Mid-summer beauty favorites


I’m rounding up a bunch of new products I’ve been loving, from cleaners to foundation! I mentioned this blog post in the video if you want to learn more about that new Smashbox foundation!

Products Mentioned!

Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillowtalk

Smashbox Photofinish Primerizer

Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation Primer

Revlon Cream Eyeshadow in 715

Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser

Smashbox Studio Skin Face Shaping Foundation Stick in 1.0

Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Oil

Anthelios 60 Face and Body Melt in Sunscreen SPF 60

Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral SPF 45

Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Skin Clay Mask

Ole Henriksen Pore-Balance Facial Sauna Scrub

Tarte Clay Play palette

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Comments (23)

  1. Posted July 25, 2017

    Just bought the Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Oil myself! I previously used Tatcha’s, which was REALLY good, but too expensive. Haven’t tried my new Clinique cleansing oil yet but I’m hoping it’d do wonders!

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  2. Carrie says
    Posted July 25, 2017

    I use the Hada Labo cleansing oil to take off my makeup. It works so well and is very inexpensive!

  3. Leigh says
    Posted July 25, 2017

    Great video, Kate! I’d love a tutorial of the Tarte palette, specifically how you use the contours. Thanks for all of the great information!

  4. Kait says
    Posted July 25, 2017

    I love these videos! Please do a tutorial with the new tarte palette. I am so excited to get mine in and would love to get some ideas!

  5. Angela says
    Posted July 25, 2017

    The Anthelios sunscreen is on my to buy list!


  6. Cindy says
    Posted July 25, 2017

    Love the reviews! Julep also makes a fantastic cleansing oil that I am currently obsessed with.

  7. Lexi says
    Posted July 25, 2017

    Another note about the Peter Thomas Roth sunscreen… For those of us with fair hair, it works really well on parts to help keep from burning your scalp.

    • Megan says
      Posted August 8, 2017

      Yes! My scalp always burns so I use this sunscreen for my part!

  8. Sara says
    Posted July 25, 2017

    If you’re still looking for a cleanser, I have dryish skin also and love the Korres Greek Yoghurt cleanser. It also gently cleanses without stripping all the moisture and I’ve been super pleased. I got a pretty generous sample from a lovely lady at Sephora she was hooked. 🙂

  9. Whitney says
    Posted July 25, 2017

    I picked up the Revlon Cream Shadow a few months ago (at your recommendation) and have really enjoyed it for summer!

  10. Alyssa says
    Posted July 25, 2017

    I really love these types of posts! I would also love to see a tutorial with that Tarte palette too!

  11. Heather says
    Posted July 25, 2017

    I can’t wait to pick up (and try!) the cream eye shadow! Also, where is your shirt and earrings from??!!

  12. Amanda Swerdlow says
    Posted July 25, 2017

    These are some of my favorite posts from you!
    I’ve been using the Murad anti aging and anti acne cleanser this summer to great results!
    And thank you for your Redken Beach Shampoo/Conditioner reccomendation. Love it!!

  13. Lily says
    Posted July 25, 2017

    When do we get to see hair & makeup pics from your sister’s wedding?!?

  14. Mary says
    Posted July 25, 2017

    Love your blouse, where can i found it?

    • Mary says
      Posted July 25, 2017

      It looks great on you

  15. elizabeth says
    Posted July 26, 2017

    Have you ever tried any beauty counter products? I’d love to hear you review some! Thanks!

  16. Kristie says
    Posted July 26, 2017

    Really going to give this scrub a try. Thanks for sharing!


  17. FS says
    Posted July 26, 2017

    I don’t think you have the right link for the La Roche Posay sunscreen. Although very interested in trying the one you talked about in your video.

  18. Heidi says
    Posted July 27, 2017

    If you’re interested in changing your cleansing routine, I would suggest checking out Caroline Hirons’ (UK trained facialist and blogger) cheat sheet re: double cleansing. It’s completely changed my skin – used to be dry and have issues with clogged pores, etc., and now it’s SO much better. The idea is to use an oil/balm/cream (I prefer the Take the Day Off balm to the oil version) to break up & remove your SPF and makeup (using a warm washcloth to remove), then follow up with a cleanser that is targeted at any particular skin issues you’re having.

  19. Arlene says
    Posted August 9, 2017

    Hi kate.I’ve been watching u for a while now and I love ur you tube channel.I have learned so much from u from beauty and fashion and hairtips.I recently saw ur summer faves and I bought the Revlon 715 eye shadow.I lover it but how do u use it.do u put it all over ur lid including crease or just in crease w a lighter shade on lid.not sure how u use it but would love to hear from u on tips.thank u again for just being u and making just great videos.arlene

  20. Lisa Thomas says
    Posted August 9, 2017

    Hi what are the earrings you wore in this post?

  21. Posted August 24, 2017

    I love beauty products. You’ve shared mid summer beauty products through your blog. I like your product. I watched your video, and I liked your video too. Thanks for sharing this so interesting post!