Posted by Manuela on July 10, 2014
As the temperature rises, we're faced with all kinds of potential beauty meltdowns. Now is the perfect time to detox your makeup bag-- just think of it as a juice cleanse for your products. Put aside the dark smoky eye, and just say no to parabens and other unnatural ingredients.
Here's how we're staying fresh and dewy this summer, all with ingredients you can trust:
Finally, a face sunscreen that is both hydrating and non-greasy. This moisturizing sunscreen and primer can be worn under makeup or alone and is a great base for any routine. And did we mention it was also a 2013 Allure Best of Beauty winner? Just one pump should be enough to cover the entire face, as this product is fairly thick.
If you're anything like us, your plan for being beautifully sun kissed in the summer can quickly turn to sun scorched. Avoid the peeling mess, and other long term damage, with a peach flush from New York based brand Kjaer Weis. Make sure to dab this blush higher on the cheeks to both brighten and open the face.
This highlighter is a must have for every season. RMS has found a way to leave you looking naturally dewy and glowing without ever being greasy or sparkly like some other highlighters will. There's a reason why supermodels like Miranda Kerr swear by it! And although there's no such thing as "supermodel bone structure in a jar" this product will bring out your own cheek bones like never before. Using your fingers, simply blend over the cheek bones, brow bone, or anywhere else that light would normally fall.
We're loving this bold berry color for the summer! Ilia Lip Conditioners are build able, meaning they go on semi-sheer and can be darkened with more applications. Jump can take you from a day at the farmers market to a night out with a couple of swipes. *Tip: if your lips are feeling a little dry or cracked from the sun, make sure to apply your favorite skinnyskinny lip balm first.
To top it all off, use a little dry shampoo on days of un wash, or even when your roots just need a little pick me up during the day. For a touch of added volume, without the unwanted flakes, turn the dial so that only one or two of the small holes are open and then gently tap the product on to your part. A little goes a long way, and the smell will leave you feeling fresh and clean.
What's in your makeup bag this summer?
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