Summer is already among us. Which means there is no better time then now to talk about three summer beauty essentials. What are these essentials? Bronzer, primer, and highlighter. Of course, we use them all year long, but in the summertime they become our best friends.
B R O N Z E R
Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer is a great one. I just recently started using this bronzer. It’s hypoallergenic, paraben-free, gluten free, dermatologist approved, non-comedogenic, oil-free, and cruelty free. This bronzer comes in two shades bronzer (which I have) and light bronzer. This bronzer is not a matte bronzer, it has a subtle sheen to it. Even the packaging itself looks like summer. However, there are a couple problems with this bronzer. There is a strong scent so you don’t like makeup with a scent or have sensitive skin then unfortunately this bronzer is not for you. The other problem is that I don’t think it will be dark enough for women with very tan or dark complexions. Thankfully, there are many other bronzers available in even darker shades. Other than that, this bronzer will have you looking nice and bronzed. Just what we want during the summertime.
P R I M E R
Really primer should be at the top of the list. Primer is a must if you want your makeup to last. It can be hot in the summertime and naturally we all sweat. Primer will help your makeup last. The great thing about primer is that there are many different primers available and you can even choose a primer for your specific skin needs. I have been using Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12hr Perfecting Primer. It has a very smooth texture and creates a smooth base for your makeup. Unfortunately, this primer is no longer available, and I am about the run out. I am sure that there are other primers quite similar out there.
H I G H L I G H T E R
Last but certainly not least. For me, highlighter is a must every season. I really love highlighter, and in the summertime a beautiful glow is always nice. BECCA Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in the shade Champagne Pop I love. This highlighter is very pigmented and beautiful. It will have you glowing like the summer sun.
Whatever beauty products you’ll be using this summer, remember that you are beautiful not because of them, but because you have been created in the image of God. “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them” (Genesis 1:27). May you all have a blessed summer.