5 Beauty Must-Haves For This Summer

Hello, beauties! Now that it’s summer I thought why not share with you guys a few of my beauty must-haves. I have my go-to products I use on an everyday routine, but I wanted to highlight a few products that I thought are MUST-HAVES for these hot, and humid summer months! Here are 5 beauty products that I LOVE to have for the summer.


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Looking for a good facial spray that will not only keep your skin feeling hydrated but also work great as a makeup setter? Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater is by far one of my favorites and must-haves.

Facial sprays are well used to hydrate and refresh dry skins, as well as used to prime and prep skin right before applying any makeup and skincare products. Mario Badescu Facial Spray is such a nourishing face mist that is made for all skin types and offers a few different facial sprays, but this facial spray is described as their “cult favorite and makeup artist must-have”.

You can use this facial spray all year round, I personally love to use Mario Badescu Facial spray in the summer especially when your skin starts feeling sweaty and disgusting. I can spritz this spray as a mid-day pick-me-up and immediately has my skin feeling refreshed and hydrated.

On their website, they describe this product as one that “Revitalized with dewy radiance. Boosts moisture and glow”. And after using this I can now see why.

Some ways to use Mario Badescu Facial Spray

  • Want to give your makeup a nice dewy finish, right before blending either your concealer or foundation spray your makeup brushes or sponge with a few spritzes.
  • You can use this spray after applying your makeup as a makeup setter.
  • Use to boost your skins hydration by spraying to cleansed skin and follow with a moisturizer.
How to use?

As needed, you can spritz this spray onto your face, neck, or hair. (If product gets into your eyes, rinse well with water.)


Everyone has been raving about this Butter Bronzer, so I figured why not give it a try. I went to my local drugstore and picked up both the light butter bronzer and regular bronzer. And let me start by saying the light Butter Bronzer by Physicians Formula is definitely by far the best summer bronzer for me.

The regular bronzer was nice as well but a tad bit too dark for my skin tone. The texture of the powder is smooth and creamy that leaves a natural and glowy finish look. It’s infused with 3 different types of butter: Murumuru Butter, Cupuacu Butter, and Tucuma Butter from the Amazon.

And as described on their website, “Features ultra-refined pearl and soft-focus pigments that smooth skin texture, brighten skin tone and deliver a gorgeous bronze finish”. I 100% agree with this, this bronzer truly lives up to its name. This will always be my favorite summer bronzer to use, and definitely, recommend to try it out.

How to use?

This butter bronzer can be worn alone and over makeup. Included is a mirror & applicator, using the sponge applicator just apply some of the bronzers over your face, and neck, or as a contour to achieve a natural tan glow.


Now if you know me, I love a good full coverage foundation but drugstore foundations sometimes don’t provide that full coverage you are looking for. I heard from my friend that this Maybelline SuperStay works amazing for great coverage and I figured why not give it a shot.

The foundation coverage says it lasts up to 24 hours, and not only that it’s oil-free, doesn’t clog pores, but dermatologist also tested. This foundation comes in 16 different shades and costs $11.99.

It definitely gives me the full coverage I am looking for without feeling as if I put a pound of foundation on my face. This is my NEW go-to summer foundation right now. If you’re someone who has oily skin I would recommend trying out this foundation.

How to use?

Apply the foundation to your face and blend with either your fingertips, a sponge, or foundation brush.


This setting spray by Anastasia Beverly Hills tops as one of my favorite setting sprays, especially for the summer. The finish of this spray is a natural dewy finish (never oily), that has a coconut-vanilla scent that blends the products together to set my makeup.

Do keep in mind that the glittery bottle is just on the packaging and not in the spray itself. If you’re looking for a new summer setting spray I definitely recommend trying this one out!

How to use?

Apply the setting spray to clean skin to prep or spritz after applying makeup.


Where do I even begin with this mascara? Wait I know! This mascara is ABSOLUTELY amazing. They even came out with a waterproof version which is great for the summer. After applying this mascara my lashes look long, full, and volumized. If you’re looking for an amazing mascara that has your lashes looking so long and full especially for the summer, definitely try this one out.

How to use?

Apply your first coat of mascara from the root of the lash to the tips. To achieve volume by wiggly and rolling through your lashes.


What are your beauty must-haves this summer? Have you tried any of these beauty products? Let’s chat together in the comments section below and don’t forget to subscribe for more!

April Xo

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4 Comments

  1. Ellyn Rebecca
    August 14, 2019 / 7:07 am

    I nearly picked up the Mario Badescu toner the other day but didn’t! After reading this I probably should go back and get it! I am a big fan of the Maybelline SuperStay lipsticks but haven’t tried the other products. I don’t need a high coverage foundation, but if they do a concealer, I would try it – I really want to try the eyeliner!

    Ellyn x | Life Of A Beauty Nerd

    • April
      Author
      August 18, 2019 / 7:32 pm

      You should definitely try the Mario Badescu toner! I haven’t tried all his products just yet but so far with what I have tried, I am loving his stuff!
      -April xo

  2. Geraldine
    August 15, 2019 / 5:54 pm

    Ooh, I like Mario basescu’s products! I didn’t know it could be used as a makeup setter oh, that’s interesting to know. Definitely a must-have for the summer! I live in such a humid and disgusting place so it’s worth looking into. I haven’t run out of my current mascara yet but when I do I really want to try the Too faced better than sex mascara, I heard it was one of the best xx

    Geraldine | https://geraldinetalks.com

    • April
      Author
      August 18, 2019 / 7:36 pm

      The too faced mascara hands down is my absolutely favorite! I heard a lot about it and one day I thought why not give it a try and now I’m obsessed! haha Definitely give it a try and let me know what you think of it!!
      – April Xo

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