Summer Beauty Essentials Tutorial: Walgreens Beauty

Hello Lovelies!  As July continues to move at the speed of light, today’s video tutorial focuses on accessible, affordable and utterly gorgeous summer beauty essentials from Walgreens Beauty, that seamlessly and collectively work together to create an easy summertime look.   
Designed to protect and perfect, this curated collection of skincare and beauty valiantly stands up to the summertime heat, shielding skin from the harsh rays while adding rich pops of color that align with the breezy aesthetic of the warm months.
Kindly scroll on for the tutorial, product images and links as well as the Bottom Line…
Products Mentioned:
Above: SPF protection and hydration in a single product…genius!
(1) Banana Boat Protect & Hydrate 2 in 1 SPF 30 Sun Spray: This light mist leaves skin delightfully moisturized and duly protected with Broad Spectrum UVA and UVB shielding.  It’s water-resistant and absorbs instantly!

Above: This formula is non-greasy, yet marvelously emollient.
(2) Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Lotion Sunscreen Ultra Radiance SPF 30: Smooth and silky, this oil free lotion imparts a stunning sheen to skin while simultaneously protecting it from the sun with SPF 30.  Just beautiful!

Above: An example of the radiance in direct sunlight.
Above: This formula creates lush dark lashes in two coats.
(3) Maybelline Pumped Up! Colossal Volum’Express Mascara: With a voluminous brush and rich, ultra-black formula, this mascara builds lashes for full fringe that doesn’t clump, flake or migrate. 

Above: The full brush reaches every lash for maximum effect.
(4) Revlon Moisture Stain lip stain in Barcelona Nights: This luscious lip color hybrid blends the lasting power of a stain with the comfortable moisture of a nourishing lipgloss and the opacity of a lipstick.  Barcelona Nights is a bold, vivid fuchsia that instantly brightens up the face with a rich swath of color.

Above: The doe foot applicator allows for precise application.
Above: A swatch of Barcelona Nights in direct sunlight…this neutral fuchsia compliments a spectrum of skin tones.
(5) Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Longwear Nail Enamel in Double Down: This warm, shimmery, sandy taupe is neutral enough for daily wear and the gel-like formula resists wear, making it a perfect choice for a low-maintenance manicure. 
Above: Double Down is a light bronze with intense micro-shimmer. 
Above: Neutral enough for day yet sparkly enough for night, this shade is endlessly versatile.
Above: Double Down in action (with a flash).
Bottom Line: Summertime beauty doesn’t have to be expensive or high-maintenance; discovering the right textures, formulas and shades is all that’s necessary to keep one protected and perfected in this sunny season.  I hope you enjoyed this video tutorial and would love to hear about YOUR summer beauty essentials…do share!

xx and much more soon,

–The Beauty Professor

“Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Walgreens Beauty through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Walgreens Beauty, all opinions are my own.”  

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Comments (4)

  • Shireen L. Platt Reply

    I must go and check out if Banana Boat Protect & Hydrate 2 in 1 SPF 30 Sun Spray is available here! That Revlon lip colour is stunning but I have read so many unsatisfactory reviews about the wear time (less than 4 hours and does not fade into a stain) so I stayed away from it. Can you tell me if this is true? I would love to purchase one to try but Revlon is a higher end of drugstore brand here and its products does not come cheap.

    July 16, 2014 at 9:43 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hi Shireen,

      Yes, do check…it is a lovely, hydrating sun option! Thanks for the question about the Revlon lip stain…I have lips that seem to absorb pigment rather quickly, so I found this particular shade to be hydrating and long lasting (well over 5 hours) and my lips were stained (even after the texture wore off) for the whole day. I can't guarantee that will be the same experience for everyone, but it definitely was my experience!


      –The Beauty Professor

      July 17, 2014 at 9:10 pm
  • Karen Reply

    I know I have tried Revlon nail polish and it isn't wonderful. I have natural fingernails and do my own mauicure each week so have lots of experience with many brands of polish. China Glaze is better than OPI which is better than Essy. Haven't tried Butter but am now using Dior polish and really liking it.

    July 17, 2014 at 4:40 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hello! Everyone is different when it comes to nail polish and I appreciate you sharing your experience. This particular formula worked well for me, but I rarely do my fingernails as I prefer to keep them clean and natural (too much typing to maintain a pristine manicure!). Thanks for your recommendations!


      –The Beauty Professor

      July 17, 2014 at 9:11 pm

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