Summer Makeup To Brighten Your Face!

The summer is heating up!  This time of the year, I usually wear sheer or bronze lip color, but this year I am branching out to brighter hues!

Below are my current favorite beauty balm and lip products.  The lip colors range from glossy pinks to matte reds!  I love changing them up according to my mood and the occasion:

FACE Stockholm summer collection:

BB Natural Beauty Balm ($38 USD) — A multitasking cream in a compact to hydrate, prime, conceal and shield with Titanium and Zinc Oxides for UVA/UVB sun protection. Virtually melts into the skin for superior coverage that blends easily and diffuses imperfections. The result: a clean complexion that appears almost makeup-free. Wear alone for light coverage or use as a primer to boost the staying power of foundation.

Lip Liner ($17 USD) — Pencil it in!  Smooth, writeable color in the precision of a pencil.  Define, enhance and compliment lipstick or gloss.

Matte Lipstick ($22 USD) — Bold, bright and beautiful – matte lipstick offers dramatic color-saturated coverage with true staying power.  From show-stopping reds to neutral nudes our modern matte formula provides highly pigmented, non-drying color for all skin tones.

What I think: I love the beauty balm.  When I dipped my fingers into it, it was almost like a sheer gloss.  But applied, it covers moderately and dries down to a dewy finish.  The lip liner and matte lipstick create a long-lasting deep red lip.

Purchase at

Santhilea London Real Rebel Luxury Lip Care
Santhilea London Real Rebel Luxury Lip Care

Santhilea London Real Rebel Luxury Lip Care ($9.99 USD) Real Rebel Luxury Lip Care is a truly revolutionary product. A wonderfully blended formula, including Bees Wax, Shea Butter, Vitamin E & Jojoba Oil that actually work in harmony with your own body chemistry, enhancing your lips’ natural rosiness, redness and sexiness. All mixed into a sheer super-long-lasting base that creates long-lasting lip colour AND rich moisturisation and condition.Great for the days when healthy looking  lips are the priority, but you want a hint of gorgeous flattering colour.

What I think:  I love this color-changing lipstick!  It is green in the tube, but when applied turns a sheer red on me. I don’t usually wear red, but it’s so pretty and brightens my face!  Perfect for the summer.

Purchase at CVS stores and

essence lip colors for summer:

Liquid Lipstick ($3.49 USD) — Liquid love! This NEW formula combines the best of both lipstick and lipgloss. Get the impact and coverage of a lipstick with the moisturizing shine of a gloss.

Sheer & Shine Lipstick ($2.99 USD) — Sheer love! This NEW smooth and lightweight lipstick provides a moisturizing wash of color and shine. Buildable color with every swipe.

XXXL Shine Lipgloss ($2.49 USD) — Ultimate shine for your lips! The XXXL shine lipgloss pampers your lips without leaving behind a sticky feeling. Contains vitamin e and panthenol to moisturize and prevent lips from feeling dry. Available in 12 glossy shades.

What I think:  The liquid lipstick is shiny and full coverage.  Perfect for a night out or an event that you want to add some drama!  The Sheer & Shine is my favorite for summer.  It gives a very moisturizing wash of color and smells like vanilla! XXXL Shine is so glossy without being sticky.  Perfect for the gloss girls out there.

essence cosmetics products are available at Target and Ulta stores and, and the new e-commerce site,!




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