Summer Makeup Bag Essentials!


Summer is the ultimate season to use multi-tasking cosmetics that are also travel friendly. My top 9 picks are my absolute fave products that I highly recommend to get you out the door fast and leave smelling fabulous as well!

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream: This CC cream from JB is the best multi-tasker that combines sun protection of SPF 30, moisturizer, color correcting tint, and anti-aging with amazing antioxidant ingredients. The beauty in this CC cream is that its travel ready and can be applied in lieu of a sheer foundation. Comes in 5 shades. I’m in the lightest shade, natural glow. $39

Ingredients: Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 20% Inactive Ingredients: Juice Beauty proprietary blend of fruit stem cells: apple buds, grape buds & lemon bark. Organic juices of pyrus malus (organic apple juice)*, vitis vinifera (organic white grape juice)*, aloe barbadensis (organic aloe leaf juice)*, cocos nucifera (organic coconut oil)*, caprylic/capric triglyceride, sorbitan stearate, ricinus communis (castor seed oil), polyglyceryl-10 laurate, magnesium sulfate, helianthus annuus (organic sunflower seed oil)*, simmondsia chinensis (organic jojoba seed oil)*, tocopherol (Vitamin E), magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (Vitamin C), sodium hyaluronate (vegetable hyaluronic acid), malus sylvestris (apple buds), vitis vinifera (grape buds) & citrus limonum (lemon bark), iron oxides, phenethyl alcohol, ethylhexylglycerin, citrus reticulata (mandarin) & citrus aurantium (petitgrain) pure essential oils.

W3ll People Altruist Foundation Powder: W3ll People has created a beautiful mineral foundation that has a satin finish and can be applied over the JB CC cream for a medium to full coverage effect. Altruist is a loose mineral makeup that contains soothing ingredients such as aloe and chamomile, which is perfect for that summer heat. Because it is a powder, it will last on the skin longer and will never dry skin out due to its soothing and calming botanical ingredients. 8 shades available. I’m in the #13 shade. $31.50

Ingredients: Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Ultramarine Blue, Mica, Kaolin Clay, Serecite, Silica, Organic Aloe Barbadenis (Aloe)*, Matricaria recutita (Chamomile)**, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea)*

*USDA Organic, **QAI

W3ll People Realist Invisible Setting Powder: This baby is for the oily/ combo skinned gals who get shiny fast in the summer! The triple, finely milled loose powder comes in one translucent shade that absorbs in the skin, leaving pores hidden and shine gone for hours. I apply this as the last step to my foundation routine if I know I’ll be out for a whole day. $24

Ingredients: Cornstarch, Aloe Barbadenis Powder (Aloe)*, Maranta Arudina- cea Root (Arrowroot), Silica, Matricaria recutita (Chamomile)**, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea)* *USDA Organic, **QAI

Juice Beauty Hydrating Mist: Multi-tasker for toning, hydrating, makeup setting, and refreshing the face (or for essential oil fragrance scent)! This is an absolute must in the hot weather! Spritz the mist on clean face and neck after washing the face for toning. Then, spritz again after makeup application to hydrate and set makeup! Contains aromatherapeutic oils of rosehip and ylang ylang that can double up as a light fragrance. Spray throughout the day to get the most of the healthy nutrients of aloe vera, and white grape. Also, works great for stuffy airplane travel! $10-$22

Ingredients: Organic juices of vitis vinifera (organic white grape juice)*, aloe barbadensis (organic aloe juice)*, vegetable glycerin, sodium levulinate, sodium anisate, rosa canina (organic rosehip fruit extract)*, decyl glucoside, polyglyceryl-4 laurate/ succinate, vitis vinifera (grape seed extract), avena sativa (oat extract), rosa damascena (rose oil extract), sodium benzoate, tetrasodium glutamate diacetate, citric acid, cananga odorata (ylang ylang) pure essential oil

  • = Certified organic ingredient

W3ll People Expressionist Mascara (travel version): The best selling mascara from W3ll People is perfect on the go in a travel size! Whether traveling by plane or car, this mascara will fit anywhere for dark, lush lashes without the chemical laden junk that mainstream mascaras contain. $12.50

Ingredients: Aqua (water), Cera Alba (organic beeswax), Stearic Acid, Copernica Cerifera, Cera/Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba Wax), Castor Isostearate Beeswax Succinate, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Cellulose, Sodium Hydroxide, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Tocopherol, Helanthius Annuus Seed Oil/ Helanthius Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Geraniol, Limonene, Parfum.

Juice Beauty Defining Eyeliner: The organic and natural ingredients (shea and cocoa butters, minerals, antioxidant-rich acai and goji berries) in this black eyeliner work to the max in hot weather. This eyeliner will stay put even on the most sensitive eyes. It won’t smudge or budge and remain beautiful on the waterline. Perfect for contact lens wearers! $16

Ingredients: Organic plant oils of ricinus communis (organic castor seed oil)*, cocos nucifera (organic coconut oil)*, sesamum indicum (organic sesame seed oil)*, hydrogenated glycerin abietate, theobroma cacao (organic cocoa seed butter)*, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla wax), butyrospermum parkii (organic shea butter)*, rosa canina (organic rose hip oil)*, thymus vulgaris (organic thyme oil)*, rosmarinus officinalis (organic rosemary oil)*, vanilla planifolia (organic vanilla oil)*, euterpe oleracea (organic acai berry oil)*, lycium chinense (organic goji berry oil)*, citrus sinensis (sweet orange oil), tocopherol (Vitamin E), potassium sorbate. May contain titanium dioxide, mica, iron oxides.

  • = Certified organic ingredient

Kjaer Weis Lip Tint – Sweetness: The chic metal refillable compact of this lip tint is the ultimate luxury. Kjaer Weis is THE Chanel of green beauty that will leave others to look in your makeup bag. The color ‘sweetness’ is a coral with a slight pinkinsh hue. Accompanied with the Kjaer Weis stylish lip brush for the perfect application, it will leave your lips summer ready! $49 refillable compact (one time only purchase w/ choice of color). $29 for refills.

In addition, I recommend the sleek lip brush from the same brand! It classy, and makes your lip application a breeze, whether applying a Kjaer Weis lip tint, or your favorite lippie! $22

Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil•, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax •, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter•, Cera Alba •, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch •, Rosa Rubiginosa Seed Oil•, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil•, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil•, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dextrin, Limonene*, Citral*, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake)

ZuZu Luxe Blush – Sunset: Nothing says summer like a peachy pink blush that will complement all skin tones, ranging from light to dark. The apricot with warm shimmer blush from ZuZu Luxe is a dupe for the infamous Nars Orgasm. But, without the harsh parabens and phthalates on the ingredient list. Stays on all day and blends like a dream! $21.50

Ingredients: Mica, Cetyl Palmitate, Silica, Kaolin, Zinc Stearate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Lecithin, Crithmum Maritimum (Sea Fennel) Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide.

Leila Lou by Rosie Jane Eau de Parfum: With notes of pear, jasmine and fresh cut grass, Leila Lou fragrance is gorgeous for the warm spring and summer months. Its refreshing and lingers on the skin for hours without the harsh unknown ingredients that mainstream fragrances have. Also, comes in oil roll-on for perfect travel ready portability. $49 (1.7 fl.oz eau de parfum); $39 (oil roll-on perfume)

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