When it comes to my summer beauty routine, I take a “barely there” approach (not necessarily by choice with three little ones to manage in the morning). With only a few minutes to get ready in the a.m., I have a handful of products that help me feel ready for the day and that I feel enhance my sun kissed skin and freckles galore. Here are some of my current makeup staples:
Peter Thomas Roth – Max Mineral Naked Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 45 I like this tinted, lightweight formula plus it has SPF.
St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Face Mist While we wait for the Chicago summer weather to appear, I’ve been using this natural bronzing spray at night a few times a week to wake up to a very subtle golden tan glow. The formula is made with natural ingredients like green mandarin water, tropical hibiscus flower extract and blue marine bamboo and is completely mess-free. This is hands down one of my favorite new products (Pssst: I was introduced to this product via Allure’s monthly beauty box. If you’re a beauty subscription fan, you will adore this box which has the best selection of luxury and clean beauty products, in my opinion.)
C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C and Turmeric Face Oil I add this last (following a max mineral sunscreen/tinted primer and blush) using a wet makeup sponge. You only need a couple drops to add this hydration, anti-oxidant and *glow* boost to your skin. The formula includes ingredients like turmeric, pomegranate, ginger and primrose and its very subtle fragrance reminds me of a spa treatment.
Au Naturale Anywhere Creme Multistick Another one of my favorite new products, you can use this beauty multitasker straight from the stick on your cheeks as well as lips and eyes. Bonus: This cream stick (and everything from Au Naturale) is organic, non-toxic and cruelty-free.
MILK Highlighter Stick I add a swipe to cheekbones, below my eyebrow and across my nose for a natural dewy shimmer. The travel-size is perfect to stash in your purse throughout the day for a quick touch-up.
Thrive Causemetics Brilliant Eye Brightener Adds shimmer and hydration that gives eyes an instant “wake up” look.
Eyelites St. Barts This liquid metallic eyeshadow dries almost instantly but maintains its creamy, liquid look for a dewy finish.
What beauty products are your favorite to use in the summertime??