This summer is all about less is more! With the hot weather comes lots of sweat as girls you know we hate that with a passion! Picture this: You do a fabulous job on your makeup, eyebrows on fleek, cat eye winged out to the Gawds, foundation set to perfection, and to top it all off setting spray to hold it all together. Now as soon as you take one step outside you are a big globby mess! It’s not a fun feeling that’s why I always do less in the summer. We really need to get out of the mindset of instagram makeup trends. We don’t need contour on a daily bases. We don’t need to pound on tons of full coverage foundation to have a flawless complexion. All we need is a couple essentials to keep you looking flawless and drench free. I do want to make a strong point in telling you that you can rock whatever you want to rock because makeup is fun but I know for some girls we like to take it down a notch sometimes and nothing is wrong with that either! So lets get into some of my go to beauty essentials for the summer!
Starting with the face its all about concealing! Take a concealer your skin tone or just a tad bit lighter and concealer your dark spots, blemishes, acne marks, and dark circles. Finding a creasless concealer for underneith the eyes has become easier for me with the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Cafe and Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Concealer in Deep. I’ve found these concealers to not only be good concealers of dark spots but also buildable and they do not crease. I can even compare them and they win to my Kat Von D Lock it Concealer and MAC NC 42 concealer which I have noticed creasing every time!
With powder I like to keep it light with just a dusting of either a translucent on tinted powder. I’ve been loving the Laura Mercier translucent powder for my under eyes as well as my T zone. I set the rest of my face with my L’Oréal Infallible Powder in 700 Classic Tan. Its a matte powder that does not emphasize ever large pore. I use a light touch with both powders and refuse to bake!
As we all know the world is big on brows so I tend to like to have my eyebrows done everyday. So on the simple on the run…or I’m late kinda days I go for a eyebrow pencil. I use the WetnWild Coloricon brow pencil in Brunettes does it better for a natural brow. On days that I can actually take my time I like my Anastasia Dip brow pomade in chocolate. You can also find a cheaper version with Nyx! Eyebrows frame the face and creates a more put together look.
Mascara is a go to for me any day! Mascara opens up the eyes gives you a more bright eyed doll look! I love to pile it on especially it that’s the only thing I do for my face. I’ve been loving the Cover Girl Super Sizer Mascara this is hands down my favorite mascara. It gives me such full lashes with one swipe! The wand is small enough to get to my lower lashes as well…SCORE! For the summer its best to find a waterproof mascara I wish this mascara came in water proof but its still great for those that love a good lengthen mascara nonetheless.
For the summer stick to cream based blushes! I even like cheek and lip stains for a dual effect! I don’t have a favorite for this one but I do love all of the elf cream blushes! Remember less is more for blush.
Liquid lipsticks are all the rage but you really don’t need to wear those on a daily basis. Switch it up and go for a lip gloss that’s soothing and moisturizing! I love all of the butter glosses from NYX!
What is your favorite go to beauty product that you can not live with out?