Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Some of these products I didn't purchase this summer but I did come across them in my multiple messy makeup bags and decided to give them another go and absolutely LOVED them (they're also still in stores).

Pür Minerals Cease Crease Eye Shadow Primer - $18.00
I've loved Pür Minerals since I first started wearing makeup and I will always 100% recommend this brand to EVERYONE because their products are absolutely amazing and super light weight.  I do love this eye shadow primer, it prevents your eye shadow from creasing all day long.  Great summer product too because it's super LIGHT WEIGHT.

NYX HD Studio Photogenic Primer - $17.00
I used to swear by my Smashbox primer but my mom recently purchased this NYX primer so I've been stealing it from her every now and then and I must say that I like it much better than any other primer I've used.  It really helps my foundation look better all day long, it's also TALC-FREE which is super good news for people who have acne problems like myself.  I'm not a huge fan of the smell but you can look past that because of how great a primer this is!!

Foundation/Tinted Moisturizer/Concealer
Clinique Even Better Foundation SPF 15 in Ivory 03 - $27.00
I don't usually buy Clinique makeup, I get samples that my mom doesn't want when she gets those special bags, this being said I only have a sample size of this foundation but I would definitely want to purchase a full sized bottle once mine runs out!  I only use this on blemishes on my face, I do not use it as a full foundation all over my face, it's just to cover up certain blemishes that I find.  It has great coverage  and you don't need to use a ton of it to cover up so it lasts quite a while.

Aveeno Positively Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 in Medium - $14.97 (Walmart price)
I got this last year and recently rediscovered it.  This product is so good for the summer, although it's a moisturizer, I like to wear a different moisturizer underneath it to make sure my skin is moisturized throughout the day but the fact that this has SPF 30 is perfect for the summer!  It's great to just throw on in the morning and wear throughout the day whether you're going to the beach or to work.  It's light weight and feels good on!!

Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation in Medium 2 - $7.94 (Walmart price)
I use this as an under eye concealer.  I get incredibly dark circles under my eyes and so far this is the only product that actually covers them almost completely (exciting I know)!!!  I don't always get that much sleep during the summer so my dark circles are even darker.  If you have the same problem as me try this product, it's also a great full face foundation I used to use it all the time and honestly I'm not quite sure why I stopped because it's a great foundation/concealer.  BUT if you do have my problem with dark circles as well and have a concealer that you swear by PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW!!!!!

Physicians Formula Powder Palette Healthy Glow Bronzer - $11.48 (Walmart price)
I have used this bronzer since I started wearing makeup when I was 12 so clearly I LOVE IT.  I don't really feel the need to try any other bronzer because this one works perfectly fine.  A lot of people don't like to use bronzer on their entire face, they just use it to contour, but I personally like to buff it all over my face.  I'm usually pretty tan (especially in the summer) so I only put a little bit on my brush and throw it on, I don't need to use very much of it but I like that it pulls all my face makeup together.  If you're looking for a great bronzer that isn't too expensive I absolutely recommend this product.

Almay Powder Blush in Pink 140 - $7.54 (Walmart price)
I bought this blush years ago and I had never used it so I decided to try it for the summer and I really like it.  It's definitely a little more sheer than most blushes but I like that because I can decide how bright I make my cheeks (I like the more subtle/glowy cheek), a couple swipes across my cheek does the trick.  This being said, this is another light weight product!!

MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study - $21.00
Yes, this product is ridiculously expensive when you look at how small the pot is BUT I have used this every single day for the last 2 months and I haven't even made a dent in it.  The color I picked is so perfect for brightening the inner corners of my eyes.  It's super creamy and long lasting.  This is the perfect product for brightening up those dark eyes that haven't gotten much sleep this summer!!  Total must have, it's pricey but worth it.

Maybelline The Falsies Volume Express in Very Black - $5.94 (Walmart price)
I AM ABSOLUTELY OBSESSED WITH THIS MASCARA.  I use it every day, sometimes I'll apply one coat of Cover Girl Lash Blast 24hr in blue black right before to make my lashes look extra thick and voluminous!  Even on it's own, Falsies is probably the best mascara I've tried so far and it's super easy to apply a couple coats when you're on the go in the summer time.

Bourjois Color Boost Glossy Finish Lipstick in Peach on the Beach 04 - $11.00
CAUTION: if you DO NOT like bright pink/peach lips, there's a huge chance you won't like this product.  OTHERWISE, this is a super pigmented, super moisturizing, bright pink/peach color, perfect for the summer!  It says it lasts for 10 hours which I don't really believe but who knows maybe it lasts longer on other people!  It smells sort of like foundation which is weird and kinda gross but whatever it's a lovely product, especially in the summertime and it's a cool brand, they have really great other products that I'm excited to try/have tried and will soon be reviewing SO STAY TUNED.  If you like bright summery colors and moisturized lips try this one.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey 001 - $8.46
I've already talked about this one in my Lip Obsessed post but I really do love this one so I'm gonna talk about it again.  First of all, IT SMELLS LIKE MINT, who doesn't love that I mean really it's just great.  Second, I find it lasts pretty long as well as HYDRATES my lips (thank goodness for that).  And lastly, it's a great color if you're going out at night or when you're rocking a more grungy look OR a Selena Gomez wannabe look as my sister and I did last Saturday night for her concert in Toronto!!! It worked really well with my outfit so I was pretty happy about that.  A great light weight STAIN for the summer, not much reapplying necessary!!

That concludes my incredibly long but very necessary SUMMER FAVORITES post!  Let me know what your summer favorites were for this summer in the comments below!!

Selena Gomez concert outfits!


  1. Great post I love the bourjois lip crayon you mentioned :)
    Meg xx (new follower)

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