Summer makeup is my favorite right now. Less really is more during this time of year. It’s all about fresh and healthy looking skin and a more “natural” look. Here are my go-to products you need in your beauty arsenal.
Sunscreen – I’m sure this is one everyone’s summer list and it should be. Protecting your face (and your body) from the sun’s harmful rays should be a part of your daily routine – sun or rain. Doing so helps fight against wrinkles and greatly lowers your chance of cancer. I’m loving this sunscreen right now because it helps tighten pores and is non-greasy.
Primer – One of the biggest tips I have for summer is to use a primer. It keeps makeup from melting off helps it last all day long. There are a ton of primers out there and they are definitely not one-size-fits-all. Find the primers that work with your skin: mattifying, smoothing, nourishing, etc . I’m using this one a lot because it really shrinks my pores for a flawless finish. I don’t know what’s going on lately but the pores around my cheeks are huge and using this primer makes a big difference. You can also get primers with sunscreen if you want to use both. Not feeling like wearing makeup? This one is perfect to use with or without makeup.
CC Cream with SPF – As a glam gal I love foundation. However, this has been my favorite product for hot weather. Hell, for every day. This CC cream has broad spectrum SPF, fantastic coverage, a beautiful dewy finish, and even has anti-aging properties. Win! It really does look like your skin but better.
Waterproof Mascara – This is a given, right? Smudged mascara under your eyes is not cute. Between sweating and water activities you are gonna want your mascara on your lashes and not your face. Invest in a waterproof mascara!
Cheek Stain – Lighter can be better and that’s why using a cheek stain instead of a powder blush could be your best friend. It will keep the summer glow you want while still adding a flush to your face. Use it as a lip stain for double the usage. This is more of a jelly texture than a cream or stain. Oh, and it’s super hydrating!
Dipbrow – Brows are what frame your face and the last thing you want during the summer is your brow dripping down your face. Dipbrow is made to resist sweat and water making it the perfect summer bff. I like to use it with the #18 brush. Tip: After picking the product up with your brush, wipe some onto the lid to get rid of excess. Use a light hand and feather light strokes for a more natural look.
Bronzer – After slathering our faces in sunscreen chances are our faces won’t match our body’s summer tan. Use a little bronzer to warm up your face right where the sun hits. Don’t think contour, think bronze babe. Hit the forehead, cheeks, nose, and brow bone for a natural look.
Lip with SPF – Is there anything worse than getting a sunburn on your lip? Ouch! Be sure to add some balm with S ke this one because it adds a little tint to my lips while protecting it with SPF15. I generally like a clear one but sometimes it’s nice to add a little rose color. I’m picking up the nude color next!
What are your summer beauty must haves?
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