Well, HELLLOOOOO SUMMER!! Today is the first, official day of Summer and I can’t help but to do a little happy dance! Even though we’ve had Summer weather in the South for the past few weeks, I’m still excited to officially welcome, Summer!
With the temperatures already breaking record highs, I thought that it would be a good idea to change up my beauty products to accommodate my Summer skin! I usually do this twice a year (Summer & Winter) because my skin needs different things during these seasons. For example, during the Winter months, my skin is super dry and needs a heavier moisturizer.
For the Summertime, my skin tends to get a little oily in my t-zone, so I like to wear minimal foundation, and a lighter moisturizer! ? Here’s an up close and personal look of what’s in my summer make up bag! These are my TOP summer essentials!!
So what’s in the bag…???
The Crayon Case Judy Brush & Loose-Leaf Makeup Wipes
If you haven’t checked out the Crayon Case products yet, then you should definitely do so now! This line was created by a talented woman, from New Orleans, named Raynell Steward. Her products are amazing!!
My favorite products are the Judy Brush and the Loose-Leaf Makeup Wipes, how clever! I mean, just look at that brush….how can you NOT like it?! It’s super soft and it distributes my bronzer perfectly! The wipes are great because they can actually remove a full face of makeup!
MAC Skin Refined Zone, MAC Beauty Balm, MAC Fortified Skin Enhancer Illuminateur
Most of you don’t know this, but I was a MAC Makeup Artist for several years, right before I met my husband! I loved every minute of it and I still consider myself a MAC girl! Besides being completely obsessed with MAC’s color line, I’m also a huge fan of their skincare!
During the summer, Skin Refined Zone is a necessity! It literally smoothes and shrinks those large pores and problem areas! Since I usually get oily in my t-zone, I like to apply my Skin Refined Zone in those areas to help keep my makeup from separating while I’m out in the sun. It works like a dream!
The Beauty Balm and the Fortified Skin Enhancer Illuminateur gives my skin the perfect Summer glow! I like to use them as my tinted moisturizer during these hot months! It’s light but it still gives a slight amount of coverage.
If you’ve read my previous post, you will see that I’m a fan of Kylie’s new skincare line. At first, I was a little skeptical about this moisturizer, but after using it consistently for a couple of weeks, I love it! The texture is lighter than what I’m accustomed to, but it’s PERFECT for Summer!
Wet ‘n’ Wild MegaLength Mascara, Maybelline Eyebrow Pencil, & Blending Sponge
Out of all of the products that I’ve listed, I would say that these are the most important! I’ve used expensive mascara products before but in my opinion, this Wet ‘n’ Wild Mascara is just as good and half the price! This Maybelline Eyebrow Pencil is possibly my best-kept secret!
I’m always getting compliments on my eyebrows and most people think that I use these super expensive products, but the truth is…I just use this Maybelline Eyebrow pencil! I’ve used products such as, Anastasia Brow Pomade, MAC’s Brow Pencils, and Benefit Cosmetics Eyebrow Gel, but my Maybelline Pencil is just as good! It’s very inexpensive and it takes less time to use it!
Last but not least is my Blending Sponge! I like to use this sponge to apply my skincare products and foundation. It applies the product evenly, and allows me to use a lot less product!