My Summer Makeup Picks!

It hit 90 degrees in Georgia yesterday, so summer has officially arrived!

We spent most of the day on our deck playing in our fancy new splash pool. Trips to the pool on my own with the boys is impossible. Cole isn’t the biggest water fan and Nate can’t swim on his own yet, though he has already perfected the art of lounging in my float!

Summer heat means trying to stay cool by all means possible and also prevent your face from looking like a glistening/melty mess!

My equation for achieving a fresh faced look-

a face for summer 1

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20
I had used cheap-o drugstore tinted moisturizer for long enough. This stuff is magic. It applies easily and has a fair amount of coverage. No caking here! The Nude shade is what works for my (pale-ish) skin tone, but there are 9 other colours to choose from. Wow!

Bare Minerals Flawless Definition Waterproof Mascara
Mascara is one of those things that I always seem to think there’s something better out there that I just haven’t found yet, but this mascara keeps calling me back. There is also a volumizing (though not available in waterproof) version that is fantastic as well.

Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15
This is my lip gloss/balm of the moment. I received a birthday sample from Sephora on my latest visit. Did you know when you go in and use your Beauty Insider card during your birthday month they ring a bell, shout “Happy Birthday” and give you a sample gift? Slightly embarrassing, but I’ll take the lip gloss!

Do you have other summer staples I should add to my makeup bag?

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