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Ah, summertime! I absolutely love all things summer beauty, because it’s my time to pull out the brightest lipsticks I own and have fun with bronzers. The downside? It pretty much feels like a swamp in the Mid-Atlantic, and the humidity here is out of control! Despite the mugginess, here are a few of my favorite products I’ve tried this summer, some new and some old!
I tried out the Lancome Bienfait Pure Focus Matifying Moisturizing Lotion while I was in Ulta a month ago, and I’ve been using it nonstop ever since! I’ve used a ton of matifying primers in the past, but they had a tendency to really dry out my skin and leave me with weird white residue. I love this lotion because it matifys and hydrates my skin at the same time. Win, win!
This duo is pretty much all you need: there’s matifying powder when you need to reduce shine, and there are also blotting papers included whenever you want to touch up quickly.
My (amazing!) sales associate at my local Ulta helped me try out several different concealers since the one I was using didn’t have the right undertones for me. Ultimately, I decided on Tarte’s Shape Tape Concealer and I couldn’t be happier! It brightens my skin and I also use it for contouring as well.
I love that this product includes both a blush and bronzer, and I’ve been carrying it with me on all of my travels this summer — it saves a ton of room in my beauty bag! This product also helps blur out any fine lines/wrinkles, so it’s a great way to get a sun-kissed glow without the sun damage!
My Go-To Lip Products
My favorite part about summer is trying out new bold and bright lip colors! First up, NARS Heat Wave Lipstick. I actually have been rocking this shade for a couple of years now: it’s the perfect red-orange hue that looks good on nearly every skin tone!
Second: Tom Ford’s Wild Ginger Lipstick. I was getting my makeup done one day and my MUA used this on me. I ran out and bought it the next day! It’s the prettiest coral shade that’s been my go-to for all my summer soirees. I use it so much, that it’s definitely not photogenic anymore. Oops!
MAC’s Ruby Woo Lipstick is a shade I’ve been rocking since last year. It’s the perfect bold and bright red for summer, and it’s not as deep as the reds I typically wear in the fall. This is another lip color that looks great on nearly every skin tone in my opinion!
I like to wear the Clarins Lip Oil in Berry Red either over my Ruby Woo lipstick, or on its own for a light shine. Sometimes I wear too many matte lipsticks several days in a row, so it’s nice to give my lips a bit of a break and wear this super hydrating lip oil!
What are your favorite summer beauty products?
Photos by Anna Meyer