My Summer Makeup Routine

I love the thrill of trying new products, whether it be skincare, makeup, or hair products. And after trying hundreds, maybe thousands, of products I’ve developed a pretty high standard of what I need/want the products to do for me!

Since the beginning of this summer, life has been full of a lot of changes and busyness for my family and me. Through it all, I decided to throw a few tried & true, high performing makeup products in a bag to be my go-to’s. I switched it up occasionally when I had time to sit at my vanity table to get ready, but in general, these are the products I’ve been wearing over and over and over for the past little while.

NARS Sheer Glow, Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away, MAC Paintpot in Bare Study, Naked 2 Basics Palette (almost completely out of this one!), NARS Liquid Blush in Orgasm, Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in brown or black, Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Morning After, Chanel Le Volume Mascara, Benefit Roller Lash Mascara, Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow Contour Duo, Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil

You can see below that the time in the sun has brought out my freckles and a bit of melasma/sun spotting on my upper lip. I like that Sheer Glow provides an evenness to my face, but doesn’t cover it up like a full coverage foundation would.

I’ve been layering mascaras, like I always do, and found that Chanel Le Volume Mascara is the perfect sister to Benefit Roller Lash. I get the lift, curl, and hold from Roller Lash, and the thickness from Le Volume.

My eye routine is Bare Study all over the lid and a little bit of Primal or Cover (from the Naked 2 Basics Palette) in the crease and outer corner.

I’ve loved Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Morning After for years because it’s the perfect sheer, cool pink. A more opaque version of this lipstick would be Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipstick in Liv It Up, which I’ve also been wearing and loving.

It gets quite hot and humid where I live, but despite the elements working against me, these products deliver on performance. At most I need to dust on a little translucent powder in case I need a refresh at the end of the day, but it’s very rare that I do that.