Now that warmer weather has finally come to Fargo (at least for now), it’s time to start thinking about updating my skincare and makeup routine. Because of that, I thought it would be fun to do a post about my top five products for spring and summer that will give you a full face look. Some of these are holy grail products that I’ll use all year, and some of them I may forget about in the winter and love again in the summer. In any case, let’s get started!
L’oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder in the shade 310 Light Ivory
I have combination skin, and I tend to get really dry in the winter. Once warm weather hits, my oiliness really starts to come out, and I’ve found this foundation works great when it comes to coverage and mattifying my skin. You just need to shake the bottle up first, and then I apply a little bit on the back of my hand before blending it into my skin with my fingertips. The back of the bottle recommends using your fingers to blend instead of a brush or sponge, so that’s what I typically do. A little big goes a long way, and I feel like it does a good job of mattifying my skin throughout the day.
NYX Powder Blush in the shade Summer Peach
I feel like I look dead or something if I don’t have color on my cheeks, so lately my go-to blush has been Summer Peach by NYX. It’s a light pink color with a bit of shimmer, but it’s very subtle. One of the reasons I really like this blush is that you can apply it lightly for a subtle glow or really build up the color for a dramatic look.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in the shade Blonde
I’m bad when it comes to plucking my eyebrows, or doing anything with them really, and this has become my lifesaver. I take an angled eyeliner brush, dip it lightly into the pomade (a little bit got a long way with this product as well) and then gently glide it across my eyebrows in small strokes. Some people outline the top and bottom of their brows first and then fill it all in, but I like to go for a more natural look so I just lightly fill in any gaps or light spots and try to make my brows look relatively even. This product takes like 20 seconds to use on both eyebrows, and it’s just great.
Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal 24hr Eyeshadow in the shade 55 Inked in Pink
I don’t tend to go for many crazy looks when it comes to every day makeup in the summer, so I thought this would be a fun shadow because it works well as a base and primer, and it has a nice brightening effect on the eye. You can put on one layer of color for a soft effect, or you can let the first layer dry a bit and then put some more on to go for something a bit more bold. I just love the Color Tattoos, and this one works great on its own and under other shadows.
Maybelline The Rocket Volum’ Express Mascara
Of course, you know I have to mention my new holy grail mascara from Maybelline. This works way better than the $18 mascara I just got from Bare Minerals, so I’ll definitely be returning that one. This product has thicker brush, and you only need to go over your lashes with one coat of mascara. I find if you do that, it can get clumpy or a bit messy. When I first got this, I found myself just putting on a second coat without really thinking about it, as most other mascaras I’ve used look better after a second coat, but this one looks amazing right away every time. Enough said.