Year after year when summer finally rolls around, I find myself in the same struggle between wanting to look like a sun-kissed beachy goddess and actually looking like a sweaty/oily mess. As much as I’ve tried to embrace my naturally oily skin and attempt to play it off as a “glow”, I’m still not completely ready to give up my semi-matte foundations. Through LOTS of trial and error, I’ve managed to find several products that have helped me achieve my beach babe aspirations without letting the summer heat bring out alllll of my natural oils.
St .Tropez Tanning Water Mist for Face
During the summer time, it’s so important to keep delicate facial skin protected from UVA and UVB rays with a good SPF. Unfortunately, that means that our faces are typically much lighter than everywhere else. This stuff is a breeze to spritz on before bed, and you’ll wake up with a perfect natural glow! Magic!
AOA Highlighting Fluid
These illuminating drops are perfect to mix in with foundation for a sun-kissed vibe, or blend over top of foundation for more strategic strobing.
Urban Decay Naked Skin Shapeshifter
Not only does this palette serve as your one-stop-shop for bronzing, contour, and highlight, it also features both creme and powder formulas!! The contour shade strikes a perfect balance between warm and cool to chisel out your natural bone structure, and the highlight is one of the most effective that I’ve ever come across. A little goes a long way with this guy, so you’ll definitely get your money’s worth.
NYX Angel Veil Primer
Not only will this primer keep your oils at bay in the places that you’d rather not be glowing, it provides the perfect smooth base for a great highlight. A lot of times, highlighting powers can accentuate unwanted textures on the face. With Angel Veil, you won’t have to worry about any funkyness happening that could distract from your popping highlight!
Youth Hyaluronic Acid Serum
Hyaluronic Acid works by drawing moisture into the skin. This Hyaluronic Acid serum is great under makeup because it keeps your skin plump and happy while keeping an overproduction of natural oils from happening! I can’t live without this stuff.
Smashbox Primer Water
This product is a game changer because it serves as a primer and a setting spray all at once. The water based formula provides hydration to the skin, and it can be used over and over again throughout the day to refresh makeup for a youthful look.