Monday, June 22, 2015

Makeup Essentials {Summer Edition}

Makeup Essentials by Anchors and Pearls

Happy Monday! And happy summer!! Today I want to share some of my favorite makeup for summer. I don't wear a ton of makeup in the summer but when I do, these are the things that I cannot do without! 


Urban Decay Naked Palette (Anchors and Pearls)

The original Naked Palette is my favorite for summer because I love the more gold/bronze tones with a tan! There are colors that can make it look like you are wearing almost no makeup, and there are colors that can be used for a much more dramatic look. 



This a color that seriously looks good on everybody. It has a slight golden shimmer and also looks great with a tan. It is easy to make it very subtle for daytime or make it a little brighter if thats the look you're going for.

Nars Orgasm Blush


Hourglass Mineral Primer (Anchors and Pearls)

This is the best primer I have tried, and its perfect for mineral foundation. It does not make your face shiny (very important in the summer when its hot!) It also has SPF 15 so even if your foundation doesn't have SPF you don't have to mess around with a layer of greasy sunscreen under your makeup! 


Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation (Anchors and Pearls)

I think mineral foundations are amazing for summer because they are light and usually not as harsh on your skin (the sun and the heat are bad enough!) Its also super easy to reapply if you sweat. This foundation in particular is supposed to be waterproof and last all day. While I wouldn't say it is 100% waterproof, it does last really well.


Makeup Forever Full Cover Concealer (Anchors and Pearls)

Not quite the caliber of my beloved MAC pro-longwear concealer but this is another really good concealer. It goes on really easily (you really don't even need a brush) which makes it super easy to throw in your bag during the summer for touch ups. It is also waterproof so its perfect for days by the pool or the lake, or even if you're just going to be sweating. 


Blinc Mascara Amplified (Anchors and Pearls)

I've mentioned this before but this is my most used Mascara. Its good for daily use because it is really easy to take off. It puts "tubes" on your lashes so if you sweat or get wet its not going to smudge and it will definitely still look good after a long day. It actually doesn't even really come off when you're swimming (unless you rub your eyes). Even if you rub your eyes the most it will do is flake a little bit so its much easier to fix than raccoon eyes! 


Fresh Sugar Lipbalm (Anchors and Pearls)

This is a new product for me, but I have the non-tinted Sugar lip-balms and I love them. Its super hydrating and it has SPF 15. I love this one because it has just a very slight berry tint to it, which adds to any super natural day time look. 


Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder (Anchors and Pearls)


This is also a really new product for me, but so far I love it! I wanted a setting powder that would keep my makeup in place all day and this has definitely done the trick. 


Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray (Anchors and Pearls)


Once again, I'm all about makeup that really stays put in the summer. Through sweat, water, you name it I want to be able to be active and not have to worry about all my makeup coming off. This setting spray definitely does the trick. Be careful how much you put on though because it can make your face shiny if you spray too much! 


38 comments:

  1. I love all of these products- especially the Naked palette and Orgasm blush. They are my absolute favorites!

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    1. I love them! They're good in all seasons and they look good on everyone!

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  2. All of these products sound amazing! I will have to check out the primer as well as the mascara- I'm always looking for new products. Thanks for sharing!

    xo.

    http://apeachysonder.blogspot.com

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    1. They're both amazing and definitely worth it!

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  3. UD makeup setting spray is my savior! Also, it's just a nice cooling treat for your face.
    Shaguna
    gold&hearts

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  4. I love reading people's makeup essentials!

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  5. Love the Naked Palette, the UD setting spray, and the sugar lip balm.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

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    1. I cannot live without my Naked Palette! I just all of them!

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  6. I seriously need all these products - it's going to be a hot one! Great post

    Michaela || The Monogrammed Midwesterner

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  7. Such a great list, I can't live without my last curler!

    xx | Steph @ The Lovely Essentials & Jenssen's Designs

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  8. YES to anything Laura Mercier (those are basically all of the face makeup products I use) and I love the Nars Orgasm blush and the Naked palettes! Great products!!

    xo
    Lauren
    The Fashionista's Diary

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    1. I've just started using Laura Mercier and so far I love it!

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  9. I love all of these products! I LOVE my naked palette and fresh lip balm. Sephora is the bomb! Great post!
    www.justaspoonfulofbeauty.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks! Sephora is dangerous because I just want to spend all of my money there!

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  10. Love Urban Decay! I use two of their primers & LOVE them! I'm going to have to check out the lip balm!

    xoxo

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    1. I use Urban Decay eyeshadow primers and I love them! And the lip balm is seriously fabulous and so worth it!

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  11. I gave my sister a Naked palette for Christmas, mostly so I can use it ALL the time haha

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    1. Before I got mine, I stole my moms all the time! I used it so often I just had to get my own!

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  12. These sound perfect! I love the fresh lip balm, it's just the best. I really need waterproof concealer, thanks for sharing yours, definitely going to go on the hunt for it!

    Alessandra | blog.pumpup.com

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    1. They have it at Sephora and I really like it!

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  13. I've heard really good things about the UD setting spray, I might have to invest!

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    1. They have a travel size for cheaper and thats what I use! It lasts forever so its definitely worth the investment!

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  14. I am going to have to try the Hourglass Primer! And I love Fresh Sugar lip balm!

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    1. I've tried a whole bunch of primers that were supposed to be good but none of them compared to Hourglass!

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  15. I have really been wanting to try that setting spray for some time now! I have heard some mixed reviews but for the most part everyone seems to like it!

    XOXO
    Marie H.
    Progression By Design

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    1. My only problem with it is that it can make your face a little shiny if you spray too much but it in my experience it works really well to keep your makeup on for long periods of time!

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  16. Obsessed with Naked palette, and the Urban Decay de slick setting spray is FACE SAVING come sticky summer nights!

    cominguprosestheblog.com

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    1. I'm obsessed with my Naked Palette too! Its the only eye shadow I ever use!

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  17. Nars is by far my favorite highlighter!!!!

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    1. I love their blush! Basically anything Nars is amazing!

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  18. I love so many of the same products! The Naked palette is a must-have for everyone, and I've recently become addicted to the Laura Mercier secret brightening powder for under the eyes!

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    1. I've heard great things about the Laura Mercier brightening powder for under they eyes so I will have to check it out!

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  19. May have to try some of these great products! I can't live without my primer -- definitely worth the purchase!

    x Sarah
    http://www.bohochiccafe.com

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    1. I love all of them! Primer is a must for me since I use powder makeup!

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