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I absolutely love switching up my beauty routine every season, and summer is by far my favorite. To me, summer says fresh, dewy, bronzed, and all the shimmer. BUT, it has to be in a way that has that “no makeup-makeup” look, right? I mean, who goes to the beach with a full face. Well, me – I just make it look like I don’t. There’s one brand I can always count on for my summer glow: Physicians Formula, especially their Butter Collection. Here’s my summer beauty routine I used in Bali and will continue to do so all season long!
First of all, I start with the Rosé All Day Oil-Free Serum. It moisturizes skin while giving a slight rose gold shimmer. Next, instead of foundation, I use the Spotlight Illuminating Primer. It really brightens the skin and sets a smooth base for the next step: The Healthy Powder SPF 16. That’s right, this powder has SPF in it! Amazing right?! I bring this powder with me to touch up throughout the day, especially when it’s super hot and I’m “glistening” aka sweating, and after getting in any kind of water.
Next, I use the Physicians Formula Butter Collection in Medium/Deep (they also make a “Baby Butter” box perfect for travel!). I am obsessed with the exclusive Galactic shade in this box. I just think it’s the prettiest color I’ve ever seen and I love sprinkling it all over my face – especially on my eyelids! I actually use Full Moon (the lightest color) all over my eye and then add Galactic on the lower half of the lid. Then I add bronzer in Deep Bronzer right at the bottom of my cheekbones, at my jawline, and along my hairline. Next, I add the Vintage Rouge blush from the Butter Collection Palette on the apples of my cheeks and then swept up to seamlessly blend with my bronzer.
Then it’s time to add some shimmer! I use Full Moon on the highest part of my cheekbones, along the bridge of my nose, in the center of my chin, and on my forehead between my brows. Then I dust some Galactic in all the same spots. with a big, fluffy eyeshadow brush.
I skip the eyeliner and opt for the Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil Mascara. Every time I use this stuff, I feel like I’m conditioning my eyelashes instead of putting makeup on them–and I am. This mascara provides a complete dose of intensive oil treatment for thicker, fuller, healthier looking lashes instantly! Infused with 100% Pure Argan Oil, known as “liquid gold.” Umm, yes please! I’m always drawn to volumizing mascaras because I feel like that is so much more important than length. Fuller looking lashes just look better than sparse, long lashes in my opinion. And this mascara is perfect for that, especially when you’re going for the no makeup-makeup look.
And don’t you dare forget those brows! I always say, if you only have time to do one thing to your face before heading out the door, it should be your brows! Eyebrows shape the face more than anything–even your eyes–so it’s extremely important to make sure they’re defined. I use the Brow Last Longwearing Brow Gel in Dark Brown. It’s so quick and easy, there’s no excuse not to do it! And this stuff lasts forever. It’s better and longer lasting than any other brow product I’ve ever used! I love it! Plus a little goes a long way, so I have a feeling it will last me a while.
Finally, I add some lip color. I’ve been loving the Murumuru Butter Lip Cream. Not only is it so luxuriously soft that it practically melts on your lips, but it also has SPF 15 in it! Can you believe that?! I’m obsessed. My favorite shade is Soaking up the Sun, but I really want to try Mauvin to Brazil. I then seal it all in with Rosé All Stay Illuminating Setting Spray, because you can never have too much glow in the summer!
Another product I used my entire trip that I want to mention is the Refreshmist Cucumber & Bamboo Facial Spray with SPF 20. I actually used it more on my body (especially my neck, chest, and shoulders!) more than my face because it is a little oily, but I love the scent, so it was perfect for a little refreshing mist throughout the day, especially since I needed all the SPF with that strong Bali sun! And get this: everything I use in this summer beauty routine is available at Walmart. Who would have guessed?!
What’s your summer beauty routine?
Photos by Ryan Carpenter.