Mid Summer Beauty Must Haves

August 6, 2015


mid-summer beauty must-haves M Loves M @marmar
We’re now a little over halfway through summer {say it aint so!}, and since it’s been awhile since I’ve done a beauty post I thought I’d share some of my favorite products I’ve been using these past few months. Summer is usually a time when I like to keep my hair, makeup and skincare more minimal but there are certain products that are just crucial for living. {Dramatic, but true!} These are them:
This moisturizing cream is one of those amazing must-have products. I’ve heard the most incredible things about it so I was so excited to finally check it out. The product is full of vitamin C which is really beneficial for anti-aging. It also protects against UV, pollution and stress, which can be really prevalent during the summer months. The cream is definitely a splurge but a little bit goes a long way! Also the Rose de Mai essence {from one of the world’s rarest roses} smells absolutely incredible!
This perfume is always going to remind me of summer 2015! It’s delicate and crisp and I love the smells of sweet lilac, jasmine, and orange flower. It’s great day or night!
For photo shoot days this powder by Chantecaille is a must-have. It was created specifically for HD cameras to give your skin a flawless, matte finish. No shiny T-zones over here! The powder blends to erase fine lines, erases pores, and leaves skin super soft and smooth. It’s a great product! Light but very effective!
This oil has been so fun to wear this summer. It leaves skin soft and silky, but also adds a little bit of shimmer! 
This is such a refreshing and hydrating spray. I mist it over my face whenever I need a little pick-me-up. The smell is so soothing too so I’ll often spray a little bit on when I’m having a stressful day. It’s under $10 and so worth it!
This is such a great liquid foundation for summer. I love that it has an SPF too! It goes on smooth and has a luminous look that brightens up my skin. The foundation has a light feel, too, but you can build it up for more coverage. 
I’m a new convert to Living Proof! I love that they have sulfate-free, silicone-free and oil-free hair products. I fell in love with this shampoo originally because I grabbed it for my trip to Seattle. I noticed an immediate difference with my hair feeling softer and cleaner. It also didn’t have the usual frizz that I’ll get in the hot summer months! 
Another essential for me when I travel is taking an eyeshadow palette that will work together and on it’s own. This duo features pretty shades of peach and bronze inspired by Monaco that are crease-free and blendable. Sometimes I’ll even dampen the colors for a more intense, liquid-metal effect. 
This facial oil is one of my favorites. It goes on lightweight and helps give my skin a little extra boost of hydration. I love that it’s naturally-derived too! There’s coconut, apricot kernel, grape seed extract, sunflower, evening primrose, sesame, jojoba, babassu, and mimosa oils. I apply it in the morning and at night after cleansing my skin.
Oh how I love this liquid lipstick! It’s long-wearing, super vibrant but for having a matte effect it’s also quite moisturizing! Usually matte lipstick can make my lips feel dry and cracked by the end of the day, but not this one! It has lip-conditioning benefits so that lips stay nice and smooth. 
Enter the must-have hair spray. Kerastase makes some great products and this one is no exception. This spray gives your hair a messy, beachy look, that will often last for a few days. There are minerals in it so that your hair gets added texture without being weighed down. I never have to worry about it leaving my hair too sticky, crunchy or greasy either!

What are your must-have summer beauty products?
Any ones you’d have to pack in an overnight bag? Share with me below!

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