I hope you are all enjoying your Summer as much as I have! One of my favorite things about Summer, is the makeup looks that come along with the season; the natural, golden tans, bronze/shimmery contours and blushes, nude lips, golden face highlighters, and beach waves. It’s amazing how much the Sun, can highlight (literally) our outer beauty, from the Sun kissing it’s way into our hair, skin, and faces…
BUT, with that being said, make sure you’re always using enough SPF, because the Sun, can be extremely hard on your skin and your hair; So slather on a tanning oil that includes SPF protection in it; use a foundation or mineral sunscreen that has BROAD SPECTRUM SPF Sunscreen in it, make sure you’re using a good heat protectant in your hair, before you’re in the Sun (try CHI’s “Iron Guard” Heat Protecting Spray), and use a youth repairing serum (like Kevin Murphy’s “Young Again”) that includes an SPF and Sun damage repairing ingredients in it. Now that I’ve covered the basics of skin, hair, and face protection for Summer, let’s get down to business!
Almost every Beauty Brand on the market, releases collections, collaborations, and Summer themed product lines, that go hand in hand with Summer. And for some reason, the Beauty Industry’s Summer Beauty Launches are ALWAYS my absolute favorite (because I’m a #mermaid… DUH)!! So here are my new favorite *MUST HAVE* products that have recently been released in the months of June and July!
Coral Obsessions Palette
Huda Beauty hits another one out of the park, with their new Coral Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette! Like Huda Beauty’s other Obsessions Eyeshadow Palettes, Coral Obsessions features 9 pans of highly pigmented, heavenly, matte, satin, and shimmer based “said color themed” colors. The name of this game is Coral, and you can create as many coral based eyeshadow looks as your heart desires. And for Summer? Summer and Coral go hand in hand like Kylie Jenner goes hand in hand with Lip Kits. Coral is one of THE HOTTEST colors as far as makeup hues go; especially this Summer!
**Photo is from http://www.sephora.com
Jeffree Star Cosmetics
The Summer Collection Velour Liquid Lipstick
Jeffree Star Cosmetic’s Summer 2018 Collection, is any Summer obsessed, beauties dream! With 8 new shades of Velour Liquid Lipstick, and not to mention 4 new Velour Lip Scrubs, and one pigment packed, Summer themed eyeshadow palette, AKA The Thirsty Palette, this is a one stop online shopping trip that will fill all of your Summer color needs! My favorite products from the collection are the Velour Liquid Lipsticks, in 818, and Soft Serve;
818, is a bright pink with coral hues, and is “a sister shade to 714”.
Soft Serve, is a “peachy nude” that, in my opinion, definitely has a dash of coral.
**Photo is from http://www.jeffreestarcosmetics.com
Summer 2018 New Releases
Morphe’s Brontour collection is exactly what it sounds like; a bronzer for contouring, with a bronze hued highlighter to highlight, AKA The Brontour. These gorgeous bronzers/highlighters are absolute PERFECTION for a sun kissed, golden, shimmery bronzed finish on your beautiful face! The Brontour comes in six different duel color combinations, that flatter every skin shade. You can contour with the matte bronzer, and highlight with the shimmer based highlighter, OR you can mix them together (just swirl a large powder brush in a circular motion across both colors) for a bronzed and beautiful, shimmery skin finish, or an all over facial bronzer. And for $12?? I’ll just have one of each, please!
15B Brunch Babe & 15H Happy Hour Palettes
Morphe’s 15B Brunch Babe, and 15H Happy Hour Eyeshadow Palettes are your secret weapon to Summer based eyeshadow looks! Pinks, peaches, corals, lilacs, nudes, and golds are this season’s hottest, on trend, and most popular eyeshadow colors! Each palette comes with 15 pans of highly pigmented colors, that are perfect for sunset happy hours on the beach, bottomless Mimosa mornings that fade into lazy outdoor hammock hangouts, or hula hooping all night at a Festival afterparty. There are so many different eyeshadow looks that can be created with these Summer themed, bright pops of pure color; you literally won’t want to put these down, because it’s so much fun creating unique and Summer-y eye looks!
**All photos are from http://www.morphebrushes.com
The Sorta Sweet Collection:
The Sorta Sweet Lip Trio
The Sorta Sweet Lip Trio is one of my favorite lip color combinations of the YEAR. And it’s absolutely perfect for Summer! The mauve-y nude, true/cool nude, and peachy glitter pigments can be layered, ombre’d, or applied alone, and are absolutely ON POINT, as far as Summer ’18 makeup trends go. Just throw on some bronzer, a gold hued highlighter, and add some gorgeous beach waves, and you’’ll be the ruler of all things Summer!
The Sorta Sweet Lip Trio includes the following:
- 1 Velvet Liquid Lipstick in Boy Bye
- 1 Super Glitter Gloss in Glitz
- 1 Matte Liquid Lipstick in Maliboo
The Sorta Sweet Palette
The Sorta Sweet Palette is a collection of 9 gorgeous eyeshadows that are perfect for pool parties, festivals, and those warm, long, Summer nights. You can apply these colors for a daytime look, and transform your look into a high glamour, nighttime look with ease. These nudes, golds, and coppers, include 1 chocolate matte brown, and 1 mauve-y matte pink shade, that can be used to add a pop of color, or create a Summer-y brown based smokey eye.
**Both photos are from http://www.kyliecosmetics.com
Natasha Denona took her place as QUEEN of the Beauty Scene, when her popular and highly pigmented eyeshadow palettes, (Sunset Palette and Lila Palette) were selling out online and in stores at Sephora’s all across the nation. Since her extremely fast (and extremely deserving) rise to fame began, Beauty Bloggers, Vloggers, IG Models, and Celebs have praised her gorgeous eyeshadow palettes, non stop, since they hit the market. Now, Natasha Denona’s Tropic Palette is one of Summer ’18’s Best Selling Eyeshadow Palettes of the entire season! A mix of matte, satin, and shimmer based eyeshadows, these bright and colorful hues are perfect for festivals, tropical (or non tropical) vacations, bright and colorful eyeshadow looks, glamorous and glittery Summer events, and nights out on the town when you end up dancing til dawn.
**Photo from http://www.sephora.com
The Classic Palette
The Classic Palette is true to it’s name, with ten classic shades that are staples in every Beauty Buff’s makeup collection! This palette features 10 shades of glamorous, eyeshadow color perfection, that looks beautiful on ALL skin shades and tones. The Classic Collection was just released on Friday (July 27th) and is quickly selling out- SO MAKE SURE YOU GRAB YOURS ASAP! Not the mention each color is absolutely PERFECT for Summer, going hand in hand with Summer-y nude lips (I mean, DUH, it’s Kim K, y’all) bronzed/sunkissed contours/cheeks, and golden, sun kissed tans. You need this palette in your life…. #enoughsaid
**Both photos are from http://www.kkwbeauty.com
Maybelline New York
Lemonade Craze Eyeshadow Palette
Maybelline New York’s Lemonade Craze Eyeshadow Palette not only looks like Summer, but it smells like Summer! This 12 pan palette features citrus scented hues that are a mix of neutral, bright, and shimmer based colors. I have to admit; I’m not big on drugstore brands, but lately drugstore brands have upped their game and are creating some gorgeous, eye catching, and high quality products that are worthy competitors of high end brands! Lemonade Craze is one of those MUST HAVE drugstore brand eyeshadow palettes, that’s the first of hopefully many, affordable, gorgeous, and highly pigmented beauty products!
Lemonade Craze is 100% Summer Approved!
**Photo is from http://www.maybelline.com
GLAMingo PRO Face Palette
Violet Voss is yet, another Beauty Babe, that has recently launched her own line on her website, and Beauty giant, Sephora, has also started selling her highly pigmented line of eyeshadow palettes, in stores and online, like Violet Voss’ Holy Grail Eyeshadow Palette, and her Summer 2018 Flamingo PRO Eyeshadow Palette. Another product from her Summer 2018 launch is her Glamingo PRO Face Palette, which is a highlighting, contouring, and blush palette, with all the hottest face palette swatches for Summer! Not only do these highly pigmented face palette colors, kick ass for Summer, but the packaging is absolutely ADORABLE.
Pink Flamingos and Popsicles? #YesPlease
**Photos are from http://www.shopvioletvoss.com
Tarte High Performance Naturals
Sizzle Eyeshadow Palette- Rainforest of The Sea Collection
Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea SIZZLE PALETTE is another hit (which is one of many) for Beauty Brand, Tarte. Tarte has been releasing some incredibly fun and gorgeous products and palettes this past year, and with the release of Shape Tape Contouring Concealer and Shape Tape Hydrating/Matte Foundation, Tarte is becoming more of a staple Beauty Brand, for millions of Beauty Babes across the Globe. So it’s no surprise that Tarte’s Rainforest Of The Sea Sizzle Palette, is already selling like crazy, even though it was just recently released. Tarte has found it’s niche in the Beauty Industry, as the industry’s “Go To” for “High Performance Naturals”. On Tarte’s website, the Sizzle Palette is “Powered by: Coconut Oil and Vitamin E Nourish, and Marine Plants Soothe”…. Whatever that means. But you get the picture. This 8 pan eyeshadow palette, is all shimmer based, so if you aren’t big on shimmer, then this palette probably isn’t for you. BUT it’s Summer; and Summer is the romping ground for shimmer based eyeshadows.
#MarinePowered By Tarte.
**Photo is from http://www.tartecosmetics.com
Bounce Liquid Whip Long Wear Foundation
If you got the chance to purchase BEAUTYBLENDER Bounce Liquid Whip Long Wear Foundation, then consider yourself lucky. Sephora is completely SOLD OUT, except for shades, 3.1, 3.15, 3.4, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, and 4.7, which are all yellow based shades, and shades for darker skin tones. And the one thing you need to know about this foundation, is that matching it to your skin tone, IN STORE, is the most important thing you need to do… BUT, if you happened to purchase the right shade, then this foundation is a “full coverage foundation, with a matte finish, for all skin types”. It’s best applied with a BEAUTYBLENDER, (imagine that), and provides full coverage that “you can’t see at all”. But if you have the wrong shade, you WILL be able to see it, so if I were you, I’d wait until Sephora has a restock IN STORES, so you can find your perfect shade. Other than the whole “shade matching crisis”, this foundation is a very good option for a full coverage foundation, for people that don’t particularly like full coverage formulas. Since it’s a little high on the price scale, I’d definitely wait to purchase it, until you find your perfect shade. It’s also buildable, and doesn’t cake, when builded upon. It also provides 24 Hour wear time, (but PLEASE do NOT wear foundation for 24 hours… it’s SO BAD for your skin) so this is perfect for Summer, considering there are lots of activities that can ruin, melt off, and crease your foundation. So a long wearing foundation is KEY to keeping your makeup perfected on these hot AF Summer days.
**Photo is from http://www.glamour.com
Summer is a time for FUN. So experimenting with bright colored eyeshadow, is a MUST. Bronzing your already sun kissed skin is a staple for Summertime Makeup, and shimmer is EVERYTHING; especially golden hued shimmer highlighters and bronzers. These products will have you on your way to being the QUEEN of the Bronzed and The Beautiful, and you’ll be busy perfecting your selfie game to a Perfect 10.
I did NOT mention Fenty Beauty in this post, because I reviewed and shared Fenty Beauty’s Summer 2018 Launch, in my Sephora Lab, post. Check out Fenty Beauty in my previous posts!! I love you, Rihanna!!
Have a Fab & Fresh Day, Beauties!