With summer in full swing, I decided it would be fun to share some of my current makeup essentials! These aren’t the only products I use on a daily basis, but they’re just a few of my must-haves when I’m wanting to achieve a glowy, fresh-faced makeup look that’s perfect for the warmer months.
What I love about all of these products is that they’re super simple to use–you don’t have to think twice when putting them on. I think summer makeup is all about finding products that help you to achieve an effortless look, and these ones can help you to do just that!
Let’s get started!
MAC Face and Body Foundation
I first discovered MAC Face and Body last summer, and fell in love! I was skeptical about it at first because I have oily/combination skin and was afraid the dewy finish would emphasize this. However, this foundation does a great job of giving you a natural, glowy look without making you look overly shiny. The coverage is perfect too–it’s light but just enough to even out your skin tone. It’s a win-win, especially for summer when you want to let your skin breathe!
BareMinerals Bareskin Sheer Sun
This product is fairly new to me, but I’ve been wearing it almost every day since I got it. If you get a tan and find that your foundation is a tad too light, this product is perfect for mixing in to adjust the color to match your skin tone. It also has a really lightweight feel (the consistency is pretty watery) so it doesn’t add a heavy layer to your skin. This tint can also be used on its own as a bronzer, but I prefer to mix it into foundation.
Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer
Speaking of bronzers, Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer is my current favorite! I’m very fair, so finding a bronzer that works for me has always been a struggle. Many bronzers only come in one shade, but I love how this one has a lighter and darker shade. I of course opted for the lighter one and love it! The color is subtle but just enough to add some life back into your skin. It’s also super easy to blend and smells amazing (like coconuts!).
Tarte Blush in Sensual
In my opinion, Tarte has some of the best blushes. They have such a wide range of colors and they’re pigmented, blendable, and last all day long. My current favorite is the shade ‘Sensual!’ It’s a nude pinky-peach and I think it would be flattering on all skin tones.
Tarte blush in Sensual (left), Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer (right)
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal
Who doesn’t love a good highlighter? I received a sample of Becca’s highlighter in the color Moonstone awhile back and found it to be one of the best formulas. It has just the right amount of shimmer without being chunky glitter, which I love. My current favorite is the shade Opal–it’s such a pretty golden pearl shade! I use it on the tops of my cheekbones, bridge of my nose, cupid’s bow, and even as eye shadow.
Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
I use my Urban Decay Naked 3 palette every day! I love how you can create really natural looks with these shades but you can also amp it up and add more color if you want. I think pink is such a pretty, flattering shade on the eyes, and this palette has the perfect selection of rosy hues!
Cargo Lip Gloss in Anguilla
I received this lip gloss in a Birchbox awhile back and have been using it ever since! It’s a pretty pale pink shade that adds the perfect wash of color. I also love the formula because it’s moisturizing without being sticky! You can wear it on its own, but it’s also really pretty when you layer it over darker colors.
What are some of your favorite makeup products for summer? Let me know in the comments!
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