Recently I've began a summer series on my blog and my first post for this summer series was my summer skin care essentials! Today I'm going to be sharing my summer makeup essentials...
In Summer I'd highly recommend wearing a lighter coverage foundation or even a BB cream. I personally wear a BB cream in the warmer months as they give just the right amount of coverage for me and feel so light on the skin. My personal favourite is Rimmel's BB cream as it has amazing staying power in the humidity and heat. However, I will say its not essential to wear foundation or a BB cream in the summer months, if your comfortable without wearing any coverage then definitely go for it! Natural, glowing sun kissed skin is truly beautiful!
Another face product I'd say is a summer essential is a good powder to take away any oil or shine. Like many others, my personal favourite is Rimmel's Stay Matte powder!
Bronzing and Highlighting
Summer is all about the bronzing and highlighting for me so for me a good bronzer and highlighter are makeup essentials ! Its accentuates your tan and gives your skin an extra glow! My favourite affordable bronzer is Bourjois Chocolate bronzer, its a beautiful shade for bronzing up your complexion and also stays put all day. My favourite high-end bronzer is by far Nar's 'Laguna' bronzer. It took me so long to purchase this bronzer because of its hefty price tag at £27.00 but I have to say it lasts all year, is the most beautiful colour and the pigmentation is so, so good! I'm actually on my third repurchase of this product and I usually purchase it from ASOS when they have a discount codes available so definitely look out for those!
I've also really fallen in love with liquid illuminators recently, such as Nar's 'Laguna' and 'Orgasm'. They add a really natural glow to the skin and they're also hydrating. My favourite powder highlighter is MAC's 'Soft and Gentle' mineralised skin finish, a product that is highly raved bout in the beauty world and I can see why. The colour is just gorgeous and it really accentuates cheekbones.
For lips in the summer I think a good lip balm is 100% essential. Lips are prone to cracking in the summer months whether your in and out of aircon or even burnt them in the sunshine. My personal favourite is trusty old Vaseline, you really can't go wrong with it. A good hydrating lipgloss is also essential, I love Rimmel's Stay Glossy lipgloss's as they are so creamy on the lips and are also very pretty colours.
My essential makeup products for eyes are a good waterproof mascara and also a brow gel to keep eyebrows in place. I never really used a brow gel until I discovered Benefit's Gimme Brow, I've recently done a review on it if you'd like to have a read!
I hope you enjoyed reading this post and please let me know what you'd like to see next! I'd love to know what your summer makeup essentials are?