Summer Beauty Advice From Sephora Experts

If your a makeup/beauty/skincare addict like we are, then you DEFINITELY recognize the picture below.  We've spent countless hours getting lost in Sephora, but this time we had a mission.  A Sephora makeup artist gives us some expert advice when we asked what THE BEST bronzers were.  Our second question was how we could beat the heat and make sure our makeup stayed put in the sun.  

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Bronzer Picks

Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons Contour and bronzing powder - 88.00$ CAD

Her eyes light up when we ask what her favorite bronzer was.  The answer seemed easy and she explained that the Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons Contour and bronzing powder was a makeup artist favorite and best seller for so many reasons.  It's definitely at the upper end of any bronzer budget (88.00$ CAD), but if you're looking for splurge it's well worth it!  Here are a few reasons why!

The packaging will knock you off your feet.  It's gorgeous, luxurious, and sleek.  It's now our favorite part of getting ready in the morning!  It's the highest quality product you can buy and Guerlain was the first company to EVER MAKE A BRONZER in 1984 (so we trust them)!  It's a pressed powder, but not just any pressed powder.  You know how when you use a cheaper brand of bronzer and when it's almost done a hole forms in the center of the compact and gets bigger and bigger until there's a little ring of product left around the edges (which usually ends of cracking) ? Well the Guerlain bronzer is so meticulously pressed that it will never do that!  So you never end up with an uneven brush stroke or have to throw away broken bits left over!  The Sephora makeup artist also reassured us that the product lasts almost eternally, which we can agree with from past experience.  

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder - 38.00$ CAD

With a much more reasonable price tag, this chocolate scented bronzer is extremely popular! Too Faced combines the natural, therapeutic effects of real cocoa powder with their signature bronzing pigments, creating a unique matte bronzer that neutralizes red and evens out and enhances all skin tones.  It also has adorable packaging and people are always surrounding these bronzers and smelling them in awe.  The 3 delicious shades are appropriately named: Milk Chocolate, Chocolate, and Dark Chocolate.  

Staying Power

The summer brings its own set of beauty problems that need some extra attention.  Getting your makeup to stay put and prevent it from cracking and melting requires some back up!  Our expert at Sephora gave us some amazing products and advice to help us out.  

The first thing you need is a good base!  One of the best ways to make your foundation last is to start on a primed faced.  After applying your foundation and bronzer you'll want to set things in place with a finishing powder.  Lastly, you can spray your face with a setting myst!  Here are the best Sephora products to get the job done! 

Benefit The Porefessional Face Primer - 39.00$ CAD

Our personal fav for combination skin!  Sephora describes this as a product to quickly minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines and help makeup stay put with this priming phenomenon. The silky and lightweight formula can be worn under makeup to create a smoother-than-smooth canvas or used throughout the day to mattify shine and touch up problem areas. It’s so translucent, no one will know you’re wearing anything! 

Laura Mercier Universal Setting Powder - 47.00$ CAD

A universal shade matches all skintones, from light to deep, and blends in easily and effortlessly without ever looking cakey or powdery. Non-drying and suitable for all skin types, it disappears upon application to flawlessly set makeup for all day wear for a youthful-looking finish with no build-up or residue. 

Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray - 38.00$ CAD

This product is absolutely life changing.  It says it will keep your makeup perfect for up to 16 hours and it's not lying. You hardly feel it, unlike some of its stickier comparable products, and it's perfect for summer since it has heat control! Developed in an exclusive partnership with SKINDINÄVIA, this groundbreaking, clinically tested formula is suitable for all skin types and features patented Temperature Control Technology. It actually lowers the temperature of your makeup to keep foundation, eyeshadow, blush, and concealer in place—even in hot and humid or cold and windy conditions. The result? Smoother-looking skin and vibrant makeup that lasts all day (or night) without melting, cracking, fading, or settling into fine lines. 

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We are so excited to put all of these incredible products to the test one hot summer day soon!  If you have any summer makeup tips or tricks to share, we'd love to hear about them in the comments below.  xox