Update your makeup bag this summer
By Carla Snuggs
Now that we’re a few weeks into summer, we hope you’ve transitioned from spring makeup to summer makeup! If you’re still using the same foundation, lipsticks and blush from spring, don’t fret - Posh Beauty Blog has the latest and most fabulous makeup to get your look updated for the summer.
jane iredale LipDrink Lip Balm
jane iredale LipDrink Lip Balm provides physical, broad spectrum SPF 15 and uses a powerful blend of antioxidants, green tea extracts and Vitamins C and E to protect and nourish lips. LipDrink is naturally lemon scented and available in three summer shades including: Crush, a new tinted berry, Buff, a new nude, and Sheer, the original translucent shade (Shown above, $15 each, janeiredale.com).
Pur Minerals Primer, Blush and Plumping Lip Gloss
Pür Minerals helps you minimize the appearance of pores, fine lines and imperfections while making your foundation look even better with their selection of color correcting primers. I love Pür Minerals Color Correcting Primer (Peach). It neutralizes the look of dark circles, age spots, freckles and uneven skin tone with color-perfecting ingredients. Plus, it brighten and firm the skin’s appearance while smoothing away the look of fine lines with clinically proven skin care technology.
Pür Minerals Chateau Cheeks Pressed Powder Blush: Available in four gorgeous shades, this blush provides a complexion enhancing hint of smudge-proof color along with powerful anti-aging benefits. Harvested straight from the famed vineyards of Bordeaux, France, wine extract is used to create two ingredients for the brand: Resveratrox and Vitisin. Resveratrox provides cell renewing properties while Vitisin helps combat summer UV damage and targets hyperpigmentation
Pür Minerals Chateau Kisses Plumping Lip Gloss: Hydrate your lips this summer with an eye-catching wash of high-shine color in eight covetable hues. This lush formula leaves lips dewy and brilliantly colored for hours.
Shop: Pür Minerals
CND® Shellac® Brand 14+ Day Nail Color
Step outside the boundaries with daring new CND® SHELLAC® brand 14+ day nail color shades. The patented CND® SHELLAC® brand 14+ day nail color system delivers high-performance wear and stunning crystal shine with zero dry-time and no nail damage. It's a healthy manicure choice for natural nails with no surface filing and can be layered for endless color customization. The CND® SHELLAC® Brand XPRESS5™ Top Coat and CND® LED Lamp deliver faster-than-ever service time and incredible 5-minute removal with CND® SHELLAC® brand Nourishing Remover and CND® Foil Remover Wraps. To boot, it has a “3-Free” formulation – no formaldehyde, toluene, or DBP.
COLORS: Safety Pin, Naked Naiveté, Tartan Punk, Rouge Rite, Poison Plum, Peacock Plume. Visit the Salon Locator on cnd.com to find a CND® SHELLAC® Brand Certified Pro.
NYC New York Color Expert Last Lip Color-MATTE
The perfect balance: a mix of matte and satin! These satin matte shades are perfectly wearable, from day to night, from casual to glam, this lipstick will complete your look. The long lasting, amplified color wears up to 6 hours with a velvety and glamorous finish. The formula doesn't feather or bleed. Colors: Smooth Beige, Creamy Mauve, Pure Coral, Velvety Fuchsia, Red Suede. ($1.99, Newyorkcolor.com)
Vapour Organic Beauty Siren Lipstick
Vapour Organic Beauty is a leading beauty company committed to creating high-performance cosmetics that are natural, pure and gorgeous! Vapour’s Siren Lipstick is a naturally long-wearing, moisturizing lipstick and lip conditioner in one amazing chemical-free formula. There are 27 colors perfect for summer. I LOVE “Dare” (shown above). Vapour Organic Beauty Siren Lipstick is available at VapourBeauty.com.
TEMPTU Color True Lipstick
I love demi-matte lippies that are lightweight, yet provide intense color! Add a pop of color this summer with TEMPTU Color True lipstick, an edited assortment of eight intense and vibrant hues ranging from shades of red, pink, and brown : Coral Blaze: orange hued coral // Imperial Red: universally-flattering royal red //Rose Velveteen: washed rose hue //Blushed Suede: soft pink //Violet Storm: boldly bright violet // Pink Hype: vibrant hot pink // Plush Plum: powerful plum shade // Jet Rouge: midnight raisin Bordeaux ($24, Temptu.com).
Illamasqua Gel Color + Gel Sculpt
Two summer essentials from Illamasqua offer all you need for a flawless summertime look in minutes. The innovative Gel Sculpt stick makes contouring a breeze, without the need for an assortment of brushes, sponges and a slew of other tools. The lightweight, matte formula glides on effortlessly for a sheer bronze or can be layered for a deeper tint. Gel Color is a highly pigmented tint that provides an instant flush of color to your complexion and features a unique, water-based formula that provides skin with a cooling effect upon application. Available in Charm, a fresh wash of apricot or Fluster, a delicate poetic pink. Purchase: Net-A-Porter.com.
Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Duo
MAKE UP FOR EVER helps you master the technique of highlighting and sculpting with the new Pro Sculpting Duo. It naturally accents and undetectably contours your features in one sleek, simple compact. It’s talc-free, gel-powder formula is unbelievably natural and blends seamlessly into skin for a weightless, traceless sculpting result. The Pro Sculpting Duo comes in two sets of shades, light with cool undertones and tan with warm undertones and contains skin-enhancing ingredients, including Spherical Powders and Polymers to smooth and perfect the skin. Purchase: Makeupforever.com
pop-arazzi Nail Polish and Beauty 360 Collection
Head over to CVS for pop-arazzi’s full range of fun nail polish shades, whether you’re looking for bright blues and teals like Just Beachin’ and Surf n’ Turf, a soft tone like Toes in the Sand, or a vibrant coral like Tropic Tango! The polishes are 5-Free! Also the Beauty 360 collection offers 75 high-performance nail and grooming essentials to ensure salon results. From the travel-friendly Jeweled Nail Clipper to the Shape Defining Nail File which has a stainless steel honeycomb surface to keep nails from splitting, there’s something for every manicure/pedicure need. FYI, CVS/pharmacy offers $5 ExtraBucks™ for every $50 spent on beauty purchases through their Beauty Clubs.
Disclosure: Press samples were provided by some brands/PR for editorial consideration, product testing, photography and review.
What's in your makeup bag this summer? Leave your comments below!