With summer’s sweltering temperatures and high humidity in full gear, sometimes the last time you want to do is go all out with a full face of makeup. You want glowy, easy, effortless makeup that doesn’t require us to have to touch up at every turn, but often it can be difficult to find great products to rely on. Luckily for you, I’ve done the hard job for you and sifted through many different beauty brands to bring you a list of some of the top, no-fuss makeup you need to get your hands on! Simplify your everyday, natural makeup routine while looking and feeling fresh and ready to face the world.
For Lips: Smith and Cult Locked & Lit CBD Lip Balm
I love Smith and Cult’s CBD lip balm for many reasons, but the one that really takes the cake for me is how long lasting it is compared to most lip balms on the market that I’ve tried. I can put in on in the morning and— I kid you not— it will last for hours and hours on end. It’s ultra-moisturizing and is not sticky whatsoever. The texture of the balm is actually rather smooth (not sticky or stringy like some glosses), and I love the way it feels on my lips! The balm glides and melts right into the lips while giving them a gloss-like shine, and even after the balm wears off I notice my lips are distinctly more hydrated and soft. The clear or tinted balms are great for daytime wear on their own or over other lip products. I also find I enjoy applying the balm before bed for overnight hydration.
Smith and Cult’s Locked & Lit lip balm is definitely a must-have if you’re looking for a super hydrating and long-lasting lip balm! It’s definitely now a staple in my makeup collection.
For Blush: Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Last Looks Cream Blush
For the most perfect, natural blush, clean-beauty brand Juice Beauty’s cream blush is perfect for all-day wear! It’s botanical base of juices, waxes, and powders lends itself to giving a hydrating and buildable flush to the skin. It works well over other cream products or on its own, and can also be applied to the lips as a sheet tint or to the eyes as a subtle eye shadow! The clean formulas of the blushes are also great for anyone with sensitive skin, as it lacks many of the more common irritants you may find in other makeup products. I like to apply it with my fingers over a tinted-moisturizer or a light foundation. A little goes a long way with this blush!
For a long-lasting blush that gives you an effortless, radiant glow, Juice Beauty has really put out a real winner with this blush.
For Bronzer: NUDESTIX Nudies Bronze
For beautiful, sun-kissed skin I highly recommend the NUDESTIX Nudies Bronze cream sticks. To apply, it’s as easy swiping the product over the areas where you want to add a bit of color and blending it out with the brush provided. It blends like a dream and looks incredibly natural on the skin in an instant while giving you full day wear. The formula is matte but not drying or flat in any way, giving you the perfect beach babe glow without the need to tan. These sticks are easy to pop in a purse or bag to travel with and are quite versatile, as it can also be used as an eye shadow or contour. These sticks are just super convenient, great quality, and I can’t get enough of the shades! Bondi Bae and Sunkissed are my top favorites right now, but the range of shades they offer cover light to deeper skin tones.
For an effortless, long-lasting bronzer with a natural, almost skin-like finish, NUDESTIX have really nailed it with their Nudies Bronze sticks!
For Highlight and Contour: Winky Lux Limited Edition S’mores Face Palette
If you love novelty makeup products that perform well, you’re going to love the Winky Lux Limited Edition S’mores collection! This palette contains two highlighter shades and one matte contour shade to help sculpt and define your features, all with a yummy s’mores and graham cracker scent. The packaging is super cute and the shades are all soft and silky, pigmented and blendable. This palette can be used on the face, eyes, and body for a beautiful shimmery glow. All Winky Lux products are also cruelty-free, sulfate-free, paraben-free, and phthalate-free, which is amazing!
For a fun, scented highlight and contour palette with great pigmentation and bendability, scoop up this limited edition product from Winky Lux before they’re gone for good!
For Foundation: Physicians Formula Natural Defense Sheer Line of Defense Foundation SPF 30
If you’re looking for a light coverage foundation that holds up in the hot summer weather, Physicians Formula’s Natural Defense Foundation with 30 SPF is worth checking out. They’ve includes their miracle blurring formula, the 360º Total Defense Complex to protect against harmful UV rays, blue light, and pollution that your skin is exposed to daily. It wears well throughout the day and the formula works great as a base to even out your skin tone before going in with other products like blush or bronzer. For this foundation I find it’s definitely a product where less is better than more— a light sweep over the skin will cancel any redness while providing a good amount of coverage.
For Concealer: Physicians Formula Natural Defense Total Coverage Concealer SPF 30
Much like its foundation counterpart, the Physicians Formula Natural Defense Concealer is great for concealing acne or under-eye circles while also providing SPF and skin protection against blue light, UV rays, and pollution. The unique sponge applicator makes it convenient to slip in a bag for on-the-go coverage, and is also great for precise, targeted application right where you may want it. It provides lightweight, full coverage and will last from day to night.
For a easy-to-apply, high coverage concealer that provides SPF 30 and protection for your skin against pollutants, try the Physicians Formula Natural Defense Concealer.