Summer is upon us and I’ve got a nice little list of my favorite summer pick-me-ups for y’all. I don’t know about you, but I am all about the glow in the warmer months. (But not too much glow, ya know? No thanks, strobing.) Dewy, hydrated skin is number one for me, and I even find myself reaching for nude and pink lip colors as to not detract from getting my glow on. (I know, it’s true. I actually don’t wear super intense lipsticks every day of my life.)
So let’s take a look at some of my standouts, shall we?
Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Suntouched – People. The very first time I wore this coral-pink blush, a friend remarked how “fresh and post-vacation glowy” I looked. Um, I was so not those things at the time and thought to myself, “I WILL WEAR THIS FOREVER AND EVER AMEN.” And I pretty much do. It’s so good. So so good.
RMS Blush Brush – Please stop using any other brush with your cream blushes because nothing compares! This brush makes it foolproof to apply a lovely diffuse pop of color on the cheeks without looking streaky or too intense.
RMS Luminizer Quad – You can’t beat this quad for dosing up some serious glow because it has 4 different shades to work with – this works for all skintones and I love to mix it up. (I love that rose gold shade on the bottom righthand corner for my cheekbones, but prefer the lighter colors for the inner corner of my eyes and my cupid’s bow.)
Kosas lipsticks in Stardust and Rosewater – My my my, I love these shades. Perfect for day or night. You can see Rosewater on me here, and Stardust on me in the above photo with a little Kjaer Weis Affinity on top for shine.
Kjaer Weis Lip Gloss in Affinity – And speaking of…Kjaer Weis Affinity is the perfect balanced pink gloss. Not too opaque yet not too translucent, it’s so lovely and I love the way KW glosses taste. Random, but true.
Plum Nourish and Define Brow Pomade – In the summer, I’m more apt to pull my bangs back or to the side, which means I actually have to focus on my brows for once. This pomade in the color Chestnut Decadence is the perfect match for my brunette brows. Despite the name “chestnut” which makes think of a warm brown, there are not any warmish/reddish/orangish tones in this color. It’s perfectly ashy and I adore it. (The brush seen above comes with the pomade.)
Perfekt Lash Perfection Gel Minis – I travel a lot during the summer, so I prefer to have the mini version of my fave mascara in my travel tote. One will definitely get me through the summer, and they are only 10 bucks!