I liked the Top 5 TAG from last week so much that I wanted to make it a regular feature….introducing: Top 5 Tuesday!
For the first entry, I wanted to share my top five summer beauty picks for this summer. While I realize we still have a month of summer left officially, with the fall collections popping up all over it’s beginning to look like autumn already!
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Tipsy. My love for this blush formula and color truly blossomed this summer. So much so that it has become my all time favorite formula for powder blushes! There are so many things to like about this blush, they are long lasting, gorgeous shades to choose from, and tarte is cruelty free
17 Mirror Shine Lipsticks. A love born from swapping with the amazing H of 25fLondon. You can see my swatches of the shades I own here. I love the texture of them, like silk. They are smooth, semi-sheer to sheer lipstick-lipgloss hybrids and unfortunately aren’t available in the States. So find yourself a good swap partner in the UK and get your hands on these! All of these are the same price as 1 Chanel Rouge Coco Shine and I like these WAY more.
Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel. There isn’t a lot I can say about this bronzer that I haven’t already said, or that another wonderful blogger hasn’t pointed out. I LOVE the smell of this product. It wins the category of best smelling makeup product ever for me. Seriously. Also, cream bronzers and I were having a love affair this summer.
Cream/Pencil Eyeshadows. These dominated and continue to dominate my eyes. Easy to apply, last all day, multitude of colors…what more could you ask for? Oh, the fact that they are waterproof? Done. I have added more to my collection recently; you will be seeing those soon. I also enjoyed the Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense creams (here and here). But mostly, my favorites were ones that came in pencil form like Mally, Urban Decay and Sephora.
Shadows featured, left to right: Mally Beauty Shadow Stick Champagne, Sephora 12 hour Shadow Pencil in Kaki, Urban Decay 24-7 Shadow Pencil in Lit, Mally Beauty Shadow Stick in Dusk*, Mally Beauty Shadow Stick in Deep Plum*, BareMinerals Prime Time in Sundance, Urban Decay 24-7 Shadow Pencil in Rehab, Mally Beauty Shadow Stick in Platinum*
Sephora by OPI Go With the Flow-er. If I had to pick one polish that I wore on my fingers and toes the most, it would be this shade. It’s so sparkly in the sunlight too! I even bought bottles of this shade for some friends of mine, and the consensus was clear: Loved by all.