There are a few things that I love to wear during the summer. In the summer having a quick routine frees up so much more time to do other activities. The simpler, the better is my motto.
First having a good face wash is key. I love Purity by Philosophy. It is gentle on your face but still makes it feel clean. Sweat and dirt are a major factor in my summer life and having a good face wash helps get rid of grime.
Having a good sunless tanner is also key. Spending too much time in the sun isn't good for you skin. I should know, I worked at a tanning salon for years. A sunless tanner is good for evening out skin tone and providing an extra glow. Lets be honest, as much as you would love to spend everyday outside getting a nice glow, its just not possible. Tanning Bed in a Tube by Too Faced provides a deep glow without looking too fake.
I love wearing shimmer in natural tones in the summer. This Bobbi Brown is great to wear on your eyes and cheeks. I love being able to use the same color to highlight your cheekbones as well as your eye lids. It gives a natural glowing look with very little effort. Plus this Bobbi Brown has a white that is great for highlighting the inner corners of your eyes, instantly making them look bigger.
To finish off your eyes you need a great mascara. I feel like this is one of the hardest things to find. I'm always trying new ones and recently I found one that I love. Well at least for the moment love. It's Buxom by Bare Essentials. I don't really like waterproof mascara because I feel like it clumps and is hard to get off later. I love that is mascara doesn't run when you get sweaty.
I also love having a light pink lip gloss on hand. I love lipstick, especially brightly colored ones but when you are out and about all day in the sun it's not always the easiest to keep lips looking nice. I love that you can throw lip gloss on and go. You also don't need a mirror to apply it which makes it great.
Last but certainly not least is a nice perfume. I'm obsessed with Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana. I switch my perfumes up according to the weather and this is one I love to wear when it's hot out. It's light smell doesn't make you feel like you're trying to cover up that sweaty smell. It simple adds a light fresh smell to you which I think is key.