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Welcome to my beauty desk! Today I want to give a run-down on a few of my favorite summer beauty products. Let’s be honest: summer is HOT. Most of our usual makeup products take the back burner once the temp starts hitting 80°F. These are my tried-and-true summer must-haves that I can’t go without!

The #1 confidence booster for me is knowing that I smell good! This is a light scent that’s not too in-your-face and will last for several hours.
Shop perfume here or at your local Ulta.

EYES: L’Oreal Voluminous Base + Original Mascara
So if I could only wear one makeup product for the rest of my life, I would without a doubt choose mascara.
Shop the primer here and the mascara here.

FACE: Thayers Witch Hazel Toner
This has been a constant in my routine for the last year and I am obsessed! Not only do I use this every night in my skincare routine, I also like keeping some in a small spray bottle so I can spritz my face throughout the day.
Shop the toner here.

FACE: Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder
My favorite setting powder! Even if I don’t have on any other makeup, I almost always apply a little Airspun to my face before leaving the house, especially during the summer. Long Island humidity is rough and my face gets oily, so this is definitely a life saver!

Tip: You can also apply a little to your eyelashes with a small brush before mascara to help them look fuller!
Shop the powder here.

FACE: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
So its’s easy to see based on the photo how well loved this is! Out of every drug store & high end concealer I’ve tried, this is hand’s-down my favorite. I don’t really like to wear foundation during the summer so this is the perfect concealer to use if I have any small blemishes I want to hide!
Shop the concealer here.

FACE: Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream
I don’t like to spend a lot of money on foundation, especially during summer. But thanks to this awesome BB cream, it’s not necessary! If I feel like I need a little more coverage, this is what I’ll use. I always make sure to set it with the Coty Airspun powder and it’ll last all day!
Shop the BB cream here.

FACE: Rimmel London Maxi Blush
My favorite blush to give that sun-kissed look! The pigmentation is spot-on and it applies like a dream. There’s also a light shimmer that’s so pretty for summer!
Shop the blush here or find it at your local Target like I did!

FACE/BODY: Banana Boat Summer Color Self-Tanning Lotion
I love getting a nice tan, but I do my best to keep my face shielded from the sun as possible because 1: wrinkles and sun damage is not for me and 2: I do microblading for my eyebrows and I don’t want them to fade in the sun! I don’t really use this on my body (but you totally can!), but I do use this on my face several times a week. Natural color and lasts for awhile if used consistently!
Shop lotion here.

Chapped lips? Rough skin? Need an eyebrow gel? Aquaphor is here to save the day! I also use a little under my eyes at the end of my skincare routine to lock in the moisture.
Shop Aquaphor here or find it at your local Walmart/Target.

LIPS: Burt’s Bees Lip Balm
There’s a 100% chance that when you look in my bag, you’ll find at least one Burt’s Bees. I’m a lip balm fiend and BBs is my favorite!
Shop lip balm here in a pack of 4.

LIPS: Tarte Color Splash Lipstick
Honesty time – I am so self conscious about my lips and so I have a hard time finding lipsticks that I like. Tarte has really changed the game for me and I love their Color Splash lipsticks! There are so many gorgeous shades but my all-time favorite is Surf’s Up. It has just enough pop to stand out and goes with almost any makeup look or outfit.

Tip: I like to either pat it on or apply with my finger to get a more natural look!
Shop lipstick here or at your local Sephora.

LIPS: Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme
Because once again, very self-conscious about having small lips. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t going to give you Kylie Jenner lips, but it does help me a little. Plus I also like the shine!
Shop lip gloss here or at your local Ulta.

If you’ve made it to the end, thanks for sticking around! Comment below some of your favorite summer beauty essentials!



  1. I wear very little make-up in summer. I live in a very hot country and it’s pointless to put anything except sunscreen on my face, as it just melts down. I do use Burt’s Bees lip balm, it is so good and moisturizing.


  2. These are nice selections of beauty essentials, I’m not familiar with some brands mentioned here but I find them interesting.


  3. Not much of a makeup person but Burt’s Bees Lip Balm is definitely on my bag. It smells fabulous, it feels great going on, and it keeps my lips feeling smooth and soft longer than any other I’ve tried.

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    1. I actually do use Garnier micellar water to wash my makeup off and you are so right – my skin has felt so much better since I started. Thank you for the recommendation!


    1. I hope you love it! The toner is probably the most repurchased item on my list, I’m always spraying myself with it throughout the day.


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