With warmer weather and summer around the corner, I'm starting to pull out some of my favorite makeup products for this time of the year. Not that I don't use these the rest of the year, but Summer is when I use them the most!
This is Nars Laguna bronzer. It looks a lot more shimmery in the pan than when you apply it to the face, which is a good thing because you don't want to be applying shimmer all over your face. I like to apply this in the "3E" motion around the perimeters of my face and it just creates the most beautiful glow. It's a very flattering bronzer that isn't orange or too dark. It is definitely buildable and is a nice universal bronzing shade.
This is Melba blush by MAC. It is a very soft shade of peach/coral that is matte. I like this because I feel like it compliments the bronzer well in creating a sun kissed glow to the skin. It is a very soft and pigmented blush. It looks very natural against the skin unlike some of my other orange/peach/coral blushes. Also, I like to use a highlighter more often in the summer time and I always like to use that with a matte blush, so this is perfect.
This veluxe pearl finish eyeshadow from MAC is woodwinked. It is the perfect brownish gold which can have a tinge of orange to it depending on how you wear it. It makes your lids appear glowy because of the almost metallic finish it gives to the lids. I love this color for all over the lid but I also enjoy using it in the crease. It has very good color payoff and I am very excited to pull this shade out and use it again.
I have a few other favorites for the summer, but not any products in particular. A must have for me is a coral lipstick or lipgloss (preferably something with spf). As you can tell when summer hits I kind of put aside my pink shades and reach for my oranges and corals. I also really enjoy shimmery highlights and gel eyeliner for my upper lash line.