In the midst of these long summer days, I much prefer to stick to a minimal beauty routine for work. For one, a quick regime in the morning equates to more time to sleep. Plus, sticky, humid July days don’t lend themselves to large chunks of time spent primping.
Here’s what my full face of makeup looks like:
Tanwise Light Wash-Off Mousse (the night before and not every night)
When I was a bridesmaid for a dear friend last May, I sought out the most affordable and most effective way to self tan. Both the wash-off and dark versions of this mousse are fantastic! I opt for the wash-off version on my face.
The Estée Edit by Estée Lauder Pore Vanishing Stick*
Fellow combination skin girls, rejoice! I put this on the areas where I typically get oily throughout the day (forehead and nose) and it dramatically reduces shine. Pores look smaller and, bonus, it acts as a primer for the rest of your face makeup!
theBalm Time Balm Concealer
I have yet to find a concealer that covers my dark, brownish under eye circles, but I do favor this one for it’s creamy consistency and decent opacity.
Laura Geller Balance-n-Brighten Baked Color Correcting Foundation
Powder foundations are now my go-to, and I adore this one for it’s ability to truly color correct red areas of my face (especially my cheeks).
NYC Color Wheel Mosaic Face Powder in Bronze
A ridiculously popular drugstore bronzer for good reason! I hit pan long ago but this powder has been going strong for eight+ months.
The Estée Edit by Estée Lauder Beam Team Hydrate + Glow*
Summertime, especially, is the ideal season to show off glowy, healthy skin. But if your face sometimes looks more dull than lit-from-within like mine, this duo of products is a lifesaver!
The tube contains a magical luminous lotion that I mix in with my regular moisturizer and use all over my face. For even more glow, try using the shimmer concentrate in the lid.
theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer®
I have to admit, I’ve coveted this product for years simply because of the ridiculously adorable packaging! But, luckily, the actual product (which doubles as a highlighter/eye shadow) is STUNNING! Super shimmery and ideal for summer.
In the colder months, I tend to reach for a dark black gel eyeliner, but a regular black pencil eyeliner like this one is perfect for summer. Quick and easy!
Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eye Shadow in Rio de Rose Gold
This is, by far, the most breathtaking makeup product I own. It just looks so beautiful and coppery on the eyes.
L’oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Volume Building Mascara
A basic that I’ve repurchased several times. Thick, black lashes and little to no smudging throughout the day!
Clinique Chubby Stick in Super Strawberry
Lip crayons like this offer a lightweight, moisturizing formula with awesome color payoff. The Super Strawberry would work during any season, but it gives off that just-ate-a-Popsicle vibe during the warmer months 🙂
* I was given the opportunity to try these products for free through Influenster in exchange for my honest review.
The other items I’ve tried from The Estée Edit Collection were The Barest Lip Color in Nude Scene and the Flash Illuminator in Spotlight.
The lipstick is described as a Blackberry Nude and will be the perfect bolder, dark lip color for fall! Super creamy and ridiculously moisturizing!
The Flash Illuminator was the least impressive product I tried. It’s shimmery out of the pump but it fades quickly on the skin. For a product that’s intended for highlighting, this was disappointing.
Make sure to check out Nout’s work beauty routine over on Sandpaper Kisses!