How is it summer already?? I can’t believe that the kids just finished school and that our days are about to be filled with sun and fun. My husband and I took a quick staycation to Laguna Beach last week and it got me thinking about the beauty products that I have been loving and think are especially great for the summer months. I’m far from flawless but think my favorite summer beauty products might be great for you too. This post contains affiliate links, which means if you purchase something through one of these links, I may be compensated.
Summer Beauty Products I’m Loving
Mineral Powder Sunscreen | With my history of skin cancer I HAVE to use sunscreen but I still HATE it. I have sensitive, oily skin and putting on sunscreen wrecks my face. I know I need it but I still will try anything I can to find something that is a little bit better on my skin. This powder sunscreen is EVERYTHING.
It provides great coverage and goes on as a powder instead of a cream. While it has a little bit of color to it, it’s sheer enough so that it doesn’t really change the color of your face makeup. PLUS I will reapply this as the day goes on whereas I would NEVER put on another layer of cream sunscreen on my face in the middle of the day. Because, gross.
Voluminous Superstar X Fiber Mascara | I decided to try out lash extensions last summer. While I loved not having to apply mascara on my vacation, my real eyelashes took a beating. When I had the extensions removed, my lashes were sad. None of my old mascaras did anything for my lashes so I had to look for new ones. The one that I REALLY loved is this one by L’Orèal.
I’ve had several people ask me about my lashes from them seeing them on my Instagram stories. This mascara is two steps and really makes them look full and long. It doesn’t flake off either which I always think these fiber mascaras will do. This one isn’t waterproof but it looks like they do have that option as well. While this isn’t quite as easy as having lash extensions, the results are fantastic and this is my new go to beauty product for my eyes.
Buy it: L’Oreal Superstar X Fiber MascaraWet n Wild Color Icon Blush | I can’t say that I am a budget shopper, but I know if I am spending money in one are (say, clothes for summer), I’m not going to spend a ton on makeup. While my favorite blush for summer is Nars Orgasm, I don’t always love the price tag. So I did a little bit of research and several people said that this Wet n Wild color is the perfect dupe!
It’s super inexpensive. I’ve been using it for a few months now and I’m loving it! It is very pigmented so a little bit goes a long way but I think it’s long wearing and I don’t feel like it wears off which is great! A good blush is essential for your summer beauty routine. I don’t usually fool around with bronzer too much since I try to stay out of the sun if I can at all help it, so a pinky blush is a great product to have in your makeup bag!
Buy it: Wet n Wild Color Icon Blush in Pearlescent Pink
Not Your Mother’s Blonde Moment Seal and Protect Leave-In Conditioner | I came across this product because I was also trying to save money on my hair products. I have to use a leave in conditioner, especially if I am air drying my hair (which is as often as I can, especially in summer!). The leave in I had been using was about $30! So when I saw this Not Your Mother’s Blonde Moment at Target for about $8, I was like I totally have to try it! And I love it.
It’s great for protecting color treated hair and helps to tone the blonde. It’s also sulfate free which I think helps fight frizz with my hair. This is my first step to doing my hair and then I layer on a few other things. It’s not super heavy, although I try to spray lightly around my scalp and focus more on the ends.
Finishing Touch Flawless Hair Remover | I refuse to do any face waxing because of my sensitive skin and the fact that I am a sissy who can’t tolerate pain. But I am a hairy blonde girl with tons of peach fuzz so I need to do something about it. I don’t remember where I first heard about the Finishing Touch but it looked interesting and it wasn’t very expensive so I decided to give it a shot. It is absolutely painless and super easy to use.
It is small and fits right in my makeup bag and is a beauty product every gal should have! I’ve recommended this to other friends and they all love it too! So if you’re looking for a solution to getting rid of unwanted facial hair, this may be the answer!
Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Burnished Bronze | This product is called an eye stick but I’ve also used it for lip color when I was on a trip and forgot all my lipsticks! It’s super easy to use and you don’t even need to use any brushes if you don’t want to which makes it perfect for traveling. This color in particular can be muted by buffing it out with your finger or more pigmented by swiping it right on your lid. I think this color helps to bring out my blue eyes.
For my lips, I rubbed some on my finger and then applied to my lips and topped it with a little lip balm. When I didn’t want to redo my whole makeup on my staycation, I just added a little more of this to my eyes and was ready for dinner in no time. It’s one of my favorite summer products for sure!
Buy it: Laura Mercier Caviar Stick
We had a great time on our staycation and I was able to keep my toiletries pretty minimal because they all do such a great job! I have to give a special shout out to my sunglasses because they also get a LOT of love on my Instagram and also the Clinique Chubby Sticks (wearing Mega Melon in this pic) because they add a ton of bright color without feeling like a heavy lipstick. Because who really wants to wear a heavy lipstick at the beach, am I right?
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I guess it could be argued, who wants to wear makeup to the beach, but I do. I’m super high maintenance and always wear makeup. Although since my microneedling, I’ve never felt more confidant and may consider it next time we go. It was pretty much habit for me to put on makeup and when I thought about it I was like, I think I could have skipped it!
What are your favorite summer beauty products?
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