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Happy Hott Summer!! It's been 80 - 100 degrees here (SF Bay Area) lately, and while the heat usually makes people anti-makeup, I'm all about embracing bright colors and enhancing the glowy bronzed skin trend. I plan to do a full makeup look soon, but in the meantime, here's a pre-haul / shopping guide for a fab Summer Beauty look from Ulta:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Eye Shadow Palette ($30.00)
This palette is new from ABH and the shades are a gorgeous mix of neutrals and pops of color, I feel like this palette could be worn year round, but I'm especially excited for that blue! For $30, this is a great value, with 12 wearable shades in a mix of finishes.
NYX Cosmetics Dewy Finish Makeup Setting Spray in Dewy Finish ($7.99)
Makeup setting sprays are a must have for Summer Beauty, but personally I find a matte finish to wear not so flatteringly in the humid heat, so a dewy finish might look more natural but still hold up throughout the day.
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer in Light ($8.99)
I have heard amazing things about this concealer, so I knew it would be great for brightening up the under-eye area.
Physicians Formula Argan Wear Bronzer in Bronze ($14.99)
I've previously purchased one of the Argan blushes and I am obsessively wearing all season, so naturally I must have the bronzer too! Yes, the glitter overspray won't last more than two wears, and yes, it smells a lil masculine, but I love the scent too much ;) The blush gives a flawless finish, so I'm hoping the bronzer will as well.
NYX Cosmetics Illuminator in Ritualistic ($8.99)
This is relatively new to me, but after I saw swatches of it online, I had to have it! I think a golden highlight flatters a bronzed beauty look so nicely.
NYX Cosmetics Cream Blush in Boho Chic ($3.50)
Cream blushes are perfection in Summer, not only are they more moisturizing on the skin, but they wear well during perspiration and are easy to reapply if needed. I figured this naturally flushed shade will compliment the bronzed look and nearly any eye look using that ABH palette.
Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Transparent ($3.99)
A tried and true face powder, who doesn't love this product? :) It wears lightweight and is great for touch-ups.
CoverGirl Professional Remarkable Washable Waterproof Mascara in Very Black ($5.99)
Waterproof mascara is a necessity in Summer, no smudging, no raccoon eyes.
Catrice Longlasting Brow Definer in Chocolate Brow'nie ($4.99)
This is a new brand to Ulta, and one I have been itching to try for so long! I have heard brow pens are very natural looking and easy to apply, so I'm interested in seeing how it holds up during Summer heat and activities outside.
Vegas Nay Shining Star Lashes by Eylure ($6.99)
If you haven't heard of Vegas Nay, I encourage you to run over to Instagram and get inspired! She's teamed up with Eylure, a reputable brand, to bring up affordable glamorous lashes. I kinda wanted all the lash styles, but I figured the Shining Star style would go with every look, day or night.
Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipcolor lipsticks in Brazen Berry and Shocking Coral ($7.49)
Vivids are my favorite lipsticks for Spring and Summer, they are bold, moisturizing and a little bit staining so the color is long lasting even if you forget to bring your lipstick for touch-ups. I couldn't decide which shade would pair with the ABH palette, so I bought both! :)
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