Hellooo lovelies! Today I want to talk about all my favorite, go-to makeup products for the summer time! These are the products that I wear for my “no-makeup” makeup look and I reach for them every day. I love to play around with makeup and try new makeup products. This is my first makeup look that I am putting on my blog and I am so excited to start doing more!
After I complete my morning routine, I put on my Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel. This lotion is amazing! Clinique offers two very similar lotions, the gel and the lotion+. I have tried both and I prefer the gel formula over the lotion+ formula. The gel formula really melts into your skin and feels much more cooling and moisturizing than the lotion+ formula.
In the summer I like to use these two primers. The e.l.f. primer is a great dupe for the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, in my opinion. The formulation is very different because the Smashbox primer feels more like silicone and the e.l.f. primer feels more like a moisturizer, but the staying power of both primers is virtually the same. I like the blemish control formula over the other e.l.f. formulas because it has 2.0% salicylic acid. My face is prone to breakouts so I try to be careful of the ingredients in the makeup I use. The other primer that I use is the Smashbox Photo Finish Radiance Primer. This primer is really great for the summer time because it gives you that natural glow and radiance that everyone is looking for in the summer! I focus this primer on my T-zone and my cheeks to get that natural glow under my BB cream.
This summer I have been LOVING the Maybelline Dream BB Fresh, in 120 medium tint. This is such a great replacement for heavy foundation. Who wants to wear heavy foundation in the summer heat and humidity?? Not me. The formula is so creamy and lightweight, and build-able. I would say it has a light to medium coverage, the first application is light, but can be built up to a medium coverage if you need it, without getting cakey. This BB cream feels like I have nothing on my skin and is perfect for summer!
To conceal my under eyes or any blemish I may have, I have been using the Maybelline FIT me concealer in the shade, 10 light. This concealer is perfect, it doesn’t settle into my fine lines, and creates a nice brightening effect under my eyes. I love the creaminess of the concealer and how it feels on my skin.
To set my under eye concealer I love using the NYX HD Finishing Banana Powder. This powder is great to add slightly more coverage for the dark bags under my eyes and to help brighten them. It’s a really fine powder so it doesn’t settle into any fine lines or wrinkles either!
I’ve currently been using two mascaras. The first mascara is the L’oreal Voluminous Original mascara, which I use for my top lashes. I have been in love with this mascara ever since I found it a few months ago. It creates amazing curl and adds so much volume and length. The best part is it’s not flaky once it’s dry and never gets clumpy! The other mascara I’ve been loving is the Maybelline The Falsies Push-up Drama. I use this mascara on my lower lashes because the wand doesn’t pick up too much product and is small enough for the bottom lashes.
The brow product that I have literally been using for the past 3 years (no joke, probably need to change it up), is the Coastal Scents Brow Palette. This palette has been really great, it has great pigmentation and it’s easy to apply.
The only eyeshadow I’ve been using on a daily basis are the two above. I’ll put Maybelline ExpertWear eyeshadow in Cool Cocoa in my crease to define the eyes and give more depth. Then I’ll take my Urban Decay Naked Basics palette and use the color Venus to highlight my brow bone and the inner corners of my eyes.
To bronze up my face I use the Bare Minerals All-Over Face Color in Warmth. I used to use this product back in high school and have forgotten about it for years! I recently tried it again and remembered how amazing this product really is! It creates the most natural warm, sun kissed glow. The trick is to use the Bare Minerals Flawless Face brush, this brush really allows the perfect amount of product to be applied to your face for the most natural look. I can’t imagine not having these products in my makeup bag now!
To set my makeup I’ve been using the Rimmel Stay Matte powder in Transparent. Since I first bought this powder I have gone through at least six because it is the best powder I have tried in a long time! My face can be very oily and this powder helps my makeup stay put all day long and stay matte.
For highlight I have been using the Smashbox L.A. Lights lip and check color in Silver Lake Sunset. This cream highlight is perfect for summer because it adds a little coral color as well as the perfect amount of shimmer. When the light hits it, you can really see the glow it gives your cheeks, while still looking natural!
My go-to lip color is the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Lip Pencil in Naked2. This lip color is the perfect nude-beige and stays put all day. In the summer, I want to keep my make-up light and nude for that effortless, “no-makeup” makeup look and this lip pencil compliments any look perfectly. The formula is very smooth and doesn’t smudge or fade throughout the day.
PS: The top I’m wearing in these photos is from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! It’s the Socialite Cozy Knit Thermal that I mentioned in my blog post about the Nordstrom sale. Check that post out here! The sale ends this Sunday!
What are your must have makeup products for the summer?
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