. Line the upper and lower waterline with M.A.C Modern Twist Kajal Liner and coat lashes with M.A.C False Lashes Waterproof. Highlight the inner corners of the eye with the shimmery neutral shadow you used as a base.
To make lip colour last all night, fill your lips with the M.A.C Pro Longwear Lip Pencil and top with Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm. Pop a scrunchie around these pens and throw them into your bag for midnight touch-ups. But we hope you’ll be having too much fun to care!
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