SUMMER MUST HAVES

By Grace Stewart

Every makeup artist has their go-to favourite products, found through a gruelling process of trial and error. When it comes to summer beauty, knowing which foundation will give you a natural finish and which mascara won’t run is key! Trust me when I tell you my top 10 beauty products for this summer won't let you down. From glowing skin, natural brows, to gorgeous lashes; giiiirl I so got you.


 

This moisturizer, refreshes and boosts the look of dull, flat or tired-looking skin by brightening and clarifying with iridescent particles and antioxidants. It is the PERFECT makeup primer or wear it alone to get that fresh summer glow. Available in 5 different shades; “silverlite” is my personal favourite! 


Okay, okay, I know you’ve probably heard this one before but it's because the Original Beauty Blender is always and will always be a MUST. With plenty of beauty blender dupes on the market; and trust me I’ve tried them all, nothing compares to the texture and finish the beauty blender will give your skin. The number one tip with this product is to make sure that it is wet before you use it. I'm talking taking that beauty blender and submerging it in water then squeeze out all of the excess. Doing this ensures that whatever product you're using does not get absorbed by the sponge. This product can be used to apply foundations, skin tints, concealers, cream blushes and MORE!


 

This lightweight, hydrating foundation infused with Tarte's Rainforest of the Sea complex and non-chemical SPF 15 sunscreen is definitely my favourite this summer. With it’s water based formula; it feels light on the skin and blends like a dream, PLUS it is available in 21 different shades!
 


 

My all time favourite bronzer. It works on almost any skin tone, is the perfect shade of deep matte brown that gives a "tan" so natural, it always passes inspection. Using a fluffy powder brush (i’m talkin' real fuffy) apply this matte bronzer across chin, cheeks and forehead.


 

Summer 2017 is all about the natural looking brow. This foolproof tinted brow mascara will make all your summer brow dreams come true. It sets, tames and tints brows for natural-looking wear while leaving your brows feeling soft. No one likes a crunchy brow, who’s with me?



 

My go-to highlighter for every skin tone to give you that beautiful champagne glow. Apply with a beauty blender to the tops of your cheek bones and brow bone for that perfect summer gleam. 


 

An oldie, but a goodie! Putting on eyeshadow has never been so easy. This palette breaks down your eye look into 3 different categories; “day, fashion & classic” and even includes step-by-step instructions! #EasyPeasy


 

Okay you guys, I am SO excited about this one. I always say that you don't need to break the bank when buying mascara as it has the shortest shelf life of all beauty products and should be replaced two to three months after opening but finding an affordable one that works just as great can be tricky! Say hello to Loréal’s new Lash Paradise Mascara. For only $13.99 this volumizing and lengthening mascara delivers. You can thank me later! 


 

A good setting spray is key in the summer heat. Not only does NYX Dewy Setting Spray keep your makeup in place, it is the best skin refresher on those hot summer days AND just happens to be the perfect size for your purse! PS it’s only $9.99 #holla


 

Last but not least, this dry shampoo by OUAI (pronounced "way") is literally everything. Hot summer days can leave our do’s falling flat and in need of a desperate refresh. This product does just that. With it’s invisible formula this dry shampoo works on all hair types; fellow brunettes I’m talking to you! 

 

By Grace Stewart

@gracedstewart