Category Archives: Beauty Essentials
Just a glance into my summer makeup collection and the products I’ve been using! Happy weekend loves!
Bronzers can be tricky enough. Unfortunately for me, my favorite conveniently became discontinued a few years ago and I have been searching for “the one” ever since. Rest in Peace, SUGAR Tropic Tan, you are still missed everyday.
With that said, I have tried just about everyone’s favorite bronzer with no avail. These include the ever-so-popular NAR’s Laguna and Too Faced Caribbean. My current favorite is Smashbox Bronze Lights in Suntan Matte. I love the matte finish (and HATE when you look like someone tossed glitter in your face) and I’m grateful to have found somewhat of a replacement. Can you tell I’m bitter? I hate discontinued products!
What are your favorite bronzers? Any ideas for me to try?
To keep my lips soft and healthy, I apply Palmer’s Coco Butter Swivel Stick multiple times a day and before bed. It’s a MASSIVE chapstick that my boyfriend refers to as, “The Glue Stick,” but MAN does it do the job!
For daytime, I love a nude lip look… Clinique’s Tenderheart give my lips just enough natural-looking color while leaving them feeling light and smooth. For a night-time, more dramatic look, I always find myself gravitating back to my favorite color, M.A.C.’s Retro, which I have been using since college. It’s a beautiful berry color that somehow seems to look great with my ever-changing skin tone throughout the seasons.
A new favorite is Revlon’s Really Red. A bargain at $7.99, I became more daring to try a bright red lip after going a little more on the blonder side. I like to spice up a neutral outfit with this intense pop of color. It’s a perfect classic shade of red that is as timeless as it is on-trend at the moment. Just make sure to apply VERY CAREFULLY and always use a mirror to check the lining and your teeth… that can be a hot mess waiting to happen.
What are your favorite go-to lip colors?