Summer beauty favorites

May 30
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Every year around this time I start to change up my daily makeup routine. With the warm days I tend to wear less makeup and reach for items that have lots of SPF and don’t melt off my face in the heat and humidity.

A few months ago in anticipation of summer I asked on Instagram about BB cream suggestions. I received lots of great suggestions and decided to start with the cheapest and work my way up. This BB cream is super cheap and on Amazon Prime. For me, one of my main needs in a foundation is something that wears all day and I don’t always get that with a foundation, let along a BB cream. This one gives me that and a great full coverage. I keep finding myself going for this in the mornings, even in place of my high end foundations.

Even on no makeup days I apply moisturizer. This gives my skin something to keep it healthy and protect it from the sun. I have been wearing this one for some time and have been very happy.  I recommend SPF 30+, especially here in the south.

I have a confession. I am the worst about reapplying lip products throughout the day. That is why I am such a big fan of longwear lip products. In the summer I am even more focused on wearing longwear lip products because with the humidity and pool time I have a hard time keeping the stuff on. For this summer I am loving this shade. I can put it on in the morning and not worry about it all day. This one is great too, but a little more pricy.

So of course with the summer, sunscreen is a must. I of course apply it to my face via moisturizer every morning, but I also like to hit my shoulders or other exposed skin when I get the chance. This one is a favorite, but a little on the expensive side. This is a great budget option.

My last summer staple is waterproof mascara. I don’t pull it out often, but I aways grab a tube each summer for those pool and beach days with friends. I like to keep it minimalist, but I have super light eyelashes so just some waterproof mascara (along with moisturizer) makes all the difference.  I haven’t tried a ton, but this one is pretty good so far. Always double check when you purchase that you are in fact buying a waterproof item and save it just for wet days! I use these pads to remove waterproof mascara.

So those are my simple summer favorites. Like I said, I don’t wear tons of makeup this time of year, but I still want to look good and take care of my skin even on pool days and in the humidity. What are your summer favorites?

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  1. As we inch closer & closer towards summer, I’ve been testing out a bunch of products to incorporate into my beauty routine for the warm weather months. I personally feel my best wearing minimal makeup & embracing my hair’s natural texture during the summer. I don’t know of many women who want to be putting on a full face of makeup & dealing with 20 minutes of blow-drying during a heat wave! I hope your tips will work for me in a great way.

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