When summer comes, my makeup routine changes a bit. I’m sure yours does too. It has to. I mean, who wants eye makeup running down their face? Or their blush melting off? Not me!
For a fresh summer look, you are going to need a few products. Just a few! You can clean out that makeup bag now to make room for them.
The motto less is more totally takes into play for summer. All you need is a blot powder, eye liner, mascara, bronzer and a lip color to look your freshest!
L’Oreal Voluminous Smoldering Eye liner is amazing. Why? Because it stays put throughout the day. What I really love about this product is that it is dual use. You can make a very thin line across your lids for a classic look, or turn your look up a notch with a thicker line. To get a thinner line, it’s important to keep a sharpener handy, which isn’t hard since one is included when you buy the pencil!
I highly recommend Covergirl Lash Blast. It is the best mascara I have used. I used to use Maybelline Falsies until I had an allergic reaction, so not only do I not have that reaction with Lash Blast, I also have better results. My lashes are defined – longer, fuller without using an eyelash curler. If I use a curler in conjunction with this mascara, I’m often asked if I am wearing lashes. Nope! I’m not, world. It really is that good.
Wearing heavy foundation is a no-no. It will not only clog your pores, but it will make you look overdone and have an unnatural look. In summer you’re supposed to have a glow! Embrace it. But, if you’re anything like me, you may have a little excess oil production, and in that case, a blot powder is good and appropriate. Here are some great ones from Rimmel and Iman to explore depending on your skin tone.
After powder comes bronzer. I don’t think I have to tell many of you how great bronzer is. It gives everyone a sun-kissed look. Coming in a variety of shimmering shades, there is something for everyone. Once a couple of crumbles from my pressed bronzer fell on my vanity. I took some Vaseline, swiped them and rubbed my finger across my lips and had shimmering lip balm. Best thing ever! Two products in one!
Lip color is the cherry on the pie of your look. There are so many options! I recommend the Covergirl Blast Flipstick because it’s two colors in one. You can wear either of them separately or layered – one shimmers and the other doesn’t. I love lip products that are dual use and give off an amazing hue. I think you’re gonna like this one! This is coming from The Lipstick Giraffe, after all… 🙂
If you’re looking for a fresh summer look, I think you’ll achieve it with the products I mentioned, all of which can be purchase at Walgreens. Fellow blogger DE Divah Deals has doubled her savings there, using store and manufacturers coupons on some great products. Time to double-check those Sunday papers so we can save even more.
What are some of your favorite products for the season? Share them with me! I’ll post them on the blog!