I’ve talked about my signature beauty look time and time again: that red lip, winged eye, matte foundation, retro vibe I am famous (to myself) for. If it’s not already obvious, I don’t really stray from it, but things have seriously taken a turn for me this year. I’m doing things to my face I’ve never even dreamed of! Okay, it’s not anything drastic to anyone else except me, but wearing a nude lip or plain gloss is basically the same as someone who has never done anything to their hair before and suddenly dyed it bright blue. It’s a big change for my red lipstick-obsessed self! Who IS she?
Aside from my lip game, I’ve embraced other things, like lighter coverage foundations, wearing multipurpose sun protection, and wearing fruity-floral perfumes instead of dessert gourmands. Is this the Invasion of the Body Snatchers, or, am I, gasp, opening my mind (and my beauty cabinet) to new horizons?
The thing is, even though I’ve found products (and makeup looks) that I love and work for me, I still enjoy trying new things (kind of has to come with the job as a beauty editor)—and it’s paid off. My skin is in its best shape. I’ve had fewer breakouts, the texture of my skin is smooth and fantastic, and I even see fewer fine lines (even though I’m seriously overdue for a Botox appointment).
If you’re in the market for some new summer beauty products, I’ve got tons of recommendations for you from all different categories. Keep scrolling to learn about my entirely brand-new summer beauty routine, which contains 23 products, from acne and sunscreen primers to a must-have, chest zit spray, and the mid-coverage foundation I can’t stop wearing.