1. Foundation or Concealer
(ZuZu Luxe Dual Powder Foundation, $28.30, Gabrielcosmetics.com)
The concealer is my go-to concealer regardless of the season. It has the ability to cover up any blemish or dark spot. If you prefer to use just the concealer under your eyes, you can do this as well. Their secret formula is created with botanical extracts “to soothe sensitive skin and the delicate eye area.”
(Zuzu Luxe Vegan Concealer, $16.70, Gabrielcosmetics.com)
Both products come in shades for every skin tone and last for months, further proving that they are not only good for your skin, but are also cost effective. The minerals in both of these products truly give your skin a summer glow!
(Radiance Illuminating Powder, $29.99, MineralFusion.com)
A natural summer glow can be achieved through a rose-gold smokey eye. The light-pink tone in this palette from Pacifica Beauty is called “Skinny Dip” and it serves as a great base for your eyelid, as well as a highlighter. The next two shades,”coral sand” and “golden,” will make you the ultimate golden goddess, while the darkest shade, “Urchin,” is what will give you the smokey eye effect. These eyeshadows are infused with coconut-water, which serves as a skin balancer ad soother and has long-lasting power.
(Enlighten Eye Brightening Shadow Palette, $14.00, Pacificabeauty.com)
Summertime calls for us to put away those harsh lipstick tones and to bring out the fresh lipgloss. Burt’s Bees makes the most pigmented, natural lip glosses and the shade “Fall Foliage” gives you the ultimate nude lip look. The featured ingredient in this shade is sunflower oil, which is packed with vitamin E and is great for your lips and skin.
(Fall Foliage Lipgloss, $5.40, Burtsbees.com)
ZuZu Luxe makes the number-one liquid eyeliner on my list. The brush is super easy to use, its quick drying, and is water-resistant, all of which is perfect for summer. I prefer the shade black pearl, but if you prefer bright colors for summer, they have beautiful shades such as ocean blue.
A vegan, gluten-free, fragrance-free, and paraben-free mascara, finally! This powerful mascara will not only give your lashes a boost in volume, but it will also nourish your lashes and encourage them to grow on their own (instead of brushing chemicals on them and having them turn thin and brittle over time.
(Flowercolor Natural Mascara, $17.95, Eccobella.com)
7. Lip Saver
Lip saver is an essential beauty must-have for summer. When we are out in the heat, our lips tend to get dry and chapped. This makes it nearly impossible to put on any type of lipgloss, but more importantly is super unhealthy for our lips. This lip saver is way more powerful than a ChapStick. Just one application can last you an entire day. This particular lip saver from Aveda is a botanical balm that contains nature’s waxes that seal the moisture into your lips. If you tend to get dry skin in the summer, or just want to sport natural, moisturized lips, this product is a must-have.
(Lip Saver, $8.50, Aveda.com)
These products combined will help your skin to heal from any damage as you use them. When the sun comes out this summer, the last thing that you want is chemicals seeping into your skin during your beach vacation. Using makeup with real ingredients will give you this summers top trend of sporting a summer glow.
Images: Gabriel Cosmetics; Mineral Fusion Cosmetics; Pacifica Beauty, Burts Bees; Ecco Bella; Aveda