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Top Ten Makeup Products for Summer

I admit it, I wear makeup in the summer and lots of it. I've never been the type of person who can just avoid it all together. I've done plenty of posts on this blog about why I wear makeup. The amount I wear is considerably less in the summer, of course, but you know, it's still on my face. I'm still going to be wearing winged eyeliner to work. I can't help that, it's my signature.

But sometimes, god, it's just too hot to wear my full face. So I have my sort of beauty shortcuts. I always wear foundation because homegirl is always breaking out, but I tend to not set it during the summer and I try to wear the bear minimum of "thicker" products on my face to avoid it a. melting off and b. clogging up #allthepores on my face. After the skin situation is sorted out, I like to give myself a little bronze and glow, some cheek color, a nice light lipstick and, of course, my eyebrows need a little love too! There's definitely some products that I tend to lean more towards during the summer, especially if I'm in a rush and need to do my ten minute makeup routine.

1. Benefit Coralita Blush because it is the ultimate coral blush that gives you the most beautiful natural sheen. You could skip highlighter with this one if you aren't a huge fan of the dewy look!

2. Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel because...brows. This sucker stays in place and gives you enough enhancement that you can skip the powders and pencils if you must.

3. MAC Painterly Paintpot because it is the easiest way to even out the veins on my eyelids without needing to pack on eyeshadow that will either melt or rub off.

4. NYX Sydney Soft Matte Lip Cream because it's the most lovely light pink/lavender hybrid that is the nicest hint of color for summer.

5. Becca Opal Highlighter because sometimes you just want to be a glowy, ethereal being.

6. Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes Mascara because who wants mascara that isn't waterproof when they're sweating and around water (well, not me, I hate water).

7. YSL Peach Me Love Lip Oil because I need lip products in the summer. I NEED THEM.

8. NYC Sunny Bronzer because #ContourAllTheThings.

9. Covergirl Champagne Eyeshadow because sometimes you just want an easy pop of shimmer on your eyelids to match that glow on your cheekbones.

10. NARS Orgasm Blush because it's pretty much the most beautiful and flattering blush shade with golden flecks that will keep your cheeks looking bright and happy.

What are you top beauty products for the summertime?


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