For me, summer makeup is all about the glow! As long as I have great self-tanning, bronzing, highlighting and lip balms, I can get out the door quickly looking fresh for the day!
Below are some of my new favorites:
Jane Iredale Golden Shimmer Face and Body Lotion ($32 USD)uses diamond dust from pure mica to impart an irresistible golden glow and subtle veil of shimmer that warms and smoothes the complexion. The natural formula rejuvenates and hydrates with botanical extracts, and is gentle enough to be used on the face or body.
Jane Iredale LipDrink Lip Balm ($15 USD) provides physical, broad spectrum SPF 15 and uses a powerful blend of antioxidants, green tea extracts and Vitamins C and E to protect and nourish lips. LipDrink is naturally lemon scented and available in three shades including: Crush, a new tinted berry, Buff, a new nude, and Sheer, the original translucent shade.
What I think: A little goes a long way with the Golden Shimmer lotion. Just a dab gives gorgeous, shimmery color that looks so pretty in the sun! I like to use it as a highlight on my eyes and cheeks and on my legs for extra glow. The LipDrink is an extremely hydrating balm! I like to use the sheer for evenings and the gym, the Crush and Buff are great for an extra bit of color with the hydration.
Purchase at http://www.jeneiredale.com
tarte Amazonian clay waterproof bronzer ($30 USD) — tarte’s best-selling bronzing powder in the iconic park ave princess shade. The waterproof formula adds instant warmth and dimension across a variety of skin tones as Amazonian clay helps improve overall skin clarity, texture and tone for an overall lit from within complexion.
tarte Amazonian clay matte waterproof bronzer ($30 USD) — tarte’s best-selling matte bronzing powder in the iconic park ave princess shade. This all-matte waterproof version adds instant warmth and dimension across a variety of skin tones as the Amazonian clay-infused formula helps to improve overall skin clarity, texture and tone for an overall lit from within complexion.
tarte Brazilliance skin rejuvenating maracuja self tanning face towelettes ($21 USD) — tarte’s best-selling maracuja self tanner in a convenient towelette designed specifically for the face. Infused with nourishing, antioxidant-rich ingredients, including maracuja and vitamin E, each single-use towelette brightens and hydrates the skin while delivering a lasting sunless tan that never looks fake or orange. Powered by tarte’s proprietary PUREshield™ scent-controlled technology, each towelette imparts a refreshing, spa-like experience with every application unlike any self tanner you’ve tried before. The convenient 10-pack allows for a seamless and streak-free application so you can look your beach bronze best anytime, anywhere.
What I think: The bronzers are so beautiful, I love the park avenue princess shade, it’s almost a golden bronze. The matte is great for contouring, but I think the shimmer shade is my favorite. I sweep it on my cheekbones and forehead and it makes a lovely eye shadow.
The self tanning face towelettes technically aren’t makeup, but they do keep my skin bronze and glowing all day! They are so easy to use! I apply them at night, and by morning, my skin is bronzed. Plus, I love the natural ingredients.
Available at http://www.tartecosmetics.com
Doll 10 Hydra Fluid Foundation Drops ($36 USD) — Diffuse the look of imperfections and perfect your complexion with the next generation of foundation. Hydra Fluid is an ultra-thin foundation so rich in pigment that one drop is all you need. The lightweight, super-smooth formula leaves you with the appearance of a radiant, flawless finish. With Hydra Fluid Foundation Drops, you’re one drop away from the complexion you’ve been dreaming about.
Doll 10 Precision Foundation Brush ($32 USD) — An innovative, angled foundation brush made for precise contouring and flawless application. Use the flat, tapered side of the brush for overall coverage, and use the angled side of the brush for contouring areas such as your cheekbones, jawline, and nose.
Doll 10 Blush and Glo Cheek Contour Stick and Lip Gloss ($30 USD) — Cheeks and balances. Take the guesswork out of contouring with Doll 10’s Blush & Glo Cheek Contour Highlighter Stick and Lip Gloss. With one swipe, the cheek stick is designed to deliver the perfect amount of blush and highlighter to skillfully sculpt, color, and illuminate. Pair it with the matching Lip Gloss for a glowing combination.
What I think: The foundation drops are light, but full-coverage, perfect for easy summer skin. I have been testing them in Light, and the color is perfect for my skin tone. The foundation brush applies them flawlessly.
My favorite Doll 10 product of the three. It is so gorgeous! I use the blush for my cheeks and the highlighter all over! I also use the stick highlighter up and sweep it across my eyelids — the perfect summer eye shadow. Plus, there is a lip gloss in the bottom of the stick. And it is such a pretty pinky-nude. My favorite shade (while my skin is not too tanned) is Kiss & Make up. It also comes in a deeper shade called Love at First Sight.
Available at http://www.doll10.com.