Makeup, Skin Care, Beauty, Lookbook

What’s in my bag: the summer essentials edition

These products may be just what you need to survive the summer


In this series, we’ll have The Tempest Staff members and fellows give you a glimpse of what they carry every day and what makeup they use on a daily basis. This month our make-up edition will be done by video fellow Isabella Sehringer:

The first time I started wearing makeup was when I was 13 years watching Michelle Phan and DulceCandy on YouTube.  Just as my makeup routine has changed over the years, I have also noticed that the products I carry around in my makeup bag differ with the change in weather or season.

As a disclaimer, I’ll start by stating that I typically have combo skin (oily in my t-zone but somewhat dry everywhere else) and very minimal acne so some of these products may not work for you and your skin type.


Neutrogena Hydro Boost City Gel with SPF 25

My moisturizer acts as my primer. In the summertime, I don’t need as much moisture as the winter so using this lightweight moisturizer is perfect. Also, that fact that it has SPF is super important because it helps protect my skin. Kills two birds with one stone!


Tarte Shape Tape Concealer

In the summertime I want as little makeup on my face as possible to avoid sweating it off, which is why I stick to wearing concealer. This concealer is matte enough to leave my under-eyes oil-free throughout the day and high coverage enough to cover up anything that needs it. Lasts all day!


Maybelline New York Fit Me! Loose Finishing Powder

To keep my base set in place I love using this powder because of how fine and velvety it is. I also use this as a brightener for my under-eye area.


Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer

If I need a little help in the bronzing or contour department this is my go-to product. Matte, gives a great glow and smells like chocolate. Need I say more?


MILANI Baked Blush in Luminoso

I love the formula and shades for all of Milani’s baked blushes, they apply great on the skin and blend perfectly with my bronzer. Love to use this for a sunset-inspired look.


OFRA Highlighter in Rodeo Drive

This is the perfect product to compliment your summer glow because of its champagne/gold pigment. Sometimes I wear only this with mascara and call it a day.


Pearlessence Aloe + Rosewater Spray

This product is my saving grace. This mister is perfect as it blends all my products seamlessly, and locks in my makeup for the whole day. It also smells amazing!



L’OREAL Brow Stylist Definer

I enjoy this product because of how thin the applicator is. It allows me to define my brows precisely.


ELF Mad For Matte Eyeshadow Palette

I find this palette to be the perfect color scheme for a simple summertime look. For the price point, the color payoff is also awesome.


IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara

I’m very particular about the products I use for my lashes. Lately, I’ve been loving this mascara because it gives my lashes so much volume without over-clumping them with the product. The applicator also allows me to separate my lashes which I have a hard time doing with other products.



Mario Badescu Lip Balm

This is the only lip balm I have ever tried that actually keeps my lips nourished and hydrated. It also acts as the perfect lip gloss to make your lips look a little shinier and plumper!