Summer is finally here! It’s time for long days on the beach, lounging on the boat, and cookouts to end the fun-filled days. As much as everyone loves the summer sun, sand, and water, they are not always tangible with our usual makeup favorites. The summer not only calls for new wardrobes and new diets, it also calls for new makeup, and who doesn’t love to refresh their makeup bag? After each year away at Elon University I always come home penny-less. When August rolls around and I have worked my butt off all summer making money, I promise myself that this year will be different, this year I’ll save up my money; but of course, it never happens. Because of this vicious cycle that I have created for myself, I have compiled a “splurge list” and a “save list”, each makeup item that I LOVE has a cheaper version of itself that I buy when I find myself unable to buy the originals. I have created my own lists for the summer using waterproof and SPF enhanced favorites. I like to keep it simple and natural and these items will work perfectly into any summer makeup bag that’s thrown into the car for any summer activity! Three simple steps to a beautiful and melt-free summer look. Tinted moisturizer is the first summer essential. Foundation is the basis of many people’s daily makeup routine, unfortunately it clashes with the summer lifestyle. Trade your foundation in for a light tinted moisturizer. Tinted moisturizer is a great way to even out your skin tone
and lighten up your face. My favorite summer-time tinted moisturizer is NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer ($42), it comes in a range of colors that can match any skin tone. This tinted moisturizer has SPF 30 so you don’t need to worry about piling on the sunscreen. It’s cheaper twin is Aveeno’s Active Naturals Positively Radiant Tinted Moisturizer ($14.99). This moisturizer has the same affects, including SPF 30, as its NARS doppleganger and it is a steal! The next summer essential is waterproof mascara, my personal favorite is L’EXTRÊME WATERPROOF-Instant Extensions Lengthening Mascara by Lancôme ($26). A cheaper version of this mascara is Maybelline Define-A-Lash Lengthening Waterproof Mascara ($7). Both these mascaras do a fabulous job at lengthening and separating the lashes.
They create long luscious lashes that keep their style in the ocean, pool, shower, and put up a great fight against tears! My third summer must-have is moisturizing lip tint. Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 by Fresh ($22.50) is my favorite moisturizing lip tint. It comes in six different colors and adds color and protects lips from the summer sun. It’s an easy way to keep
your face looking fresh and make sure it’s protected! Maybelline’s Baby Lips Lip Balm ($3.99) creates the same look, has six available colors, and adds SPF 20.With these three essentials in your makeup bag you’ll stay nourished, protected, and fabulous this summer!
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