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Summer Essentials

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This is a bit late but I figured that it’s better late than never. :) I was thinking of blog topics and I decided to make a summer essentials post because it’s super timely. I’m not saying that one should keep on buying new products every season but it’s important to adjust one’s makeup and beauty products according to the weather/season.

I’ve listed down 12 summer essentials:

 

             1. Sunblock

Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion
 
This is favorite sunblock for the face because my face doesn’t feel oily upon application. I cannot stress enough how important it is to apply sun block every day! If you don’t want premature wrinkles, suns spots, and early sign of skin aging, PUT SUNBLOCK EVERYDAY.
 
OTHER OPTIONS: Neutrogena has good sunblock too!
2. Moisturizer
Shiseido The Skincare Day Moisture  protection and Celeteque Facial Moisturizer
Always keep your face hydrated! My go-to moisturizer is the Shiseido one but I recently purchased the Celeteque one and I’m like it so far! It’s less than 300 bucks and it’s a lot cheaper than my Shiseido one.
              3. Lip Balm
Carmex
Moisturizing your face isn’t enough; you should also give some love to your lips! :)
          4. Primer
MUD Face Primer
A face primer is a must for those who absolutely need to apply liquid foundation. This keeps your foundation in place.
             5. BB Cream/ Foundation (light coverage)
Etude House BB Magic Cream

I personally like to apply as little makeup as I can when the weather is super hot. I’d rather just conceal the imperfection on my skin than put on foundation or bb cream all over my face. However, I know that some of you can’t avoid wearing foundation, go for a light BB cream or a foundation with a light coverage.

 
 6. Powder (powder foundation or loose powder)
Laura Mercier Tranlucent Powder
Don’t forget to set your BB Cream/ foundation with a powder to keep everything in place! For those who don’t ike wearing BB creams or liquid foundations, you may use a powder foundation to even out your skin tone. I don’t use powder foundations which is why my picture here is only a translucent powder.
Other options:  Ben Nye Banana luxury powder
  7. Cream Eyeshadow
MAC Paint pots in Rubenesque or construtivist
Cream shadows are good because they last longer than normal eyeshadows. You may also use these as bases for you powder shadow. I prefer to use these as an over color on the lid and then I’ll finish the look by liing my eyes and putting on mascara.
Other options: Maybelline, Benefit and MUF has good cream shadows!
8. Cream Blush
Revlon Photoready Flushed Rougissant 200 and Make-up Designory Cream blush in Tulip
Cream blushes last longer than powder blushes! Choose a color that suits your skin and apply with your fingers.
other options: MUF cream blush, Stila convetibel color, Benefit fine one one
9. Bronzer
NARS Laguna
A bronzer is perfect for those who can’t go to the beach and achieve a sun-kissed glow.
Other options: Milani Baked bronzer, Benefit 10, wet n wild bornzer
 10. liquid liner
K-palette 24 hour liquid liner
I find that liquid liners tend to last longer than gel liners and especially pencil liners.
Other options: Maybelline Liquid liner, Stila liquid liner
11. vibrant lipsticks
MAC Outrageously fun lippie 
Nothing screams S-U-M-M-E-R more than vibrant lips! Take your pick from different shades of pinks, magentas, and oranges!
other options: Revlon, Maybelline, IN2IT, Etude House, etc
12. Mascara
Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Frame Plus
Waterproof mascaras are a must to open up those peepers!
Other options: just choose you trusty mascara and you’re good to go! :)
So that’s my summer essentials! Tell me yours in the comments below. <3

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