Summer is here, and I’m sure your skin is adjusting to the weather change. It’s the perfect time to get that summer fix of a new makeup bag to keep you looking fresh, light and more importantly to avoid those pore blockages and breakouts. We’ve all been there!
We’re not looking to break the bank but we have chosen products that are proven to work and most definitely worth their price tag. Check out our guide to help you get that glow this summer.
Top 6 Makeup Essentials
The Ultimate SPF
1) Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Using an SPF is a given for your skin routine. It’s the secret to young skin and here’s why…
How it works- SPF protects the skin from UVB rays, the kind of radiation that causes sunburn, damages skin and can also contribute to skin cancer. The skin on our face is very delicate in comparison to our body, therefore it is vital to invest in a quality SPF for the face and reap the long- term rewards.
How to wear- With or without makeup, this skin SPF works wonders. A layer underneath your makeup will provide a smooth finish as it lightly blurs and corrects imperfections. Alternatively, this works well on its own.
30ml Price – £60
2) Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
How it works- The luminous foundation is lightweight, buildable and is the only foundation on the market that contains oil. It also evaporates on the skin unlike other foundations, which contain water and powder thus sitting on top of the skin. The luminous foundation evens out skin tones, leaving a flawless finish.
How to wear – Use a buffing brush or a beauty blender, whichever you are comfortable with, a buffing brush will achieve a more natural look.
30ml Price- £42
3) MAC Mineralize Skin Finish
How it works- Mineralize Skin Finish comes in a compact powder format. The orange tones give a natural bronzy look. This powder is also perfect for contouring the face and body.
How to wear- Use a soft bristle bronzing brush, buff in circular motion on your cheek area and the top of the forehead.
4) Chanel Rouge Allure- Luminous Intense Lip Colour
How it works- The creamy formula is fresh and hydrating. Although a matte, it’s moisturising to the lips and lasts up to 6 hours. It glides onto the lips like a balm and stays put like a stain. It doesn’t settle on to lip lines unlike other lipsticks and builds to full coverage. La Favorite’ is a wearable bright coral pink colour.
How to wear- For a full coverage lip, swipe three times, for a tinted lip, swipe just once. Pair this up with a subtle eye and bright outfit.
5) Mac Fix Plus Spray
How it works- A spritz of vitamins and minerals, infused with a blend of green tea, chamomile, cucumber and the energising scent of Sugi. It adds radiance and a dewy finish to your overall look. Looking powdery or ‘caked’ isn’t the Summer trend; Fix+ will massively change your makeup game. This spray is now available to purchase in four different scents, coconut, lavender, rose and original. A pearlescent Fix+ is also now available; it includes hints of shimmer to give an extra sheen to your finished look.
How to wear- After applying your makeup, three spays should be applied directly to the face for setting your makeup, giving you a natural glow.
100ml Price- £19
Get that Glow
6) Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops
How it works- Available in nine universal shades, these customizable drops can be used to create a buildable highlight or subtle glow. Formulated with a high concentration of ultra-refined pearls, the illuminating drops produce a liquid metal finish. The more product you use, the more luminosity or bronzing effect you’ll get, allowing you to customize your glow.
How to wear- Use the drops alone for a light strobe/subtle glow or on top of setting powder for a bronzing effect. Add them to your favorite liquid foundation or skincare product for an all-over glow. Don’t stop there; these drops can also be used in your body lotion to give you a natural body glow.
15ml Price- £34
We hope you enjoyed reading our makeup guide and hope this helps in achieving that perfect Summer glow!