What’s In Our Summer Make Up Kit
Have you ever heard of the phrase “less is more”? It is so applicable to a lot of things, especially to our makeup application during the summer time! We’ve been experiencing really beautiful yet hot sticky days, and so wearing less makeup is the way to go! But just because we wear less of it doesn’t mean we look less beautiful. Today, we will be sharing a few makeup essentials in our summer makeup kit, that we know will still give us that beautiful radiant summer glow without the grossness that comes with this hot season.
PRIMER – Using a primer is key this summer! A primer is what preps our skin for the makeup products applied later on. Having that solid base is what will help keep our makeup look fresh and flawless for at least 8 hours if not all day. Also, make sure that you pick out one that works well for your skin type. If you tend to get oily, use a mattifying primer. If your skin tends to feel dry in the summer, use a hydrating one! There’s a lot to choose from, and we’ve linked up a few that you can find at your local Target!
BB CREAM – Foundations can feel a little too heavy on the skin, especially in the summer time, so we recommend switching to a lighter alternative, which are BB creams. BB Creams help even out skin tone, cover up blemishes and also give a beautiful radiance to the skin. What’s great about face products nowadays is that most come with SPF already, so you are well protected from the sun’s harmful rays while having beautiful skin!
COLOR CORRECTOR OR CONCEALER – If you do not suffer from dark circles, consider yourself blessed because you can skip this step. But if you do, then finding a lightweight concealer is the move this summer. You don’t want your under eye area to look more tired that it already is! The best way to hide dark circles is to correct them first, then conceal! Usually, an orange or salmon color corrector does the job. Then go ahead and conceal it, and voila, you’ve got bright eyes! Check out our top picks below!
POWDER – Powder is what will set our skin’s base products in place! Using a face powder will also get rid of unwanted shine, and will give our faces a beautiful fresh look. We’ve linked up a few of our tried and tested face powders that are so lightweight, you won’t even feel it on your face!
BRONZER & BLUSH – Now that we’ve got the base of our makeup out of the way, it’s now time to add some color back to our faces! Summer is the best season to pack on bronzers and blushes so don’t be afraid to have fun with them! Experiment with different finishes too! Some bronzers and blushes have illuminating qualities, which doubles up as highlighters as well!
HIGHLIGHTERS – Now let’s get on with the glow! Summer is all about beautiful, radiant, glowy skin, and we are all about it! Highlighting has been such a big trend, and we don’t think it’s going away any time soon. Check out all these noteworthy highlighters that are absolutely affordable!
MASCARA – Moving on to the eyes, and sticking to the less is more theme, we can all skip eyeshadow, which will also cut our makeup application time in half! We think that summer time is all about beautiful glowing skin, so it’s okay to leave our eyelids naked! If you want to just add a little bit of brightness to your eyes, just pop on a little bit of highlight in your inner corners and brow bone and you’re good to go! But to help keep your eyes looking awake, mascaras are a must! Depending on your preference, normal or waterproof, brown, black or colored, we’ve linked up a few of our favorites!
BROW PRODUCTS – Last but definitely not least, eyebrow products! Since it is summer time, and we want our brows to stay put all day, we made sure to link up really great eyebrow products that won’t smudge or budge no matter what the occasion is! Rain or shine, water or sand, or everything else in between, these products are our ride or dies.
So those were the top 8 makeup items inside our summer makeup kit! Of course you can add a few more to your summer makeup routine, but these products are enough to give us that beautiful radiant summer glow without packing on too much. After all, less is more.