Summer Makeup Favorites

August 23, 2019

Photo: The Honest Company on Unsplash 


We all know that when it comes to wearing makeup, there’s no strict timeline for which is the best season for it. Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall- you can wear makeup anytime you please. But if you find yourself at a loss for what you can do to mix it up this summer, here are a few summer makeup favorites that are sure to add a new color to your palette. 


To start, you can try out the Stila hybrid cream and powder enhancer, guaranteed to give your face, eyes, lips, and body a glossy sparkle, minus the greasy effect, parabens, or sulphates. You even have the choice to use it alone, or layer it over your favorite Highlighter Shades. 


What about Urban Decay’s Lo-Fi Lip Mousse? With its waterproof, weightless, and buildable design, this lip mousse shows off high impact colors and gives the feeling of wearing next to nothing. You have the option of getting it in an array of colors from cashmere and baby pink, to plum purple and bright orange. With its abundance of pigments and buildable design, you can decide whether you want to go for a sheer design or even full coverage. 


For stubborn eyebrows that refuse to fall in line, make them stand to attention with the Joah Brow Down to me Precision Brow Pencil. Available in six different shades, this dual-ended and ultra fine-tipped pencil is perfect for anyone looking for a more natural-like stroke for their eyebrows. Not to mention its spoolie blend gives brows long lasting shape for hours. 


With this Glossier Lidster Eye Shadow, beauty really can be in the eye of the beholder. With 6 different shades available to try out, your eyes will have a soft, glistening finish courtesy of the ultra fone multicolored pearls suspended with coated pigments, wrapped in a creamy case for a formula without any of the hassle. 


There’s no way you can go wrong with Flesh Touch of Flesh Highlighting Balm. With no parabens and no fragrance, you can choose from 4 blendable shades for every skin tone and have the choice to wear it either over bare skin or over foundation. Not to mention, its mix of pearls and conditioning oil gives skin that “lit-from-within” glow that we all deserve. 


Now your eyelashes and eyebrows can be on equal footing with this Nars Climax Mascara. With its blackened pigments that smoothly wrap from tip to root, this volume building mascara has a whipped, creamy formula that gives you all of the volume without clumping or smudging that comes with other mascaras. 


With Luna Natural Radiance Bronzing Primer, your skin can have that naturally dewy appearance that we all know and love without any risk of parabens, or sulphates. With ingredients like pearl powder, Grapeseed Oil, Vitamin A and Vitamin E, and SoyBean Oil, this multi tasking primer gives warmth to the skin as though it were straight from the sun. 


No matter how makeup may be marketed for certain seasons, these brands and products are sure to give you the summer look and feel that you deserve- whether you’re going out for a night on the town, or just want to step out and put your best face forward. 


Briyahna Rice is a 20 year old college student studying Mass Communication at Five Towns College. Her favorite movie is Black Panther and in five years, you can find her publishing her first book. This will be a horror novel about human monsters. She steps up for a world where people can live their own dreams, not someone else’s.

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