I've been meaning to share my current summer favorites for quite some time, but I really procrastinated because it was so hard to choose! In the end, I didn't include any bronzers because it is just too hard to choose, but perhaps I can share that in a separate post if you guys are interested! So here are my most used products this summer - Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer- This is one of my favorite products of all time. I don't think it works as well for people with oily skin, so I'm sorry if that is your skin type! It is just so easy to use, has great coverage if applied properly, and often tames minor redness.
YSL Creme de Blush #4 Bright Coral - I purchased this blush earlier this summer, when I suddenly realized bright cream blushes could be quite pretty and actually not scary or hard to use. I love this - it has such a great glow that is perfect for my skin tone, and almost provides a bit of contour. Review will come soon!
Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blush in Flushed - This was another one of my purchases when I got into this cream blush phase. This color is also quite wearable and fits my skin tone quite well. Like the YSL, it provides a bit of contour, and is a fraction of the price! Will post a closer look at this blush in the near future as well.
La Roche Posay Anthelios 50 Daily Anti-Aging Primer - I really wanted to try this, and I believe it was one of the brand's new products this summer. It works great, and most importantly, protects my skin! Review also coming soon.
Nars Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base - Seriously, this stuff is my favorite. It works wonders on eye makeup, it really does!
Givenchy Mister Light Instant Light Corrective Pen in Mister Toast - An awesome "light reflective pen" for the shadowy bits of my face. Cheaper than YSL's Touche Eclat, and more blendable. I like this shade best for me right now too.
Sephora Professional Heated Eyelash Curler - I'm nearly incapable of curling my lashes with a regular curler, so this has been a staple for years. (Dare I say 5 years, since the beginning of my makeup craze?) I've had a few, as the part where you put in the battery seems to stop fitting with the rest of it over time... I guess it is not well made, but at least it's affordable! (Any heated eyelash curler suggestions are welcome!)
Benefit Eye Bright - Saw this in a Lisa Eldridge video sometime last year, and it just provides the most amazing lift to the outer corners of your eyes. If you have that downturn in the outside corners of your eyes, you must try this!
Diorshow Maximizer + Maybelline Falsies Flared - I've already talked about how amazing this combination is on me, but I really must reiterate: you absolutely need to try Diorshow Maximizer ASAP!
I'd love to hear if you've tried any of these products or have any recommendations for me! What are your summer favorites? Also, how do you feel about this style of photo? I'd like to do more like these!