The beauty world is an ever changing minefield, wonderful … but still a complete overpowering explosion of confusion for the average Joe (or Jane).
Each season brings an influx of new ‘must have’ products, celeb styles and catwalk trends. Here are just a few simple suggestions to ensure your face is summer ready.
It’s all about the dew
Put down the double wear foundation and industrial concealer, summer has officially landed and it’s time to embrace the tint! Let your face breath and embrace the dew, skip the heavy coverage in favour of these lightweight tinted moisturisers, for every skin type. Here are my top three faves.
Super lightweight and allows your freckles to shine through.
Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint.
If you are prone to the odd inconvenient break, try their oil-free version instead.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser.
Bobbi Brown’s lightweight tint hydrates whilst giving you sheer coverage.
Bobbi Brown Extra SPA 25 Tinted Moisturising Balm.
Cream me all over
So now you have achieved the glowy lightweight base, what’s next? In the Summer months I never leave the house without a cream blush. For the ultimate luminous effect, tag-team your blush with a tinted moisturiser or BB cream. Not only will it add a healthy pop of colour to your apples, it also conveniently doubles up as lip and eye tint. 3 products in 1 – you can thank me later. Take a glance at my top three choices…
M·A·C CRÉMEBLEND BLUSH
SMASHBOX L.A. LIGHTS BLENDABLE LIP & CHEEK COLOUR
BOBBI BROWN POT ROUGE FOR LIPS AND CHEEKS
Dewy base…check, colourful glow…check. Now for lashes. My final must have summer product to pop in your Prada is waterproof mascara. Whether you’re attending a teary summer wedding or accidentally have one too many mojitos and end up face down in a hot tub, your mascara needs to have your back… try out these belters.
Blinc Mascara Amplified
This little beauty is both sweat-proof and water proof…
Blinc Mascara Amplified.
Rimmel Scandal Eyes Retroglam Mascara
Great for daytime glam, gives natural definition and separation.
Rimmel Scandal Eyes Retroglam Mascara.
Benefit Cosmetics Bad Gal Waterproof Mascara
The sexy spiral brush adds volume and length whilst separating your lashes, all in one flick.
Benefit Cosmetics Bad Gal Waterproof Mascara.
Get The Look
Recently I had the pleasure of getting my hands on the gorgeous international presenter and DJ Ashley James. Her face is literally carved by the Angel Gabriel himself and her heavenly body is famous around the world for ‘none retouched’ selfies and unphotoshopped blog pics. She is the epitome of Girl Power and just happens to look fabulous whilst doing it. Her soul shines as bright as her beautiful blue eyes. Basically she is a goddess, inside and out and may just be my new woman crush.
Trust me girls, she is worth a follow. Check her out: www.ashleylouisejames.com
This season metallic has made a massive comeback, so stock up on shimmer and join the bold shadow bandwagon. Check out this metallic cranberry look which is super easy to recreate.
Eyes: SHY & BOSSY by HudaBeauty; BITTEN & CURTAIN CALL by Makeupgeek; NYLON by MAC; UPWARD LASH by MAC — Lips: Spice liner & Velvet Teddy by MAC
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