If it’s not already here where you are (assuming you get the lovely season), summer is certainly on its way! Make way for trips to the beach, days out in the sun and warm weather outfits! With this new-found warmth however, comes a need to pay extra attention to your skin and make-up routine to keep your lips and face protected from the sun as well as to keep your make-up on all day!
This summer season I finally feel like I’ve mastered my no-make-up-make-up look and have finally figured out how to get it to stay all day!
Moisturizer with SPF!
My go-to moisturizer has and will always be coconut oil but in the summer I do like to give my skin a little extra hug and protection with a moisturizer that has SPF in it! This year, I’ve really taken a liking to an aloe infused moisturizer from The Body Shop with SPF 15! It’s for sensitive skin which is perfect for me because my skin goes crazy in the summer and it’s fragrance and paraben free, yay!
I had not realised the joy of lip scrubs until I was advised to try the Sugar Lip Polish from Fresh! Made with brown sugar, jojoba oil and Shea butter this scrub is perfect for use 2-3 times a week to get rid of the dryness in your lips that comes from those long days in the heat!
And of course, what’s a lip scrub without some restorative lip treatment! I follow my lip scrub with the Ultra Repair Lip Therapy by First Aid Beauty. A friend of mine had mentioned the brand to me months ago after I wind-burnt my face at a conference and I gotta say, these products do not disappoint! Scrub your lips and follow it with this treatment and you will have soft, supple lips for sure!
Light Weight Concealer
It’s summer time, and that means you are going to be sweating so if you can, avoid troubling yourself with a full face of foundation! Instead, opt for a light weight concealer for spot treatment such as the Nars Radiant Concealers! I have this concealer in Cannelle and if I have it under my eyes and no other product on my face, I’m still feeling good to go for the day!
Liquid Highlight & Bronzer
I like to opt for creams and liquid make-up during the summer because, 1. my skin tends to get super dry and, 2. they are a lot more forgiving during application and when I’m melting outside! My all time favourite liquid bronzer is the No Bronzer Bronzer by Perricone. Not only does the serum give me the weightless bronzy glow I’m going for, but it also has a SPF 30 in it and is designed to give your skin some love with Vitamin C! I compliment the bronzed glow and definition with the No Highlighter Highlighter. The highlighter had a multitude of benefits; it includes Vitamin C, restorative anti-inflammatory elements, and smooths the texture of your skin! *TIP – apply your highlighter after you set your look with setting spray for maximum illumination. Pairing these two gives me the perfect summer glow!
A Killer Setting Spray
I’ve tried quite a few setting sprays and Chill Cooling and Hydrating Setting Spray by Urban Decay is up there as one of my favourites. With the invigorating feeling as soon as you spray your face to the intact make-up you have at the end of the day, this setting spray is a force to my reckoned with! The cooling aspect of this spray is pretty interesting because it actually cools the surface of your makeup giving you that fresh look for the day!
What are your summer make-up essentials?