It’s that time of year now where we start to put away those bb creams, light pink lips and start wearing darker eyes and berry lips! Today I thought I’d share with you all my fave summer releases and products that I’ve enjoyed using the past few months: Summer Beauty Favourites!
Make yourself a cuppa and relax.. This is gonna be a jam-packed reminiscing post on all my summer beauty!
Like any other girl, summer is definitely a season where we probably wear more products than we need to, and for me that meant buying a lot more than I needed to too! So this year seen a lot of gorgeous new releases that have had me swooning. For example Lush launched their Oxford St range and after what felt like forever I finally got my hands on some. My fave? Well It would have to be The Comforter shower gel. Another summer release I couldn’t stop buying because of the heavenly smell was The Body Shops Virgin Mojito range! Each product smelt divine – that reminds me I need to buy more before its gone *cry*.
Another fairly recent release was the introduction to micellar water! I’ve loved using Garnier‘s Micellar Water to getting all the makeup and dirt off my face, its sooo much better than wipes! For keeping my skin in tip top condition Jurlique‘s Revitalising Gel Lotion does exactly what it says, its kept my skin feeling soft and revitalised throughout the heat and sun damage! Urban Decay‘s Naked Skin Bronzing Balm has been perfect and definitely a BB cream I’d purchase again for next year! If I’m feeling lazy I use this rather than foundation.
Summer has seen me step up my game this year and I’ve found me going from one primer to owning about five now. So my favourite primer at the moment has to be Guerlain‘s L’Or Radiance Concentrate. This liquid primer is filled with pure gold speckles that highlight your face.. Yep you heard right real carot gold on your face! Enough said.
My long time search for the perfect foundation also came to a close this summer. YSL Touché Éclat Foundation is the best item I have ever wore, I can’t explain but this really has helped my skin complexion and really is THE summer foundation.. but I will wear for winter too ‘coz I just love wearing it.
Another product I completely love wearing is Lancome‘s Hypnose Mascara. Its one of them mascaras, were you only need one coat and your lashes are transformed – the perfect mascara for all your nights out!
By stepping up my brow game this year, I bought myself the Eylure Pro Brow Dye kit and this kit is perfect for do it yourself brows, I never get mine tinted now – this does the job! To fill them in, L’Oreal Brow Artist is the cutest and greatest kit I currently own at the moment. You need it if you haven’t got it already.
Summer is perfect for light bronzes and metallic eyeshadows so I’ve particularly loved using Bobbi Brown‘s Shimmer Brick palette for light shimmers and Urban Decay‘s Shadow Box for bright glitter shades – both are travel size too.
Another box full of shimmer is Seventeen Instant Glow Bronzing Rocks. This box gives you instant glittery glow to your cheeks with pink and bronze shade rocks so its perfect as a finish to your makeup!
For blush I’ve worn quite a few this summer, particularly more peach’s than pinks and MAC Cosmetics Toledo Blush Ombre is absolutely stunning. It features an ombre of peach and pink to give you that subtle pop of colour to your cheeks.
I know a lot of girls have a love/hate relationship with eyeliner and more specifically Benefit‘s They’re Real Push Up Liner. For me, I love it – it goes on great and I now have it in brown too which is more my day-wear look, either way I always manage the cat eye perfect with this liner.
So when I feel the need to conceal I kind of always run to the same product, I have a few but it’s always this that does the job. Seventeen Phwoar Paint is the best pot to conceal dark eyes and spots instantly, you can use it before or after foundation and it doesn’t budge!
So for lips, my gosh this was a toughy to narrow down. I always grab my brightest pinks for summer so for day wear I used Dior Addict Lipcolor ‘Rose Altese’ a sparkling champagne pink, and for night MAC Amplified bright fuchsia pink ‘Girl About Town’.
And finally fragrance! Again, I wear a couple at different times but the one that I usually grab for a rich floral spritz is Viktor Rolf Flowerbomb. This is such an elegant sweet smell that lasts forever! Try it, trust me.
So there you have it! What products have you loved wearing this summer? And what are you looking forward to wearing in the colder months?