I wanted to say a big thank you to all you that checked on us over the past week with all the sickness in our home. We’re on day 8 now, and I think Justin is finally back to 100%, and Harlie about 90%. They both came down with strep, and it’s a first for Harlie bug and let’s just say she was PITIFUL! It broke my heart every time she would get on a coughing fit and started to tear up because it hurt so bad. I finally saw screw it and offered her a cough drop to see if it would give her some temporary relief. The chance of her choking was much lower than the pain she was going through! She finally went back to school today after a week at home.
It’s been a minute since I’ve talked about beauty products, so today I wanted to share some of the best reviewed/my favorite products for the hot months ahead of us. It’s not anything new that we need to change out our skincare and makeup products throughout the year, depending on the season. But which products can we keep in rotation year-round vs need to be put changed out? Let me help you with that.
SKINCARE & MAKEUP TO KEEP YEAR-ROUND
- Brow Product
- Setting Powder*
- Eye Cream
- Retinol/Glycolic Products
SKINCARE & MAKEUP TO CHANGE OUT
- Setting Powder*
Some of these items in “change out” category can be used year-round, it just depends on your skin type and the look you’re going for, as well as your daily life.
First off, no matter what season it is, you should always have some sort of SPF on. I prefer to have it built in to my foundation to save me an extra step during my routine. If you don’t like it made in your foundation, there is THIS spray that is amazing! I also prefer to wear as little makeup as possible during the warmer months. I try to just use concealer to cover any blemishes, and to use under my eyes to brighten that area, and then use MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Powder as my “foundation”. Below I’m linking several of the top picks for spring/summer foundations if you’re looking for a new one to try out!
Let’s jump to eyes now. When it’s hot outside, or you’re going to be around a pool, you obviously don’t want your eye makeup running down your face under your sunglasses. So what do you wear? Waterproof & smudge-proof products. If I’m going out on the lake, to the pool, or at the beach, I’m going to put my waterproof mascara on (my lower lashes, since I have faux lashes on the top) and waterproof/smudge-proof liner. Below is my top favs for these products.
My two favorite setting powders are the Laura Mercier Setting Powder, and the Hourglass Setting Powder. As always, my all time favorite spray is the MAC Fix+, but I also love the Tatcha Mist for a dewy look.
I always say that your moisturizer is the “glue” that holds your makeup on. So obviously I think this is a very important step in your routine. Without properly prepping your skin for makeup, your makeup will not last nor look its best. As I’ve said in pretty much all of my beauty posts, I have dry skin. I have dry hair, cuticles, everything. So I go a little cray cray on moisturizing my face, especially if I’ve used any type of retinol or drying agents recently. So I can never ever skip this step, or otherwise my makeup will look like the Sahari Desert with color thrown on it LOL. My TOP 3 favorite moisturizing products are the Farsali Rose Gold Elixir oil, Tula Kefir Pressed Serum, and Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream. I’m sharing many more favorites below for you to try out.
Okay, so now let’s chat a little bit about the other part of this blog post’s title. Putting your skincare in the FRIG? For what?? Well, some will say it doesn’t do anything, while others swear by it. So let me explain the pro’s and con’s and you can decide/try it out for yourself.
- Keeping products cool helps to lengthen the shelf life if it’s an item you don’t use every single day.
- The cooling sensation helps soothe red and/or irritated skin. Also, for rosacea and sensitive skin types.
- Great to calm skin post chemical peels, lasers, etc.
- Chilling your Vitamin C serums can help the vitamins from breaking down more quickly.
- It’s known for years that putting an ice pack on your body will help shrink any puffiness, so that being known… cool skincare can help reduce under eye puffiness. The cold restricts the blood vessels instantly reducing redness.
- Helps wake you up when you put chilled products on your face.
- Putting anti-itch products in the frig will help aid in the soothing agents on the skin.
- I’ve been keeping my Rose Quartz Face Roller in the frig to use at night to help penetrate the products I’m applying. Feels great, too!
- Putting oil products in the frig may hinder the absorption process.
- Having to go back and forth to the frig to get and put back your products.
- Some thick products may change consistency, making them harder to apply.
If you love the feeling and benefits of keeping your skincare chilled, but don’t want to walk to the kitchen every time you need to get ready and then back to put it all back up – check out this super freaking cute mini fridge you can keep by your vanity so all your products are right there!
As always, thanks for reading and hope you have a wonderful rest of your Hump Day! Also, at the end of the day – be thankful that your blessings are bigger than your problems. You got this babe!