8 Budget-Friendly Summer Favorites 2018 | Coral Dreams

Summer Favorites
Coral Dreams

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 Coral Dreams, is driven by warmer neutrals, peaches, and corals.  I think the Perception palette is such a fun choice for summer–a few pops of color and lots of your typical summer shades like, gold, bronze, and orange–so it offers more versatility than say Yes, Please (which was the other palette I was considering for this set) overall.  You can view swatches of all the products in this set here.

Do you have any budget-friendly, coral favorites that you love wearing in the summer time?  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 Coral Dreams 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?”).


LELimited Edition. $22.00/0.64 oz.

Colour Pop Perception 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($23.00 for 0.62 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that contains 16 shades from warm beige to deep burgundy and a mix of finishes from matte to metallic. Read full review.

PPermanent. $10.00/0.04 oz.

Sephora Fairytale Contour Eye Pencil ($9.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a "golden green." It's a blue-teal with green and gold micro-shimmer. Read full review.

PPermanent. $7.00/0.11 oz.

Colour Pop Gnomie Luster Dust Loose Highlighter ($7.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a light, golden beige with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. Read full review.

PPermanent. $9.99/0.24 oz.

Maybelline Molten Peach Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter ($9.99 for 0.24 oz.) is a light-medium peach with warm, orange undertones and pink-to-gold shifting sparkle and pearl. Read full review.

LELimited Edition. $16.00/0.50 oz.

Colour Pop Clock Work Pressed Powder Face Duo ($16.00 for 0.50 oz.) contains a soft, shimmering orange highlighter paired with a peachy-orange blush. Read full review.

PPermanent. $6.00/0.11 oz.

Colour Pop On Board Ultra Glossy Lip ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) has a subtle, peachy-brown-tinted base with multi-colored flecks of sparkle. Read full review.

PPermanent. $7.00/0.12 oz.

Colour Pop Lay Over Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft, muted coral with warm undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

PPermanent. $8.00/0.14 oz.

Sephora Labyrinth City (09) Lipstories Lipstick ($8.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark, reddish plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.