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summer beauty

these masks from sephora are great and an affordable alternative to a lot of the more expensive options in the market (rose and pearl are my favorite)

 sometimes a flick of eyeliner is all you need, especially when paired with mascara and a glossy nude or bright lip

 i stick to the first six shades of this palette during the summer and use it for both day and night looks

 this contour kit is one of my favorites thanks to its bronzing and highlighting options

laura mercier’s tinted moisturizer is a staple in my routine

i’ve been using this mascara recently and love its fluttery effect

 kat von d’s liquid lipsticks in outlaw and bachelorette are a constant in my makeup bag and dress up any outfit (especially outlaw, which is a gorgeous red)

 urban decay’s ultra nourishing gloss in walk of shame (a pretty, sheer nude) is the lip product i’m always grabbing and constantly reapplying

 this primer keeps my face fresh and moisturized, which is a plus during hot weather

all dramatics aside, i am not a fan of the kind of heat that makes you feel like you’re melting. this is the type of heat where the air feels soupy, your hair is a lost cause, and wearing makeup seems like a straight up no-go. i’ve gotten to the point where the makeup i wear is as minimal as possible, doesn’t feel like it’s even on my face, and doesn’t melt off. these are my staples and pretty much make wearing makeup in 96 degree weather, surrounded by people on new york streets, not so bad.