My Summer Beauty Must Haves

Summer Beauty List

Summer Beauty List by lactivistinloubs
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The warmer weather is a great time to try new trends. I'm a fan of bright colors and a dewy glow.


Since my skin tone isn't very even (I have red areas and dark spots), I use a bit of BB cream to correct it. Of the three items listed, I prefer the Maybelline BB cream. It provides light coverage and does not feel heavy on my face. The Smashbox cream provides medium coverage, while Jane Iredale is full coverage.

Lips and Eyeliner:

A quick swipe of bright lipstick is my go-to, but I'll swap it out for pigmented eyeliner if I have a few extra minutes. The first lipstick shown (Nars Audacious in Grace) is the perfect coral pink on my medium tan complexion. The first eyeliner shown (Nyx Cosmetics Retractable Eyeliner in Aqua Green) is more sheer, so I put on a few layers to make my brown eyes pop.


Using an illuminator is a great way to work a summer glow at night. While the products shown may be too dark for some complexions, each brand makes lighter and cooler shades. I like to mix it in with my face lotion for a subtle all over glow. Alternately, you can use your fingers to highlight brow bones, cheekbones, and your collar bone.


Since I wash my hands about 17,000 times a day, I've stopped getting manicures at the nail salon. The colors chip quickly. Instead, I've started doing my own nails at home. It's a great form of self care and saves money, too. The first polish shown (Essie's "Sunset Sneaks") is one I've been wearing over and over again. It's supposed to be a bright crimson, but appears bright coral on my complexion


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