I've been lagging on my favorite beauty products because of our recent travels but have finally gotten caught up on life (welcome back to reality, Veronica). I've decided to pick a few of my go-to's during the summer but also a few products that I've recently discovered and literally don't know how I've lived without. Without further adieu, here are my beauty favorites for July.
Do you have any go-to beauty products in the summer? Leave me a note in the comments below.
In all honesty, I don't know what I did before this Brightening Powder. I bought it a few months ago and it's really changed my under eye game. I've always had dark circles under my eyes - no matter how much sleep I do or don't get, so when I discovered this brightening powder a few months ago I had to try it. It keeps my concealer in place while brightening up my under eyes without creating any build up, looking cakey or settling in any fine lines. I apply my concealer like normal then use the brightening power to set it. And sometimes I'll add a little to my chin and forehead as a highlight. I apply the brightening powder with a damp beauty blender but you could also apply with a fluffy brush. I will buy this secret brightening powder forever and ever.
I've always been a drugstore mascara girl and didn't really get the fuss about spending $21 on a mascara. But as I mentioned, I watch a bunch of YouTube beauty bloggers and they all raved about this Tarte mascara so I budged - I figured I'll try one this one time...and holy moly batman! This mascara gives the look of false lashes. It's super lengthening and separates beautifully. I only use one coat and it doesn't clump or anything (it also doesn't hurt that the packaging is cute and purple). This has been my favorite mascara hands down. However, if you don't want to spend the money, my favorite drugstore mascara is the Maybelline Full and Soft, which I wore on my wedding day.
My best friend, Paige introduced me to this BB cream almost a year ago and I've loved it ever since. I usually don't wear foundation during the work week or in the summertime because I have that natural bronzed glow (wishful thinking?!), so instead I'll put on a BB cream to even out my skin tone. This Loreal B.B. Cream is a 4-in-1 because it primes, corrects, hydrates and perfects my skin. I use it in the shade "medium" - it comes out in a white formula and then matches to your skin tone as it warms up on your face. For a drug store product, I certainly can't complain. Update: I'm getting a few samples of other BB creams soon, so will have to update you once I try a few other brands.
This setting spray is magic in a bottle! Seriously though, I've been using it for over 6 years now and it's never once failed me. After I finish my makeup, I generously spritz my face with the setting spray, then use my hands to fan my face to help dry. The viola, my makeup stays all day and night without melting off my face. I don't know what they put in this stuff but Urban Decay is genius!