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Summer Beauty Checklist

June 1, 2022

Summer Beauty Essentials Nordstrom

It feels like summer has arrived here and I’m all about a glowing sunkissed complexion, glossy lips and shimmering eyes for this time of year. I’m excited to share a Summer Beauty Checklist of some recent favorites to refresh your spring to summer look. You can find all of my picks available at Nordstrom. Here’s what I’ve been loving lately!

Summer Beauty Essentials Nordstrom

Base Favorites

Best Foundations and Tinted Moisturizers for Summer

Some of my favorite makeup bases are lightweight and glowy options. The Westman Atelier Vital Skin Foundation Stick is one of my favorites for a stick foundation. Nice medium coverage and easy to apply and blend! I love the stick format for travel too! I wear Shade VI.

For the best lightweight glow I love the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer (in 3W1 Bisque) and the Tinted Moisturizer Light Revealer (also in 3W1 Bisque) for a tiny bit of coverage. I’ll mix them with regular foundation sometimes to make my own custom glow.

I’m a huge fan of the Armani Luminous Silk Foundation but sometimes want something a little more sheer/natural. I started using the Neo Nude True to Skin Natural Glow Foundation again and I’m obsessed. I think it’s going to be my staple go-to base. Has natural coverage like a lightweight tinted moisturizer but not too emollient or dewy. I wear it in 6.5 (same shade as the Luminous Silk line).

Another favorite is the By Terry Cellualrose Brighting CC Serum. It’s available in several colors. I love Sunny Flash and mix it in with my base for a subtle bronzed glow.


Summer Bronzer Must-Haves

Lots of bronzers to love this season! The Sisley Phyto-Touche Sun Glow Bronzing Gel is a splurge but I love the gel formula and subtle glow. It’s warm but not too warm on my skin.

The Diorskin Forever Natural Bronzer is one of the best matte bronzers I’ve tried. I love the summer limited-edition embossing! I wear Shade 05 Warm Bronze.

Charlotte Tilbury’s Airbrush Bronzer in Medium 02 is a really nice one for a subtle matte bronzed glow. She recently launched her Beautiful Skin Sun-Kissed Glow Bronzers in a cream formula. I tried both 01 Fair and 02 Medium and the Medium shade is my perfect summer bronze.

Swatches + the Chanel Les Beiges Bronzers in 390 and 395 for reference!

Summer Bronzer Swatches Sisley, Dior, Charlotte Tilbury, Chanel

Wearing Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Sunkissed Bronzer in Medium

Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Sun-Kissed Glow Bronzer Medium

Eye Makeup

Long-Wear Cream Shadow Sticks

For the eyes I love shimmer! Bobbi Brown launched new shades of her Long-Wear Cream Shadow Sticks and I love every single one. There’s a nice range of colors to suit everyone’s taste. I love the combo of Golden Amber + Espresso.

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Sticks Golden Amber and Espresso

Two other must-haves in my book are the Sisley Ombre Eclat Liquide Eyeshadows and the Phyto-Khol Liners for long-wear effortless eyes.

Sisley Ombre Eclat Liquide Eyeshadows and the Phyto-Khol Liners

Summer Lips

Summer Lip Favorites Bobbi Brown, Hourglass, Chanel and Sisley

I could probably make a very long list of summer favorites for lips! My edited version includes the Bobbi Brown Extra Lip Tint (love these, they’re like the Dior Addict Lip Glow), Crushed Oil-Infused Gloss Shimmers (love the sparkle), Hourglass Phantom Glossy Balm (love the formula, color and shine), Chanel Rouge Coco Baume (Flirty Coral is my favorite peach) and the Sisley Phyto-Rouge Shine (best shine lipstick formula I’ve tried).

Summer Lip Favorites swatches

Bobbi Brown Crushed Oil-Infused Gloss Shimmer Bellini

Hourglass Phantom Glossy Balm Slip

Chanel Rouge Coco Baume Flirty Coral

Sisley Phyto-Rouge Shine


Summer Fragrance Favorites Vacation, Tom Ford, Jo Malone

I’ll have an updated summer fragrance roundup soon, but wanted to share three I’m really loving right now. The Vacation Eau de Toilette is summer in a bottle. It smells fresh and summery, I highly recommend checking it out! Tom Ford Soleil Blanc is my go-to summer fragrance and I love it in all formats, especially the Shimmering Body Oil! Year over year the Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt remains another favorite on my list. It’s timeless and great for year round, but there’s something about the sunshine and warm weather that make this one special for me.


Summer Sunscreen Favorites

Last but definitely not least: sunscreen! The Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protector Lotion with SPF 50 is my absolute favorite for the body. It’s the longest lasting and least goopy feeling one I’ve tried. You still need to reapply regularly but if I’m in the water this lasts the longest on me. Andrew’s favorite of all time is the Jack Black Sun Guard with SPF 45. It’s also very long lasting, probably better than the Shiseido but is on the thicker side.

For the face I love anything Supergoop!. I still love their Unseen Sunscreen. One of their newer one is the Every Single Face Watery Lotion with SPF 50 and it’s a nice moisturizer lotion formula. TheCC Screen is also very very good if you want a tint + SPF in one.

That wraps up my summer beauty roundup! I hope you found this helpful if you’re looking to refresh your summer beauty makeup bag!

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Many thanks to Nordstrom for partnering to sponsor this post. As always all opinions are my own.

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