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Kimberly Arnold is the Beauty Editor for Miss A. She is a Raleigh native studying Public Relations and Marketing at Campbell University. She is a true southerner at heart with city girl style. She is fascinated with all facets of the beauty industry: from conception to product development to marketing. She has makeup artistry experience working with several cosmetic giants such as Bobbi Brown and Estee Lauder. She hopes to one day take her artistry talents to the streets of New York City. She enjoys staying ahead of the trends to give her readers all the latest scoops, the hottest tips and tricks, and tutorials. Her biggest beauty tip is to never leave the house without lipstick and a smile.

Top Summer Makeup Picks for Summer 2015

We love summer beauty — luminous bronzed skin, bb creams, longwear/waterproof products, and sunscreen for our sunbathing days. Read on for our annual summer makeup picks guide to last you through the heat! 

Photo Credit: Urban Decay

Photo Credit: Urban Decay

URBAN DECAY Eyeshadow Primer Potion ($20) – The cult favorite that we all know and love is relaunching with a new look, applicator and shades. Don’t fret though, the formulation isn’t changing, so you’ll be able to sport your favorite eye looks with 24+ hour wear, no creasing, and vibrant color.
Beauty For a Cause: The shade ‘Enigma,’ a neutral matte, will directly benefit The Ultraviolet Edge, UD’s NEW global charity initiative to empower women. 

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen ($44) – The. best. tinted. moisturizer. STILL. We’ve tried so many tinted moisturizers over the years, but this one is still our holy grail. It’s lightweight, sheer, yet buildable and gives you that SPF protection you need. I mean, what’s not to love?

Laura Mercier Metallic Crème Eye Colour ($24) These eye colors are formulated to be lightweight, non-greasy and they have a gorgeous satiny finish. All the shades are beautiful, but we love ‘Rose Gold’ and ‘Copper Sunrise’ the most for summer.

Laura Mercier Mineral Illuminating Powder ($38) – We all want to have a healthy, glowing look, but without overdoing it and looking too shiny. This powder gives sheer coverage, with a radiant finish that looks natural and healthy.

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Photo Credit: Laura Mercier

Laura Mercier Lip Glacé ($25)  – Lip glosses are perfect for summer because they’re low maintenance and you don’t need a mirror to apply! This special edition is flattering on all skin tones and isn’t too-sticky. So perfect for summer!
Beauty For a Cause: 100% of the proceeds from sales of this product go to the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund, whose mission is to raise awareness and fund research and education efforts that will help diagnose, treat, and support women with ovarian cancer.

MAC Cosmetics Cream Colour Base in ‘Luna’ ($21) – Contouring and highlighting is STILL popular and we know why! With highlighting products such as this, you’ll be able to achieve the luminous glow you’ve always wanted!

Lancôme EFFACERNES – Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer ($31)  Most of us prefer NOT wearing a full-coverage foundation in the summer, but still want a little coverage under the eyes, especially for those stubborn dark circles. This concealer conceals them evenly and is formulated to be waterproof so you can feel comfortable wearing it in humid temperatures, or perhaps, even the pool!

it Cosmetics Your Skin But Better™ CC Cream with SPF 50+ ($38) – If you’re wondering what the deal is on CC creams, basically they are multi-tasking holy grail products. This CC cream contains SPF 50 and is formulated to increase skin’s hydration and brightness, improve skin texture, and give you flawless coverage that looks natural and healthy.

FLOWER Kiss Stick High Shine Lip Color ($6.98) – Drew Barrymore, the mind behind the brand, wanted to create high quality cosmetics at with cost-effective affordability and that’s why FLOWER’s makeup products are amazing! These lip colors deliver incredible pigment color with high shine. ‘Ginger Lily’ is a great coral-y red and ‘Flamingo Flower’ is perfect for a summery hot pink pout!

Photo Credit: FLOWER

Photo Credit: FLOWER

FLOWER That’s So Kohl! Kohl Eyeliner ($7.98)With it’s creamy formula, this eyeliner is perfect for effortless and fool-proof application for an easy smokey eye. The pigment is so intense, you’ll be sure to achieve any smoky eye this summer that will last up to 12 hours. Kohl It! This super luxe and creamy kohl eyeliner glides on effortlessly for the ultimate color payoff and intensity. Try ‘Electric Volt’ for a brilliantly vibrant blue.

FLOWER Beauty Balm BB Cream ($12.98) – With buildable lightweight, medium-to-full coverage, this BB cream will be your key product in achieving a flawless summer complexion! It evens discoloration, visibly minimizes the appearance of pores, concealers blemishes and imperfections, and helps to eliminate unwanted shine. Really, we couldn’t ask for more for summer.

Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful II Pot Rouge ($27) – Bobbi Brown’s pot rouges have been a cult favorite for years. Their special edition pot rouge is versatile color for everyone and it’s easy to use. Simply dab on cheeks and lips and blend and you’re off!
Beauty For a Cause: 100% of the proceeds go to the Girl Rising Fund through September 1st, 2015. 

 

 

 

 

 

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