7 Essential Beauty Products for Summer ...

Tracy

The best advice I can offer is never, ever pay full price for beauty products for summer, or for that matter, any season. With a little time and effort, you’ll find bonus with purchase items or purchase with purchase, plus lots of free samples to enhance your experience and make for a much better deal. I need a summer tote and rather than buy one straight up, I've seen numerous beauty products for summer that come with a bonus tote this year. That's a substantial savings!

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Bare Minerals Bareskin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation SPF 20

Bare Minerals Bareskin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation SPF 20 Available in 20 shades, this lightweight foundation tops the list of beauty products for summer, and will give you a brighter and more even complexion, while offering the same results you’d expect to find in a Bare Minerals product.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit The biggest problem with this kit – it's very hard to find it in stock! Sure enough, as I’m writing this, it’s sold out at Sephora and Ulta. For those of you that have yet to be disappointed in the search for this product, let me tell you that this is a palette containing three highlighting and three contouring shades, all of which are refillable. Use with a contour brush.

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Clinique Cheek Pop

Clinique Cheek Pop I’m so loving this blush for summer, the flower is a great touch, and what a cute name! This product really does pack a pop, so apply lightly; it’s buildable color. Bonus: no school-girl shimmer or sparkle, and it's available in four fab shades!

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Urban Decay Naked Flushed

Urban Decay Naked Flushed Here’s another winning palette from Urban Decay. Available in four colors, all kits contain a bronzer, a highlighter, and a blush. Beautifully pigmented colors that blend effortlessly.

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Makeup Forever Lab Shine Lip Gloss

Makeup Forever Lab Shine Lip Gloss With 35 tantalizing shades to choose from, check out Shimmering Amethyst, which is just beautiful on a tanned face. Bonus points for a non-sticky texture!

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Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint

Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint A lip tint and summer seems to be a match made in heaven. This lip tint is like a refreshing kiss of peppermint and highly addictive! My favorite: Moody; a deep berry tint that kind of reminds me of Clinique’s Black Honey. Love that color, but the Clinique formula doesn’t work for me. Too much effort to get the color payoff I want and then it’s gone in 15 minutes. These Tart lip tints last longer and have that awesome refreshing quality.

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Beauty Blender

Beauty Blender The Beauty Blender is a makeup sponge applicator that's trying very hard to replace my treasured Chanel foundation brush! It gives a most beautiful application. The idea is to stipple this on the face, not drag it, like you would normally do when using a sponge applicator.

When I was a beauty advisor, I’ll never forget one summer day when a customer approached me with a stick of almost finished concealer (some discontinued drugstore brand), and asked me to match it with another concealer, which she intended to use as foundation! I could clearly see that was how she was using it presently, and no amount of gentle coaxing could get her to try a real foundation. Do you have any makeup (horror) stories to share with us? Do you think you might try some of these great products this summer?

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Let me just say this: when traveling internationally, in the SUMMER, never never forget your waterproof mascara. When my husband and I traveled to Greece last July, I looked like I had been punched in both eyes by the time we stepped outside. Not. Cute. ;)

the urban decay flushed is definitely a good buy!

All these are great but sunscreen and highlighters add protection and a beautiful healthy glow

Horror Stories? I'd have to say the day of summer as a newbie to makeup that I spent with heavy pencil liner and not a good enough prime job. Raccoon eyes all the way!

sunscreen !!!

FYI, the much cheaper Real Techniques dupe of the Beauty Blender is a great alternative!

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