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Perceptions and Views: Affordable Summer Beauty Look

July 11, 2018
Perceptions and Views: Affordable Summer Beauty Look

The Look

It’s been a minute since I have shared an actual face of the day. The days of wanting to be a beauty Youtuber are long gone, but I wanted to give my take on summer beauty. When I think of summer I think of fire and fun. I created this look with a variety of items from Colour Pop and Morphe. This isn’t a sponsored post, I paid my hard earned coins for these items. Being a lover of all things beauty and not having an unlimited budget-sad face- I often try to find affordable yet effective products. Now at times, you have to drop the dollars in order to get what you need. There are 4 products that I feel are must splurge items which I will share in an upcoming post, so make sure you subscribe!

Perceptions and Views: Affordable Summer Beauty Look

I like their products because they are inexpensive and give a good color pay off for most of their items. After a long week of work travel, I found myself on Ulta.com, I ran across this newish product, Brotour in Showmance which is a bronzer/contour duo which actually has a contour color that dark enough to show up on my skin. I also like my bronzers to be a bit warmer as it helps to give more oomph to my face. When temps hit triple digits, a glowy face is great as it allows you to finesse the heat in your favor.

woman wearing abh naked liquid lipstick and colour pop phew lip gloss

I somehow fell prey to this dope palette the ColourPop X MakeupByShayla Perceptions as it’s a gem. I loved that it has enough matte shades that I can use to merge with the shimmer shades. I’m not a big fan of shimmer especially for day looks but this one gives just enough options to go from day to night effortless. The fact that it has a matte dark brown had me at hello, as so many of these influencer collabs don’t have basic palette form.

If you liked this look leave me comments below and I may create this look on video! I want to make sure I’m giving content that you guys actually find useful.

Products Used


MAC Studio Tech in “NW45”

NARS Radiant Concealer in Caramel

Morphe Brotour in Showmance

Estee Lauder Blush “Poppy Passion” 

Colour Pop X Makeup by Shayla “Boomin” Loose Highlight

black women wearing colour pop perceptions eye shadow palette the lip bar haute mess


Shayla X Colour Pop  Perception Palette

  • Revenge: Outer Crease
    Thic: Transition
    Played Out: Outer Crease
  • Strut ‘n Slay: Lid
  • TF: Lower Lash Line

MAC Feline Liner

Random lashes



The Lip Bar “Haute Mess”

Anastasia Beverly Hills “Naked” Liquid Lipstick

Colour Pop Lipgloss “Phew”

MAC Chestnut Lipliner 


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