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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Summer Favorites

Now that summer is in full swing, I think I've found some new favorite summer products that I know I'll be using nonstop for the next couple of months.  All links are included under the pictures enjoy!
I love love love tarte's Lipsurgence Natural Lip Stain in 'peaceful'.  I got this in my Birchbox, April's box I think, and I've been using it nonstop since I've gotten home from school.  This color is perfect on top of your Chapstick -- I know it looks a little dark in the picture, but it's very natural looking on the lip, and is perfect for wanting a little color, but not too much on a hot summer day.  I love the way this product applies, and even though it's called 'lip stain' it's non-drying (obvz super important for summer) and it'll last a super long time, no need to keep reapplying!



The next product I'm obsessed with is Cover FX'x Matte FX Oil Absorbing Powder in medium.  Heat and humidity and cause oil production to go into overdrive, this matte powder will stop that instantly, while still giving you some color and a quick pick-me-up.  After I dab on some concealer in the morning I go over my face with this, sometimes I don't even need to add too much bronzer (shocking, I know).  During the middle of the day I just swipe some of this down my T-zone and I'm set to keep going, no more shine!  Oil absorbing sheets are great, but I love this product because it'll reduce shine AND give you a nice touch up on color at the same time.  When you're at the beach, walking on the boardwalk, it's exactly what you need to keep yourself looking matte and fresh!



Third, I'm loving MAC's Mineralize Skinfinish in 'Soft and Gentle'.  It's a great highlighter for the day or night -- it gives a great natural looking glow, which I love.  I sweep it up my cheekbones to my hairline, and at night I sometimes sweep a tiny bit over my lids if I don't really want to do full on eye makeup.  I'm so sad because my compact broke into a million little pieces (which is why there isn't a picture), but I'm still able to use it... thank god.  Quick tip: start off with a small amount, it has a high shimmer, so if you apply too much at first it might look crazy, slowly layer it on instead.   


My last favorite product is The Body Shop's Strawberry Shower Gel.  I got this in their holiday promotion bag on Black Friday, but I didn't want to use it until the summertime, it just seemed more appropriate.  The smell is amazing (in my opinion), but I can see where it may be too much for some people who don't like extremely sweet things.  I'm a fan of everything Body Shop because they use Community Trade products, everything is natural and organic and their helping people make a living at the same time, which is very important to me.  The main ingredients in this product are strawberry extract and organic soya oil, which keeps skin moisturized and never dry.  It's out of stock online, but I'm sure they have some in stock at stores!     



1 comment :

  1. Great picks! I really love the MAC mineralize skin finish as well! I keep gravitating towards the Tarte lip stain, but I've yet to buy it! Seems like a great product, though!

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