Summer Makeup Essentials!

Summer Makeup

Do you have the summer makeup essentials? Keep reading to find out what you need to have in your makeup kit to be prepared for those hot summer days!

Ok ladies, let me level with you. As much as we are all Beauty Fanatics, wearing the same makeup you’ve been wearing all year just isn’t practical in the summer months. All you need are a few essential pieces to keep your face looking it’s best without melting away!


I hope this doesn’t come as a shock to anyone. Wearing sunscreen all year round helps battle damage to the skin caused by those pesky UV rays. But wearing it in the summer is even more important for obvious reasons. So before you start applying your makeup, make sure to slather on the sunscreen!

~ My Recommendation ~

Fresh Peony Sunscreen

Fresh – Peony Brightening UV Shield SPF 50+ PA++

Fresh is a natural brand which I love! There aren’t a ton of active ingredients that will interfere with the rest of your facial regime so you can rest assured that it shouldn’t cause you any problems.


BB Cream

Foundation can be awfully heavy so I recommend switching it up in the summer to a BB cream. BB creams are full of active ingredients to help protect, treat, and cover up!

~ My Recommendation ~

Estée Lauder Daywear Anti-Oxidant Beauty Benefit Creme SPF 35

Estée Lauder Daywear Anti-Oxidant Beauty Benefit Creme SPF 35

Full of Antioxidants which is a must for summer. Plus, it has an SPF of 35 which is an additional bonus!


Cream Blush

Ditch the heavy powdery blush and opt for a cream blush instead. Cream blushes leave a beautiful dewy finish and look much more natural.

~ My Recommendation ~

tarte cheek stain

Tarte Cheek Stain

Tarte is simply a great natural brand with great products. This Cheek Stain is easy to apply and wears extremely well.



Time to put those natural neutrals to good use. Steer clear of dark, glittery shadows during the day. Instead, try iridescent corals or a light aqua if you are looking for a pop of color.

~ My Recommendation ~


Makeup Forever Iridescent Eye Shadow

We all love Makeup forever. They have a phenomenal products and huge selection of everything, eyeshadows being one of them. You will be sure to find a perfect match in this line.


Eye Liner

Swap out your black liners and replace with a color that is closer to your natural eyebrows. Avoid Liquid and gel liners. Using eye shadow as liner creates a more natural, blended look for summer.

~ My Recommendation ~

Benefit Long wear powder shadow

Benefit – Longwear Powder Shadow

Long lasting makeup is definitely essential for summer.  Especially around your eyes. Benefits longwear Powder shadow does not disappoint!


Waterproof Mascara

Waterproof mascara is not only good if you plan on getting wet, but it also wears much longer which is essential with the heat of the summer.

~ My Recommendation ~

Lancome Masacara


Lancôme’s Hypnose Mascara range is widely known for its brilliance. The waterproof formula is no exception.



Give your lipstick a much needed break and give those glosses a run for their money! Choose a high shine gloss that will surely attract attention to those fabulous lips as they glisten in the sun. Even better, choose a gloss with SPF to help keep your lips looking great for many years to come.

~ My Recommendation ~

Clinique Lip gloss

Clinique – Long Last Glosswear SPF 15

This lipgloss truly is long lasting! It comes in an array of colors, goes on smooth and has the added bonus of SPF 15!



Get that sunkissed look we all love by utilizing a bronzer. Apply to the areas that naturally get hit by the sun such as; the middle of your forehead, nose, chin and cheek bones.

~ My Recommendation ~

Too faced Bronzers

Too faced Bronzers

These Bronzers are Spectacular! There are so many option depending on your preference. Personally, I like the pore minimizing one.



Finish off your look with a highlighter. Highlighters are a major trend right now as they give a gorgeous natural glow that leaves your complexion looking supple. Apply above your blush line and small gentle strokes where the sun would naturally hit.

~ My Recommendation ~

MAC - Mineralized Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle

MAC – Mineralized Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle

Hands down the BEST HIGHLIGHTER EVER! I cannot say enough good things about this product. Light, Sheer, provides the ultimate dewy effect!

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Summer Work Style by:

For a work summer look, I think fun mix of colors, mix of match of fabric and trending prints. What’s more classic than a stripped white and navy shirt?! Stripes are one of the most easy prints to pair for summer style! There are a number of directions you can go…for this look, I went with florals. And not just any floral, a floral flare scuba skirt! This skirt is everything! With the number of colors there isn’t a color you can wear with it and go wrong. That’s exactly why this skirt allows you to get away with wearing a neon yellow bag and red shoe. Even better, the length is slightly above your knee so it passes the “long enough to wear in the office” test! A few rules I go by with work fashions: READ MORE…

Summers Hottest Trends by:

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Approved Summer Accessories by:

Wanna know one of the greatest things about summer?!! The accessories!!! I have combed high and low for really amazing and unique pieces to add to your warmer weather wardrobe. Since the pending heat waves will most likely have you wearing simple items such as tanks & cut offs or maxi’s it’s important to have statement items to up play your look. READ MORE…

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  2. I totally feel ya on Mac’s skin finish. it is THE BOMB. I have dark olive skin so I have tried a bronzier skin finish of theirs and just switched over to a light milky pink that just makes my skin glow stunningly in the sun. it’s a must!!

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