During the summer time I do my makeup very differently then I would in the winter. I give myself a much more glowy dewy skin finish, along with a bronzy tan! I love using golds, rose golds and very warm tones for eyes and cheeks. Using a lighter weight foundation is also key for me! Most days I don’t even use foundation but on a night out I keep it light weight so my skin still looks and feels like skin! So without further ado let’s jump right in to my must have products!
Doterra Hydrating Cream: This moisturizer has changed my skin and I’ve only been using it for a few weeks! It really locks in moisture and gives my face a healthy glow that lasts all day!
Lani – Tropical Super Serum This is a moisturizing oil that helps moisturize and give me a dewy complexion. This is also supposed to help with scaring and blemishes as it has all natural minimal ingredients and is vegan! Woop woop!
TIP: In order to have flawless looking makeup one must take special care of the skin. Although makeup can often hide blemishes we want to enhance our beauty as well. Healthy skin is the first step to having a beautiful makeup application.
Bobbi Brown Moisture Rich Foundation: This is an all time favorite foundation of mine when I want a dewy complexion! I love this for summer as it is an spf 15!
Urban Decay Naked Skin One and Done Hybrid Complexion: This foundation is great for summer as it is very light weight but still has a medium coverage with an spf of 15. I love this one because you can still see my freckles after application! Mucho Perfecto for summer!
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer: This is an amazing full coverage concealer. It gives me the perfect amount of coverage for my under eye circles without creasing and looking too thick or heavy!
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer This red undertone bronzer is perfect for when I have a tan going. It makes me look sun kissed and bronzed to perfection! (Warning: if you have a fair complexion this may not be the best shade for your skin tone)
ColourPop Topaz Bronzer: This bronzer blends so smoothly its actually crazy. Its is a beautiful warm tone the just brings life and color to the face. This will work well for those who have a light to medium skin tone!
Milani Luminoso Blush This is a very glowy peach blush that looks good on all skin tones! It’s a must for summer!
Becca X Chrissy Teigen Palette This has been my go to palette as it has two amazing highlighters, a perfect pink blush and contour bronzer. It is truly the ultimate summer palette!
Maybelline The Glo Down Eyeshadow (but I use it as a highlighter) OKAY THIS IS MY NEW OBSESSION. This is so stinkin cheap and it looks amazing swept across my cheeks and tip of the nose for a highlighter. If you aren’t trying to spend a fortune on highlighter, this is a great option!
Mac Eyeshadow in Woodwinked: I have used this eyeshadow since probably 8th grade. No joke. To this day it is my all time favorite gold eyeshadow and I have recently gotten back into it! It blends so well and its truly the perfect gold shade. It really makes blue eyes pop!
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara: I find this mascara great for summer because it doesn’t flake off and it stays pretty much all day! I prefer this over waterproof mascara because this is easier to take off at the end of the day!
Mac Boldly Bare Lip Liner This is a peachy brown nude lip liner and the peachiness is what has me hooked. It looks great with a tan!
Too Faced Melted Lipstick in Chihuahua– This is pretty much my go to color all year round but it looks even better with a tan!!
Pixie Rose Setting Mist This setting mist smells so good and keeps your makeup in place all day while giving you a summer dewy glow. Setting mists are great when using heavier foundations and powders as it helps the makeup melt into your skin and look less cakey while maintaining that full coverage.
Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Milk Fragrance Lastly, a summer scent. One of my favorites is this one by Laura Mercier. Its very coconutty and it reminds me of a tropical vacation. I actually wore this scent on my honeymoon to Maui, Hawaii and boy does it bring me back! LOVE!
St Tropez Express Bronzing Mousse : I normally try to get a real tan in the summer time but for pool parties and events I love to use this tanning mousse. I usually put mine on after I eat dinner and then shower it off before I go to bed. The longer you leave it on the tanner you will get. PS don’t forget to use a tanning mitt as this will be super streaky if you just use your hands.
And there you have it, my summer beauty must haves! A lot of my friends tell me that makeup in general overwhelms them at times. There are so many products out there these days that I can see why.
To me it’s fun to experiment and find new products that work well for me and my complexion. Some products end up being a bust but when you find a good one its so worth it! I hope this post gave you some insight on what products might work for you! If you are overwhelmed by all the products out there I highly recommend reading reviews, watching youtube videos and even reading books (yes, there are books out there that rate and review makeup products)!
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Lacey & Kim
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