Friday, June 26, 2015

Summer Beauty Favorites

Summer Beauty Faves
1- Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer - Illuminating
If you've been following my blog for awhile, you will know that this has been a favorite of mine for the past 4 or 5 summers.  It's lightweight, has SPF, and the perfect amount of coverage for those casual summer days - and it gives a beautiful healthy glow to your face too!

2- Sonia Kashuk Cream Bronzer
This is a new favorite, but I have been reaching for it almost every day since I picked it up at Target.  I actually found it hard to find, so if you do see it in stores, grab it while you can!  It's a beautiful and very easy-to-use cream bronzer that I use with an E.L.F stippling brush.  Just apply on the cheekbones and around the temples, and blend!  It's gorgeous, great for summer, and I've heard it's very comparable to this pricey alternative

3- Fresh Sugar Lip Balm
A cult favorite for a reason, this is simply the best lip balm I've ever used!  And I love all the tinted colors they have now! 

4- Stila Eyeshadow "Kitten"
Another cult fave: this is my go to shadow if I want to wear any eye makeup.  A champagne glow with just the right amount of shimmer to make you look awake and put together.

5- Anastasia Brow Wiz
My brows are light, and they get even lighter after being in the sun, so I like to fill them in to give them some definition and color.  This mechanical pencil is the best I've found, and gives a very natural, polished and long-lasting look that is perfect all year round.  And I love the spooley on the end!

6- OPI Nail Polish "Cajun Shrimp"
Supposedly this is the most asked for color of all OPI shades, and there's a reason for that!  I have this on my toes all summer long.  It's a gorgeous coral/orange/red color that just screams tropical vacation!

7- Urban Decay All Nighter Spray
I think I'm on my 4th bottle of this stuff - does that say anything about my love for this product?  It's a makeup setting spray that will literally make your makeup stay put all day.  No one has time to fix or reapply the melting mess that summer makeup can leave, so this refreshing and cooling mist of a spray will prevent that from happening!  I love this stuff.

8- Milani Blush "Luminoso"
If you're a fan of glowy cheeks with a peachy-pink hue and a hint of gold shimmer, then run to your local Walgreens and pick up this inexpensive blush!  You won't regret it!  It's been my go-to blush all spring and summer - similar to this, but in my opinion, better!

9- E.L.F Blush Brush
This is marketed as a powder brush, and I'm sure it's great for that too, but this is actually what I apply my blush with!  Just dab and then blend the color out and you're good to go!  It just picks up and deposits the perfect amount of color. I love the E.L.F professional brush line, and they are all $3 and less!  

10- NARS Lipstick "Heat Wave"
Ahhh, this color is summer perfection.  I admit I am more of a "safe" lipstick wearer with balm, nude or light pink shades as my go-to colors.  BUT this color is amazing and so beautiful.  I think summer is the perfect time to go for a bold lip - a little bronzer, some mascara, and this lipstick would look amazing!  Especially on vacation or with a little bit of a tan!  (I'm using this self-tanner right now, and I'm loving it!) 

11- Essie Nail Polish "Bikini So Teeny"
Oooh, this color is the best!  I love it on my fingernails, and I always get compliments on it wherever I go!  It's a beautiful periwinkle color, and again looks great with a tan for summer!  Go out and get this color! 

Any of these summer favorites you want to try?
What is a summer fave of yours?

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BLovedBoston said...

Yes to all of your favorites!! I don't know what I would do without the setting spray on hot humid days!! I love the essie polish too!! A favorite! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Eloquently Emily said...

I definitely want to try out that cream bronzer, sounds so interesting! I use this same blush sometimes when I don't feel like replacing my Nars orgasm and it is perfect! Hope you have a great weekend love!

MakeMeUpMia said...

The UD sprays are my favorite thing ever! I'm on like my 5th bottle. I AM going to finally try the LM Tinten moisturizer, I need something lighter.

Carley said...

These are great summer favorites! I am obsessed with the Milani Blush, I love the dewy look it gives me! I have been dying to try the Urban Decay setting spray, I need to pick it up for the summer!

Carley @