Summer is right around the corner and so is the heat!!
The hot and humid weather means we need a few summer makeup essentials in our beauty bag. Makeup that can stand up to all that the heat and sun have to offer.
Here are a few products that I love that are “staples” for me. I hope they can help you avoid the makeup meltdown.
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Tarte Lights Camera Lashes is my favorite mascara. It goes on easily, lengthens, protects, and adds volume. The price is a little higher than I normally like to spend, but it’s totally worth it in my opinion. Even as good as this mascara is, the humidity in the south means I need the waterproof version.
*Tip – I don’t buy eye makeup remover. I use plain coconut oil.
Tarte BB Tinted Primer w/ SPF 30. I just recently started using a primer. Honestly, it took me a few years to come around to the idea. I have super oily skin (still at my age, UGH!) and Tarte primers go on so light and don’t make my face feel weighed down or like I’m wearing a mask. This one provides light to medium coverage, so you can choose your shade. I’m very fair skinned, so I usually choose fair or light. Since this will serve as SPF, Primer, and Foundation, it’s perfect for your summer makeup routine. With this primer, you can easily skip several other products or wear it on its own with just mascara!!
I love Tarte because their products are all natural and contain no nasty chemicals. I have skin allergies and everything makes me break out in itchy rashes. Not the look I’m going for!! Their products have been terrific to use and very nourishing for my skin. I also love their Clean Slate Brightening Primer. It’s another great primer option, especially if your skin needs a pick me up.
100% Pure Cheek Stain is another staple in my summer makeup bag. This is truly a stain and you’ll need to practice using it. I’m not a fan of some Cheek Stains that are really just like a cream blush in a stick form. This is an actual liquid stain. The way I use it is, I put 5 dots on the apples of my cheeks in a small circle and blend quickly. One cheek at a time because it works fast. Another way I do it is, put a few dots on the tip of my finger and then blend quickly on my cheek.
As my skin ages and loses color, I use this a lot when I’m at home and not wearing makeup but still need a boost of color.
Tarte Colored Clay Tinted Brow Gel is my favorite eyebrow product. I’ve used several brands and this is my absolute favorite. Since my brows are thinning and I have such oily skin, brow powders don’t seem to last for me and brow pencils tend to be waxy (like a crayon). This Brow Gel adds fibers for volume and stays where you put it, even if you sweat in the summer heat!!
I hope these products help you look and feel great all summer long. What are some of your summer makeup favorites? You can let me know in the comments or join in the conversation on my Facebook page or on Instagram.
Have a wonderful summer beautiful!!!
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