Lacking inspiration for changing up your summer makeup routine? Here are some of my favorite products for beautifully enhancing features and looks for warm weather days!

Waterproof & Seal

It is absolutely necessary to have a couple waterproof makeup items in your summer beauty arsenal, as you never know when it might just come in handy! Make Up For Ever Aqua Seal is a fantastic product to use, if you are worried about your eyeshadow/liner or brows disappearing… it completely locks them in place!


Pink is effortlessly feminine, and no summer makeup bag is complete without a pretty pink lipstick and blush (so beautiful in the evenings when layered over a soft bronzer)!


I absolutely adore the fun, bright effect of coral. It looks absolutely fantastic on golden & deep skin tones, and likewise, looks natural and healthy on fair skin tones. And absolutely no makeup girl should go without having at least one Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain – most amazing lip product… ever!


Gold has incredible brightening properties, and can make even the tiredest of faces, and dullest of complexions look refreshed and awake, which is why I absolutely adore at least a little hint of gold in my summer looks. Guerlain L’or Radiance Concentrate With Pure Gold Make-up Base is an absolutely incredible primer – the brightening is subtle, but noticeable, and is an ideal first step to a beautiful complexion. Additionally, pop a little gold eyeshadow along your lower lash line, or in the center of your lids for a gorgeous wide-eyed look!

Bronze & Champagne

Champagne and bronze are hands-down my colors of choice for not only summer makeup, but makeup year-round. I love the gorgeous sun-kissed, lit-from-within sort of glow that the right bronzer and illuminator can provide. To me, the ultimate summer look is all about a flawless, sun kissed complexion; something that looks good on every skin tone! Any one of these products will add amazing warmth and glow to your face.


What is summer without a little extra va-va-voom during the long, warm nights? Here are some of my favorite eye palettes & products for adding serious drama and allure to any eye color, not to mention incredibly flattering against any skin tone!

Do you own any of these products, or would you like to see a tutorial on how to incorporate them? Leave me a comment below – I love to read your feedback! ♥

Stay beautiful!

XOXO, Inc.
Ashley is a visual designer, artist, MUA, and photographer by day, lifestyle blogger by night. She enjoys How I Met Your Mother marathons, Swedish pop music, and has a bit of a shoe fetish, and will beat you in a kombucha drinking contest, any day, any time.