Bridesmaids Gifts + End of Summer Tips: Ru Paul Edition

Like every good twenty-something (well, for a few more months) I get a little ZIP of excitement when I sniff Fall in the air. Actually, doesn’t everyone? Even though I adore Fall that doesn’t mean I am ready to release my death grip on summer. Nope, not yet. This summer flewww by and I have had this post in draft-mode for a while. Thankfully for me, summer is flashing back this weekend with temps predicted to be in the mid-80s on the East Coast!

When I was chilling with my ladies before the wedding my friend Andrea, and recent bride, asked me when I was going to start blogging about makeup. I have written on the topic before, but I didn’t know who would really want to read about it. With some prompting, I’m going out on a limb and sharing some hot-weather makeup tips and products that I utilized all summer, and will again this weekend at my dear friend’s baby shower in DC!

If you know me IRL you know I could talk for hours about makeup. I’d like to say it’s not because I’m vapid or vain or too image conscious. It’s really just something I’ve loved since I was a kid and has honestly become a pretty regular topic of conversation throughout the years. Hence why I themed my bridesmaids’ gifts around makeup as well! Below is the little print-out I put in the gift bags for my ladies, along with each of the items listed.




The Waterproof Better Than Sex Mascara and the Urban Decay All Nighter Spray and Eyeshadow Primer are staples for me. Two other products that I loved all summer (and many summers) are the Tarte Amazonian Clay Powder Foundation and the Tarte Shape Tape Concealer. During our mini-moon in Charleston, I really put all of these products to the test.  The humidity in Charleston is no joke, it is truly suffocating. Thankfully that meant I could test the sh*t outta these products and tell you they are legit! The two photos below are after wearing the concealer and foundation, with the setting spray, for many hours. These are super true to life: I was hot and walking around and a little shiny, but it still looks natural!







I’ve been wearing that foundation for three summers now and have it in a few colors. It is a loose, illuminating powder and looks so good when you set it with a spray. When I get a little “glowy” it’s like it hydrates the foundation a bit and continues to look good! The concealer is one that dries totally matte and stays put. Essential for summer heat!

One product I did not know about at that time was LipSense, which I truly wish I had for my wedding and honeymoon! This stuff is crazy and literally does not kiss off or come off at all until you remove it. It has been an end-of-summer staple and I intend to get a few darker colors for winter. My beautiful sister sells it (yes, it’s one of those) so check out her Insta if you are interested.

This is a glam shot TWELVE HOURS after applying LipSense in Caramel Apple. It’s fo-real:

Hopefully, some of these products will be helpful for you makeup-lovers and year-round shvitz-ers out there!


  1. Courtney Masters
    September 22, 2017 / 1:08 pm

    The invisibooble is a game changer!

  2. Adelyn V
    September 22, 2017 / 3:05 pm

    Love you sista sista! Glad I introduced you to LipSense and glad you introduced me to the Invisibobble–I love mine! 🙂

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