Summer Beauty Essentials

IMG_5295Now that we’re in the middle of summer, I thought I would share with you some of my makeup essentials for the season. I don’t own a lot of makeup for a blogger, but I have enough to know what looks really awesome this time of year. So let’s get started.

First thing I would recommend is a bold lipstick. I am a lipstick fanatic, and could probably own 100 lipsticks one day. For me, the summer is the best time for a bright and bold lipstick, whether that is a red or a pink. My favourites for this summer are Colourpop’s Lippie Stix in Frenchie and Topanga and Maybelline’s Loaded Bold Lipstick in Fiery Fuchsia. All of these colours are extremely bright, almost neon. They look fantastic on the lips, and would suit many different skin tones. The great thing about these colours is that they are super affordable!

The next thing I would recommend for the summer is a good bronzer. Regardless of your skin tone, a bronzer can help bring some warmth into your skin that may have been lost during the winter months. I use Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer in Light Bronzer. I am fair so this bronzer works for my skin tone. However this range of bronzer is NOT good if you have a medium to deep skin tone. I haven’t tried any other bronzers as of yet, but I think Sephora sells a few bronzers for darker skin tones that will work.

Another essential of mine is wearing an SPF. I cannot stress how important this is. Not only will an SPF prevent you from burning and getting premature wrinkles, it will prevent skin cancer. I would recommend using an SPF of 50 or higher in the summer. All year round I wear Neutrogena’s Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer with an SPF of 45. I wish it was 50, but it’s the only moisturizer that I’ve found that has high SPF and doesn’t cost a fortune.

My final beauty essential are orange-toned gold eyeshadows. I think orange gold looks fantastic in the summer, and works so well on all skin tones! The Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar by Too Faced has 3 shades of orange gold, that look simply fantastic on the eyelids. The highlighting shade is also a great cheek highlighter!

Some honourable mentions include rose gold eyeshadows and bright nail polish.

Those are some of my summer beauty essentials. Some of my honourable mentions include rose gold eyeshadows and bright nail polish. Do you have any go-to summer beauty picks?

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