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Oh boy! Summer is in full swing, guys. Can you believe that the temperature was 93ºF today and might even reach 97ºF on Sunday? #melting

Skincare and makeup picks for the past few weeks!

That’s why I’ve been testing a few new products to see if they’ll help me stay fresh and pimple-free even though the weather is crazy hot.

I’ve been using these for about two weeks now, and so far, I’ve been happy with the results. If you’re looking for beauty ideas and insights on how you can beat the heat this summer, keep reading! I’ll tell you how the products above (from Jane Iredale, NARS, Happy Skin, Elizabeth Arden, Shu Uemura, and ArtDeco) are helping me beat the heat. 

Jane Iredale Beauty Prep Facial Cleanser and Pure Pressed Blush in Mystique.

First up: Fab finds from Jane Iredale. The cleanser (right) is certified organic and the blush (left) is formulated with minerals and antioxidants.

The Jane Iredale BeautyPrep Facial Cleanser is basically micellar cleansing water, but you use it before you put on your makeup. Instead of using a primer to make your powders and foundation last longer, you use this! I like it because it saves you from adding another layer of cream on your face and it kinda works like a toner, too. As for extending the life of your makeup and making it go on smoother? I’d say it works! But is it a necessary step for me? Not so much, because my makeup doesn’t really slide off anyway.

As for the Jane Iredale PurePressed Blush in Mystique, I really like using it now that I’m a little more tan. It’s a deep, rosy brown, so it brings out my color even more and gives me a fresh (not ruddy) glow. I don’t like using bronzers solo, so this is a nice way to get a deeper-looking flush that still has a hint of color without having to use pink. And because it’s a powder, the formula helps absorb any excess grease also.

Up next: Happy Skin ZZ Cream! It's made for gals with acne-prone skin.

Up next: Happy Skin ZZ Cream Foundation, P1,299! It’s made for gals with acne-prone skin and it has SPF20 PA++, too.

My friends who have problematic skin rave about this product, so I thought I’d give it a try. As you know, I’m wary of BB creams (read why here) so I really proceeded with caution here.  Fortunately, the salicylic acid-spiked formula didn’t make me breakout and I did like the powdery finish it left on my skin. You can use your fingers to apply it, but because this base doesn’t contain silicone, I prefer using a foundation brush (like Shu Uemura’s Natural #18 Brush in the photo above) to help buff it into my skin more evenly. Full disclosure: Since my skin isn’t acne prone anymore, I spread the beauty love and gave it to a friend who needed it more.

I accidentally dropped this! Hehe :p

I accidentally dropped this! Hehe :p

This little baby is the NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Kari. You can read more about it and the NARS spring 2016 collection here. I love the creamy texture and the fact that I can use it without a brush. I just dip my clean fingers in the pot and swipe it over the lower half of my lids to add depth. You can also use it with a wet brush to build intensity and make it last all day!

I've been using this pair for soft, kiss-worthy summer lips!

I’ve been using this pair for soft, kiss-worthy summer lips. I really like how fresh the shades are!

I outline and fill my pout with the ArtDeco Soft Lip Liner 81. It’s waterproof and gives my lips a natural, pinkish tone (think: MLBB vibe). But because it does finish matte and flat, I add a hint of dimension and a lot of shine with the Elizabeth Arden Lip Gloss in Sunset. It kinda smells coconut-y, so it’s absolutely delicious for summer!

Which products do you like from this batch? And what products are you currently using for summer? Leave a comment and let me know! ♥

Beauty Directory
ArtDeco Available at Beauty Bar or click here to visit their international website.
Elizabeth Arden Available at Rustan’s Department Stores or click here to visit their international website.
Happy Skin Available at Beauty Bar or click here to visit their website.
Jane Iredale Available at Rustan’s Department Stores or click here to visit their international website.
NARS Available at Rustan’s Department Stores or click here to visit their international website.
Shu Uemura Available at Rustan’s Department Stores or click here to visit their international website.

  • Jhake o.

    Ang pretty ng shades ng lip liner and lip gloss! Definitely perfect for summer. It’s really hot, nakakatamad talaga gumamit ng sobra daming products kaya eyebrow pencil, lipstick, cc cream at powder lang para sakin okay na.

    • True! It’s tooooooo hot to layer too many products.

  • I tried the ZZ cream because you were raving about it :p Try the maybelline one in my YouTube video—so cheap and it stays on!