When it comes to makeup during the spring and summer months, I seek out products that are not only free of parabens, but are also light to apply and will withstand the temperature increase. Unless I am going out, I tend to keep my overall look on the lighter side. Especially during the weekdays.
Below I have pulled a sample of my favourite makeup products that I opt to wear during spring and summer time. With that being said, almost everything that I have selected are products that I wear throughout the year.
this post has been updated for spring and summer 2024.
Alternatively, I sometimes use this sunscreen as a primer.
I have been using this concealer for a few years now. While I have tried others, I continue to keep coming back to it. It just blends so well !
What I have been using is actually more of a tinted BB and CC cream (OPAL 01). So basically, a light coverage foundation that also hydrates. It love how it contains SPF 30 which, is really a non negotiable for the spring and summer months.
I also keep this loose powder (FAIR) on hand for days when it’s too hot to apply a liquid foundation. It also includes SPF 15, which is better than nothing but you still need sunscreen.
For days when I require extra coverage, I would consider the Bobbi Brown foundation (COOL SAND C-036) foundation. The foundation also includes SPF 15.
that summer glow
I love having my highlighter, blush and bronzer all in one compact. Especially, when packing for a road trip!
A note that a little really goes a long way. You really do not need to apply much to get that light and effortless makeup look that we love during the spring and summer months.
I like a bit of summer glow, but not too much. Right before applying my setting spray, I’ll brush a bit of setting powder on my face and then add a little extra to my nose and forehead.
I use a setting spray all year long, but especially in the hotter months to lock in makeup and prevent it from melting. I recently switched back to the setting spray from Charlotte Tilbury.
Applying eyeshadow is rarely apart of my morning routine. Admittedly I’ll just lightly brush a little highlighter across my eyelids before reaching for my setting powder.
In the event that I do want to add a little extra, I’ll grab my eyeshadow palette. I use it all year round.
I am still looking into getting my brows micro-bladed, but for now I will continue to reach for this precise brow pencil. Confirming that this is the best pencil for the job. Next!
I have been wearing this buildable Dior mascara (090 BLACK) for years and it continues to have a starring role in my makeup collection. A little really goes a long ways.
Because I like to keep my makeup light for the summer months, I only ever apply one coat of mascara to my lashes.
When I need to step it up to a waterproof … it’s still Dior (CATWALK BLACK) darling.
If I do wear eyeliner in the spring in summer time, it’s either for a night out or special occasion. Either way, it has to be waterproof.
This Urban Decay eyeliner (ZERO) is equally cry-proof and light.
This lip balm is incredibly nourishing and I usually have one nearby. As such, I usually reach for it during the fall, winter, and spring months.
During the late summer months, when it can get ridiculously dry, I also bring in this lip mask to step up my nighttime routine.
As per past impromptu happy hour drinks (yay patio season!) I have dropped a clear lip gloss (GLASS) into my work bag.
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