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What's In My Makeup Bag

Is it just me or when it comes to summer do you stick to the same few beauty products? Maybe it’s the heat or the carefree-ness of summer that keeps me sticking to the same routine, but I find myself doing this each and every summer. Whereas fall and winter, I’m constantly experimenting and changing it up!

Once you find a product that you love, it’s hard to mix it up. If you love the color, know it works with your skin and works for almost any occasion, why change it up?! I’m sharing what’s currently in my summer make up bag and what I’ve been keeping consistent this summer.

Nars Laguna Bronzer

While this bronzer is definitely on the more expensive side, I’ve honestly never been able to find anything like it. The color is so similar to a sunkissed glow. It instantly makes me look tanner and a little bit of it goes a long way! This is especially helpful during summer since I tend to keep my face out of the sun. The Nars Laguna Bronzer allows me to match my face to the rest of my somewhat tan skin.

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara // L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black

Okay is anyone else guilty of the double mascara technique?! I think my favorite or most crucial element of makeup application is my eyelashes. I feel like they’re the key to holding it all together and brightening my face up. I honestly feel lost without any mascara on. My favorite technique right now is to use the L’Oreal Voluminous Black after curling my lashes to darken and lengthen them. Then I go back in with the Benefit to de-clump and lengthen further. One day I’ll get lash extensions or figure out how to do falsies on my own. But for right now, this is what works for me!

Benefit Posietint Cheek and Lip Stain

I have been loving this little cheek tint from Benefit lately! I got it as a sample and it was definitely something I wouldn’t have bought on my own. I’ve always been a powder blush kinda gal and assumed liquid would make you look clown-like. I WAS WRONG! This stuff is incredible! I just put it on with my beauty blender right after my foundation, blend it all in and it look so natural. Giving me that perfect peachy glow for summer. Have yet to try it as a lip stain yet!

L’Oreal Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator

Another little liquid trick is the L’Oreal Lumi Liquid Highlighter. I discovered this a while ago, stopped using it and now am back to using it daily! I use it almost as a primer on my cheek bones, chin, forehead and upper lip before applying anything else. It gives me that subtle highlight for everyday.

Beauty Counter Nourishing Eye Cream

I’ve gotta give props to my girl, Holly Murphy at Invisible Crowne Blog, for introducing me to the Beauty Counter line. She sent me over some samples and while I haven’t been able to try them all out (sorry, Holly!) I have been using this under eye cream religiously! Before this, I was using Caudalie’s Resveratrol Eye Lifting Balm and wasn’t noticing too much of a difference. So when I switched over I was so impressed. The cream is so moisturizing and brightens up my eyes! I’ve been using it during my nighttime skincare routine.

Those have been my favorite products so far this summer that I’ve been using on repeat! One thing I have been switching between is foundation. I’ve been in a rut where I can’t find one I like that isn’t crazy expensive. Let me know if you have any recommendations in the comments below or on my latest Instagram post!

xoxo Colleen

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Hi there! My name is Colleen and I’m the author and creator of Collectively Colleen.This blog is a place where I’ll be sharing everything about my life! From favorites to career tips, outfits I’m loving and places to travel, I’m going to be sharing it all here!


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