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I’ve made a few changes to my summer makeup routine. Here’s a little breakdown of the products I’m using for a lightweight glowy look for summer.

A quick and easy, glowy summer makeup routine

During the summer when it’s hot, humid, and we’re spending more time outside and at the pool, I adjust my summer makeup beauty routine.

More sunscreen, less makeup.

Even when I do a “full face,” it’s much lighter than what I wear during the rest of the year.

I have my normal 5-minute makeup routine here that I use the rest of the year.

Here’s what I use for this glowy summer makeup:

  • Tan Luxe Drops
    • I’ve been hearing about this tanning product for several years and just finally bought this a few weeks ago. Just one or two drops mixed with your face moisturizer gives you just a little bit of color. It looks completely natural and is perfect for my face that’s always lathered in sunscreen so it stays several shades lighter than the rest of my body.
    • I get the medium/dark color and use 2-3 drops every 3-4 days.
  • Sunscreen
    • In the last few years, I’ve been very consistent about wearing sunscreen everyday to protect my skin. My favorites right now are from Hero Cosmetics (my sister introduced me to this and it has a little green tint to counteract redness, it’s more affordable, and it goes on so smoothly), and Supergoop’s Glow Screen which gives you the most gorgeous glow. I also really like Tula’s sunscreen (and you can use code MERRICK for 15% off)
  • Wunderbrow brow filler
    • This product is a great option for sparse brows — it’s waterproof so your brows don’t come off in the pool, and with tiny brushstrokes it looks very natural. I use the color brunette.
  • Eyeshadow
    • I have used this eye shadow for YEARS and the “Flawless” palette is my favorite. It’s neutral and great for everyday. I don’t always wear eyeshadow during the summer, but a little color in the crease of my eyelid and a little cat eye liner powder helps lift my eyes.
  • Highlighter
    • I’ve been using this highlighter for the past six months and I’m obsessed. It gives you an instant super natural glow.
  • Mascara primer
    • I’ve been using this mascara primer for years – it goes on white and then disappears under black mascara. It gives you fuller, thicker lashes, and helps your mascara not flake off throughout the day.
  • Lip Balm
    • This is technically a lip sleeping mask, but I use it for daytime too. It gives your lips a super rosy, glowy sheen, it smells and tastes yummy, and keeps your lips super hydrated.

That’s it! It takes me less than 5 minutes to use all of these products, and it’s nice, lightweight coverage while still making you feel put together.

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My Lightweight Summer Makeup Routine

summer glowy makeup

I’ve made a few changes to my summer makeup routine. Here’s a little breakdown of the products I’m using for a lightweight glowy look for summer.

 

 

A quick and easy, glowy summer makeup routine

During the summer when it’s hot, humid, and we’re spending more time outside and at the pool, I adjust my summer makeup beauty routine.

More sunscreen, less makeup.

Even when I do a “full face,” it’s much lighter than what I wear during the rest of the year.

I have my normal 5-minute makeup routine here that I use the rest of the year.

 

 

Here’s what I use for this glowy summer makeup:

  • Tan Luxe Drops
    • I’ve been hearing about this tanning product for several years and just finally bought this a few weeks ago. Just one or two drops mixed with your face moisturizer gives you just a little bit of color. It looks completely natural and is perfect for my face that’s always lathered in sunscreen so it stays several shades lighter than the rest of my body.
    • I get the medium/dark color and use 2-3 drops every 3-4 days.
  • Sunscreen
    • In the last few years, I’ve been very consistent about wearing sunscreen everyday to protect my skin. My favorites right now are from Hero Cosmetics (my sister introduced me to this and it has a little green tint to counteract redness, it’s more affordable, and it goes on so smoothly), and Supergoop’s Glow Screen which gives you the most gorgeous slightly tinted glow.
  • Wunderbrow brow filler
    • This product is a great option for sparse brows — it’s waterproof so your brows don’t come off in the pool, and with tiny brushstrokes it looks very natural. I use the color brunette.
  • Highlighter
    • I’ve been using this highlighter for the past six months and I’m obsessed. It gives you an instant super natural glow.
  • Mascara primer
    • I’ve been using this mascara primer for years – it goes on white and then disappears under black mascara. It gives you fuller, thicker lashes, and helps your mascara not flake off throughout the day.
  • Lip Balm
    • This is technically a lip sleeping mask, but I use it for daytime too. It gives your lips a super rosy, glowy sheen, it smells and tastes yummy, and keeps your lips super hydrated.

 

optional:

  • Eyeshadow
    • I have used this eye shadow for YEARS and the “Flawless” palette is my favorite. It’s neutral and great for everyday. I don’t always wear eyeshadow during the summer, but a little color in the crease of my eyelid and a little cat eye liner powder helps lift my eyes.

 

That’s it! It takes me less than 5 minutes to use all of these products, and it’s nice, lightweight coverage while still making you feel put together.

 

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. Great post! I didn’t knowral of these resources and I’m going to go check them out now!

  2. Phoebe says:

    Do the tan Luxe dRops have that traditional sweet smell That self tanners tyPically have?

  3. Michon Miller says:

    i love this post. I just PURCHASED the mascara, lip color and eyebr filler. Do you have a good recommendation for a smokey eye shadow? i looked at Flekk but couldnt figure out what to get
    Thank you

  4. fmwhatsapp says:

    Lovely. Very pretty. Thank you for all these info on lightweight makeup.

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