Summer is a time to relax, let your true beauty shine, and increase your radiance with simple, long-lasting beauty steps. There are so many choices - brands and price points - when it comes to updating or changing your beauty routine, so I put together 10 items that I L O V E ...not just like. I encourage you to use your hands, allowing products to melt into your skin with the warmth of your fingertips. Patting eyeshadow or lip color onto the face will help the look stay casual and effortless. Enjoy the heat of summer and shine on!
1. MAC Prep + Prime, Fix+
This makeup fixative spray is so multifunctional! Use Fix+ as a prep, as a finishing spray, or to dampen brushes before applying powders to eyes or face. By adding this magic to your brush before applying powder, your shadows will be amped up with extra color pay-off and extra staying power. This spray is so refreshing for summer with a cooling mix of green tea and cucumber. Yum!
2. Jo Malone: Blue Agava & Cacao
The obsession with this fragrance range grows everyday. If you have ever experienced Jo Malone, I'm sure you have your favorite blends. Somehow I missed this one until now. It's warm, sexy, with an edge. Changing from person to person, it can go smoky or semi sweet - either way it's addictive. An intoxicating blend of cactus flower, cacao bean, and a note of lime - this fragrance is perfect for a summer night. Or day. Or all the time.
3. MAC Select Cover-Up
A concealer that dries matte, dries quickly, and doesn't budge? It is possible. With Select Cover-Up, MAC Cosmetics achieves a reliable and extremely full coverage concealer. Tips: don't take to long to blend - and a little goes a very long way.
4. Stila Eyes Are the Window™ Shadow Palette: Spirit
A 12-color palette of mostly shimmer shadows, this palette is super easy to use wet or dry. The colors blend effortlessly with one another and are a beautiful compliment to a summer sun-kissed complexion. Colors range from champagne and golden highlights to copper and golden bronze deep shades. Summer standouts shades: Jezebel and Golightly.
5. Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow
A dream prep cream / skin illuminator with seriously magical abilities. Wonder Glow creates a glow-from-within effect and gives a golden youthful aura to the complexion. Wear under foundation or wear alone and mix with your moisturizer. Blend it in with fingertips.
Quick. Easy. G L O W I N G.
Shop and check out Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow in action here: http://www.charlottetilbury.com/us/wonderglow.html
6. L'Oreal Paris Infallible Eyeshadow in Bronzed Taupe
If I had to pick one single eyeshadow for this season, it would be this one. It looks light, it can look deep, it is warm, it is cool, it has awesome shine, it doesn't crease, it is an enigma, it is everything! A creamy-powder pigment with awesome color saturation. I am reaching for this every week with summer clients. Available at Ulta Beauty.
7. BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector™ Pressed in Champagne Pop
The newest in the BECCA luminizer fam, Champagne Pop is the perfect mix of gold and pink undertones to suit many skin types. Highlight cheeks, above the brows, even collarbones - or wherever - to give a extra something special to your overall look and increase radiance to the max!
8 - 10. LIPS!
NYX Retractible Lip Liner in Natural. Creamy but not slippery. Deep beigey nude.
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Very Victoria. Darker honey nude. Luminous matte.
MAC Giambattista Valli Lipstick in Charlotte. Rich red with orange undertones. Matte.