Summer beauty products
Tanned, radiant skin – can easily turn into a dewy mess, with uncontrollable oil and makeup that melts off within hours. This summer, keep your cosmetics lasting 24/7, with these beauty saviours.
Not only do primers act an oil-control barrier, they can colour-correct, give light-weight coverage and help smooth pores. Use a pea-size amount and apply after moisturizing.
This new Smashbox: ‘photo finish foundation primer radiance’ is a perfect summer go-to. The hyaluronic acid and shea butter will leave your skin hydrated, whilst micro-fine amber and bronze pearls, create a natural, warm highlight. Smashbox are known in the beauty industry for their primers – this one is no exception. After using, your makeup will stay in place and your skin will be radiant.
Eye Base Primer
In addition to a face primer, an eye base primer is the difference between your eyeshadow melting into your eye crease, or staying perfectly in place. Instead of buying a clear product, look for an eye base that has a hint of colour. Urban Decay’s ‘eye primer potion’ is guaranteed to do the job. It comes with the added help, of making your eyeshadow appear more vibrant. You can purchase the original which is a clear shade, or go for one of their other six, colour options.
First Aid Beauty has created this ‘Hello FAB Vital Greens Face Mist’. Packed full of green superfoods, this mist can protect against environmental factors whilst cooling and nourishing your skin. It is ideal for anyone suffering with dullness or dryness. Suitable for all skin types including sensitive. Do you ever wish that you could feel instantly more awake and refreshed? Facial mists are hydrating and can do anything from calm irritated skin, to brighten a dull appearance. They are perfect for your handbag and can be used throughout the day, to keep you feeling fresh in the sun.
No one wants to be out in the heat, with the feeling of a rich formula on their face. Tinted moisturizers, offer you the benefits of a moisturizer, with the coverage of a light foundation. Your skin will be left feeling free and bare, even though your imperfections will be covered. Laura Mercier tinted moisturizers, set the standards for all others. They come in a range of colours, an SPF 20 and an oil-free option. They are extremely long-lasting, which is exactly what you need for those long summer days and nights. Laura Mercier recommends applying with fingers, or with her egg-shaped sponge.
Before leaving your house, be sure to apply loose powder. Either with a pressed powder puff or brush, tap off excess onto your hands and then press the product into your T-zone. Laura Mercier’s: “Translucent Loose Setting Powder”, is multiple award-winning. The cult classic comes in two different shades, to suit virtually every skin colour as well as type. Its silky texture stops your skin feeling cakey and leaves a weight-less finish.
No longer does lip gloss equal sticky hair. To help keep your lips feeling moisturized and plump this season, look for a gloss that contains skin benefits. This “Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss” from Clinique, offers lip balm hydration with antioxidants for protection.