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
  • 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.
  • Lightweight BB Cream
    • I’ve been using this BB cream for the last few months and loving it for a more lightweight option. I use the color “indestructible.”
  • Contour Palette
    • A little bit of contour goes a long way on a summer face. This palette has bronzer, blush, and highlighter to give my face some shape, color, and that summer glow we all want.
    • I’ve been using Flekk Cosmetic’s “Flawless” eyeshadow palette for years, and have loved their “Quinlyn” contour palette just as much. Use code MERRICK for 20% off!
  • 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.
  • Mascara
    • This is my favorite mascara I’ve ever tried, ever ever. It gives me thick, full, dark lashes every time, and stays on all day without flaking. My lashes are long, so sometimes it does transfer to my eyelids a little bit if it’s hot and humid, but I have that issue with almost every mascara, waterproof or not. This mascara is not waterproof.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Lightweight BB Cream
    • I’ve been using this BB cream for the last few months and loving it for a more lightweight option. I use the color “indestructible.”
  • Contour Palette
    • A little bit of contour goes a long way on a summer face. This palette has bronzer, blush, and highlighter to give my face some shape, color, and that summer glow we all want.
    • I’ve been using Flekk Cosmetic’s “Flawless” eyeshadow palette for years, and have loved their “Quinlyn” contour palette just as much. Use code MERRICK for 20% off!
  • 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.
  • Mascara
    • This is my favorite mascara I’ve ever tried, ever ever. It gives me thick, full, dark lashes every time, and stays on all day without flaking. My lashes are long, so sometimes it does transfer to my eyelids a little bit if it’s hot and humid, but I have that issue with almost every mascara, waterproof or not. This mascara is not waterproof.
  • Makeup setting spray
    • Setting spray is a must to help keep your makeup from melting off in the heat! This is a great one.
  • 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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2 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?

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