As an avid makeup lover I must admit, it is extremely hard to pick just 5 beauty products that are currently my favorite, but if I had to choose, the products below would be it! These are all great options for summer. I have combination/oily skin, and all of the products below work great with my skin and keep me matte all day long. The best part is, the majority are extremely affordable. I also used all Ulta links because they have a coupon right now that is $3 off of your $15 purchase. If you are interested in immediately purchasing these I have linked every product below!
- Wet N Wild Photofocus Foundation
If you are going to a pool party, cookout, boating on the lake, or any function where you will be outside in the heat, you need this foundation! It stays on through any amount of sweat that I have ever put it through and it is so full coverage that it covers up any blemishes or discoloration that I have. The best part is is that it’s ony $5.99! Crazy right? If you haven;t tried this run to your local Ulta, CVS, or Walgreen’s and grab this now!
2. Lottie London Shimmer Squad Highlighter
If you are looking for an affordable, blinding highlight, this is the one for you! I have been asked constantly what highlighter I have been wearing this summer, and this and one other product is all i have worn! This highlighter is so pigmented and creamy. There are also a variety of shades that are versatile and can be used on different skin tones. I prefer to mix the shades “Good Girl” and “Queen Bee” together and then apply on the templates of my cheeks. An important technique to use when applying highlighter is to apply it after you have set your face. This helps because your skin is damp and makes your highlighter much more pigmented and blinding! I normally spray my face and then immediately go in with the highlighter for best results. This entire pallet was only $10.99 and I have been using it for about a month and a half now and just hit pan! This is great quality and there is a ton of product!
3. Makeup Revolution SophX Highlighter Pallet
This is the other highlighter pallet that I have been absolutely obsessed with this summer! If you want to talk about a metallic, blinding, pigmented highlighter, this is the pallet for you! This has quickly become my favorite because this pallet is so versatile. There are shimmery colors and also metallic colors in the pallet so if you are looking for a glowing highlight the shimmer is perfect, and if you want a blinding highlight, the metallic shades will be your best friend! The gold shade is my favorite in this pallet, when I apply it to my cheeks it honestly looks like diamond dust! There is even a fun purple color that can be used on the cheeks or for eye shadow. This pallet has everything you will need and it is only $12.00!
4. NYX Wonder Stick
This has quickly become a staple in my weekend makeup routine. I don’t normally wear powder on the weekend, but I still like to look bronzed. That is where this cream contour stick comes in handy. It is extremely blendable and is never patchy! Now I know some people can be intimidated by using cream contour, but this product makes it so easy. I think this is also perfect for beginners who want to get into using cream contour techniques because it blends so well!
5. Mario Badescu Aloe Facial Spray
This facial spray has been a lifesaver for me so far this summer! I use this to set my face after I apply all my powder and bronzer and this just helps all my makeup melt together and leaves my skin looking flawless and healthy. I even spray it on my face through out the day to add some life back to my skin and it is perfect to use after you touch up your makeup. This is even great if you are just laying by the pool or beach, makeup free, and just need a refresher!
I hope these products help you live your best, and most flawless life this summer! And as always…
Don’t Forget the Sprinkles!