Happy Monday! Is it just me, or is June going by crazy fast? I am so incredibly excited for July and all of the exciting things coming up these next few weeks. Let the countdown to Nashville begin! I will be a full time resident of the Music City in 5 days! What I’ll miss most: my sweet pup, Comet.
As I start packing up, I’ve been taking inventory of things I need to get in order to prepare for my move (top of my list: cute work shoes if anyone has recommendations). I also need to restock on a few cosmetics which made me think of sharing some of my favorites with you. Today I wanted to share a few products that have been my ride-or-dies lately. Let me know if you have any of these and love them too, or any suggestions for me to try!
I used to not believe in makeup setting sprays. I truly did not find them to be necessary and was afraid they might ruin all of my hard work if done incorrectly. However, I am a converted believer. My college roommate showed me this spray about a year ago, and I love it.
Urban Decay recently changed the packaging on this product which is why I put up both images. Still the same great product. This is a weightless spray that will keep your masterpiece looking fresh all day and all night. It is perfect for these hot summer months when the humidity can make your makeup to melt faster than a firecracker popsicle on the 4th of July. I feel like it also helps set your powder so that it doesn’t look cakey at all. Overall, it keeps your skin looking smooth and your makeup crease-free.
Another product I used to not believe in: primer. As a rookie, I used to just go straight to my tinted moisturizer or foundation without moisturizing or priming first. I’ve learned how much primer can make or break your entire look. I am super into the dewy, glowy skin look and this product sets you up for just that. This product is great for kicking up your summer glow or giving your skin life in the dry winter months.
This product is the best when it comes to all of the highlighting, glowy, dewy goodness I love. It is a liquid highlighter that you can use alone or mix it into your foundation for an amazing glow. I use it on the apples of my cheeks, Cupid’s bow, inner corner of the eyes, and even my collar bone. Combined with a little sun kissed glow during the summer, it is just stunning. It is shimmery but not glittery. When I first checked the price I was hesitant, but my sister bought it and let me use some on a girls trip to Miami and I was HOOKED. I have it in the color Sunlight and absolutely love it.
I purchased this product as my first “big girl” foundation about 6 months ago. I use the shade Light in the winter and Medium in the summer. Two of my roommates raved about it and I did not feel that my drugstore foundation was doing the trick anymore. This is a recently raved about foundation that covers so many bases in terms of skincare. It is a highly build-able CC cream that stays put all day. On top of that, it provides SPF 50 which is almost unheard of with foundations AND it contains anti-aging products as well.
This liquid lip is lightweight and perfect for summer and it lasts all day even in the heat. It stays on for hours without rubbing off when you’re sipping on a drink or eating throughout the day without being drying or creasing. It also smells amazing! It has this cupcake-y smell which I love. I own the shade Slay. It’s a perfect bright shade for summer. I’ve also received a darker shade as a sample and loved it (I think it was JuJu). When I make the switch to darker lip colors in the fall I’ll be sure to find out which one it was because I want this liquid lipstick in a few more colors.
All of these products are great and within a pretty decent price range. I usually throw these on before running out the door during the summer and they’re super simple. Feel free to leave comments on what some of your summer favorites are. In addition, if you have any questions about the products, feel free to send me a message on the contact page!