As we get further into spring and closer to summer, makeup becomes a little more scarce. Personally, I tend to wear a lot less makeup during the warmer months because for one, I’m warmer than normal, I spend more time outside and in natural light, and I spend more time at the beach. I know a lot of people feel similarly, so I thought I’d take a few minutes to share my favorite products for spending a day on the beach or just in the sun.
A light foundation. The Naked products by Urban Decay are my absolute favorite! This foundation is light, easy to apply, and feels like you’re wearing no makeup. It’s not weird or sticky, but just right. It doesn’t have any SPF, though, so be sure to apply a moisturizer with SPF in it before applying, or get a tinted moisturizer to cut down on time.
Sun Beam by Benefit. This bronzer highlights and adds shimmer to your face! I typically apply to my cheekbones and highlight my hair line and nose (very lightly). This adds the right amount of color to your face and gives you a nice glow!
A Voluminous (and waterproof) Mascara. If you plan to get into the water at the beach, you must go waterproof. There is nothing worse than having to spend a day with raccoon eyes and clumpy lashes. I personally use the YES! They’re Real by Benefit, but I also use this mascara when I run out of the Benefit and need a quick fix.
A Calm Lip Color. Adding a little color to your lip can add a lot to an otherwise blank face. Having a little pop of color on your lips will make you appear polished, while also looking natural. My personal favorite for this look is by MAC.
Though this look seems rather calm, it can look great, and will give you a nice look without going overboard on the makeup. If you’re not used to going natural, I would say add a little natural eye shadow to the lid, but steer away from eyeliner!
What’s your go-to makeup routine for summer months?