Brush-Free, Natural Look


One of my top makeup nightmares would be going on a trip and forgetting all of my brushes. I would probably have a panicky moment where I cried a little, but once it wore off, I’d realize that God has already equipped me with some of the best makeup tools on the planet. These tools can work with face, eye and lip products and never need replacing. These tools I speak of are your fingers! God forbid you forget to pack your brushes on a trip, or maybe you just don’t have as many as you’d like, here’s a look I put together utilizing all cream products, applied without touching a single brush.

You’re missing out if you don’t watch the video tutorial because there’s some weird stuff at the end. 😛



1. Smashbox CC Cream in Light

2. Stila Stay All Day Concealer in Light 03

3. Sonia Kashuk Undetectable Creme Bronzer in Warm Tan

4. Stila Convertible Color in Peony

5. Revlon Skinlights in Bare Light

6. Revlon Brow Fantasy in Dark Brown

7. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cashmere

8. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Dark Brown

9. YSL Babydoll Mascara

10. Sephora Super Nourishing Lip Balm

11. NYX Butter Gloss in Devil’s Food Cake

12. Urban Decay B6 Complexion Spray


I especially love this look for summer because it looks dewy, ultra natural and almost kind of jungly sexy. Do you know what I mean, or is that weird? Like you went on vacation to Costa Rica, and your skin was all glowing because it’s so humid there, and kinda like the old as hell Jennifer Lopez video, Waiting for Tonight? Yes? No? Ok well thanks for hanging out 🙂

BH Cosmetics Summer Makeup


  1. Carrie

    07/28/2014 at 8:20 AM

    That blush is beautiful on you! And I NEED that cream bronzer in my life! Loved this video/post! I think this is perfect for those who are going on a vacation & want to pack light!

    1. Ivy Boyd

      07/28/2014 at 11:13 AM

      Thank you dear! I just read your post about the NARS product for cream contouring, so now I think I need THAT! Haha!

  2. Jess Zimlich

    07/28/2014 at 12:19 PM

    That would be tragic! But it’s good to know you can still pull off a look like this without it 😉

    1. Ivy Boyd

      08/04/2014 at 9:11 PM

      Tragic in my book, that’s for sure 🙂 Thanks for reading doll.

  3. Amber

    07/29/2014 at 8:53 PM

    Love that I’m not the only one that fears leaving my brushes – but you made me laugh at the reminder that our fingers can also do the trick! Really enjoyed the product breakdown for this post too!

    Fashion, Floss and Lip Gloss

    1. Ivy Boyd

      08/04/2014 at 9:11 PM

      Haha-isn’t it sad how we panic over that?! Thanks so much for your feedback, Amber!

  4. Tricia

    08/01/2014 at 2:48 PM

    You’re just adorable. 🙂 And now I know the right way to use cream bronzer!

    1. Ivy Boyd

      08/04/2014 at 9:10 PM

      Well aren’t you just the kindest?! Thanks so much Tricia!

  5. Reechie Linae

    08/02/2014 at 5:37 AM

    Love it, Ivy!! It’s totally the Dewey JLo style! 😉 you’re so fun! And gorgeous.

    1. Ivy Boyd

      08/04/2014 at 9:09 PM

      Oh my gosh-thank you! If I do anything in JLo style, I feel pretty cool.

  6. Ashley

    08/05/2014 at 8:38 AM

    A girl after my own heart- I always have a mini panic attack when I’m packing for a trip, afraid I’m going to forget a crucial brush, haha. 🙂


    1. Ivy Boyd

      08/05/2014 at 8:40 AM

      I think most people have nightmares about showing up to work naked whereas I, of course, have nightmares about brushes. Haha.

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