Keeping It Light This Summer With Drugstore Beauty Essentials

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Can you believe it’s Summer already? I swear, I feel like I was just recently wishing for the snow to melt, and now we’re in the mid 90s almost every day. When it’s so hot outside, I usually opt in for lightweight makeup products that help enhance my natural beauty, just enough to add a pop of color for that fresh natural look.

By now you probably know that I love featuring Walgreens on this blog. This drugstore chain has a special place in my heart, because it’s the closest place to my house where I can buy makeup [it’s probably just a block away], and they consistently have all the latest collections there. So convenient! On my recent trip to I picked up several buzzworthy products to add to my Summer makeup stash.

This lip stain is the perfect everyday Summer color for me!

One of the things I got was Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain in London Posh. I read so many glowing reviews on various beauty blogs, I just had to try one of these for myself! I chose this neutral shimmery peachy shade, because it’s a pretty safe color that will suit almost anyone, and it lived up to my expectations and then some! It made my lips look and feel moisturized and made lip lines less visible in one swipe of a wand.

The mascara provides fantastic definition and volume without clumps.

Another product I picked up was Maybelline Volum’Express Pumped Up Colossal Mascara in Glam Black. I saw ads on TV promising some crazy volume and a unique wand shape that eliminates all clumps. I’m all for trying new things, so I applied it on my lashes soon after I got home from the store, and I think it really made a difference.

Corals for Summer is pretty much a staple. Love this blush!

While in the Maybelline area of the Beauty aisle, my eyes caught a glimpse of Master Glaze Blush Sticks. I meant to try these several months ago when they first came out, but stopped myself from buying because I already have like a zillion blushes. This time I had some points burning a hole in my Balance Rewards account so I bought one in Coral Sheen and only ended up paying like $1 out of pocket for it. Gotta love beauty savings!

T to B: Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in London Posh, Maybelline Master Glaze Blush in Coral Sheen, Maybelline Volum’ Express Pumped Up Colossal Mascara in Glam Black

My Summer makeup is usually very light and laid back, because if I cake it on it will just melt off in 2-3 hours anyway. When I know I will be spending the day outside, I usually only highlight my lips and cheeks, since my eyes will be hidden behind sunglasses most of the time. And while I’m indoors, I like to pair a neutral lippie with some light eye makeup. What I don’t skip ever is the mascara, my makeup just doesn’t feel complete without it. If I only had one makeup product to bring with me to an uninhabited island, it would definitely be a tube of mascara. And now I’m curious, what would you bring?

Eyes: Maybelline Volum’ Express Pumped Up Colossal Mascara in Glam Black // Cheeks: Maybelline Master Glaze Blush in Coral Sheen // Lips:  Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in London Posh

One of the reasons I love shopping at Walgreens is their special promotions. Just for shopping for makeup like you normally would, you can score some really nice bonuses, like this free travel-sized brush set with any $20 beauty purchase [6/29-8/31].

What is your favorite everyday makeup look for Summer?

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