Whew! There has been so much good makeup lately.
I mean, I used to get more excited about moody fall colors, but this year the spring and summer collections have been incredible! Literally, every time I turn around, I’m seeing another gorgeous collection.
If your head has been spinning a little like mine, then I hope you’ll like my picks for some of the best spring/summer makeup launches. I’d also love to hear yours.
I think I’ll start with lips, because I think a new lipstick or gloss is probably the easiest way to update your look.
I’m wearing cool-toned nude Double Tap in these pics, but I usually go for warmer-toned peaches and pinks. Thing is, this mauve is just so pretty and different from the rest of my stash. It’s opaque and not sticky at all.
Next, Buxom Wildly Whipped Lightweight Liquid Lipstick, and I just mentioned the shade called Swinger in my roundup of my favorite liquid lipsticks, so I’ll be brief now: the color and formula are AMAZING. This one is perfect for summer.
Of course, I couldn’t talk about this season’s new launches without mentioning beautiful ColourPop Dohee.
Here’s a snap of me wearing it from my Spring Haul video.
And I can’t forget to add the Lancome Juicy Shakers to the list! I’ve been reaching for these sheer and shiny moisturizing glosses (Apri-Cute is shown here) constantly.
One of my favorite collections this season was MAC Soft Serve. I think all of the Soft Serve Eyeshadows are awesome, but the ones I like best are peach Cushy Life and mint green Jealous Girl, both of which are easy to pop on for a soft wash of color and sparkle.
Along those same lines, I also reach for metallic yellow gold Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow in Beige Dore a lot, which I talk about in my May Favorites post. It’s also a breeze to use but a bit more dramatic than the MAC Soft Serve Eyeshadows.
ColourPop Wattles is also a fave. It’s a very subtle satin mauve/pink, and I’m wearing it in the picture below to softly define my eyes.
Wattles was part of ColourPop’s spring collection from a couple months ago (here are swatches of the rest of the collection in this post on my blog).
My final summer eye makeup favorite is the Jouer Mermaid Eyeshadow Palette because Jouer totally nailed it with these colors! They’re so pigmented, smooth, and beautiful that I haven’t even brought myself to wear them yet!!
I’m so glad I stalked their website to buy it a couple weeks ago because it’s sold out on Jouer’s site now. But it’s still available at Frends, and it’s supposed to also be coming to Nordstrom soon.
Now here are my top picks for best spring/summer face products, and I hope you like them as much as I do.
First things first, I have to include the Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Palette because I LOVE it! — but it’s likely sold out right now. But if you’re curious, here’s a quick demo I did in this video.
From recent blushes, I’m head over heels in love with MAC x Chris Chang Cream Colour Base in Rich Coral.
I fell for it when I saw it on Jen in this post here and prompty went out and got it. It gives such a pretty, natural flush.
And you know I can’t forget Becca Luminous Blush!
This one is Camellia, but I’m a loving parent and won’t choose favorites amongst my children :-). You can see more swatches and pics in this post here.
As far as new spring/summer highlighters, my favorite is the PUR Cosmetics Sunkissed Glow Strobe/Highlight Palette.
Lots of brands have their own highlighting palettes, but this one’s cream-to-powder finish really stands out to me. Of course it’s easy to blend, but it also sort of dries to a powder finish, so it doesn’t feel too dewy or wet on my skin, and that’s a MUST for these warmer months.
If you’re looking for a new foundation, the best one I found this spring/summer is Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow Nourishing Fusion Makeup. I’ve worn it in a ton of my blog posts and haven’t found another one that’s this super lightweight and glowy (here are swatches and a review in this post).
Alright, it’s your turn now! What have you L-O-V-E-D from this year’s spring and summer makeup launches?