Friday, August 26, 2016

My 6 Summer Beauty Essentials

We've had record heat here this summer.  There have been days where walking out of the house felt like you were actually entering the sun. For days like that a full face of makeup melts as fast as a popsicle,  and there really is no point attempting to do anything involving my hair.  Buns, braids and beachy waves have been it for me. These are a few of the beauty products that have been getting me through the hottest of summer days.

MAC Creamsheen Lipstick in Sweet Sakura

1. Mac Lipstick in Sweet Sakura - This is the perfect summer red.  I bought this in may and next to La Vie En Rouge it's my favorite MAC orangey red.  It's a creamsheen color so it's very moisturizing.

2.  Glossier Bomb Dot Com Lip Balm - This lip balm kicks ass! I had the original and decided to go for the coconut scent for the summer and I don't regret it one bit.

3.  Mac Paint Pot in Bare Study -  I've been a fan of MAC paint pots for years.  You can use them as a base, eyeshadow, blush or lip color. I originally bought this for my eyes but I now use it as a highlighter and it is the BEST.  My skin gets the perfect summer glow!

Mario Badescu Facial Spray
4.  Mario Badescu Facial Spray -  I've loved the smell of roses since I was a young child and my grandmother grew them in her garden. It's almost impossible to find a beauty product that captures that fresh picked flower smell perfectly, but Mario Badescu did it.  One spritz of this is like walking into a summer garden just after it's rained. It's a part of my nighttime, morning and makeup routine.

6.  Beauty Protector Leave in Conditioner - This is a late summer find that came in my august birchbox and it's amazing!  A few spritzes of this and my hair is soft and shiny.  I've seen a huge change since using this product and will be purchasing the full sized version soon.

4.  Mizzi Lip Scrub - I first bought this lip scrub by recommendation of Kylie Jenner and it's been a game changer for me. Thanks Kylizzle! This scrub is so nice and gentle. It really cleans your lips and it tastes like a cupcake. From Sugar to coconut there is nothing but homemade goodness in this product. I put it on before my lipstick, especially anything matte.

What are some of your summer favs?  Tell me in the comments!

1 comment :

  1. Love this! I always get so sweaty in the summer, even just running errands or grabbing lunch, so I don't end up wearing much makeup. This is super helpful, thank you!

    XO, Miranda