Summer makeup essentials: The best from drugstore and high-end

Hello there, beauties! Summer is officially here which means it’s time to switch our full coverage foundation for a lighter one. Yep, you heard it right! During summer we should change our beauty regime as we do with our wardrobe. As days become hotter, switching our makeup essentials is very important, like for example choosing sweatproof products that will help us stay flawless during the entire day.

  1. Foundation


It Cosmetic Your Skin But Better CC+ Oil-Free Matte with SPF 40

It provides a medium to full coverage, with a matte finish and it’s perfect for normal to combination skin. If you have problematic skin you will appreciate the formula and the ingredients. It conceals dark spots and minimizes the appearance of pores while leaving skin super-smooth. The formula has skin-nourishing ingredients too: oil-absorbing charcoal, tea tree extract, colloidal clay, Moroccan lava clay, and age-defying serum. Perfect for those hot days, it mattifies while protecting the skin from the sun.



Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation

This is one of my all-time favorites from the drugstore. This foundation gives a healthy dewy glow that not many drugstore products give. Perfect for hot days if you want a lighter foundation that will melt into your skin a create a naturally luminous finish.


  1. Bronzer


Marc Jacobs O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan

Magically flatters every skin tone, melts into the skin a creates a sun-kissed complexion.  It’s definitely an investment but it will last you for years. It’s the perfect shade to make everyone look like a bronzed goddess.


Rimmel Natural Bronzer

This is a waterproof bronzer with a velvet soft texture that leaves you with a naturally even, bronzed look. Totally matte and buildable so you can choose the type of makeup you want.


  1. Mattifying powder


Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish

Perfect for oily skin, it’s going to mattify instantly the t-zone while giving an airbrushed finish and blur out imperfections. It’s very fine, lightweight and breathable, so perfect for touch-up during the day.


Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder

This powder has been a favorite for years. It works well with most skin types, from oily to combination, to eliminate shine. Has a buildable coverage that will take you from a quick touch up to medium coverage.


  1. Mascara


Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara

This is my holy-grail mascara! It thickens, lengthens and curls, leaving you with a false lash effect after just one coat.


L’Oréal Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara

This is one of the best waterproof mascaras from the drugstore. It gives you a ton of volume and length. Say goodbye to panda eyes at the pool party.


  1. Brows


Benefit Precisely, My Brow Pencil

This brow pencil is ideal for summer as it’s super long-lasting even if you’re hitting the beach or just tackling high humidity. It’s also extra easy to use because of the ultra-skinny tip that helps to create tiny hair-like strokes.


NYX Professional Makeup Precision Brow Pencil

With shades to suit every hair color – yes, including grey – the pencil has a flat tip on one end and a spoolie brush on the other for neat, defined brows.

  1. Lips


Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color

A versatile lipstick that is going to complement all skin tones. It’s long-wearing, has a matte formula and it is the perfect shade for summer 2019.



Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick

Speaking of lipstick that will last forever and a day, this product was designed to resist even the most intense HIIT workout. There are a lot of shades, but Dreamer is my favorite.


  1. Eyes


Stila Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow

Everyone loves them, from makeup artists to beauty bloggers and makeup junkies. They are easy to use, long-lasting, provide a ton of color payoff, and come in a fun range of colors. Great for summer days!


Rimmel Scandaleyes Eye Shadow Paint

You just can’t go wrong with this drugstore priced liquid eyeshadow. Amazing price point, stunning shades and incredibly long-lasting.


Let us know if you guys have tried any of these products in the comments below and what your summer favorites are. Don’t forget to come back for more beauty, skincare, makeup and style articles. ‘Till next time stay brave and confident! XO


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