Must Have Summer Makeup

Summer is right around the corner and before we know it, the days are going to get hot. I don’t like the feeling of tons of heavy makeup on my skin in the summer, and I think most people feel the same way. There are some quick and easy products that I personally love for the summer and are must-haves to achieve a natural, light look.

The first thing I love for the summer is a good BB Cream. Since I have such fair skin it can be difficult to find shades that match me, but this one from Covergirl is perfect for me. It’s really lightweight and it has SPF to protect your skin from the sun. It evens out my skin tone just enough, and I love pairing it with a light, translucent powder to take away some shine.

Eye makeup is something that I personally love experimenting with. I hate wearing no eyeshadow but I don’t want to spend time on it in the summer. Cream eyeshadow is the easiest way to get a nice pigmented color on your eyes by just using your fingers! These shadows from Benefit are some of my favorite— with my favorite color being bikini-tini.

benefit cream eyeshadow

Mascara is tricky for me in the summer. I want something that’s going to look good all day but not feel stiff or crunchy on my lashes. Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara is currently my favorite. It lifts lashes and holds a curl, but your lashes still feel light.

Now we cannot forget about the lip color! For daytime wear, I love something that is moisturizing but has some color to it. I love these Revlon Lip Butters and Revlon Balm Stains. They have so many fun, bright colors to choose from and they feel amazing on the lips. For night time wear, or when I have a special occasion, I prefer to wear a stay-all-day lipstick. Sephora’s Cream Lip Stains tend to last the longest of the ones I’ve tried, but are a bit more drying. NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Creams may wear off a little easier, but they come in so many more colors to choose from and feel so smooth on the lips— my favorite color right now is Antwerp.

nyx soft matte lip cream

I usually skip my “normal” makeup routine in the summer for this easier and lighter look. I’m already a fan of a natural makeup look, and this is an easy way to achieve that. Let us know your favorite makeup products for summer by commenting below or tweeting us on Twitter!

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