5 Must Have Makeup Products For The Summer

When it comes to summer makeup, you need to have something that is lightweight, long lasting and most importantly waterproof. With so much time spent in the sun and in the water, you definitely want to retain that dewy look which is why I’ve shared my top 5 must have makeup products for the summer.

Even though these are my top 5 products, keep in mind that you can change it up, for example: use a high SPF sunscreen or a primer underneath your foundation to protect your skin and ensure the long wear of your foundation or add a bit of powder or bronzer over your foundation.

Essence Pure Nude Foundation

This is a brilliant lightweight foundation that gives you that “no-makeup feel”. The last thing you want on a hot summers day is to suffocate your skin underneath a thick layer of foundation so this one is a must for summer. It doesn’t cover up imperfections 100% so a good concealer is recommended. Available in 3 shades. (R69.95)

CATRICE Liquid Camouflage – High Coverage Concealer

Okay so this is literally THE BEST CONCEALER I’ve ever used! I can’t even begin to explain how well this product conceals and covers up imperfections. It does an AMAZING job at doing just that and I can see myself returning to the stores over and over again to top up on this product. A definite must-have! (R61.95) Buy it HERE.

CATRICE Chocolate Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

I’ve had my eye on this palette for the longest time and it’s the perfect palette for summer! When it comes to summer makeup you definitely want to tone it down with neutral colors and this palette offers the right amount of warm and cool tones. This palette has 3 shimmer shades and 3 matte shades. (R89.95)

CATRICE Luxury Lashes Volume Waterproof Mascara

With summer makeup waterproof mascara is a non-negotiable. Not only because you’re in and out the water a lot but also due to extra perspiration around the eye area. A good waterproof mascara helps eliminate that mascara smudge throughout the day.

I was a bit worried that this new one from CATRICE wouldn’t give me those thick voluminous lashes I always aim for but it actually worked out quite well after 2 coats. It also smells really nice and has cashmere proteins which are known to nourish, smooth, strengthen and protect. Also available in Ultra Black and Dramatic Volume. (R84.95)

Essence Sheer & Shine Lipstick

To finish off your look the new range of Essence Sheer & Shine Lipsticks couldn’t be a better choice. These are perfect for adding a bit of color to your lips whilst still keeping them moisturized. I love that this range of lipsticks are a lot more sheer than conventional lipsticks so you don’t need to apply them like a pro either. Available in 12 colors. (38.95)

If you’re looking for more useful tips on how to keep your makeup on in the summer talesofbelle.com has listed some great tips on this blog post.

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  1. Jan
    January 29, 2016 / 4:55 PM

    My summer beauty tip has to be facial mists, there are so many out there. Refreshing, hydrating or make up setting. Most bottles are lightweight and easy to carry around. My fave has to be the beauty fix facial mist.

    • What The Blog
      February 2, 2016 / 11:32 AM

      I’ve actually seen many bloggers rave about the Beauty Fix mist – think I definitely need to get myself some 🙂

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