Summer essentials! Okay so it’s not officially summer yet, but to me it is close enough to run you through some of my favourite items for summer!
First, what you are likely all here for (okay maybe not but I’d like to think so) the makeup. I am a big lover of cream products for the summer. I have a few to share with you. Both from brands you can only get in Canada, which kind of makes my heart warm because I love supporting fellow Canadian brands. The Annabelle cream highlighter in champagne, if you can you should buy this immediately. It is a beautiful, sheen on the skin, not glittery, not sticky, just the perfect glow to add to the cheekbones. Again, another cream face product, the Joe Fresh cream blush in peach glow. Can you sense a trend here? I love glow. This is a beautiful glowy blush that you will love if you love glow. The final cheek product is a peachy blush. I don’t know, but I wear peach blush essentially year round, but in the summer there is something about an easy peach blush to wear on the cheeks and eyes.
A lightweight concealer. It has been super hot, like 38 degrees celsius, and basically everything just melts off. The ELF beautifully bare concealer is a lightweight concealer that blends beautifully under the eyes. It does have a bit of waxy texture, but after you have warmed it up that goes away and it has a weightless feeling (as the name might suggest). However the shade range is a sight for sore eyes. I would recommend the Nudestix one as a good alternative just at a more expensive price point. Keeping it with the eyes, cream eyeshadow. Again, this is probably the upteenth time I have talked about these, but the fricken Colourpop Supershock shadows are my favourite. They come in a variety of shades, are super creamy but dry to a soft powder finish and are crease proof.
Lips, one of my favourite makeup items. Lip anything really, lip balms, lip gloss, lip creams you name it I probably enjoy it. The Colourpop Blotted lipstick quickly became a favourite after I tried them for the first time. They don’t come in a lot shades in the traditional form, but they do have them in a liquid form as well if you want more shade options. They are matte but I don’t find them drying and perfect for summer. I love the brightness of them but also they sheerness which is a bonus if you are going for that barely there look.
Tie waist pants. These are my favourite types of pants to wear in the summer. They are stylish and easy to pair with pretty much any top. They make for a mobile work pant (looking at you skirt mobility) and can be found at a variety of price ranges. Again, I know it’s summer, but I do love me a good mom jean with a camisole. The Topshop raw hem high waisted jeans are my favourite jeans, I also love the American Eagle Vintage high rise, which is not longer a fit but they have many similar ones. I recommend these if you want a bit more stretchiness in your jean life. They hug you in all the right places and are perfect for a casual Friday at work or a night outing with your friends.
What are your favourite things to have for the summer?