Lately I've been drawn to glowy, natural makeup looks that have summer written all over them. Effortless and takes no time at all to apply. Sounds like the perfect mixture, right? But, to get the perfect look you need the perfect products. Let’s talk about a few of my favorites.
Becca Backlight Priming Filter
Once I discovered this product I immediately fell in love. It claims to blur imperfections, leave you with a radiant glow and prolong the wear of your foundation. You definitely get a beautiful glow and may get some extra wear out of your foundation but you don’t get much blurring. I personally think it has the perfect amount of glow that isn’t overpowering but just gives the skin a little extra something. I wear this under foundation and even sometimes just alone on the skin.
IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream
There's no doubt the IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream is a fan favorite. It claims to be a full coverage correcting cream with 50+ UVA/UVB broad-spectrum physical sunscreen. On the IT Cosmetics website it specifically states that the SPF used is a UVA/UVB broad spectrum physical sunscreen which ensures your skin is protected. Although, I would still recommend using a sunscreen underneath. I personally feel like I get medium to full coverage and I get more of a dewy finish that doesn’t make me look greasy. If you’re looking for more of a tinted moisturizer feel while still having a good amount of coverage this product would be a good fit.
Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer
The Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Concealer is fairly new but I definitely a favorite and will be perfect for summer. It claims to be medium to full coverage, weightless, hydrating, blurring, crease proof and will last up to 12 hours. I absolutely agree that it is weightless with medium to full coverage and have never had any issues with it creasing. I would recommend making sure you set your concealer really well with a powder if you do have problems with creasing. I would say out of 10 it covers my dark circles at a 7/7.5 which is pretty good considering I have very dark circles! It also does not look cakey at all. It leaves my skin looking very natural which is why I love it so much.
Tinted Brow Gel
Although I do not have a specific brand to recommend, tinted brow gel is perfect for summer. It gives your brows slight definition without looking like you did anything to them. Not to mention it takes not even 2 minutes to do.
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid Highlighter
If you’re familiar with Becca highlighters then you know they have some of the best highlighters out there. After all, the pictures they use to promote themselves literally glow from the inside out. Now I believe this only comes in a mini size but it’s totally worth it. My secret trick is to take a damp beauty blender and pounce the highlighter around the areas where you would normally highlight and your cheek area. I do this after I use the Becca primer before foundation for an added extra glow.
L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara
This L’Oreal mascara has been my favorite for a couple months now. Although there are some amazing high end mascaras, you can’t beat a drugstore mascara that does just as good of a job for less money. I feel like mascara is an essential for any look. Depending on how you like your lashes to look will depend on the kind of mascara you use. This one fans out my lashes while giving me length and volume which is exactly what it claims to do. It also claims to not flake, smudge or clump which I've never had a problem with. If you plan on going in the water I would recommend getting a mascara that is waterproof. No matter what your plans are, a good mascara will always add the perfect touch.
Dose of Colors Stay Glossy Lip Gloss
A definite summer time essential is a lip gloss. A smooth gloss that gives you just the right amount of color and is quick and easy to apply. The Dose of Colors gloss is amazing. It claims to be a non-sticky formula with a smooth feel. Not only is it not sticky at all and extremely creamy but it has an opaque wash of color.
Becca Sunlit Bronzer
You can’t achieve a summer look without a good bronzer. The main goal is to look sunkissed and tan. This bronzer is perfect for giving you that warm, healthy bronze. It does have a bit of shimmer in it so if you aren’t into that you might like the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Bronzer. It is matte and has the perfect amount of warmth in it without looking orange.
Feel free to let me know if these products work for you too! I hope you enjoy.