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Summer Makeup-Bag Must Haves


Coola Mineral Face SPF30 Unscented Matte Tint: I cannot repeat this enough. EVERYONE NEEDS SPF. I know we all strive for a sun-kissed, goddess look during the warmer months, but there are other ways to achieve that without wrecking your skin. While many SPFs have a nasty tendency to break out people with very sensitive skin (ahem ahem, me), the Coola Mineral Face SPF30 is specifically designed to be a face friendly, moisturizing SPF that won’t cause any pesky reactions. And it smells like cucumbers. Yum.


Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector (Moonstone): I know, I know. You’ve already heard about how fantastic the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors are about a million times. But when the sun comes out, the shimmer must come out as well. I love using this liquid illuminator under my foundation to get that “lit from within” glow, but this multitasking product can also used on top of foundation as a good old fashioned highlight.



NYX BB Cream: This BB cream is an absolute work of art. Period. With light (but buildable) coverage, the NYX BB Cream is perfect for evening out the skin tone and making you look perfectly fresh faced. It has a natural to demi matte finish, but would definitely work for just about any skin type (My skin teeters between Dry and Combination). All in all, this is a fabulous product and will probably be my number one this summer.



L’Oreal Magic Lumi Foundation: If you don’t feel like sacrificing coverage for a BB Cream, then the first foundation I would recommend for the summer would be the L’Oreal Magic Lumi. A light-medium coverage foundation, this product is extremely buildable and will pretty much never make it look like you’re a cakey mess. On top of it’s ability to build in coverage, this foundation provides the most beautiful, natural, luminous look to the skin. It’s summer skin in a bottle, pretty much.


Tarte Park ave Princess: There is no bronzer I like to rock more in the summer than the classic Tarte Park ave Princess. With a neutral undertone and a matte, yet glowy finish, the Park ave Princess Bronzer provides a lifted, sculpted, and beautifully bronze look. And with me and my ever pale skin getting along so well with it, I think the Park ave Princess bronzer would be perfect for a ton of different skin tones.


Milani Rose d’Oro: I don’t think there’s a person in the beauty community (or the world) that hasn’t heard of the oh so famous Milani “Luminoso”. But what I’m here to talk about is Luminoso’s big sister. Rose d’Oro provides the same glowy finish as Luminoso, but with a kick. Slightly darker and deeper, Rose d’Oro has a beautiful mix of rose, gold, and bronze that gives the face extra dimension. Overall, I actually think Rose d’Oro would be more flattering on more skin tones than its famous little sister.


Mary Lou Manizer: Again, you have my deepest apologies for mentioning something you’ve probably heard about a million times. But hey, Mary Lou deserves the shoutout. Probably the biggest cult favorite in the beauty industry, Mary Lou Manizer by the balm encapsulates everything any highlighter tries to be. Shimmery but not glittery? Check. Universal soft champagne shade? Check. Can be seen from space? Double check. There’s no time like the summer time to rock Mary Lou.


Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm: For anybody headed to the beach for some summer fun, I recommend investing in this hydrating lip balm from Neutrogena. With an SPF of 30, this product will not only protect your lips from the harsh rays of the sun, but will also add a soft wash of color that will liven up the face, and make you look naturally flushed. Who doesn’t want that!


Lorac Lipstick in “Premier”: As for my number one nude pick for the summer, it has to be Lorac’s “Premier” a warm, nudey brown, Premier brings that needed wash of warmth to the face, and is basically a summer nude in a tube.


Maybelline Color Sensational Bloom in “Coral Burst”: Next up is probably my favorite lip color to rock in the Summer. The perfect coral shade, “Coral Burst” is neon, yet still surprisingly wearable. Along with the stunning shade, Maybelline lipsticks are probably my all time favorite affordable option. Bravo Maybelline. Bravo.


Sephora Cream Lip Stain “Strawberry Kissed”: For those of you who want that bold summer lip, look no further. “Strawberry Kissed” is a stunning pinky red shade that will last ALL DAY on the lips! The Sephora Cream Lip Stains are by far my favorite formula of liquid lipsticks out there, and this shade couldn’t be more perfect.

That’s it for my Summer Makeup Bag Must Haves! I hope you guys enjoyed and I hope you have a fabulous day 🙂

-Love, Lieve



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