I’ve been itching to write this post for a while now, there is nothing better than having a makeup refresh as the weather gets warmer. I have been loving light weight bases, creamy blushers and lots of highlight. I thought I would share 5 products that will without a doubt be over loved this summer.
I have oily skin and usually opt for a more mattifying base so I’m always unsure about foundations that claim to leave a dewy finish, as they don’t tend to last 5 minutes on me. The L’oreal Nude Magique Cushion foundation is the first I’ve tried that allows me to have a dewy finish that lasts, finally! I use a buffing brush and within a minute it is all blended leaving a light weight base that gives such a nice glow, its one of those foundations that does provide some coverage, but you really can’t tell that anything is on the skin. I do still powder my t-zone but I tend to do that with any base I wear. If you haven’t already tried this then I would recommend giving it a go!
Another essential is a creamy blush, I love how fresh and light they keep my makeup looking. The Topshop cream blush in Head Over Heels it is the perfect mix of pink/ coral, the quality makes this feel much more like a highend blusher as its so pigmented and blends so well. These definitely don’t get enough hype, they’re lovely. They are a cream to powder formula except they don’t leave the skin looking flat, they’re uplifting, perfect for perking up my complexion if I’ve chucked on a full coverage foundation too.
I’ve wrote a full review of the Clinique Chubby Contour Stick, although the colour does look warm it manages to provide a natural looking contour, its contouring for anyone that really doesn’t like the idea of it, it adds definition without being obvious – I love it! The NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Cannes isn’t a typical summer shade, it is a colour I would wear all year round, however its the formula that makes it a winner. I tend to get dry lips all year round by especially in summer, these are a matte formula but don’t draw moisture out of the lips, I can wear this without it feeling uncomfortable all day. Lastly is the Benefit Eye Bright, this is such a multi use product, I love using it along the water line to make my eyes look brighter and bigger, but it also works well under the brow bone to make everything a little more defined, if you haven’t already tried a nude eyeliner pencil then you need to!
What are your summer makeup must haves?