Beauty Products That Have Been Really Good To Me This Summer
As the summer comes to a close, lets take a look back at some of the beauty products that are truly worth their weight in gold. Everything from the fleeky-ist of highlighters to my all-time natural beauty favorites. Here are The High Yella Bella's top picks for achieving glorious summertime glam.
C O M P L E X I O N
~MAC Face And Body Foundation $38.00
This legendary favorite is perfect for all skin types, It's long wearing for up to 8 hours of stay true color. The waterproof, lightweight, fluid foundation gives a light to medium build for a gorgeous natural finish.
~Urban Decay Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfecter $34.00
To achieve that highly sought after, dewy, glowy complexion without piling on the product, this lightweight, super hydrating foundation is sure to become a favorite. This sheer coverage formula is buildable with an SPF of 20 and leaves a a natural, satin, skin-like finish.
~Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette $46.00
Once my pale skin is kissed by the summer sun, this all in one palette becomes holy grail for highlighting, contouring and bronzing. Since I use a fairly light coverage foundation in the summer, these velvety powders provide the most perfect pigment necessary for sculpting and warming up the face.
B L U S H, B R O N Z E & H I G H L I G H T
~BECCA x Jacklyn Hill Champagne Collection $52.00
Its an understatement to say that this palette is a popular one amidst beauty enthusiasts, but trust me when i say its not for no reason ;) This luxurious compact is a limited edition collaboration between BECCA Cosmetics and YouTube sweetheart, Jacklyn Hill. It contains quite a bit of product including the legendary Champagne Pop and introducing new shade, Prosecco Pop. You get two brilliant highlighters and three highly pigmented blushes. I personally like to use amaretto as a bronzer and rose spritz also makes for a perfect blush topper for even more glow. Check out the relaunch of this product in the form of new split pan compacts available now at Sephora.
~Tarte "Tarteist" Blush Palette $38.00
No one makes blush quite like the masterminds over at Tarte. These long wearing, highly pigmented blushes provide a beautiful youthful glow in four cheek flattering colors.
~Milani Baked Blush $8.49
With so many incredible finds at the drugstore, it's hard to pick just one. But these Milani baked blushes and bronzers are made for summer skin. Gives you that glow from within paired with a generous dose of fantastic color. Complements the fairest to the
deepest of skin tones
~Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea Skin Twinkle Lighting Palette $42.00
For subtile to seen from outer space highlight, this sleek palette is perfect for either mood. These shades are geared more towards fair to medium skin tones. Great for cheeks, brow bone highlight or inner tear duct highlight.
~Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Blush Palette $36.00
Another amazing collab collectable from Urban Decay and our girl Gwen Stefani. These shades look great on lots of skin tones and can be used for not only blush but light bronzing and highlighting.
E Y E S
~MAC Warm Neutral Eyeshadow x 15 Palette $65.00
If I had to choose just one palette out of this beautifully curated collection, I'd have to go with this gorgeous warm-neutral set from MAC cosmetics. You can achieve quite a few looks with these buttery pigmented colors, from a natural eye contour to a vampy, smoky slay that complements most any skin tone.
~Stilla Eyes Are The Window Shadow Palette in "Mind" $49.00
Staying in the vein of buttery warm toned shadows, this palette from Stilla is a more affordable and concentrated version of the MAC warm neutral minus your shimmers and satins. This entirely matte palette provides a rich contrast to any dewy skinned, bronzed beauties signature look.
~Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Clay Eyeshadow Palette $45.00
I have always been a HUGE fan of Tarte cosmetics amazonian clay based shadows. This rich blend of shimmers, satins and mattes is a great addition to your collection if you enjoy warm bronzes and browns with hints of berry tones.
L I P S
~Gerard Cosmetics Color Your Smile Lighted Lipgloss $24.00
Gerard cosmetics was originally known for their outstanding teeth whitening tools. The brand later expanded their line to smile complementing lip products and there isn't one that doesn't have the H.Y.B. stamp of approval! These amazing glosses pack a punch of brilliant color and shine, each with a built in lighted wand and a mirror for precise application in any situation.
~Gerard Cosmetics Gold Bullet Lipstick $19.00
& LA Girl Glazed Lip Paint $5.00
With a wide array of colors and finishes, both LA Girl and Gerard cosmetics hit it out of the park with these luxurious yet affordable lip formulas.
~Gerard Cosmetics Hydra Matte Liquid Lipsticks $20.00
When I was first introduced to the wide world of liquid lip color, I was immediately drawn to these babies right here. Gerard cosmetics hydrating liquid lipsticks dry down to a gorgeous, comfortable matte texture while providing an incredibly long lasting color payoff.
S K I N C A R E
~Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea Drink Of H2O Hydrating Boost $39.00
~Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea Marine Boosting Mist $25.00
~Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea Deep Dive Cleansing Gel $25.00
Tarte cosmetics blew us beauty enthusiasts right out of the water with the launch a several out of this world lines. My favorite has been the Rainforest of the sea skincare products that launched just in time for summer. If you love the look of dewy hydrated skin then look no further. Makeup applies more flawlessly on a well managed canvas and these are the tools necessary for achieving this look naturally. Cleanse with the gentle yet affective Deep Dive cleansing gel, moisturize with the Drink of H2O hydrating boost that leaves your skin looking supple and radiant. And finally tone with the Marine Boosting mist which is perfect for not only prepping and priming but setting makeup as well. Each one of these products acts like a drink of water for your pores. Great for most skin types.
~Oil Essentials Beauty Oils $9.49
These fine, lightly fragranced oils are ideal for gorgeous skin and hair and ideal for your wallet as well. Get affordable luxury with these luscious drops. Add to your favorite foundation for a dewy moisturizing finish thats customizable to your specific skin needs. Add a nourishing glow all over by adding a few drops to your favorite cream moisturizer or use it on its own. Also great for hair and scalp.
~Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray $14.00-$30.00
Developed in an exclusive partnership with Skindinavia, this is your hot weather savior in a setting spray. Keep your makeup looking fresh and ultimately un-bothered with this weightless temperature resistant mist.