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Summer Beauty Favourites

Summer Beauty Favourites

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Fall is here and a new season means it's time to recap my favourite beauty products from the past few months. This summer I've really been quite minimal with my makeup and beauty routine. I sort of can't be bothered since I work from home now and it's been so hot that I've been avoiding putting too much on my face. That being said, I've really been relying on a few key products every day to achieve my "five minute face". Without further ado, here's what I've been loving this summer.

Tarte Creamy Matte Lip Paint in Birthday Suit

The miniature version of this lipstick is in the Sephora Birthday Gift this year and I got mine in June, just in time for summer. I honestly think I wore this almost every single day since then and it is my all-time favourite matte lip. Unlike other liquid lipsticks, it isn't drying at all which means I can finally jump on board with this trend! The colour is perfect for an every day neutral and it has great staying power. I will definitely be repurchasing this when my birthday sample runs out.

Tarte Lifted Sweatproof Mascara

Apparently I've been on a Tarte kick this summer, but what can I say? Their products have been killing it lately! This mascara is perfect for hot weather because it is sweatproof and stays put no matter what. It only comes in brown-black but I've been really enjoying that more natural effect for a relaxed summer look. I'd recommend this mascara as another go-to every day product for a simple and effortless daytime look.

NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

Are you noticing a trend in this season's favourites? I can't help but be obsessed with long-wearing products in the summertime when the heat seems to melt the makeup off my face. You guys know I love my NARS Sheer Glow Foundation, but their All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation is what's been on my face all season. The coverage feels a little lighter which I prefer in the summer so that's what I've been reaching for. Also: the colour difference is important to note. Both my NARS foundations are in the shade Light 1: Siberia. However, the All Day Luminous Foundation is darker than the Sheer Glow, making it perfect for the summer when I have a bit of a tan. As the weather gets colder and my skin returns to its regular shade I'll transition back to the Sheer Glow.

Glam Glow Supermud Clearing Treatment

I got this charcoal face mask in my Topbox subscription box at the start of the summer and I instantly became a fan. Since I started using it I've noticed a real difference in my skin. It definitely looks more radiant and I've noticed fewer breakouts since I've been using it regularly. This is the first time I've become committed to using a face mask regularly as part of my routine so I think that says a lot about how great this product is!

And that's it for my favourites this season! I'm curious to see if I'll get back into a more detailed beauty routine as the weather gets colder but, in the meantime, if you're looking for more beauty recommendations I've got a great resource to share with you. has tons of details reviews and ratings on all kinds of beauty products. They pour over user ratings to bring you lists of the best products on the market. Check out the best mascaras of 2017 here and the highest rated foundations here.

What products have you been loving this summer?

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