With summer around the corner, I decided to write a post and share a few of my favorite must haves for summer.
PCA Skin Weightless Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 45
Love this sunscreen! True to its name, it has weightless, non-greasy formulation that has caffeine and silybin added as antioxidants. It does not make me breakout and wears well under makeup.
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
This is a matte bronzer, (no shimmer or shine) which I find perfect for summer since my skin tends to be more on the oily side. Sometimes I use it to contour my cheekbones and sometimes I use it as I would a blush to get a hint if color. For some weird reason, the smell reminds me of those chocolate scratch and sniff stickers you would get in elementary school.
Stila All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
This eyeliner will last all day without smearing. I have worn this without an eye primer and it didn’t budge. The tip allows for both a thin, precise line or a thick bolder one. Apply once and forget about it the rest of the day.
Stila Convertible Color
I received a deluxe sample of this 2-in-1 product that is both a lipstick and a blush. It is creamy without feeling heavy, sheer with buildable color, and you can toss it in your purse and take it on the go. The color I got was Peony, a brownish rose that looks pretty and natural.
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Coutre Vernis A Levris Glossy Stain
These lip stains are on the pricey side, but in my opinion well worth it. Unlike other stains I have tried, these don’t feel drying, there is a great color selection and are nicely pigmented- one swipe and you’re good to go. The long-lasting staying power ensures you don’t have to reapply frequently and you don’t have to worry about it leaving a mark on your drinkware.
NYX Cosmetics Butter Gloss
These come in a variety of shades (neutral to bright) and the price tag allows for multiple purchases. The consistency is a bit sticky ( not as moisturizing as I would have hoped) but they do last a good 2-3 hours on the lips and the color payoff is excellent. I really like Cherry Cheese Cake as it is a wearable summer orange color.
Giovanni Hot Chocolate Sugar Scrub
When I’m not making my own body scrubs, I like to use this one. The yummy chocolate scent makes for a sweet body treat that is not abrasive but still effective in smoothing away rough skin, especially on elbows, knees and feet.
Milani Total Lash Cover Mascara with 3 Zone Brush
This mascara is one of the few mascaras out there that doesn’t irritate by eyes. Other mascaras leave a burning sensation on my eyes towards the end of the day, but not this one. I also love the brush as I can use the tip to coat harder to reach lashes such as the inner corners and bottom ones.
I always love trying other products, so please share your favorites!