Beauty Goddess: Simplify Your Summer Makeup Routine

It takes me about 30 minutes to get myself completely dressed and made-up each morning for my internship. To most goddesses, this may sound like a mind-blowingly short amount of time to get completely primped in. But, once you lock down the ultimate 15-minute beauty routine below, you’ll be ready in no time too.


The first step to being a complete beauty goddess in 15-minutes is giving yourself the perfect base to work with. Being in college, high school and post-grads, we are blessed with skin that shouldn’t need foundation. It’s cakey, pore clogging, and just overall not necessary for our young skin! Instead, opt for a tinted gel, tinted moisturizer, or moisturizing makeup base, which will also give you the perfect glow for summer while moisturizing.

Remember: Choose a shade of moisturizer that’s one darker than your own shade to give yourself a natural looking dewy glow.

Rub the lotion/gel between your palms, and smear on your face evenly, making sure to drag down your neck slightly so that your face doesn’t look a different color than the rest of your skin!

Tinted gels & moisturizers we love:

Stila Tinted Moisturizer, Benefit Talk To The Tan, Sephora Tinted Moisturizer


Whether it’s bronzer or a translucent finishing powder, it’s important to sweep powder across your forehead, nose and cheeks to give yourself a natural glow, or keep skin looking matte all day.

Powders we love:

NARS Bronzer in Laguna, Make Up For Ever Translucent Powder, SENSAI Bronzing Powder in Natural Tan


During the summer, hot weather can make makeup fade much earlier in the day than you prefer it to. That’s why cheek stain is the perfect choice when simplifying your makeup routine: it’s easy to apply and leaves behind a bright color that lasts throughout the day. Simply apply onto your fingers and blend into cheek bones, or apply directly onto your cheek bone and blend!

Cheek stains we love:

Tarte Cheek Stain in Flush, NARS Multiple Tint in Beverly Hills, Victoria’s Secret Lip & Cheek Tint


For your daily eye makeup, keep it simple. An thin, easy swipe of liner on the upper lashes (if you like eyeliner) and mascara (a definite must) are the perfect way to make your eyes pop against your glowing skin!

Remember: Waterproof eyeliners and mascara are the perfect way to keep makeup lasting through long days by the pool or at work.

Eyeliners we love:

mark Get In Line Hook Up Liquid Waterproof Eyeliner, Stili-Style Line & Seal Waterproof Eyeliner, Maybelline Line Works Ultra-Liner Liquid Waterproof Eyeliner

Mascaras we love:

SENSAI 38°C Mascara, CoverGirl LashBlast Waterproof MascaraLancome Hypnose Waterproof Mascara

So goddesses, what do you think?

Did these 4 steps just totally transform your summer beauty routine into a quick, easy one? Will you be trying these products? Which product is your favorite when it comes to quick and simple beauty? Let us know in a comment!

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