My Summer Makeup Bag

This is actually the very first “beauty” post I’ve done on my blog (bear with me!).

With summer in full swing, I wanted to go through my summer makeup bag and share with you some of my favorite products that I’m wearing; I even wear some of these products year round. For those of you in law enforcement or in the military, you’ll see that all of these products can be used daily.

  1. L’Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Powder in Neutral // I’m wearing N4 buff beige. Honestly, this is my favorite powder that I’ve ever used; it is non-cakey and feels as though nothing is on your skin. It was actually given to me by a friend a few years ago. It matches skin tone and comes in a variety of shades.
  2. Sally Hansen Skin Firming Line Minimizing Pressed Powder in Nude // This is a little difficult to find in stores, so I linked back to Amazon; it’s $19.95. This powder does firm up the face (or at least it feels like it!) and also is non-cakey. I normally put it under/around my eyes because it does a good job of hiding those dark circles.
  3. e.l.f. Illuminating Palette // This palette has four shades. I haven’t tried it out yet, however I’m excited to see what it looks like.
  4. Merle Norman Cosmetics Dual Performing Eyeshadow in Cashmere // For the life of me, I can’t find the exact eyeshadow online. This is similar in Almond. What’s funny is I don’t use this as eyeshadow; I blend it with the Sally Hansen powder and I put it under my eyes.
  5. Clinique Sheer Powder Blusher in 19 Sugar Plum // This actually came in a set; unfortunately, I can’t find the exact blush but this is similar in Plum Gorgeous. This is a perfect shade for any season; it’s subtle yet provides a pretty pop of color to your skin.
  6. Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette // These are beautiful shades that range from a pale pink (Strange) or rose (Limit) to shimmery shades (Trick or Buzz) meant for a summer night out on the town. What I love about this palette is that it can be used for fall as well.
  7. Maybelline Great Lash in Blackest Black // I’ve been wearing this mascara for years now (who hasn’t?!) and it’s in my summer bag, however I’m looking to find another mascara this summer because I want to try something new. My favorite mascara I’ve ever used is Covergirl LashBlast Volume Mascara; I need a tube of this again!
  8. I’m using a few off brand eyeliners; one in black and one in brown — I’ve worn these so much the labeling is completely faded. I’m looking to purchase new eyeliner for summer.
  9. e.l.f. Highlighting Brush // I’ve yet to use this, however I like the feel of it; It feels durable and the bristles is taklon.
  10. bareMinerals Maximum Coverage Concealor Brush // Hands down this is the best brush.

 

If you haven’t noticed I have no products listed for the lips and that’s because I’ve yet to find a shade that’s right for summer — Do I want nude lips? A perfect shade of red? Rose? I’m still on the hunt!

 

What’s in your summer makeup bag?

 

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