Foundation & Concealer.
A light coverage foundation is a must-have for me when it's hot outside & if it has an SPF within it, then that's even better! The Touch In Sol In The Skin BB Cream* has a very impressive SPF of 36 and although this is a little too pink in tone, I've been making it work because I think it's a fabulous base. My newest make up love is the Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint because it does what it says on the tin, it's a light tinted moisturiser that offers just enough coverage and adds a subtle healthy glow too. This is my ideal base, thank you Jouer for making it!
Now, my skin isn't the best at the moment so I definitely can't skip concealer but that's okay. For under my eyes I've been using the Maybelline Instant Anti-Age Eraser Eye and although it's quite a new to me, I've been really enjoying it. I have the shade light which is a little too dark but does a great job of correcting but I think I'm going to try and find the shade fair sometime soon so I can use a little over the top for added brightness. For any blemishes I am still head over heels for the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer, which although is quite thick it's also incredibly pigmented so a little goes a long way. I've found if you apply a little too much of this it can quite easily look a little cakey so I like to be sparing with it.
Blush, Bronzer & Highlight.
For bronzer, there's only one that has captured my affections and that's Benefit Hoola. I heard people raving about this for a really long time before I bought it and now I can see why because it's just the perfect colour! It's incredibly pricey but there's a lot of product in there and it has lasted me forever already and I'm no where near hitting pan. Again, there's only one highlighter that I'm completely in love with at the moment and that's the Estée Lauder Pure Colour Illuminating Gelée in Heat Wave*. This was limited edition but if you can find it anywhere, buy it because it's stunning!
For blush I'm all about the creams because they're easy to apply and they don't feel heavy on the skin. My ultimate favourite is the Stila Convertible Colour in Gerbera. It's the perfect peachy nude shade that helps to sculpt my face as well as giving a pretty flush of colour. The Estee Lauder Cheek Rush blushes* are really new to me, but I'm very impressed. They're less of a cream and more of a gel/stain which means you have to blend super fast before they set but once they do, they don't move and it doesn't look like you're wearing a cheek product, it just looks like skin! Another new product to me is the Jouer Cheek & Lip Tint in Honeysuckle which is the perfect summery peachy shade. The formula seems super similar to the Stila Convertible Colour and I can't stop myself reaching for this at the moment, it's beautiful.
When it comes to lips I am all about the non-fussy products right now. Super pigmented lipsticks are firmly tucked away in my make up stash and I'm reaching for sheer balmy products instead because they feel much more comfortable and I don't have to worry about getting lipstick everywhere when I'm tucking into an ice lolly! My favourites forever and ever are the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors because they're sheer but super glossy and they taste like caramel! Although this Touch In Sol lipgloss in Cherry Pink* has quite a bit of glitter in the tube, it doesn't really translate all that much on to the lips and the colour is so perfect.
The L'Oreal GlamShine Stain Shine's are still one of my go-to lip products, particularly the shade Marilyn, which is an easy to wear medium pink that goes with everything. The formula is one of my absolute favourites, it's glossy but not sticky and it's long lasting too! Finally, I couldn't not mention my beloved Revlon Lip Butters. I know some people aren't crazy about these but I adore them. They're like really pigmented tinted lip balms, they're not super hydrating but they're not drying and I really like the colour Sweet Tart in particular at the moment.
Perfume, Mascara & Nail Polish.
My go-to summer fragrance is Stella Summer* because it's super light, fresh and a little bit fruity. Although it's much lighter than the original Stella, it still lasts beautifully throughout the day, which is must-have in my eyes! For mascara, there's only one I really like at the moment and it's Maybelline The Falsies. I've talked about this way too much, so I'll just say it lengthens, thickens and doesn't smudge! And finally, nail polish wise I'm still all about Essie Mint Candy Apple.
What is your must-have summer product right now?