Monday, July 3, 2017

Summer Beauty Favorites 2017

1.Benefit Hoola Lite Bronzer

They finally made a bronzer for us super pale girls! I was a big fan of Hoola, and would just use it with a really light hand so that it didn't look too intense. And it totally worked. But then when I saw Hoola Lite came out, I had someone in Sephora try it on me and I was sold. My absolute favorite. In the meantime, it was the semi annual sale and Benefit had come out with their yearly cheek palette, Cheek Parade, and I had been eyeing the Dandelion blush for a while. So for the value, it was worth it to get the kit. I also ended up really enjoying the Galifornia blush!

2. Tarteist Pro Glow Palette Highlight in Strobe

This was a very kind, and very exciting gift from a family friend who works at Ulta. It's something I've admired from afar but probably never would have purchased for myself. The highlighter I was using every day was Tarte's Exposed, and I was content with it, so I didn't feel the need to buy more. But once I got to experiment with it, I especially fell in love with Strobe! It's really beautiful, and I've been wearing it every day.

3. Tarte Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer in Ivory

Prior to this I was using BareMinerals Complexion Rescue but this matched my skin tone so much better. It has buildable coverage, but definitely light to medium. Which is perfect for me in the summer with freckles!

4. NYX Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer

I tried this based on CosmobyHaley's recommendation on YouTube. I debated whether or not I should buy it considering I had a ton of other great primers, but I am so glad I decided to get it in the end. It feels so nice and light on your skin and blurs EVERYTHING. It's wonderful.

5. Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara

So Sephora had a little mini Lashstash To Go set and I believe it was around 30$. So it came with 5 mini mascaras, and a voucher to redeem a full size mascara of whichever you like best. I thought that was a great deal, and I usually stick to drugstore mascaras but this was a fun way to test some out and it made sense for the value. Well.. because of my hair loss, I have teeny tiny little lashes that drive me crazy, and when I tried Tarte's Lights, Camera, Lashes, it went on so nicely and smoothly and really elongated them. So of course I'll be redeeming the full size one with my voucher, and highly recommend checking it out! I sometimes use my L'Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes over it to thicken them up a bit.

6. Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer in Fair Neutral

So this spring, I went on the Shape Tape hype. For those of you who don't know, Shape Tape is a concealer by Tarte that got an insane amount of attention this year. I hopped on the wagon and I did like it.. though I did find it a tiny bit cakey. A little drop went a long way. I had always wanted to try the Naked Skin Concealer by Urban Decay so I decided to go for it.... and fell in love. You know those products that you can't necessarily explain why you love them so much... but you just do? This is that for me. It's high coverage which is good for covering my dark circles, but I find it a lot less cakey looking than the Shape Tape.

And that completes my summer favorites for the year of 2017! Hope you get to try some of these out, and I hope you're having a great summer!

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