Summer is officially here! Warm weather, barbecues, fun in the sun, and maybe even a beach trip or two are in our near futures. But with those lovely sunny days come heat. And with the heat comes a whole mess of things that can interfere with your look. One of the first things to melt away in the summer sun? Makeup. And, really, who wants to wear layers and layers of makeup when it's hot (and possibly humid) outside? Not I! So I've come up with the perfect everyday summer look that doesn't require a ton of products or time. Best of all, all of the products used are affordable and easy to find near you. So what do you need to get a fresh-faced, done-in-a-snap look perfect for summer? Take a look below to find out!
1. COVERGIRL Clean Matte BB Cream
I LOVE this BB cream because even though it feels very light on the skin, it provides quite a bit of coverage. Most importantly, it doesn't cause breakouts on my sensitive skin. I simply apply a dime size amount to my face, blending with my fingertips. It literally takes about 15 seconds to apply/blend and leaves my skin tone looking naturally even (no streaks, no caking in the creases, no shiny, greasy effect).
2. COVERGIRL truBlend Fixstick
Next, I use the fix stick to quickly cover my under eye area (I naturally have dark circles -- even when well rested.) and any blemishes that weren't completely covered by the BB cream. I blend with my fingertips once more. This, again, takes seconds to do.
3. COVERGIRL truBlend Blush
I then use, you guessed it, my fingers to apply and blend just a little bit of the trueBlend Blush. During the summer months, I like to apply a tiny bit of blush to the bridge of my nose in addition to my cheeks for a sun-kissed look.
(If you're in a hurry and want a very natural look, you can stop here.)
4. COVERGIRL truBlend Eyeshadow Palette in Roses
To give my eyes a more "finished" look, I apply the lightest shade in this palette to my eyelids. By now, you know we're being ultra professional and not using brushes in this tutorial. Fingertips all the way.
5. COVERGIRL The Super Sizer Fibers Mascara
This mascara is awesome. I've tried the two step fiber mascaras in the past and, while I liked the look, they always made my eyelashes feel so heavy. This one step fiber mascara is easier to apply and gives a much lighter look and feel. Spider lashes can still be achieved with several coats, but you have to pretty much be trying to achieve that look.
6. COVERGIRL Oh Sugar! Tinted Lip Balm
This is the summer lip product to beat, in my opinion. And I don't just mean for drugstore makeup. I mean overall. I love how comfortable and moisturizing this balm feels. But this is so much more than your typical lip balm. These beauties also have a good amount of pigmentation that can be a bit subtle with just one application or full-on with two or three. They also come in a ton of fun shades. My favorite for summer is Spice.