Hi everyone! I’m Katie from the Katie Elizabeth blog and I write about a variety of topics including life with my husband and Golden Retriever puppy in Michigan, my favorite recipes and my love for any and all beauty products. I’m excited to be here on Medicine and Manicures today and totally jealous of the amazing vacation Kristina is on right now!
To keep in theme with her warm weather trip and the fact that summer is pretty much here, I thought I would share some of my beauty favorites for this time of year. I tend to go a lot lighter with my makeup in the summer because it’s amazing what a tan can hide (!) and I hate that feeling of your makeup literally melting off your face. So without further ado, here are a few of my favorite go-to summer beauty products…
+ Kiss My Face SPF 30 Face & Neck Sunscreen
I have pretty sensitive skin so I need to stick to a sunscreen that won’t wreak havoc on it. I’m a huge fan of this stuff as it is made without parabens, artificial dyes or fragrances. Plus the bottle is cute which is always a selling point for me 😉
+ Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray
Who doesn’t want to master the beachy, wavy hair? This surf spray adds waves to your hair without it becoming crunchy or greasy. Honestly, I like it – it’s the best I’ve found so far – but still am not in love. I’m looking forward to trying this when I’m out of the surf spray.
+ Kerastase Elixir Ultime
One of my holy grail products! I will never, ever be without this hair oil. I’ve tried a lot of them and this one is the winner hands down. Goodbye frizz and flyaways, hello shine. Yes please, right?! Paired with the surf spray, it’s all you really need in the summer.
+ Bare Minerals Locked & Coated
This product is not a mascara, just a waterproof top coat. I’ve never found a waterproof mascara that I really loved so this is a lifesaver. Just add a swipe or two over your regular mascara and it makes it magically waterproof!
+ Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee
This creamy cheek gelee is perfect for summer because it gives you a healthy, pretty flush while still looking natural. I also love using it as a lip stain as it’s made from coconut water and is really hydrating!
+ Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer
This stuff is the bomb. I hate wearing foundation in the summer so I tend to reach for a tinted moisturizer, Laura Mercier’s being my favorite. Your face will feel like it has nothing on it because it’s so light but it helps even out your skin tone. I love to pair it with this equally lightweight concealer.
+ Benefit Sun Beam
Sun Beam is the best product for achieving that “sun kissed, right off the beach” look. It’s great on top of my bronzer as a highlighter – I put it on my cheekbones, hairline and tip of nose.
Thank you again to Kristina for having me – hope you’re having the best time and I can’t wait to hear all about your trip! Now, what products do you guys swear by in the summer? Let me know below because I’m always looking for new ones to try! And don’t forget to come say hi 🙂