Sunday, March 20, 2011

Beauty Essentials

As the warmer weather creeps up on us down south, I thought I'd take the time to review my must have beauty products for the summer (and a few for year-round purposes).


I have tried nearly every sunless tanner out there. And this is the one I always come back to. It doesn't leave your skin feeling slick or oily and has a light scent (unlike many others). If you're looking for a darker shade, apply two days in a row. A close second is the brand,  Fake Bake. This product is a gel with lots of bronzer in it, which makes you look much darker before washing it off. Word to the wise, it will come off on your clothing/sheets.

Tinted Moisturizer
Tinted Moisturizer

With the summer comes very humid days here in Charleston. I prefer to wear tinted moisturizer rather than heavy foundation. Laura Mercier makes a great product that gives you good coverage with a slight glow and 20 SPF. Win!

Waterproof Eyeliner

This eyeliner is no joke. It has serious staying power. Introduced to me on my wedding weekend by my gf, Ashley, I have been obsessed ever since! Her mom is a makeup aficionado, so I take her suggestions to heart.



I like both of these mascaras. On the high end, I've found nothing better than Diorshow- it's a classic and you can't go wrong with this. Maybeline's Volum Express is also a great mascara- it's cheap, you can find it almost anywhere and it creates, well, voluminous lashes.



Okay, I don't actually use this, but I've heard alot of good things about it. I currently have some generic Ulta brand bronzer in my make up bag, which does the job just fine but I'm not in love with it. I'm definitely open to suggestions on a new bronzer. Bring them on! 


  1. i use sublime bronze too!! (well sometimes, i'm bad at staying in the routine..i need to pull it out, this pale skin is no good!). i'm new to the world of blogging, please stop by!


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