First Day of Summer! My Summer Beauty Essentials


It’s the first day of summer! Though the scorching summer heat has made an appearance earlier this month in New York. Summer is finally here, which means my beauty routine makes a complete 360°.

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Before I even start with the makeup I wanted to start on what I carry in my purse during the summer. My face is general really dry during the spring, fall, and winter, but once summer hits my skin goes from dry to combination/oily.

To fix too much shine I use the Palladio Rice Paper blotting tissues ($4.50). The first time I ever tried them was when I was about 11 or 12 years old. My mom bought them for herself and as always I had to try them out too because I wanted to be like my mom. I fell in love with the product and now 10 years later I’m still using it.

I have used other blotting papers and none of them compare to these.

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When it comes to my general face makeup routine, I change it during the summer because my skin is different and some products do not work for me during the summer. I usually use a full coverage foundation, but during the summer it is too heavy for my skin. Instead I use the Laura Mercier light weight Tinted Moisturizer in ‘Bisque’ ($44) and it has SPF 20 in it so I don’t have to worry about putting sunscreen on my face. Since it is light coverage, I put my usual concealer the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye in ‘Medium’ ($24), which I got in my ipsy bag (this my referral link I only get points to redeem free items).

It’s summer we all get sweaty and sometimes your makeup sweats off. I use the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray ($31) to keep my makeup on longer than it would if I didn’t set it. I’ve been using this spray for 5 years and I love it.

Something that I love for the summer is a highlight that reflects the sun. I do get tan during the summer so I use a more golden highlighter. My favorite golden toned highlighter at the moment is the Colour Pop Super Shock Highlighter in ‘Wisp’ ($8).

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Lastly, my hair is naturally curly and during the summer it is harder to keep it straight or even wavy. During the summer I have my hair curly more often than in the other seasons.

To make sure my curls look nice and are not frizzy I use the Curls Passion Fruit Curl Control Paste ($7.99). I don’t only use this product during the summer, but all year round whenever I have my hair natural.

Again, my mom bought this for herself, but I started to use it and I loved it. My mom is the best and we share beauty products all the time.

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