Beauty,  Makeup

My Minimal Everyday Makeup Routine for Summer + Taking a Break

My Minimal Everyday Makeup Routine for Summer

I’ve been talking a lot lately about how I have been enjoying a more minimal makeup routine. I love how much time it saves me in the morning and I’ve actually found a newfound confidence that comes with wearing less makeup. It’s nice to let my skin breathe a little more, and as the temperatures continue to get hotter, it feels way more comfortable too! I thought for today’s post it would be fun to share my minimal everyday makeup routine for summer!

Here is what I have been using:

IT Cosmetics Secret Sauce Moisturizer*

I’ve been in the habit of putting my moisturizer on 5-10 minutes before applying my makeup and have found a noticeable difference in how my makeup looks. This one from IT Cosmetics has been my go-to as of late because of the glow it gives my skin! I am all about radiant skin in the summertime and this gives the prettiest glow!

Dermablend Flawless Creator Foundation Drops*

These foundation drops feel completely weightless on the skin – it’s actually unbelievable! You can customize the coverage, which I really like and the dropper is easy to use. I have been mixing a few drops with my moisturizer though most days to create a light to medium coverage foundation with a glow to it. I have also used the foundation on it’s own and really liked the results too! I love how versatile this one us!

beauty blender Sapphire*

A damp beauty blender is my favourite way to apply foundation. It gives a natural finish and I find my base products look their best when I use one. The new sapphire colour is so fun for summer and is still the same amazing quality you would expect from beauty blender.

Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer

I actually have a bit of a natural tan for the first time in my life! That being said, I doubt it will last so I don’t want to rush out and buy new foundation. Instead, I have been wearing bronzer and it seems to be working well! I have been using this one all over my face lightly and then as a contour as well. I like using this because it gives a subtle, natural looking contour – and it smells like coconut!

NARS Blush in “Orgasm”

This is an old favourite of mine. It’s super flattering for all skin tones and gives the skin a healthy glow that is really pretty!

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in “Opal”

This highlighter is so beautiful if you’re looking for glowing skin! I have been using this on my face as well as on my eyelids as an eye shadow.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in “Whiskey”

I have given up liquid liner most days and have been using this liner instead! I honestly can’t believe how much I love it as I’m a huge liquid liner fan. The brown colour perfectly compliments the look in my opinion and looks natural while still defining the lash line. I love that it doesn’t fade or wear off throughout the day either!

Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara*

This mascara has been a go-to of mine lately! It smells like coconuts and actually nourishes your lashes while you wear it. It takes a bit more to remove, but it makes my lashes look so soft, fluttery, and voluminous that I don’t even mind! It also is available in waterproof, which is perfect for summer!


I have also decided to take a two week blogging break. As much as I love blogging, I have been struggling to keep up the last few weeks. Between starting a new job, getting a new apartment with my boyfriend, and getting lots of amazing writing contracts with L’Oreal – I have been swamped! So, I’m going to take two weeks to recharge and will be back August 6th with some exciting new content for you guys!