The summer heat packs a big punch here in the south and that means makeup usually just melts right off. Plus, who wants a full face of makeup all the time anyways, right? So for the summer, I “rough it” with a simple 7 step routine that leaves my face with just the right amount of glow without looking too overdone. And bonus, It stays in place!
A simple makeup routine during the summer is crucial for this busy momma. So if you’re looking for easy glam- this is it! PS-Add in my all time favorite self tanner by Get Into the Limelight and you might find yourself not needing makeup at all!
1- Primer- I have been loving the Milk Makeup Blur stick. This doubles as my primer and my touch up. Simply twist the tube up, dab it in areas you need blurring and rub into the skin. After your makeup is complete, you can also rub this over the makeup again to give yourself even more of a blurred look. It also gives an amazing glow to the skin!
2-Drunk Elephant Umbra Tinte SPF 30- This is such a crucial step in my routine. Protecting my face from sun damage is super important to prevent early aging of my skin and keeping wrinkles to a minimum. I simply dot it all over my face, rub it in with clean fingers and it leaves my skin glowing and protected!
3- It Cosmetics Airbrush finishing powder- I have been using this powder for so long and I cannot stray away. The coverage with a built in SPF 50 is insane. I take a basic powder brush and stipple this all over to set the Umbra tinte and then do an all over powder brush to give myself a nice finish. (My shade is Medium)
4-Marc Jacobs Omega Tan-Tastic bronzer- Totally necessary for the perfect summer look. Smells like coconuts (but not too much) and gives you the PERFECT bronze goddess look. Pricy, but worth the investment. The product is easy to blend and a little goes a long way! Plus, this doubles as the perfect basic matte eye shadow. I just take a small shadow blender brush and put this all over my eyelid and i’m done!
5- Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz- I seriously need to look into MicroBlading, but until then I cannot leave the house without my brows filled in. Brows just frame a face and this brow pencil is the best! Nothing too much, just fill in sparse areas and i’m good to go! (My shade is Soft Brown)
6- Wander Beauty Mile High Club Mascara- YOU GUYS! So I have been using the R&F lash boost (Which by the way, SOOO worth it) and getting lash lifts so my lashes are already pretty long and curled, but this mascara takes them over the top. One or maybe 2 coats of this and my eyelashes are basically touching my eyebrows! I always get compliments on my eyelashes now and i’m giving all the credit to this mascara!
7- Neutrogena Hydro Boost Lip Shine in Ballet Pink- the PERFECT neutral pink shade to throw on and go. Not too pink and not too sticky. Leaves your lips feeling hydrated and plump!
That’s it! 7 EASY steps and done. Shop all items mentioned above right here below! You can thank me later!