It's been awhile since I last posted my daily makeup routine, but because it's now Summer and some of my go-to products have changed, I thought it would be a great time to go through what I'm currently using.

Summer is all about letting your natural skin breathe, controlling oil and shine, and playing up a healthy glow. I have combination to oily skin so keep that in mind - if you do too, you may also enjoy these products.

1. Tarte Pro Glow Highlight & Contour Palette: I had been in the market for a contour palette, and almost decided on the Anastasia Beverly Hills, but after receiving this in my Summer Fab Fit Fun box, I'm glad that I waited. I'm not much into heavy contouring or highlighting, especially in the heat, but these can be used to create any look I want. Five are powders with varying amounts of shimmer, with one cream that's meant for contouring. All of them are ultra buttery and smooth.

2. Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer: Hands-down the best primer I've ever tried. Worth the money (and the hype). You can read more about it in this post. I use it every single day, even on its own without foundation. It's THAT good.

3. It Cosmetics Ombre Radiance Blush: Creates the prettiest natural flush. I sweep my brush through the pan and apply on the apples of my cheeks for a soft dose of pink to perk up my complexion.

4. It Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Lip Treatment:  Hydrating, comfortable on the lips, and just a hint of pink; perfect on its own or layered underneath lipstick or gloss.

5. Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet + Foundation: I used this foundation for a good portion of my twenties, and it was my introduction into the Make Up For Ever line. It's quite full coverage, but I dot small amounts on my cheeks and chin and buff the product into my skin using a damp sponge. It lasts all day through heat, and evens out any redness. I prefer the Ultra HD for photos, but this is perfect for daily wear.

Honorable Mention: Tarte Shape Tape:  In all honesty, I'm almost certain I  left my shape tape concealer somewhere on the beach last weekend (don't ask) but a new one is on its way! I can't be without it, and aside from the silk canvas primer, this is my favorite beauty product because it does what it claims - conceals my dark circles and any red spots, and brightens up the face. It's basically a magic wand.

What are you currently using that I need to try this Summer?


  1. Your makeup is always glowy perfection in person, so whatever you are doing...keep doing it! I don't really change my makeup much by season other than sometimes favoring different lip colors at different times. I'm pretty boring that way. :)
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  2. That primer sounds amazing, I think I might have to give it a try next time there is a sephora sale, haha.

  3. Great picks! I need to try the primer!

  4. That primer sounds fabulous! I just ran out of my primer and was wondering if I should repurchase or try something new. Thanks for the recommendation!


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