My Natural, Glowy Summer Makeup
That effortless natural glowy summer makeup look...
My Summer makeup M.O. has always been a natural, dewy glow. This is the time of year where I switch out most of my powder products for creams and liquids and focus on keeping my skin protected (see more about my favorite sunblocks here), moisturized and glowing. Always love trying out new products, but I think I've finally found my go-to's for Summer 2021.
Sharing a full break down of my favorite natural glowy summer makeup products below!
PRIMER + FOUNDATION
Tula Face Filter Primer - Smoothes skin and blurs imperfections with a subtle tint for the perfect hint of glow. A great throw on and go for no makeup days where you just want a liiittle something. I use shade Sunrise (Medium) in the Summertime! (code DANIELLEGERVINO)
ItCosmetics CC Cream +Illumination - Although a "CC" or "color correcting" cream, I use this product as a foundation. It's buildable from next to nothing to full coverage, and the +illumination version gives a gorgeous subtle glow. I use shade "Neutral Medium" in the Summertime. Extra perk - it contains SPF 50+!
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter - This multi-use product can be used as a primer, mixed with foundation, used in lieu of foundation, or even as a highlighter. On light makeup days, I'll use this instead of CC cream, and on full makeup days, I use Flawless Filter over my CC cream for a little extra glow all around. Gives a beautiful, airbrushed "filtered" makeup look. I use shade 3 in the Summertime.
UNDER EYE CONCEALER
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish - If you were a fan of the Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector (Becca is sadly going out of business so this won't be available for much longer), you will love Magic Vanish! I actually love it even more because its formula is thinner and less sticky. This is a great pre-step to under eye concealer to target those dark circles. I use shade Fair.
Tarte Shape Tape Glow Wand - Apply under or over under eye concealer for an awakened and brightened under eye. I prefer to apply under my concealer for a more subtle glow. I use shade Alight. (code DANIELLE)
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer - The best, most brightening coverage that stays all day (make sure your under eyes are nice and hydrated for optimal wear). If you're prone to dryness or have more mature skin, I recommend the new Shape Tape Ultra Creamy. I use shade Light in both products. (code DANIELLE)
SETTING POWDER + SPRAY
NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder - I like to apply this with a damp beauty blender to areas prone to 'stickiness', like under eyes and chin. Great as an all-over setting powder too!
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray - Doubles as a primer or a setting spray! Light, fresh, and helps to set the base of my makeup for all-day wear. I use this at the very end of my makeup routine!
Honorable mention: Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
BLUSH + BRONZE
Glossier Cloud Paint - One of my all-time favorite blushes, especially in the Summer! Creates this beautiful, flushed-from-within look that's so natural. I use shade Beam.
Tarte Breezy Cream Bronzer - Don't be intimidated by a cream bronzer! This product can be used for bronzing or contouring, and glides on like butter. I use shade Seychelles and highly recommend this brush! (code DANIELLE)
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer - Although I typically like to stick to liquid & cream products in the Summer, this powder bronzer is too good to pass up! It gives a gorgeous bronzy glow for the perfect after-sun look. I use shade Luminous Bronze Light.
Iconic London Illuminator - If you're looking for a hyper-pigmented blinding highlight that really pops, this is IT for that natural glowy Summer makeup look. I use shade Original.
Jouer Powder Highlighter - My favorite powder highlight, hands down! The pigment is insane (I liked this 10x better than the Chanel highlighter everyone raves about!). I use shade Citrine.
Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand - These went viral on TikTok earlier this year, and have since been so hard to find! I use shade Peachgasm for a blush/highlight combo and shade Spotlight for an overall highlight.
Honorable mention: Hourglass Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick
Too Face Born This Way Eyeshadow Palette - My top eyeshadow palette recommendation for warm neutrals! Has everything you need in both shimmer and matte shades.
Ilia Liquid Powder Chromatic Eye Tint - I looove this liquid eyeshadow for a little pop of color. It's highly-pigmented formula glides on (I use my fingers to apply) for a buildable color. I use shades Mythic & Fresco.
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner - This product has been in my makeup bag forever. I love the felt tip, which makes for a perfect cat eye application. Tip: if doing a cat eye, dip your ring finger in your setting powder and dab over your liner once dried. If needed, apply a second coat on top of the setting powder to re-darken the black. This will help is truly stay all day!
You might've noticed there's no mascara in my Summer makeup routine! I use Lashify, so there's no need for mascara (more on this IGTV + my Lashify story highlight), but my top rec for mascara is Tarte's Lights Camera Lashes. (code DANIELLE)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz - I've been using this brow pencil for years! Shade Medium Brown is perfect for my dark brows.
Patrick Ta Major Brow Shaping Wax - If you're going for that fluffy, brushed brows look, this if your product! Make sure to activate it first by spraying some setting spray on a spoolie before picking up the wax.
Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner - I always used to assume that liner was only for that dramatic, 90s lined-lips look. I now match my liner to my neutral lip shades to help give my lips a fuller appearance. I love Charlotte Tilbury's Pillow Talk shade as a universal neutral.
My go-to neutral lipsticks: Tarte Lippie Lingerie in Exposed or Whisper, Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink in Seductress, Tarte Color Splash in Rum Punch or Sunkissed, Ilia Color Block Lipstick in Amberlight
Lime Crime Faux Freckle Pen - I have so many freckles that get covered by the rest of my makeup. I like to bring them back out in the Summer with this pen! I find this mirrors my natural freckles most accurately. I use shade Amber.
And of course, couldn't live without by Beauty Blenders! I use these to apply just about every step of my makeup routine. Highly recommend using the original brand versus a cheaper alternative. See a video on how to clean and disinfect your beauty blender here!