Beauty Favorites: Summer 2016 7

Summer Beauty Favorites// Being Leanna

Happy Monday!

When I was packing my weekend bag Thursday night I realized that all of the makeup I had been grabbing were things I have yet to talk about on here. The last time I did a beauty favorites or routine the products were completely different. So, while i’m sitting up at the lake relaxing I thought i’d share with ya’ll what i’ve been wearing every day. There are some beauty favorites that i’m loving and some i’m just using to get rid of. I would love to know what your summer beauty favorites are!

Current Beauty Favorites:


I’m really in need of a new, hydrating but not sticky moisturizer and i’d love your help. I’m mostly finished up with my Body Shop Moisturizer that I love but it’s way too heavy for the summer. I recently picked up the Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre from Birchbox with my points but it’s too soon to tell how I really feel about it. Comment below with your favorite moisturizer and help a lady out!

Summer Beauty Favorites// Being Leanna

A couple months ago I picked up this Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara. I had heard so many rave reviews about it. Man, you guys were not wrong, this mascara is fantastic. I’m not the biggest fan of the brush (I generally prefer a rubberized one) but the formula is wonderful. This mascara lasts on my lashes all day without flaking, even on the hottest of days. The formula is great because of how quickly it dries on your lashes. The formula isn’t too wet where you have to be careful with it for a few minutes and it’s not dry enough to have to work to coat all the lashes. Lights, Camera, Lashes is perfect for even the tiniest of baby lashes. 


Right now i’m using the Urban Decay 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil and i’m not really into it. I always line just my waterline so I thought this would be perfect but it’s not as good as the regular 24/7 pencil and it comes in far fewer colors. I’m really just waiting until this is finished before buying a new liner that I like better. What do you guys use?


Now, I will preface this by saying I never wanted to be an eyebrow doer. But, i’ve become one after getting a sample of the Benefit Gimme Brow in my June Birchbox. Having very blonde eyebrows on very pale skin made doing my brows a bit scary at first because everything seemed to make them stand out like crazy. Luckily, the Gimme Brow has a light shade that’s perfect for those blonde brow hairs. A couple swipes of the tiny comb and your brows will be perfect too. I can’t believe I resisted the brow trend for so long.

Summer Beauty Favorites// Being Leanna

You may remember me talking about my new favorite foundation in my Summer Staples Loaded with SPF post. I’ve been using the Bourjois 123 perfect CC cream since I got it in Poland and i’m obsessed. The texture is lightweight which is perfect for the summer months and it has enough coverage to keep redness in check. The CC cream only comes in 4 colors which is a bit of a drawback but it blends so flawlessly with your skin that I think most people would be able to make this work. This also is incredibly moisturizing for a foundation so my skin feels extra nice all day when wearing it. 


Another Bourjois product I picked up in Poland is the Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer which i’ve dubbed my war paint. This stuff covers EVERYTHING. i haven’t been this impressed with a concealer, ever. I’ve been dying to try the Kat Von D lock it concealer and this works so well that I don’t have to. But for comparison and research sake I think I might have to buy it anyways :-D. This concealer is super matte which is the finish I prefer with a concealer. While the Bourjois concealer is super high coverage, I only use it for redness and under my eyes. I don’t like to put this on spots just for sanitary reasons. I don’t like my acne concealer and my under eye concealer to be the same.

Summer Beauty Favorites// Being Leanna

I am normally not an eyeshadow person but lately I’ve been trying it out. I picked up this Kiko High Pigment Wed & Dry eyeshadow in pearly rose gold and it’s the perfect shade. First of all, who doesn’t love rose gold? Second of all, it looks fantastic on any skin tone. Third, this Kiko shadow is perfect for those like me who have no eyeshadow skills whatsoever. The formula is very creamy and it’s very pigmented for the price point. Applied all over the lid on its own is how I prefer to use this rose gold shadow but I’m sure it would look way better with a crease color and highlight and all that jazz.  

Summer Beauty Favorites// Being Leanna
Lip products

Lip products are always among my beauty favorites but i’ve been especially loving two products lately. One super subtle and one in yo face product. The subtle one is the It Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush in Je ne sais quoi. You might remember that I gave you my first impressions when I received this. And now, it’s still a favorite. Is the perfect lip balm but better. The lipstick sort of turns into a your lips but better color once on your lips and it’s incredibly hydrating and long lasting. 

The in yo face lip product is the Revlon Ultra HD Matte lip color in either Intensity or Spark. Unfortunately the name isn’t on the packaging at all and I cannot remember. This lip color is NEON and I love it. The shade is the perfect electric pink with a blue undertone that helps make your teeth look a teeny bit whiter too. The matte finish is so comfortable and not at all drying on the lips that I often forget i’m wearing anything, it’s that good! Additionally, the sugary, slightly fruity scent is to die for. I don’t know about you guys, but scent is important to me. 

Summer Beauty Favorites// Being Leanna

I’ve surprised myself by using a semi shimmery bronzer lately. The NYC Sun N Bronze powder has been a great way to make my face seem tan with just a hint of glow. The different shades within the pan make it easy to go for a lighter bronze or a darker, more “contouring” shade which was a big seller for me. Plus, the price point didn’t hurt either. The NYC Sunny bronzer is also a favorite but, I hadn’t seen it in stores in a while which is how I discovered the Sun N Bronzer. The Physicians Formula bronzer has  had some major hype lately so i’ll be checking that out as a replacement. Shimmer is always included in my beauty favorites for the summer but a matte bronzer would be preferred come fall time (GASP!) so send me your suggestions!

*If you’re a smarty pants and noticed I didn’t mention a blush it’s just because I switch it up every single day and can’t decide on a favorite. 

Hope you enjoyed my current summertime beauty favorites, don’t forget to let me know yours below!

Thanks For Reading// Being Leanna