Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Summer Makeup Must-Haves

I don't usually go out and spend a ton of money on makeup... I'm always nervous that I won't like it when I get home. When it comes to expensive makeup, I usually stick to products that I love, like Bare Minerals (looooove) or Estee Lauder mascara.

However... 

This summer I did find two new beauty products that I'm now obsessed with. And I think you should know about 'em.

Number One.



I LOVE THIS STUFF.

A few weeks ago, my cherished Ulta bronzer fell to its demise on my tile floor. I was a little devastated... my face does NOT tan, so even mid-summer my face still looks ghostly without makeup on.

After grazing the aisles of Ulta for a good hour, I finally decided on this little gem.


This bronzer is the PERFECT color.

It contains a teensy bit of shimmer, isn't "orangey" at all, but still gives you that sun-kissed glow that all bronzers should strive for.


Number Two. 



This one makeup product is actually a 4-in-1 makeup kit that contains all of my favorite products. 

1. "Girl Meets Pearl"
This golden pink liquid pearl accent truly gives your skin a "pearly" glow. 
Sometimes I don't like to wear foundation on my face during the summer, so I'll put this on my face for a little extra.

2. "Posie Tint"
If you've tried Benefit products before, Posie Tint is a lot like BeneTint. 
It looks gorgeous on your cheeks or lips, but a slight warning - the color is described as poppy-pink - and they're not lying. It's pretty pink. 

3. "Erase Paste"
This stuff is ah-mazing.
This industrial strength concealer covers everything from pimples to redness. 
A little dab with my pinky finger, blend, and voila. Perfection.


4. "High Beam" 
This is my favorite product in the kit... "a supermodel in a bottle."
I apply this pink highlighting liquid to my cheeks, brow bones, and the bridge of my nose for a little shimmer.

!!!!!!!



You. Need. These.

What beauty products can you not live without??

Love, Cait

29 comments:

  1. The brightening kit looks really neat, I may have to check that one out. I love my Bobbi Brown bronzer and powder :)

    XO Emily @ laughliveandshop.blogspot.com

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  2. I have been looking for some new products, and I'm loving what you posted! I will have to check this out, and you look so pretty!!

    aHb

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  3. You look gorgeous in that picture! I've seen High Beam at Sephora, but have never tried it! I just tried E.L.F. brushes (this super cheap brand from Target), and I love them!

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  4. I have got to get one of the Benefit kits - I love their makeup (especially Bad Gal mascara)!

    SHF
    thechroniclesofs.blogspot.com

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  5. I have the exact same "Sun Bunny" bronzer... I actually have "Snow Bunny" too and I love it even more because I'm naturally pretty pale!

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  6. OMG isnt high beam amazing?!?! I cant live without it. I am gonna have to go out and get that benefit kit asap. i also love all the toofaced products. you look sooo pretty in your pics :) thanks for sharing lil lady!

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  7. That 'Finding Mr. Bright' kit looks amazing, thanks for sharing!

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  8. I love Erase Paste! One of my favorites this year! :)

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  9. You are so pretty! I'll definitely have to check out the bronzer because mine just ran out. Thanks for the recommendations, girl!

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  10. You look great with high beam! I've heard everyone loves that so I may have to give it a try!

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  11. I have used Erase Paste before and it def lives up to it's name! I love it!

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  12. These all look really awesome!!! I may have to go get that bronzer. My face tans in the summer, but not much, and I'm a pasty white freak in the winter lol.

    I never used to like spending big bucks on makeup, but I use a lot of Mary Kay now since I started selling it. I can't live without my eye primer--that stuff is freaking amazing. Check out my giveaway blog post because I rave about it there. I haven't found other really great makeup products that I really *love*, but I'm sure I will :)

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  13. I live by Erase Paste, High Beam and Too Faced Bronzer. I also bought Smashbox Soft Lights in Shimmer to go over my high beam. It just gives it a little sparkle. I talk about it here. http://justasmalltowngirlblog.blogspot.com/2011/07/sephora-purchases.html

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  14. I loveee the erase paste it seriously is AMAZING and covers up everything! But now I really need to try this Highbeam!

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  15. O my god I currently love all these products as well!! I purchased the too Faced Bronzer in Leopard-it's so cute and perfect for Summer!

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  16. I usually stick to Bobbi Brown Make up because its what I know and love! I love my Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick! That thing goes everywhere with me! But I have been wanting to branch out and get some new make up!

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  17. Sun Bunny is a fantastic bronzer! And I know what you mean about High Beam--that stuff is amazing!

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  18. wow you look amazing! i love all of benefits makeup their perfume maybe baby is my favorite!

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  19. I'm definitely going to have to try that high beam! My current "can't live without" beauty products are Sephora brand bronzer and urban decay "all nighter." I love the bronzer for it's perfect amount of shimmer. The All Nighter is a spray that helps make-up stay put. Especially during the summer when I get sweaty, I get oily and then my make-up disappears. The spray has helped 100%! I look the same when I get home as when I left the house. Definitely a favorite right now. Thanks for the love on my blog, I'm following yours now :)

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  20. I need to try the high beam! Thanks for the suggestion :)

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  21. I'm in love with anything from Benefit, High Beam is the greatest!

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  22. So, probably a stupid question but do you wear Girl Meets Pearl all over your face? I have the product, but don't love it, so I'm thinking it is because I don't know how to wear it haha!

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  23. I'll have to give that bronzer a try...I have had a few in my life but have never really loved any of them!

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  24. I want the Bright kit...haven't heard of that one! Love the pic showing the High Beam, how cool!

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  25. I feel like I have tried every makeup product but never highbeam! You just convinced that I must buy it =]

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  26. I bought the Finding Mr. Bright kit today at Macy's because of your recommendation. I'm sure I'll love it! You look gorg in that picture :)

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  27. My friend actually just bought me the Two Faced bronzer because she said it was a must have in my life. I have seen high beam before, but never bought it. Maybe i`ll have to get it and give it a try!

    xo

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  28. I just got high beam, I haven't tried it yet though. I am hoping I will love it:)!

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  29. You look gorgeous!! Bronzer and highlighting cream is the best!

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