Where has this summer gone? We’ve had some beautiful weather, but with only one month left in the season, it feels not nearly as long as it should have. Praying for an Indian Summer, we decided to share the rest of our favourite summer beauty products so you can make the most of August and look and feel good doing it!
Nobody wants to spend hours applying their makeup when the summer weather is calling you outdoors. Clinique made a pop of colour easy with the smoothness that is the Chubby Stick Shadow Tint. All you need to do is swipe the crayon across your lids, and dab the shadow with you finger to blend the colour in. This product is super easy to use and available in 17 shades.
Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara
I personally feel that a good mascara is a summer must, so I am very glad to have stumbled on to Clinique’s High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara. The full brush is perfect for catching all your lashes, and it even has a dome-shaped tip to get those baby lashes at the inner and outer corners of your eyes. The formula has been ophthalmologist tested, so it’s perfect if your eyes are sensitive or tend to water easily.
Bare Minerals Prime Time BB Primer Cream “Daily Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30”
This product is perfect for summer! First and foremost it’s SPF 30 which is fantastic because sun protection is of the utmost importance! Secondly, it primes the skin for an overall even complexion. I normally don’t use primers, however in the summer I find them more useful when applying my foundation. You don’t want your foundation to drip off or be splotchy, and a primer will definitely help to keep your face in place.
Makeup Forever Mist & Fix Setting Spray
Another perfect product for summer is the Mist & Fix from MUFE. It’s a pretty self-explanatory product. All you need to do is apply your makeup, close your eyes, mist your face (try to do it in an “X” motion), wait ten seconds, and you are good to go for the day (setting your makeup for up to 12 hours). And twelve hours in the heat and humidity will have no effect on that pretty face!
I’ve always loved coral shades for summer, and I especially like to incorporate the shade by wearing it on my nails. Butter London’s ‘Trout Pout’ is a very pretty peachy-coral that will be the ultimate compliment to the summer tan you have been working so hard on for the last couple month!
Josie Maran Bear Naked Wipes
I’m sure we are all aware that sleeping with you makeup on is a big no no. Even when we arrive home in the early hours of the morning, its important to remove all the product and dirt from your skin. Josie Maran’s Bear Naked Wipes are probably my favourite wipe of the moment. They are all-natural, paraben free and when your purchase a package of 30 wipes, a portion of the purchase goes directly to the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Polar Bear SOS Initiative. It doesn’t get much better then that!
Lush’s Mask of Magnaminty
This was the first of many products that I tried at Lush, and it’s a product I continue to go back for. The Magnaminty mask, is deep cleansing, hitting the pores and exfoliating any dead skin. This mask is great for getting that sweaty summer out of your face and it will leave your skin feeling minty and refreshed.
Sibu’s Sea Buckthorn Face & Body Bar
Everything gets hot and sticky in the summer, including your skin, so it’s important to keep it extra clean and throw in a few more showers here and there. The Sea Buckthorn Face & Body Bar from Sibu is an awesome two-in-one soap that cleans and detox’s the skin. Most soap bars leave your skin feeling dry and tight but Sibu leaves you feeling soft and moisturized.