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Summer Standouts

It feels strange to talk about beauty products with all that's going on in the Caribbean. Our neighbours are going through some seriously trying times and I implore you to give whatever you can. 🙏

I didn't even realise that this was a running theme. Last year's was especially good since it featured some of my favourite combinations. Like last year, makeup seems to have taken a backseat this Summer.

Summer 2017 Favourites - www.modenmakeup.com

There's only one item here that surprised me...but let me not get ahead of myself.
  • Y'all know exfoliators are a must in my skin and body care routine so the Bath & Body Works 'Lavender & Sandalwood' Clay Body Scrub and Coco Shea 'Coconut' Richly Nourishing Body Buff (thanks to the Mistress!) should come as no real shocker. Both smell amazing; again no shocker since regular readers know I'm a firm aromatherapy believer. Visit Inyouvations in Sheraton for all your Bath & Body Works products. 
  • Continuing on the Bath & Body Works train, their 'At The Beach' Fine Fragrance Mist is practically Summer in a bottle. "A refreshing, vacation-ready blend of white frangipani, toasted coconut & bergamot waters essenced with a cool, saltwater breeze". Sounds about right.
  • Son & Park Beauty Water. Y'all sick of me mentioning products pre-dedicated review? I sickka myself. I did say I was gonna buy this though. Spoiler alert: it's Holy Grail status.
  • Wayne Goss 'Airbrush'. It's in stock again; $35 is a great price for such quality. I use it with setting powder on small areas of my face, highlighter and blush. 
Wayne Goss 'Airbrush' - www.modenmakeup.com
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder 'Radiant Light' - www.modenmakeup.com
  • Shiseido Perfect Cleansing Oil. Shoutout to Sharalee for introducing me to this one. I'm now a cleansing oil believer.
  • Revlon Nearly Naked '060 Dark'. Another Sharalee recommendation. While I haven't been wearing much makeup there are some days I needed to reduce the shine. Although this is a lightweight powder is does offer some coverage. Between this and the Maybelline Fit Me powder I doubt I'll purchase a M.A.C Mineralize Skinfinish Natural ever again.
  • RGB Cosmetics 'Monarch'. This brand makes some of the smoothest polishes that I've ever had the pleasure to use. Head to Pure Source Barbados and try one.
RGB Cosmetics 'Monarch' - www.modenmakeup.com
  • Belif Hungarian Water Essence. This is the surprise item. I had pretty much written off belif as a 'dry skin line'. But if you didn't know: oily skin can be dehydrated too. This is the lightest serum I have ever used. If you have oily skin you know that that's like magic. "An instant, lightweight hydration recharger serum that is powerfully effective for deep, lasting hydration." Yup.
  • Dr. Jart+ UV Sun Fluid Broad Spectrum SPF30. Another treasure for oily skin: a sunscreen that doesn't make your face greasy. 
I hope you've been taking care of yourself.

Let us know what you've been loving all summer long in the comments.

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