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My Summer Makeup Essentials: What I’m Loving Right Now

I love playing with makeup, but since the pandemic hit (and as I’ve been getting older), I’ve found myself wanting less full-face glam and more simple, dewy and quick looks. Something that will look good everyday on video calls, but also last all day to transition to night with just a few small additions.

After a lot of experimenting and spending a lot of time on tiktok and YouTube, I think I’ve found my perfect summer look and products. You can check out my tiktok video of how I put the look together.

Start With a Glowy Base

The most important piece to this whole look? Moisturizer and sunscreen. The Glow Recipe Plum Plump Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer is cooling and gel-like consistency. I’m in love. I follow that with Supergoop Play Sunscreen (a must). Then to add some glow without putting on foundation, I use the Lumi Glotion and apply the Nars Radiant Concealer for spot concealing and adding brightness under my eyes.

Add Some Colour

For the summer I’ve opted to switch to cream products to help them melt into the skin. The cream bronzer and blush from Tarte blends so nicely. I finish off the base with setting my t-zone and under eyes with Flower Beauty Translucent powder. If you have more dry skin, you may be able to skip this step!

Finishing Touches

I love using the Wow Brow by Elf Cosmetics to define my brows and then put on some CoverGirl Mascara. I finish off the look with the Coconut Setting Spray (smells amazing) and a Milani Lip Oil in a fun colour.

The finished look is so summery and dewy, not to mention really quick to put all together and head out the door (or into a meeting). Have any other product recommendations for warmer weather? Let me know!

Happy (almost) Summer!