Summer-ize Your Makeup

Spring has sprung and I've been in full Spring Cleaning mode. After assessing my keep pile of makeup, I realized I needed to replenish a few of my favorite summertime products. I thought you might like to summer-ize your own makeup collection, so here you go:

1. Lightweight nighttime moisturizer

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In the summer months, I don't feel like slathering my skin in all of those heavy moisturizers. Instead, I opt for something really lightweight. I've been loving the entire Countermatch Line from Beautycounter and the night lotion does not disappoint. And on those really humid nights, I can't think of putting anything on my face other than a spritz of this from Juice Beauty.

2. Sunscreen

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Although it's important to use sunscreen all year 'round, I find I go through a lot more during the summer months (way more skin exposed). And while I can usually get away with a simple tinted moisturizer with SPF during the winter months, in the summer I like to layer a separate sunscreen throughout the day for extra protection. Remember: Reapplication is key!

3. Bronzer

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Since you're not getting bronzed by the sun's harmful rays, you can use a bit of bronzer to give you a bit of warmth.  I generally prefer a matte bronzer, but you could go for something shimmery too (try Hourglass if that's your thing). Sweep the bronzer in a '3' along the outer edges of your face--hairline, low on the cheekbone, and jawline. With whatever's left on my brush, I like to also hit my nose. Benefit's Hoola Bronzer is a classic and like the ease of this trio from Smashbox

4. Bright Lip Color

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I love how a little color on my lips can brighten my whole look. For a more opaque lip color, follow my apply, blot, apply, blot rule. But if you want the ease of something more like a tinted lip balm, I've really been liking these Lip Sheers from Beautycounter. ILIA makes a tinted lip conditioner in a great array of colors. You could also try a Satin Lip Cream from Juice Beauty.

5. Waterproof Mascara

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No one wants smudgy mascara. That's why during the summer months, I tend to reach for the waterproof versions of my favorite mascaras time and time again. I generally use this one from Dior but am so curious about this more natural version from Ere Perez

Those are a few of my summer go-to's. What's in your summer bag? If you need any help clearing out your collection or shopping for some new products that you'll actually use, contact me. I'm here for you, girl.

XOXO Pam