Summer is an exciting time in life and makeup. We may be nearing the end of the season, since it’s now August. But look at it this way — there is still a whole month-plus of summer left to enjoy. These are summer makeup products that will cause you to go “Wow!”
Butter London Electralash Amplifying Mascara: It’s love at first sight with these stunning mascaras, which are available in three gorgeous shades. You have two application options: Coat your entire lash with black mascara to enhance lashes and then apply color to tips, or swipe directly onto bare lashes for a bold look.
NARS Dual Intensity Blush in Liberation: I may be betrothed, but I am in love this dual blush from the NARS Summer Collection! These bronze and peach colors scream “SUMMER.” They are wonderful alone as a blush and a bronzer. But they are better when mixed together and applied all over. Try it.
NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Pool Shark: This eyeshadow so hot! I know blue shadows tend to get a bad rap, since they are not always wearable by everyone. But this sheer, sophisticated shadow has subtle hints of blue, purple, and pink. It’s a cool cat when paired with a colored lip, eyeliner, and/or bronzed skin.
NARS Lip Cover in Members Only: This limited edition liquid lipstick is from this primo brand’s Under Cover Summer 2016 Color Collection. I love a bold, statement lip in summer. This one from NARS speaks volumes.
Shu Uemura Fresh Cushion Blush: This baby was inspired by Korea’s national flower: the mugunghwa, also known as the hibiscus syriacus. It’s a squishy, cushion blush in pink and orange shades, so it offers a light and fresh wash of color for the skin. You can apply over bare skin with the puff provided in the packaging. Or you can add it over foundation to build a dewy look.
Shu Uemura Sheer Color Balm: These balms are cute, hydrating, and the colors are warm weather-ready. You can build the color and don’t even have to look in a mirror while applying. Now that’s effortless beauty!
Ardell Baby Wispies & Lash Trios: Ardell has been the leader in lashes since, like, forever, and I love how they always bring new styles to market. The Lash Trios and Baby Wispies are a natural-looking way to enhance lashes. And you won’t look like you are wearing falsies.
Samantha Lennon, Makeup Consultant & Artist
“Your Makeup Artist”