Summer is officially here and it made quite an entrance with this no-end-in-sight heat wave we’re having! Well since we are all slowly melting away I thought I needed to simplify my summer beauty routine to keep the makeup meltdown to a minimum. I’ve paired down my products and swapped my full glam staples out for more lightweight, glowy options.
I can’t wait to show you the new base products that have been a COMPLETE game changer but for now I wanted to share my other current favourite beauty products for summer!
These are the products that I haven’t been able to put down and that help create what I have dubbed my “look of the summer”.
1. The Maybelline Lemonade Craze Eyeshadow Palette ($13.99 USD) –
Described as “A fresh take on the classic palette, these pigmented shades offer endless possibilities. Softer hues to highlight, darker shades to amplify and define, and bright pops of citrus inspired colors to make your eyes pop!” This palette caught my attention straight away and I am so pleasantly surprised by the quality! The pigmentation, the formula of the shadows and the performance really surpassed what I was expecting. I have been using it every single day to create everything from super simple one shot looks to more complicated, artsy looks.
2. The Urban Decay Beached Bronzer in Sun-Kissed ($36 CAD) –
Described as “Nail the golden goddess look every time with Beached Bronzer from Urban Decay. Dust this silky powder onto your face or all over your body for a beachy, sunkissed look. Urban Decay’s finely milled, super-soft formula applies smoothly, doesn’t streak, and creates a radiant glow that locks into place. These universally flattering matte shades provide sheer, natural-looking coverage every time. Its HPP (Highlighter Performing Pigments) Technology is long-lasting and provides rich color with the perfect level of coverage.” I have been a creature of my habit for the longest time but I thought I should switch it up for summer and I’m so happy I did! The slight red tone and luminosity gives that perfectly sun-kissed glow that looks so natural on my freckled complexion.
3. The L’Oreal Paradise Enchanted Fruit-Scented Blush in the shades Bashful & Fantastical ($12.99 USD) –
Described as – “Warm blush shades with subtle peach and apricot hues, to natural pops of coral and pink. With a variety of finishes, from mattes to shimmering pearls, you will have everything you need to create endless enchanting looks. The soft, velvety texture allows for ultra-blendable application, rich color pay off and lasting results.” Not only do these blushes smell divine but they are literal summer in a blush. The warm peachy tones with the slight sheen and rich pigmentation gives the most beautiful just-pinched glow.
4. The L’Oreal Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in the shades Luminous Coral & Glossy Fawn ($9.99 USD) –
Described as – “an ultra-rich, ultra-radiant lipstick with a glossy finish and comfortable wear.” These lipsticks completely surprised this matte liquid lip lover and now I can’t put them down. They feel like a lush lip balm but they deliver a sheer wash of luminous colour. They go perfectly with a more natural makeup look.
5. The Lancôme Dual Finish Multi-tasking Illuminating Highlighter in Shimmering Buff ($53 CAD) –
Described as – “ultra-creamy powder highlighter melts into the skin for a brilliant highlight that doesn’t cake. Its wet-dry technology allows for customized highlight and the ultimate versatility: use it dry for a subtle glow, or apply damp for a more intense result. The formula is infused with light-enhancing pearls to achieve that beautiful pearly glow. It’s also infused with vitamin E and triglycerides for a non-drying formula that wears comfortably all day long.” This highlighter has quickly become my favourite for its neutral champagne tone and it’s truly glossy finish. It looks absolutely stunning no matter how you apply it.
I used all of these products along with my new favourite complexion products to create this look and I am obsessed. It’s the perfect naturally radiant, slightly perfected, in your own skin look.
What are you summer favs?