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Happy Wednesday, marblelous babes! 💗
Summer is officially in full swing here in Dallas (hello, 100 degree summer days, yikes!) so I thought I would share my step by step summer makeup routine with you featuring my ultimate summer beauty favorites and essentials. These are my absolute tried and true, holy grail summer beauty favorites that have been repurchased time and time again and I just LOVE that all of these products can be conveniently purchased at Nordstrom – talk about a one-stop destination for all things beauty! I use every single one of these products whenever I do a full face of makeup and it’s what you always see me wearing in all of my pictures.
Before I start applying any makeup, I like to prep my skin to ensure my makeup lasts all day long. I first start off by applying the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream. I LOVE this moisturizer because it is anti-aging, stimulates collagen production, and I can always count on it to dramatically transform my tired and dry skin to immediately give me a much needed glowing complexion. I then apply a generous amount of the Dermalogica Prisma Protect Sunscreen all over my face and neck. What I love about this broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen is that it doesn’t give me that dreaded white cast and residue all over my face. It is also light activated, non-greasy, and doubles as a moisturizer!
I then follow up with the TULA Rose Glow & Get It Eye Balm all over my eyes. This is literally a MIRACLE when I’m tired and sleep deprived because it immediately brightens my eyes thanks to its probiotics and caffeine. I also really love the cooling sensation. Next, I prime my skin for makeup. I actually have two different primers that I ADORE – the Dermalogica Skinperfect Primer and the TULA Face Filter. I usually alternate between these two primers but on occasional days when I know I’m going to be out and about in the sun all day long, I actually like to layer these two together for maximum effect. I love the Dermalogica Skinperfect Primer because it actually also contains SPF 30 (it sure doesn’t hurt to have extra SPF during summer months!) and it is perfectly tinted! Because of this, I also love applying this primer on days when I don’t even have any makeup on to help me achieve that no makeup look. I love the TULA Face Filter Primer because like the eye balm, it contains probiotics AND it also blurs all signs of redness and patchy areas on my face – it literally is like having a face filter on!
Next, I apply my FAVORITEST (can we make this a word already?!) foundation in the whole wide world – the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (my shade is 2w1 Dawn). This is my holy grail foundation for humid Texas summer weather because not only is it a full coverage foundation, but it lasts ALL DAY LONG on my skin. It is so lightweight, buildable, transfer-resistant, waterproof, and has a nice matte finish! I typically skip wearing concealer on a regular basis, but when I do feel the need to cover up an occasional blemish, I always reach for the Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer (my shade is 2w Light Medium/Warm). Unlike other concealers, this one is non-drying, doesn’t clump up easily, and has a very buildable consistency.
After applying my foundation, I then fill in my eyebrows with the Benefit Precisely, My Brow Pencil and then seal it in with the Benefit 24-Hour Brow Setter. I love that this brow pencil has a very fine tip to mimic natural hair-like strokes and it is also smudge proof especially when paired with the invisible brow gel – it helps to shape and set my brows so everything stays in place all day long.
For my eyes, I like to keep things simple and natural with just some black liquid eyeliner and mascara. My favorite eyeliner is the Charlotte Tilbury Feline Flick Eyeliner. It has a super fine and precise tip that easily allows me to achieve a cat-eye look. I love that this eyeliner doesn’t smudge or bleed/feather easily on my hooded eyelids since it dries SO quickly. As for my mascara, my two favorites are the Benefit They’re Real Mascara and Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes Mascara. Since I have extremely short and sparse eyelashes, I love layering these two mascaras to give me the maximum volume and length that I need without clumping.
For my cheeks, I seriously ADORE the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Contour Duo. I seriously cannot live without this bronzer and highlighter duo (you can literally see how much I love it just by the dent I’ve left in the palette!) because it is literally a match made in heaven for my skin tone. The bronzer is in the most gorgeous golden shade and does an amazing job of defining my cheeks and the highlighter just makes me GLOW. They even have an Airbrush Flawless Finish Bronzing Powder that I’m now eyeing because I love their bronzer from the duo palette so much!
If you know me well, then you know I LOVE matte lipsticks. They’re practically the only kind of lipstick I’ll ever wear. One of my favorite go-to shades is the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Matte Revolution Lipstick. This is literally the perfect nude lipstick EVER. It is actually very hydrating (pretty much unheard of for matte lipsticks) and I love how they make your lips appear fuller.
For the last step in my summer makeup routine, I apply the Urban Decay All Nighter Waterproof Setting Powder on my T-zone area (I have combination skin and this area always gets oily throughout the day) and then spritz the Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray all over my face to seal everything in place. Both the setting powder and setting spray is totally waterproof, blocks shine so my makeup remains matte, and helps my makeup last all day long even through this Texas humidity!
At the end of the night when I’m ready to take off all of my makeup, I love using the TULA #NoMakeup Replenishing Cleansing Oil. I love using cleansing oils over makeup remover wipes because they’re SO gentle on my skin and requires no tugging or pulling. I dispense about three pumps of cleansing oil on my DRY hands and watch all the makeup literally melt off my face. I then rinse my hands just the slightest to emulsify the oil and continue cleansing my face until all of my makeup is completely removed. I then double cleanse with my favorite cleanser for acne prone skin – the Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash. My face is always left feeling SO soft, fresh, clean, and non-greasy!
And THAT’S IT! That’s my super easy summer makeup routine featuring my summer beauty favorites from Nordstrom. I love that each and every one of these summer beauty favorites can be conveniently found at Nordstrom. They are literally a one stop destination for all of my summer essentials whether it’s the perfect summer dress, summer shoes, or summer beauty favorites! I love that the shipping is always free AND they have the most amazing return policy ever!
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