My Summer Essentials


We’re halfway through summer on my end of the Earth and the heat has just been unbearable! You know that feeling when you get sweaty and everything feels really sticky?! Or that feeling of looking really fresh in the morning but within a few minutes of stepping out of your house your makeup has already run down?! I really, really hate those moments!!!

That is why during the summer, I tend to change my makeup products to suit the season. In the summer, I like wearing lightweight makeup that would last for a decent amount of time or for the whole day at most! I also like using more vibrant lip colors in the summer!

Here are some of the products that I have been loving this summer!


Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Complete UV Moisture SPF 50+ PA+++

Sunscreen is a must everyday but more so during the summer! The sun is harsher during the summer and you need protection from its harmful rays! What I love about this product from Neutrogena is that it is so light weight and can be used as a base for your makeup!

Ellana Minerals Cosmetics Let’s Make It Last Makeup Primer

Based on experience, my makeup doesn’t really last on my face during the summer. That’s because I sweat a lot or I get more oily during the summer! Using a primer underneath my makeup not only helps my makeup stay put, but it also helps keep my skin oil-free for a decent amount of time. You can read my review of this primer here.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Caramel

This product has a lightweight formula, almost like a BB cream, which is perfect for summer! I love that the formula is oil-free and works really well with my oily skin. It stays put for atleast 4 hours on me before I need to blot the oil out or reapply powder. I love that this product also has SPF 20 because you just need protection from Mr. Sun’s harmful rays.

MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation (NC42)

On days when I don’t want to use any cream products, I use a powder foundation. This powder foundation from MAC has a good coverage yet feels light on the skin. It works well with my oily skin as well!

Clean & Clear Oil Control Film

Like I said, my skin gets more oily during the summer. Also, I am not that kind of person who likes retouching my makeup as soon as my face becomes shiny! That’s why oil control films are a must for me since they’re easier to use than retouching your makeup!

Happy Skin Cosmetics Shut Up and Kiss Me Moisturizing Lippies Turn Up the Heat Summer Collection

I must admit that I love lippies all year round! But for this summer, I’ve specifically been loving these collection from Happy Skin Cosmetics! Ever since they launched this collection at the beginning of summer, I’ve been hooked! The formula is just spot on and the pigmentation is amazeballs! I love the color variety in this collection as it includes an everyday nudish pink color to a bolder pink and a vibrant orange that are perfect for a summer night out! I also love that you can mix and match any of the 3 colors from this collection and come up with different shades!  I’ve reviewed some Happy Skin lippies from the regular collection here.

As you can probably tell, my summer essentials are geared towards addressing my oily skin! Hahaha. But it’s just really hard to maintain a fresh-faced look during the summer with the heat and sweat! So I think it’s best to use products that have amazing oil control and staying power!

What are your summer essentials?! Please comment below and let me know!



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