SUMMER 2018 BEAUTY FAVORITES


Here's a list of my summer beauty favorites! If you want to read about my spring favorites, click here. Enjoy!

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick // $18.00


I haven't been wearing a lot of liquid lipsticks this summer, besides Jeffree Star Velour formula. Its my absolute favorite - it lasts all day without drying out my lips or smudging on my face. The shade "Calabasas" is the perfect shade for any season and any skin tone. I cant recommend this lipstick enough!


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Flower Beauty HydraSilk Ultimate Lip Butter // $9.99


This red lipstick is such a pretty pop of color for the summer time! The formula is so comfortable, moisturizing, and surprisingly more long-wear than I thought it would be considering it's a crème lipstick. I absolutely love this lipstick and have loved wearing it the past few months!

Check out my full review here!

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Sally Hansen Hard As Nails XTreme Wear // $2.99


This is my favorite nail polish brand! I have several different shades (some of which I've repurchased at least 5 times!). I don't use a base coat or top coat when I paint my nails and because of that my nail polish usually chips within about 3 days with other polishes. However, this lasts on my nails for about 1 1/2 weeks with minimal chipping. This is one of the most affordable nail polishes from the drugstore, but by far the best. All of the shades I've tried are evenly pigmented and have a nice glossy finish without using a top coat. 

The shade I'm including today is one of my recent purchases called "Redical Rockstar", which is a bright red with orange undertones. It's actually the exact same shade as the Flower Beauty HydraSilk Ultimate Lip Butter in the shade "Poppy Petal" that I just mentioned!
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Colourpop Yes, Please! Palette // $16.00




I've mentioned this palette in several posts before, but it is truly my all time favorite and most used palette in my collection. I've had it for a year and have found it to be so versatile for every season. I especially love it for summer, since it is full of bright, but also wearable, warm toned shades. My go-to everyday shades for the summertime have been; Champs (matte pale peachy nude), Louie (metallic duochrome red with a gold flip), Mischief (matte warm yellow), and Note to Self (matte warm caramel). The shadows are really high quality and blendable for such an affordable price. 



Camila Cabello x L'Oréal Single Eyeshadow // $9.99 




This shadow is so quick and easy to use. I apply it on my lid with my finger and blend it out with a camel brown shade (my go-to is the shade "Note to Self" from the Colourpop Yes, Please! palette.) The single shadows are my favorite from the Camila Cabello Havana collection and such a stand-out product from the drugstore.

Check out my full review of the collection here!


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This gloss is perfect for the summertime - it gives such a nice shine to the lips with a very sheer wash of pigmentation and sparkle. It feels really light and moisturizing, too. I have been using it nonstop since I bought it!

Check out my full review here!

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Milani Eyeshadow Primer // $6.99

Over the summer I've been having issues with my eyeshadows creasing and fading within a few hours of application because of how humid it is where I live. I've heard great things about this primer for years and it definitely lives up to it's hype. I only use a tiny amount for each eyelid and blend it in with my finger. I can see the difference in the longevity in my eye makeup and the minimal creasing I have by the end of the day. 

This is actually the first product I've ever tried from Milani and I'm excited to try more in the future! Comment below your Milani recommendations!

Wet n Wild Zodiac Collection Color Icon Lip Gloss // $2.99


This lip gloss is such a unique duo-chrome tangerine shade with pink and gold reflect. I recent bought a few lip glosses from the new Wet n Wild Zodiac Collection and I've been using this one a lot in particular because it is just the perfect summer shade. It can be worn alone, layered on top of a lipstick, or mixed together wit another gloss (I've been using it in combination with the Camila Cabello x L'Oréal lip gloss I mentioned previously.) Also it's Leo season and I'm a Leo, so I obviously had to include this shade! 😊

Check out my full review here!

Shade Shown:
Leo

Wet n Wild Zodiac Collection MegaGlo Loose Highlighting Powder // $6.99


If you love an intense shimmery highlight, you have to try this Wet n Wild one out! It is so reflective and bright - really on a different level than all of my other highlighters. The icy champagne tone is the perfect shade to compliment my fair skin tone. I love to use the Real Techniques Setting Brush with this because it applies the perfect amount of product in a targeted area. If you're looking for an intense summer glow, then I highly recommend this product!

Check out my full review here!

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Written In The Stars

Blossom Beauty RollLip Gloss // $6.00


I have been using this gloss so much over the past few weeks. I would actually consider this to be more of a lip balm since the glossy finish doesn't last very long. It leaves my lips feeling moisturized for several hours after the gloss is gone. I also love how there's real flowers inside the tube!

I bought mine at Urban Outfitters, which is the only place I've ever seen this brand before. Click here to see a list of their other retailers. 

Shade Shown:

Cherry

Vaseline Lip Therapy Lip Balm Tin // $2.99


I have tried so many lip balms most of which were mediocre at best, but this is one of my absolute favorites. I love the rosy scent, it isn't too strong and perfumey like other floral scented makeup can be. I always apply mine at night before I go to bed and in the morning/before I do my makeup and it gives my lips long-lasting moisture. My tin is almost empty now and I will definitely be repurchasing in the future. This is also a dupe for the Glossier Balm DotCom and the Smith's RoseBud Salve - but at only a fraction of their prices! 

Shade Shown:
Rosy Lips

Comment below your summer beauty favorites!

-Melissa

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Comments

  1. So many great summer makeup goodies. I don't usually wear lots of lipstick but always go for Vaseline! =). I love that red polish too as it is one of my go-to colors! XOXO, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

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    1. Vaseline products are such a necessity for me too! The red polish is such a fun pop of color for any season! Thanks for reading, Christine! :)

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  2. Oooh great post thanks for sharing!

    Soph - https://sophhearts.com x

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  3. such an interesting post! i never heard most of the products mentioned but vaseline! thank you for sharing x
    have a wonderful day!

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    1. You should totally check some of the products out that i mentioned! Thank you so much for reading! Have a nice weekend! :)

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  4. Wow! Such a fantastic list of gorgeous goodies Melissa! I’m loving the ColourPop palette, those shades are so pretty! I use Vaseline lip balm too and love the different flavours you can get. Great post, thank you for sharing <3 xx

    Bexa | www.hellobexa.com

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    1. Colourpop's eyeshadow formulas are my favorite! I definitely need to try more flavors of the Vaseline lip balm I the future! Thank you so much for reading, Bexa! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! :) x

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  5. Wow! Such a fantastic list of gorgeous goodies Melissa! I’m loving the ColourPop palette, those shades are so pretty! I use Vaseline lip balm too and love the different flavours you can get. Great post, thank you for sharing <3 xx

    Bexa | www.hellobexa.com

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    1. Colourpop's eyeshadow formulas are my favorite! I definitely need to try more flavors of the Vaseline lip balm I the future! Thank you so much for reading, Bexa! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! :) x

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  6. I'm a fan of Sally Hansen's nail polish too; I love Mauve Over. It's a great everyday, nude color. Oooh that Vaseline Lip Therapy looks like something I'd love to purchase. Thanks for sharing your favorites Melissa!

    xx, Des | https://www.itsbetterinheels.com

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    1. Mauve Over is one of my favorites too! The Vaseline lip balm is such a good product, you should totally try it out! Thanks for reading, Des! :)

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  7. That ColourPop pallette looks beautiful! My Summer essential is definitely Carmex lip balm.

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    1. Colourpop is my favorite eyeshadow formula! You should totally check it out! I love the Carmex lip balm too! Thanks for reading! :)

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  8. Such an amazing selection of products! I absolutely love the look of that ColourPop palette, and wish the brand was easier to get a hold of here in the UK xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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    1. I know! Hopefully they expand to be in retail stores internationally in the future! I personally hate buying makeup online, but if you ever have the chance to buy from Colourpop's website, everything I ever tried is really great quality! Thanks for reading, Hannah!

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  9. I love that eyeshadow palette!! I'm seriously thinking about buying one now even if I'm not sure where to find one in the UK.

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    1. My favorite eyeshadow formula is Colourpop! You should totally check it out, they have tons to choose from! They're sold on Colourpop's website and can be shipped internationally! If you go through the pink link under my review of it, you can get 20% off of your order! I tried a lot from the brand and I have loved everything! I would also recommend their Super Shock Shadows and Ultra Satin lipsticks. Let me know if you end up buying anything! Thanks for reading, Alice! Have a great week! x

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  10. I love the look of the coloupop palette! I haven't tried any of these product before so thank you for the recommendations x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. Colourpop is one of my all time favorite brands and they make the best eyeshadows! I highly recommend it! Thanks for reading, Sophie! x

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  11. Camila Cabello x L'Oréal Single Eyeshadow looks sooo pretty. I'd love to try that. Thanks for sharing dear!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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    1. You definitely should! I've been using it nearly everyday since I bought it! Thank you so much for reading, Jess! :)

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    1. I'm so happy you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for reading! :) x

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  13. That l'oral single shadow looks absolutely stunning! I definitely also want to look into buying an eyeshadow primer and will add Milani to my mental list of ones to check out!

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    1. You definitely should! The Milani primer makes my eyeshadow stay on at least 10+ hours! Thanks for reading, Ashiana! :)

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  14. I love the Sally Hansen nail polish line. It's the only drugstore polish line I use.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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    1. Me too! I also love to use Sinful Colors too, but Sally Hansen stays on a lot longer for me. Thanks for reading, Kathrin! :)

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