Summer beauty is all about being easy, breezy, and carefree. I love a face that can get me through a day of running errands or laying on the beach. Beach please! No matter where I’m going or what I’m doing, my go-to look is a fresh face.
A fresh face doesn’t take much; some powder, concealer, mascara, and gloss then you’re on your way. That’s what makes summer beauty so simple and easy. The key is the glow, I’m giving you mu secret weapon here so thank me later!
Summer is the perfect time to switch to a powder foundation for light coverage. I’ve been rocking with the L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte in the shade Cocoa, and for a drugstore powder I’m blown away! I get great coverage when I apply using a dense powder brush. For oily girls warmer climates, unfortunately this won’t keep you matte for 16hrs as claimed, but with a mattifying primer I got about 8-9 good hours of wear.
I’ve finally found a drugstore mascara that gives my lashes life! Another L’Oreal product, the Voluminous mascara was recommended to me by more than a handful of folks and I’m glad I listened. The learning curve to this product is that when you first buy it, it’s really wet. To get it perfect for use, I pumped the wand a bit to thicken the mascara. Yes, that’s taboo but a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.
Another go-to product right now is the Sephora Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer in the shade Pot de Creme. It’s super lightweight comes in a wide-range of shades and provides great coverage. I’ve been using this concealer underneath the eyes for several months now and don’t notice creasing or fading when I add powder over it. Worn alone you’ll see some creasing but won’t lose out on coverage.
Now, for my absolute favorite summer product, Gleam Body Radiance by Melanie Mills! This all over body highlighter is my everything. I mix with whatever body oil I’m wearing for the day and just get my glow on! I use this product in the shade Deep Gold and it creates a super healthy glow on brown skin. You can add more or less depending on how bright you want to shine, and the glow lasts until you wash it off. You can mix Body Radiance with your face moisturizer to get those high points popping and once you add powder you’re glowing from within.
I literally stan for Body Radiance, there’s no product you can convince me is better and just as multi-purpose. Melanie even put the body radiance liquid into loose powder form! You can get your glow on any and every where. Beach days are super amped when you see the sun hit your skin, you twinkle AND glisten! Gleam can be purchased at www.melaniemillshollywood.com, the body radiance comes in 3 shades – rose gold, bronze gold, and deep gold.
To finish add a few (or a dozen) spritzes of the SUPERGOOP! Defense Refresh Setting Mist and you’re ready for the day. This setting spray has SPF 50 so you’re winning with long lasting makeup and protection from the sun.
Tell me what makes your summer beauty pop! Let’s chat in the comments below!