what’s your go-to summer look?

I’ve already started noticing that I have a pattern.  A makeup pattern, that is.  But instead of calling it a rut, I’m calling it my go-to summer daytime look!  As much as I love experimenting with colorful eye shadows and lipsticks, this is the look that I’m constantly coming back to because it’s natural, soft, easy and it takes all of 1 minute to do.

True story: a co-worker actually told me I had an “exquisite natural glow” about me.  I didn’t have the heart to tell her it was this blush! Haha.
A sheer coral that can be applied without a mirror.  One tip I have about shopping for Rimmel products: there is almost always a coupon for $1 or $2 off, so be sure to check out your weekly coupon inserts or The Krazy Coupon Lady for some savings.
Long, thick lashes are a must all year-round.

When dewy becomes too dewy.

Tell me, what comprises of your go-to look for this summer?  Or are you going au naturel?

-jillian m.

27 responses to “what’s your go-to summer look?”

  1. Ana Degenaar says:

    Exactly that one! Y think we are soul mates!

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  2. Dallas Shaw says:

    love the bright blush!!

  3. Pink Ronnie says:

    I have a 'go to' look all year round: Clinique Almost Makeup powder and Garnier eye concealer. Brush the brows and that's it. Done!
    Ronnie xo
    p.s. You look beautiful, by the way!

  4. jillian m. says:

    Ronnie, thank you! I love Clinique makeup. I had a free sample of their foundation one time and fell in love with it! It just looked so natural.

    Anna – We sure do good taste! Haha.

  5. M@coffeeandkitsch says:

    it looks great!

    my main difference in the summer is bronzer – my skin goes from ghostly pale to actually looking healthy lol so i always have to add more color once i've been out in the sun. and bright lipstick (which i've only recently been experimenting with)

  6. jillian m. says:

    Haha, you didnt hear? Pale is the new black.

    I love bronzer, especially Benefit's Hoola.

  7. Michelle Lee says:

    you look so pretty :)


  8. Cara says:

    bobbi brown tinted moisturizer, pale pink cheek and lip stain, and givenchy mascara :)

  9. Alexa says:

    Ooo I love this! Mascara and Smith's Rosebud Salve are my musts.

    Otherwise, it depends on my mood. The only products I own are a light powder for minimal coverage, a few eyeshadows, and an eyeliner, which I wear mostly in winter. I'm becoming more and more minimalist in summertime.

    Thanks for sharing! It's so nice to see what other people do :)

  10. classiq says:

    I usually go for a very light and natural make-up: mascara, blush and a soft colour lipstick. :)Ada

  11. hellotampon says:

    I did pretty much the same thing this spring. I suddenly ditched my dark eyeliner that I'd been wearing for years and started using mascara and a bright blush.

  12. sherri lynn says:

    Love this post! I like easy makeup for the summer time. If I have a nice sun-kissed face, I brush on tiny bit of powder and some thickening mascara and I'm good to go!

  13. Janey R. says:

    gorgeous pic of you! i love your blush.. my go-to's for summer are definitely Smith's Rosebud Salve, a lightweight tinted moisturizer, and a powder bronzer with SPF built in (Physician's Formula Healthy Wear SPF 50).

  14. jillian m. says:

    Janey, how did I know you were going to say Rosebud Salve? haha. I like the idea of a bronzer with SPF. I'll look into that…

  15. mary shouvlin says:

    gorgeous! love the coral lipstick, going to have to pick that up. and the clean & clear sheets are definitely a must! (although you know a good trick is the sanitary toilet covers in public bathrooms- they essentially do the same thing for blotting oil!)

  16. Gloria says:

    oil blotting papers are a lifesaver in the summertime! that shade of blush is so pretty – it looks gorgeous on you!

  17. Aquí says:

    I use the exact same Mac blush in Peaches. Its really good for us gals with fair skin! Love your natural look for summer. I think mine will comprise of the basics. When it gets hot, lots of makeup isn't pretty.

  18. Bad Joan says:

    A sun-kissed glow is a great way to wear makeup in the summer! Corals are so pretty too!


  19. la petite coquine says:

    I'll confess to a daytime summer look, but the truth is that I wear it all year long! Tinted sunscreen, stila cream blush, a little mascara and a touch of brown liner and I look put together but never made up!

  20. Andrea Reh says:

    What a lovely, natural summer look.

    Just discovered your blog through Pink Ronnie, and would love it if you popped by mine sometime.

    Andrea x

  21. Carol {Everyday Delights} says:

    Yes – I use those oil sheets too and I cant leave the house without them!

  22. April says:

    You look so beautiful! I have some new blush that I'm in love with for summer! That and mascara are all I need!

  23. hearttypat says:

    It's summer here all year here! I wish i can be bothered to keep using fresh colours and different techniques… sometimes i try, but now, my fave look is with my slim liquid eyeliner. I also love using the japanese brands makeup! They really last!.. despite the warm weather here!

  24. Meghan @ Wishful Thinking says:

    I think I tend to put a little too much make-up on during the day (habit of a lifetime from having teenage acne I guess). But I love your fresh and natural summer look, inspired to try it!

  25. jillian m. says:

    Mary – I didn't know that! That's actually a great tip and something that would work well in a pinch.

    Pat – I'm jealous that you can work the liquid liner! I can't ever keep my hand steady long enough for it to look nice and sleek.

    Thank you bunches for the lovely words everyone!

  26. My Fashion Dolly says:

    Hi Jillian, cool post! I love the Coral Shimmer lipstick, that's a great Summer color. xoxo

    Rocio R.

  27. Erin Lian says:

    BRONZER! Corals are so pretty :)

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