Summer is in full swing and today I’m talking about my favorite summer beauty favorites plus a few new items I’m loving! I’m partnering with Nordstrom to share my go-to summer foundations along with top picks for bronzed skin, eyes and colorful cheeks.
GO-TO SUMMER FOUNDATIONS
I always have a variety of foundations I’m rotating through and some that are my must-haves for summer. If you’re looking for a foundation that’s easy to apply, buildable and great for taking on trips, this one from Tom Ford is beautiful! I’m wearing it in the photos and you can see how I apply it in my Get Ready With Me Summer Makeup video on my YouTube Channel. This one from Wander Beauty is another good one. I like the easy application but it gives nice coverage without feeling heavy. The Dior Airbrush foundation is another quick and easy one to apply. It has a natural, buildable finish. I tend to save this one for special occasions but it looks beautiful in photos and lasts all day. I apply it with this flat top kabuki brush.
If you’re looking for a lighter coverage with a decent amount of SPF, this one from Estee Lauder is nice. It’s more like a CC Cream in feel and application. I like to mix that one with other long wearing foundations and use this Artis Brush. This foundation from Shiseido and this YSL foundation are my go-to for fuller coverage that lasts all day. Both are oil free and have SPF.
BRONZER & BLUSH
Bronzer is one of my FAVORITE items when doing summer makeup! It just gives a nice sun kissed look even if you haven’t been on a tropical vacation. I’m loving this new one from Charlotte Tilbury! It comes in four shades and has a huge mirror for makeup touch ups on the go. This blush trio from Anastasia screams summertime and is a new favorite find as well. You can use all three shades together or individual. I’m wearing the coral shade from the trio here.
EYES & LIPS
Summer bronze eyes are super easy with cream shadows. Wear them alone or pair with other shadows like in my look here. I’m wearing this one from Chanel in the color Undertone. Charlotte Tilbury also makes great cream shadows. The Laura Mercier cream shadow sticks are another long time favorite. I’ve found all three formulas to last all day in the heat and humidity. This Urban Decay shadow palette has been a favorite for quite some time and has some great summer bronze and peach tones.
I love a good lip balm and always start out every makeup look with it. This one from Fresh has been a go-to for years. It’s great as a base under lip liner or lipstick. I’m wearing this lip liner from Laura Mercier and also love this one from Charlotte Tilbury. If you are a classic lipstick lover, two of my favorite formulas and colors are Pillow Talk from Charlotte Tilbury and this one from Tom Ford. If I’m wanting something more in-between I use this Bare Minerals liquid lip either on it’s own or over a lipstick. It’s thick but non drying, which I like. You can never go wrong with classic MAC lipglass and one I wear one it’s own or over lip liner is this one from Clarins. It has a great balm like feel and comes in several shades.
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