1. I’ve been using Jergen’s Natural Glow body lotion
for about 10 years, but I’ve only started using their face lotion
this summer. I have really sensitive skin on my face, so I was nervous to try it, but I haven’t had a single problem with it and I love the little bit of color it gives my naturally pasty white face. I put it on morning and night about twenty minutes after washing, and it keeps my skin soft and smooth and just slightly bronzed.
2. I met the Bare Minerals team at Alt Summit earlier this year and they sent me home with a bunch of makeup goodies, including this Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss in Smooth Talker
. It’s my go-to lip gloss for a natural summer look — just the right amount of neutral shine.
3. I’ve been using Murad
products for about eight months now and haven’t met a product I didn’t like (you can read more about my experience with them here
). They recently sent me their acne treatment concealer
, and although I’ve been anti-concealer since high school (one too many horrible experiences with breaking out), I gave this one a try. I absolutely love it, and it gives amazing coverage but hasn’t made me break out one single time. I swear by this stuff.
4. This summer I’ve had a ton of friends get eyelash extensions. I was super interested in how they liked them, and mostly got a negative response about it — the price, not being able to wear mascara, and not being able to rub your eyes were the biggest complaints. So when Younique
sent me their 3D Fiber Lashes
, which claimed to have the same results at a fraction of the price (and washed off at the end of the day), I was intrigued. I’ve been using them for about a month, and they seriously do what they claim — a few little swipes, and my already long lashes look even longer
with this product. They’re perfect for a lightweight summer makeup routine, but also compliment a darker statement eye perfectly. Can’t wait to use them with a smokey eye when the weather gets cooler!
5. During the summer, I love adding a bright and colorful blush to my routine. But I find that my powdered blush’s fall off quickly in the heat. So instead of using those, I grab one of my pink lipsticks and rub a little on the apples of my cheeks for an instant pretty flushed look. CoverGirl “fairytale“
is my favorite, and is perfect for doubling up as a regular lip color when you’re wanting to add a little extra color to your look!
What are your summer makeup essentials??