Turns out you can beat the heat this summer. Our limited edition Ready, Set, Summer Kits are curated product trios designed to set makeup for warmer days. A total seasonal steal, they retail for $50 with values of $80-$90 each.
We invited three summer-loving social media stars to try out our Ready, Set, Summer Kits and to share the results with us.
Natalie Yurkowski just celebrated the two-year anniversary of her wedding and a cross-country move that took her and husband, Alex, from Raleigh, NC to Los Angeles. Yet while Natalie has experienced a lot of change over the past few years, one thing has remained the same: her passion for beauty products. What began as a preteen’s love of lip gloss has grown into an adult’s sophisticated understanding of makeup and skincare as well as a talent for applying makeup and teaching others her tricks.
For the past three years, Natalie has been imparting her knowledge on her YouTube channel, HashtagFabLife. There, as well as on her blog and Instagram, she shares makeup tutorials and fashion tips through the lens of her own life. (Perhaps it’s no surprise that given our collective fascination with weddings, her wedding-related posts remain among her most popular.)
With summer in full swing and lots of Cali-fun, travel and Insta-pics on her horizon, Natalie was an ideal candidate for our Ready, Set, Matte Kit. Featuring Blurring Primer to diminish imperfections, Custom Blot Drops for a shine-free finish, and Mattifying Setting Spray to set makeup, the kit provides a matte look Natalie loves with a weightless feel she craves.
Here’s what Natalie had to say about working the Kit into the bright beauty looks she’s slaying with this summer...
Given the nature of your skin, how do your beauty needs change in the summer?
During the summer my skin definitely gets a little more oily. I tend to reach for more mattifying complexion products to help my makeup stay on all day and I gravitate to lighter makeup looks.
What’s your best advice on setting makeup for the summer months?
Tell us about the look you created using the Ready, Set, Matte Kit.
The Ready, Set, Matte Kit helped me enhance my go-to summer look. I started off my makeup with a full coverage matte base using the Ready, Set, Matte Kit paired with Cover FX Power Play Foundation. I added a bronzed eye and made my skin glow using the Cover FX Gold Bar Highlighting Palette. I finished my look with a bold and bright lip!
How do you incorporate each of the products in the Ready, Set, Matte Kit?
I like to use the Blurring Primer to smooth out my skin and create and flawless base. I add the Custom Blot Drops onto my foundation brush along with my Power Play Foundation. I like to add in the Custom Blot Drops as a way to keep my foundation matte without it feeling heavy on my skin. I finish off with the Mattifying Setting Spray to keep my makeup matte and in place all day long!
Summer vacation! Where, when, and with whom?
I’m definitely looking forward to some summer travels! I’ll be in Las Vegas this summer with my husband celebrating our wedding anniversary and I’ll also be visiting my family in Miami for a few days at the beach!
Favorite summer beauty trend?
My favorite summer beauty trend is bright, colorful makeup looks. I especially love peach-toned blushes and coral lip colors.
We love your Instagram! Favorite places to shoot during the summer?
I love shooting Instagram looks by the beach at the Santa Monica Pier or by the water at the Venice Canals!
Want more? Follow Natalie on Instagram (@hashtagfablife)!