3 Summer Products Every Beauty Lover Should Own
It’s summer 2016 and there are three products that every beauty-loving lady should own. Check out my absolute must-haves for when the weather is warm, the sun is shining, and you’re ready to glow!
Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette
If you need a palette, this is the palette. Three blushes, two highlight shades. This palette is incredible, and it is what every girl must own for the summer. Because this is a limited edition palette, I know a lot of folks are having trouble locating it in stores. That’s why I was in complete shock and awe that there was one (and when I say one, I mean literally one) palette left in my local Sephora. I actually got very excited and proclaimed my excitement to the girls working in Sephora – I think they may have chuckled.
Anyway, this palette is absolutely beautiful. It has the largest mirror that I’ve ever seen in a palette and the packaging is stunning. The two highlight shades are Champagne Pop and Prosecco Pop. Champagne Pop is my all time favorite highlight – I had this pressed highlight shade already in my makeup collection, but I can’t say I was disappointed that it was also included in this palette. The pigment is unreal.
The other highlight shade is Prosecco Pop, which I also really love. It’s more of a medium shade, with warm gold shimmer. I think it’s the perfect color if you’re ready to bronze your look to its full potential.
As for the blushes, I’m a huge fan of all three. There is a mineral blush in Amaretto (which is a matte shade, and described as “toasted almond”) and in Pamplemousse (which is also matte, and is a warm coral pink). Then there is the luminous blush in Rosé Spritz – this one stole my heart. It’s the perfect peachy blush, with a really light gold shimmer. And when I say it’s pigmented, it is pigmented. A little goes a long way, and I absolutely love it.
Long story short, #FindingChampagnePop – get your hands on the best palette of the year.
Hoola Zero Tanlines Allover Body Bronzer
If you’re anything like me, you want to be tan all summer long but you hate self tanning and you care too much about your skin to bake in the sun for a bronzy glow. I needed an alternative – that alternative is the Hoola Zero Tanlines Allover Body Bronzer. This body bronzer is seriously the best body bronzer I’ve ever tried (and I’ve used a good few in my day) and it really does the trick of making you appear tanned, when really you will hop in the shower in the evening and wash it all away.
First off, the packaging is beyond cute – it’s wearing a hoola skirt?! And whoever came up with the idea to include the blending sponge within the packaging is a genius – I love it. It’s hands-free, mess-free, and it doesn’t have that stinky self tanner scent. I love that it’s streak-free, buildable in color, has a 12-hour formula, and best of all – it’s matte.
If anyone knows what it’s like to be pastey this summer, it’s me. And I can guarantee you that there is hope, and that hope is wearing a hoola skirt.
Urban Decay All-Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
For those hot summer nights, this is the product that every beauty guru must find and purchase immediately. This is another magical product by the one and only Urban Decay, and it’s the All-Nighter setting spray. This spray goes on so lightly that I honestly cannot feel it once I’ve applied it. According to the product description, it lowers the temperature of your makeup to keep foundation, eyeshadow, blush and concealer in place – I’m not sure what kind of technology this is, but I know that it’s legit. After I do my makeup, I’ll do a quick spray all over my face (in the T motion) and I have found that my makeup stays significantly longer when using this product during the humid, hot days. Anything that can prevent my makeup from melting off my face when I immediately walk out the door is a check in my book.
What are you summer essentials? Let me know in the comments below what your must-have summer beauty products are!