12 Summer Favorites 2018 | The Gleam of Skin

Summer Favorites
The Gleam of Skin

There are so many products available these days, and I thought instead of just rounding up some of my favorites for summer that I would break it down into “sets” with themes, so this set of summer favorites, which I’ve called The Gleam of Skin, and is designed to let the skin be the major focus so it’s paired with more one-and-done eyeshadows and my-lips-but-better hues.  You can view swatches of all the products in this set here.

How do you make your skin the focus during the summer?  Share in the comments below!

While these are favorites I’ve enjoyed and would recommend, I hope each set I’ve put together also helps inspire you to try certain products, textures, or shades together. Every product I’ve mentioned I’ve reviewed, which means they also have a list of dupes, so you can check your stash for similar shades and put together your own The Gleam of Skin set with what you have. Pro tip:  refine results to products you have in your vanity (see this post for more info if you’re like, “Say what?”).


A+

LELimited Edition. $24.00/0.15 oz.

Stila Boheme Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow ($24.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. Read full review.
A

PPermanent. $5.00/0.07 oz.

ColourPop Fringe Super Shock Eyeshadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a "shimmering champagne with gold and silver glitter." Read full review.
B+

PPermanent. $24.00/0.15 oz.

Stila Perlina Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow ($24.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a bright, translucent white base with multi-colored sparkle and shimmer dominated by bright white and silver. Read full review.
A

PPermanent. $38.00/0.40 oz.

Charlotte Tilbury Original Hollywood Beauty Light Wand ($38.00 for 0.40 oz.) is a soft, champagne gold with warm, peachy undertones and a fine, pearly sheen. Read full review.
A-

PPermanent. $18.00/0.33 oz.

Glossier Dusk Cloud Paint ($18.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a soft brown with warm, rosy undertones and a natural-matte finish. Read full review.
A-

LELimited Edition. $6.00/0.11 oz.

Colour Pop Neat Freak Ultra Glossy Lip ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) has a translucent base with flecks of gold and pink sparkle that has a high-shine, mirror-like finish. Read full review.
B+

PPermanent. $18.00

Fenty Beauty Universal Gloss Bomb Lip Luminizer ($18.00 for oz.) is a medium, rosy brown with warm undertones and fine gold and pink pearl. Read full review.
A-

PPermanent. $21.00/0.12 oz.

MAC Smoked Almond Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to have "intense amounts of pigment" with a gel-like texture that melts on lips that leaves behind a satin finish and wears for "eight hours." Read full review.
A

PPermanent. $18.00/0.11 oz.

Urban Decay Sheer Rapture Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a "dusty rose [with a Sheer finish]." Read full review.
A-

PPermanent. $28.00/0.07 oz.

Marc Jacobs Beauty One Mauve Time Enamored Hydrating Lip Gloss ($28.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a soft, medium mauve with subtle, cool undertones and fine pearl. Read full review.