9 Step Summer Beauty Routine

9 steps to barely there summer beautyWhen it comes to beauty less is always more for me and today I’m sharing my 9 step routine for barely there summer makeup. When the temperatures are warm I don’t want to layer on moisturizer and foundation in the morning because I know it will lead to overly dewy skin and chunks of foundation in my wrinkles. Not cool! I rely on my nighttime skincare routine (this and this) to keep my skin moisturized throughout the day so I ditch the face lotion in the morning. Here are my steps…

  1. Bare Minerals Total Cleansing Oil – gentle, soft and helps retain moisture throughout the day.
  2. Caudalie Radiance Serum – helps to smooth and brighten skin! I’m obsessed with this product.
  3. Bobbi Brown Instant Confidence Stick – My friends at BB sent this my way and it is HEAVEN. I use it under my eyes, on my eyelids and in between my eyebrows to smooth out an wrinkles or lines. It feels like velvet and is super breathable. Really amazing!
  4. Bare Minerals bareSkin Concealer – I’ve used this for years and a little goes a long way. It’s the only concealer I’ve used that doesn’t dry out on my eyelids/under eyes. The skin here is so dry and I think the confidence stick has also made a huge difference in keeping my concealer in one place. Either way, I like that this is soft, blends well and stays put.
  5. Guerlain Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder – I use a quick swipe of this light bronzing powder all over my face. It isn’t as pigmented as other brands I’ve used – it is definitely the most natural I’ve used!
  6. NARS Blush in Angelika – I like that this blush has a blue undertone to it. My hair gets a lot of natural highlights from the sun and can end up looking brassy. My normal peachy blush would just exaggerate the warm tones in my hair so in the summer I switch so something a little cooler. Just a quick dab and swipe on the apples of my cheeks.
  7. Clinique High Impact Mascara – I am constantly rotating mascaras but I really like the brush on this one. It gets every last lash and stays on all day!
  8. Glossier Boy Brow – YOU NEED THIS NOW. I’m not kidding, since I started doing this so many of you have started complimenting my brows and that is because this product makes them so easy to tame. If keeping your eyebrows in check stressed you out then I promise you will not regret purchasing Boy Brow!
  9. Bobbi Brown Tube Tint in Naked – the perfect gloss to accent your lips natural color.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments and I’ll be sure to respond! xo

20 Comments  |  Join the Conversation

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

20 thoughts on “9 Step Summer Beauty Routine

  1. Thanks for posting! I have given up on makeup for now since I work outside, and the makeup was not meshing well with the amount I was sweating :P. It would also get in my eyes and I would look like I was crying! Do you believe that the boy brow would last while working outside without moving around/smudging?

    Chelsea T

    1. Yes it would definitely stay put! It has almost a waxy finish to the touch but looks so natural!

  2. I definitely have to try the Bare Skin concealer! I’ve heard so many good things about it! Thank you for sharing!

  3. I keep hearing great things about Bare Minerals’ cleansing oil. Have you ever used other cleansing oils? Right now I’m satisfied with the drugstore brand I’m using, but I’m curious if it’s worth the upgrade…

    Katie // thosebakergirls.com

    1. I would say yes only because the cleansing oil provides so much more moisture for my skin (enough so that I don’t use daily face lotion, just a light spf). I am usually someone who only shops at the drugstore but my old one used to dry out my skin too much.

  4. I’ve heard so many raves about the Glossier Boy Brow recently. You’ve convinced me to give it a try! What color do you use? Thanks!

  5. Thank you for sharing! I’m getting married in September and am on the look for a few products that will make me look just a little better than normal. I’d say our makeup aesthetic is the same. I don’t go for too much! Any tips you have there would be appreciated!

    I really want to try out the Bobbi Brown stick!

  6. Liz, love this post! I went to pin for future reference and the account you have linked under your connect feature directed me to another Liz. I follow your Pinterest account so I was able to pin that way but wanted to give you a heads up!

  7. Thanks for sharing, Liz! I’ve been so happy to find out that you also skip the moisturizer in the morning, I thought I was crazy not to use it!
    I have a question and I am so curious I could die!! When you linked the products you use at night the first link doesn’t work, so please could you tell which is the other product you use at night apart from (or together with) the La Mer one?

    Thank you!


    (this is my first time leaving a comment and I will do it soon on another post, a not so recent one…hope you’ll answer to both!)