Summer is here and in full force, for some that means beach vacations, adventurous nights out, or even long gruelling hours spent behind the desk at work. Regardless of how your day is being spent there is one thing we all share; the desire for our makeup to last us throughout the day!  While I would love nothing more than to slay in full glam from dawn to dusk it’s not the most comfortable or practical during the hot summer months. Here are 5 makeup products (in no particular order) that not only top the charts but are guaranteed to please your inner makeup queen.

1.Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade

Through thick and thin our two furry friends are here to make or break our makeup ensemble. They say eyebrows are the window frames to the soul, so why not frame them with something both smudge-proof and waterproof? With over 6000 reviews on Sephora and an overall rating of 4.7 stars, ABH Diprow is the perfect brow product to last you through the heat and humidity! This pomade glides on the skin and paired with the right brush creates those coveted thin hair strokes or a nice shaded brow. Who said eyebrows are sisters and not twins? You go get those frames on fleek!  

2.Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

Can you feel the heat?! UD’s newest naked collection palette differs greatly from the Naked Basics, Smokey, and Naked palettes 1 to 3. This palette offers 12 amber-hued neutrals ranging from warm browns to burnt oranges and rich siennas. The shadows are easy to blend and highly pigmented but buyer beware the combination of high pigmentation and warm tones means that this palette is not the most learner-friendly out of the bunch.

3. Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer

 

 

Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer

Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer

It’s not summer without a sun-kissed glow! Benefit’s Hoola Matte Bronzer is a staple piece in many makeup collections, it’s matte, shimmer free and has buildable pigmentation that is very easy to blend. With just a few swipes it instantly adds a subtle tan to your complexion! A golden tan without the UV rays? Yes please! It’s ideal for fair to medium skin tones and on a lazy day can also double as a shadow!  

4.Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette

Yes, another eyeshadow palette made it’s way onto this list, but deservedly so! The Modern Renaissance palette has been on the top of the charts since it’s debut last summer. With 11 matte and 3 metallic shades ranging from neutral to berry tones it’s the perfect product to take you from a day to evening look. It’s highly pigmented and long lasting shadows come in an easy to blend formula and better yet the palette comes with a dual sided soft bristle brush! Convinced yet?!

5.The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighting Powder

The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighting Powder

The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighting Powder

Last but definitely not least we have our best friend Mary-Lou. What’s summer without that gorgeous summer glow? If you’re not wanting to cake on multiple layers of makeup on your way to the beach or for a night on the town, this honey-hued highlight diffuses the light giving the illusion of softer and younger skin! Brush this baby on over a tinted moisturizer or bb cream and you’ll blind the heavens. Surprised to see this highlight on the list and not the ABH Glow kit or BECCA’s Champagne Pop? While those highlights are AH-mazing, Mary Lou-Manizer is an underrated gem that deserves recognition! For a light subtle glow or a blinding highlight Mary Lou’s got your back!

 

Written by Sara Moghaddassi

Sara M

Currently working towards completing a Bachelor’s degree in Communications at SFU, Sara plans on pursuing a career in the fashion industry. Proud mother of her fur baby Moxy and avid adventure-seeker she loves to go out and explore her city.