Face: Of all the BB creams I’ve tried, this illuminating formula from Urban Decay definitely takes the cake. It blends in super smooth and non-greasy, and the look is like my skin but better. (In general, I’m loving the new NAKED skin collection from Urban Decay.) I’ve used bareMinerals since moving to California, and well if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. It’s just the perfect amount of coverage for my skin. When it comes to bronzers and blushes, I switch them out all the time, but for now, I’m loving the “just spent my afternoon at the beach” flushed look of this one.
Eyes: For daytime, I go with a quick swipe of gold shadow and mascara to keep things pretty minimal. To amp things up at night, I’ll add in a couple more shadows from this NAKED palette (you really can’t go wrong with this one) and line lightly with black eyeliner. This “24/7 Velvet” version from Urban Decay is seriously the easiest, smoothest liner I’ve tried.
Body: These days I’m religious about sunscreen, and for a day at the beach, I usually use SPF 70 on my face. Neutrogena is definitely my favorite line of sun protection. This Beach Defense lotion (also available in a spray) is my current staple, but I’ll pretty much try anything new they come out with. This new body balm by Urban Decay adds the perfect amount of bronze to disguise my level of pale.
The Extras: I am addicted to makeup remover cloths, and these are great. It’s so quick and easy to just wipe off the day. The hydrating gel is perfect for morning or night and feels amazing on my skin. I really love it for the hot weather because it dries completely grease-free. The Mario Badescu spray is something I recently picked up on a whim, and I’m loving it already. During a hot day, a couple of spritzes over my makeup is so cooling and refreshing, and the smell of rosewater lingers for a while. I keep it in my purse at all times.
While fall is my favorite season for fashion, summer is my favorite time to experiment with skincare and makeup. I look for lightweight products that give a slightly dewy finish and can withstand the heat. Above I’m sharing a few of my tried and true products for the warm weather ahead, but I’d love to hear from you. What are some of your favorite skincare or makeup must-haves?