Happy June! It’s hard to believe it’s June already but I’m beyond ready for the sunshine and good vibes. Bring it on! I love summer as it’s always filled with fun times, dewy skin and gorgeous bold colors. That’s what I’m all about baby! Radiant, dewy skin with a flawless base and a pop of color. These days, I’ve been hooked on quite a few new products that help me achieve the perfect summer look I’m going for with ease. Here’s a few of my current faves:
I knew the Juvia’s Place Saharan Blush Palette Volume I was going to be holy grail status. Boy was I right! The Saharan Blush Palette Volume I features 3 vibrant blushes, a deep bronzer and 2 bronze highlighters. All of which are perfect for dark skin divas! The blushes are incredibly pigmented yet blend quite well. So they add a nice flush of color to my chocolate cheeks that actually shows up without a ton of layering. They’re all absolutely gorgeous on me but I have to admit that the bronzer and highlighters are my faves. Between the Saharan Blush Palette and Becca’s Glow Face Palette, I haven’t let anything else touch my cheeks in weeks! The Juvia’s Saharan Blush Palette is literally everything your cheeks need this summer!
Powder foundation is my go to for a quick beat. So I was feeling a little lost when I finished up my Urban Decay Naked Skin Powder Foundation. Luckily, I already had the Clinique Beyond Perfecting Powder Foundation + Concealer locked and loaded. It’s really been coming in handy! The Clinique Beyond Perfecting Powder Foundation + Concealer offers undetectable medium to full coverage with a beautiful natural finish. I reach for this beauty every early morning because it leaves my skin even and flawless with little effort. And you can’t beat the fact that it holds up in humid Michigan heat!
Sonic brushes are becoming a huge trend in the makeup world and I can easily see why! I’ve been using the Michael Todd SonicBlend Sonic Makeup Brush for a few weeks now and it’s been heaven sent for my busy schedule. The SonicBlend Sonic Makeup Brush is an antimicrobial sonic makeup brush that applies makeup at sonic speeds of more than 400 times per second. The result? A full face in half the time with much less effort and I’m loving it! The Michael Todd SonicBelnd Sonic Makeup Brush makes applying my foundation and concealer a breeze as I don’t have to spend much time blending at all. Plus it really helps with the creasing too which is a huge plus for me!
You know your girl likes to glow! When Smashbox relaunched their old school cult classic Photo Finish Radiance Primer I was all over it. I’ve never tried the original formula but I’m pleased to report that the new Photo Finish Radiance Radiance Primer is very impressive! It’s lightly hydrating and adds a subtle, radiant pearlescent soft gold glow to skin that looks beautiful under makeup and alone. The Smashbox Photo Finish Radiance Primer makes a great base for all of my foundations because it adds a little glow and moisture that helps me get away with powders and keeps me slaying from morning to night. Love to glow too? I highly recommend the Smashbox Photo Finish Radiance Primer!
One of my top faves is the Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter. It’s absolutely stunning! The Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter is extremely versatile and allows me to glow any way I choose. I love mixing this liquid gold with my moisturizer, primer and foundation for a gorgeous all over glow. Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter also packs a mighty punch on its own as bombshell highlighter too! It has a gorgeous, strong yellow gold glow that can easily be sheered out for a more subtle, natural glow. However, I love to go straight in with a nice amount that leaves my cheeks looking like they’ve been dipped in gold. The only thing I love more than the stunning glow is the yummy coconut scent!
You are seriously missing out if you haven’t tried the Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer! This foundation is amazing for all skin types offering medium to full coverage that looks incredibly natural. The Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer has quickly become one of my faves because it’s extremely easy to apply thanks to the doe foot applicator. I also love that I only need a little bit for a full coverage slay that lasts all day without looking dry and cakey. It’s hard to believe the Clinique Beyond Perfecting only costs $28 because the formula is certainly worth its weight in gold!
Loose powders rarely sit well with my dry skin but this budget beauty powder is holy grail status! The Black Opal Deluxe Finishing Powder has beat out all of my other faves to reign supreme. It’s currently the only loose powder I use to set my concealer and foundation without fear of creasing or looking dry and cakey. I finally gave the Black Opal Deluxe Finishing Powder a try after reading so many great reviews and I couldn’t be happier. Every dark skin diva needs to try the Black Opal Deluxe Finishing Powder!
Becca has done it again! The new Becca x Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette is a hit and I’m completely in love with it too. The Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette features 2 highlighters, a pretty poppy pink blush and neutral bronzer. At first, I was only feeling the blush and highlighters because the bronzer didn’t seem brown girl friendly at all. It wasn’t until I grabbed a more dense, fluffier brush to pick up more pigment that I started to appreciate the bronzer too. Now I’m completely obsessed with the Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette! The blush is perfect for summer. The bronzer actually does work for brown skin with a bit of layering. And the highlighters? Freaking gorgeous!
Drop your current faves below!