Sandals, tank tops, fresh watermelon, and afternoons by the pool - any way you slice it,
summer = fun!
I love changing up my makeup mix as the temperature goes up, not only to try out the latest summer trends, but because hours of sunlight and layers of sunblockkillmy skin.
Read on for tons of hot summer buys, and not just on skincare (although that's super important), but on bronzers, long-lasting lip glosses, and more!
Ready for some deals?
I checked through the Blue Scandal e-shop to find sizzling products for your makeup bag while still keeping things cool in your wallet...
My pores NEED this. Sweat and sunblock mix with my makeup, and my pores end up begging for some major TLC. Once or twice a week, I give them all the love and attention they need - without harsh chemicals.
Sometimes in summertime, I just want a boost of illumination without the heaviness of foundation. This radiance-infusing face lotion keeps you looking alert and fresh, and the hint of color has a sheen of shimmer that I love. It's light enough that I can reapply throughout the day for a little pick me up, too!
3. Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Cheek Flush in
An absolutely darling product that's perfect for summer. Get a touch of color that plays nice with your skin as the heat stretches into the afternoon. I love how simple it is apply and reapply - it's like lip balm for your cheeks!
So great for removing makeup and sunblock without drying out your skin. Using natural citrus, these are gentle enough to use throughout the day, especially if you aren't wearing makeup and just want to feel clean and sweat-free. Great for the gym, the beach, and especially before bedtime.
These scrumptious little lip balms aren't just adorable - they're made with Shea butter and cocoa butter, and they're loaded with Vitamin E and antioxidants. Your summer lips will feel silky smooth, with a daily dose of health! Plus they smell delicious and have a hint of flavor.
I have the strawberry, but pineapple is calling my name!
That sun!! Don't let your skin get dried out. Aloe can feel soothing after staying out too long in the sun, but it's also so good for nourishing your skin every day, especially during summer when our arms can get baked (and often forgotten, even if you remember daily sunblock for your face - or maybe that's just me?).
When I'm going out, or just want some great color, long lasting lipstick is a must for me, especially in summer - makeup that's melty is not a good look. Sometimes I want a matte, but I don't want to remember to check my lips when I'm at a barbecue or lazing by the pool. Nudes, pinks, and wilder tones - take your pick!
Want the same kind of long-lasting wear, but in a glossy option? I discovered this 16-hour kiss-proof gloss that holds onto shine for MILES. My favorites are Make Your Move for a darker nude, and Pucker Up for a soft pink.
There are 2 steps - first swipe on the color, and then lock it in with shine.
Aqua infusion that leaves your face refreshed! I'm a mask-a-holic, and I love this one by Shara Shara with hydrogel. For summer it's all about hydration mixed with gentleness... our face is already taking a beating from chlorine, dry air, and the sun - pamper your skin! I know mine needs it. >.<
Summer *begs* for a soft, shimmery glow no matter what skin tone. This translucent powder is subtle, and can go right on bare skin for a touch of shine. It's extremely light, and can be built up, but for summer I like the barely-there luminescence of a single sweep. If you're going out, layer it over your foundation, above your contouring, for even more impact (I do like how it adds drama to a contoured look).
Look at all of these beauty bargains!
10 under $10 never looked so hot -and with free shipping on orders over $25,
it's easy to get everything you need!
Have you found any hot summer steals? What's your favorite new product discovery this summer? Mine is definitely the Milani bronzer - just a touch on my cheeks and a little on my nose and it looks like I've been kissed by the sun.
Share your summer faves! Have I missed anything good?
And as always...