My Three Must-Have Summer Makeup Products

Sephora products usedLaura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder // 
My friends and I used to ask each other, “If you were stranded on an island, which one makeup product would you bring?” and I always had such a hard time answering that question. The problem is, I love makeup too much!! And there are too many products that I view as “must-haves” – even alone on a  stranded island haha! I think I could narrow it down to three (at least, at this moment in time), and all three can be found at your nearest Sephora. My three current favorite beauty products are *drumroll please*… 
I have talked about this setting powder before on my blog (in fact I named it as one of my best buys of 2017) and it still stands true today. Prior to this powder, I had tried out probably five different setting powders – most of them seemed to work well at first, but sure enough, a couple of hours later my T-zone area always got shiny! Laura Mercier’s translucent powder is a true godsend, because not only does it set your makeup, but it eliminates shine for 12 HOURS, even in the summer heat!! I will not leave the house without applying this first. πŸ™‚ 
I switch back and forth between Anastasia Beverly Hill’s brow pomade and the brow wiz. Right now I’m loving the brow wiz because I think it’s a better fit for the spring and summer months: it’s a little bit easier to apply than the pomade, and it also goes on lighter and looks really natural… plus, once it’s on it doesn’t BUDGE, even if you’re outside and sweating in the summer heat! 
Alright this is a new one for me, but hear me out πŸ™‚ Ever since I had my wedding makeup trial with Lindsey, she convinced me that I actually can wear eyeshadow and make it work for me (in the past I had always refused to wear eyeshadow because I thought it made my eyes look smaller!). Lindsey taught me that the trick is not to take the dark eyeshadow up too high on my lid, because I have a small eye socket. Anyway, I invested in the Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette a couple of weeks ago and am OBSESSEDDDD and have been wearing it ever since! I mainly stick to neutral colors – “desert sand” and “musk” are my favorites – and I apply one of the shimmery shades right beneath my brow. Trust me when I say this eyeshadow palette is GORG! 
All of these products can be found at Sephora – I’ll link them in the widget below! Now it’s your turn – which makeup item would you bring if you were stranded on a deserted island?!

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  1. I love Anastasia products. Have you used the clear brow gel? It’s the best! xAllie

  2. I love the SC lip stories lipsticks. They have such a nice consistency! I think my favorite color is First Class πŸ™‚

    briana |

  3. I love you in the white summer dress!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  4. So going to have to try that setting powder out.

  5. Please post your make up tutorial video! You are one of the most beautiful people I’ve ever seen inside and out πŸ™‚

  6. All of these sound amazing Cait! I've heard so many people rave about Laura Mercier's powders!

    Happy Thursday!

  7. I've been wanting to try those lippies from Sephora since they came out!


  8. Rachel Parcell posted the exact same blog post featuring the exact same 3 products, plus the lipsticks you showed but don't mention. I also love the Laura Mercier powder and the Anastasia brow wiz but reading both identical blog posts is disappointing as it doesn't make it seem like you genuinely chose the products but it is a sponsored post by Sephora wanting to push these products at the moment.

  9. I just got Anastasia brow wiz in soft brown but now I’m worried because I have the same hair color as you and you got my medium brown. I almost got medium brown. Have you tried soft brown? Does it also work for you?

  10. Makeup is great, but where did you get that poof/stool (?) you’re sitting on?? Love!!! Need!

  11. I would love to know more about this little dress.. so sweet?

  12. I recently did my Spring makeup lessons , hearing this my sister-in -law send me few sephora sets from U.S.A. I got two laura mercier powder from two of my sets. Though I am not a pro, till I love this powder so much! <3 This suits me so well, makes my makeup long lasting. And my face looks really gorgeous simply and I love this so much! <3