8 Makeup Essentials You Need This Summer
Hi guys! Happy Monday! Summer is here and the humidity has been killing my makeup vibes. I shouldn't be complaining though because I heard it was over 110* Arizona and Nevada. 😰 To help you get through this seasonal heat without sacrificing makeup altogether, i've gathered my eight makeup essentials you need this summer.
Beauty brands are making it easier for us to wear sunscreen. There's moisturizers, primers, powders, and foundations all with SPF so there's no reason to not apply sunscreen before you leave the house. I like the Sephora Collection 8 Hour Mattifying Moisturizer but Tarteguard and Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield are two products i'd like to try as well.
2. Face Primer
Face primer is an important step in my daily makeup routine especially since my skin is oily. Essentially, primers help smooth and prepare the skin for your foundation. But, different primers do different things. So, which one is the best for you?
- If you have oily skin with large pores, try a pore-filling primer like Benefit Porefessional (my favorite 😍) or a mattifying primer like Makeup Forever Step 1 Mattifying Primer.
- If you have normal, dry, or combination skin, I would also recommend trying the other primers in the Makeup Forever Step 1 collection.
- If you're looking to prime your skin and give it a little lit-from-within glow, try an illuminating primer like the Becca Backlight Priming Filter. (I've been dyyyinggg to try it myself!)
3. Lightweight Foundation
Lightweight foundations - like BB and CC creams and water foundations - are a godsend and key for perfect summer makeup. My current favorites include the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation (I blogged about it here and here) and the Urban Decay One & Done Hybrid Foundation.
4. Eyeshadow Primer
Just like face primer, eyeshadow primer helps your eye makeup stay on your eye lids. My two favorite eyeshadow primers include the Mac 24-hour Extend Eye Base (you've probably seen it being used in my makeup tutorials) and the Nars Smudge-Proof Eyeshadow Base.
I mentioned in my May Favorites how much I love bronzer. It's great for warming up the skin or adding a light glow. My all-time favorite is the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer (I wear Medium to Deep), but I also like Tarte's Park Avenue Princess Clay Matte Bronzer. They both have a semi-strong color pay off without making you think you made a mistake (have you ever put on too much bronzer? #theworst). If you're looking for something more natural where you can control how much you apply, try the Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural (I use the color Dark Golden).
I love highlighter sooo much! ✨ 😍 🙌 I've been living in Laura Geller's Baked Gelato Illuminator in Ballerina. It's a beautiful warm rose gold highlight; no words can explain (#icanteven). It's just the perfect highlight for us naturally sun kissed babes. Other highlighters I want to try: Benefit Watt's Up! and the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal, Topaz, and Champagne Pop.
7. Bold Lip
Summer is the perfect time to wear little to no eye makeup with a bold lip. I've been loving red orange lipsticks lately, but haven't exactly been brave enough to buy one yet. Two that are on my shopping list is the Nyx Matte Lipstick in Indie Flick, Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in A-Go-Go, and pretty much all 100 of the Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks.
8. Nude Lip
Nude lips are great all year round, but it's even better during the summer. I love doing a nude monochromatic makeup for work because it's simple. While I was in California, I picked up this Nyx Soft Matte Lip Creme in London and I have been wearing it non stop! Some of my other nude lip favs: Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Bow n Arrow and Mac Hug Me lipstick.
TYSM for reading! What are your summer makeup essentials?
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Sunscreen: Sephora Collection 8 Hour Mattifying Moisturizer, Tarteguard, Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield | Primer: Benefit Porefessional, Makeup Forever Step 1 Mattifying Primer, Becca Backlight Priming Filter | Lightweight Foundation: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation, Urban Decay One & Done Hybrid Foundation | Eyeshadow primer: Mac 24-hour Extend Eye Base, Nars Smudge-Proof Eyeshadow Base | Bronzer: Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer (Medium to Deep), Tarte's Park Avenue Princess Clay Matte Bronzer, Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural (Dark Golden) | Highlighter: Laura Geller's Baked Gelato Illuminator (Ballerina), Benefit Watt's Up!, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector | Bold lips: Nyx Matte Lipstick (Indie Flick), Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick (A-Go-Go), Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks | Nude lips: Nyx Soft Matte Lip Creme (London), Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick (Bow N Arrow), Mac Hug Me lipstick