It’s Never Too Late For the Glow Up: 2016 Summer Faves

This summer has been filled with exotic vacations, lifelong memories, but most importantly amazing beauty products! All makeup lovers can agree that this summer has been the year of the GLOW. Here are a few summer glow essentials that have become a favorite during this season.

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint

Photo Credit: [NARS Skin Tint]. (N.D). Retrieved on August 14, 2016 from http://imabeautygeek.com/2016/01/17/nars-spring-2016-nouvelle-vogue-collection-photos/
Photo Credit: [NARS Skin Tint]. (N.D). Retrieved on August 14, 2016 from http://imabeautygeek.com/2016/01/17/nars-spring-2016-nouvelle-vogue-collection-photos/
NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint is by far the best tinted moisturizer out in the market. It is perfect for people with oily skin as it is a velvet matte finish, but it still provides that radiant glow. This product also provides amazing coverage compared to most tinted moisturizer even though it is lightweight. It is also the perfect product for the summer as it contains SPF 30, so it is great for those hot humid days! NARS skin tint can be found at Sephora for $44.

Benefit Watts Up Highlighter

Photo Credit: [Benefit Watts Up]. (N.D). Retrieved on August 14, 2016 from https://www.benefitcosmetics.com/us/en/product/watts-cream-highlighter
Photo Credit: [Benefit Watts Up]. (N.D). Retrieved on August 14, 2016 from https://www.benefitcosmetics.com/us/en/product/watts-cream-highlighter
Benefit Watts Up Highlighter has become a favorite for the summer because not only does it have that champagne glow that everyone dies for, but it is perfect for the heat and will last all day due to the fact it’s a cream product. Cream products are perfect in the summer because it ensures that the product will last on the face without melting off. This highlighter can be found at both Sephora and Ulta, retailing at $30.

Buxom Celeste Lip Polish

Photo Credit: [Buxom Lip Polish]. (N.D). Retreieved on August 14, 2016 from http://jewelrybeadsbeauty.blogspot.com/2010/12/sephora-haul-pic-heavy.html
Photo Credit: [Buxom Lip Polish]. (N.D). Retreieved on August 14, 2016 from http://jewelrybeadsbeauty.blogspot.com/2010/12/sephora-haul-pic-heavy.html
Buxom has amazing lip products that provide a beautiful color and also is a lip plumper. The lip polish in the color Celeste in particular is filled with a peach iridescent shimmer gloss. Applied on the lips, it makes the lips look plump and have a beautiful glow as the shimmer isn’t too much but just right. You can pair this lip gloss with any color on top, or use it alone for a natural but shimmery lip. This product is sold at Sephora for $20.

Glam Glow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer

Photo Credit: [Glam Glow] (N.D.) retrieved on 8/29/16 from http://www.hellomissniki.com/2016/08/glamglow-glowstarter-mega-illuminating-moisturizer/
Photo Credit: [Glam Glow] (N.D.) retrieved on 8/29/16 from http://www.hellomissniki.com/2016/08/glamglow-glowstarter-mega-illuminating-moisturizer/
Everyone must have this moisturizer if you want to appear young, fresh, and have a glow from within. It a lightweight moisturizer that provides a hydrated and radiant look. You can apply this alone or if you would like for your foundation to have an instant glow apply before your primer. This product can be purchased at Sephora and retails for $50, but you will not be disappointed.

Written by: Arianna Herriott

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