Now that the summer season is here, it is all about achieving that perfectly bronzed glow! Whether you are in Ireland this season or heading further a field it's still good to know what should be in your makeup bag!
For those of you who are like me, and don’t like to wear heavy makeup in the sun, why not opt for a simple contour and glow?
So what are the products that won't be leaving my makeup bag this summer season?
SOSU Highlighter Kit RRP €29.95
I have been using the palette SO much. It is the perfect combination of highlighter shades to suit everybody and the pigment is incredible. There are six shades, which you can use alone or mix together. My absolute favourite shade is ‘Moon Sparkle’ as it suits any skin tone. The shades can also be used as eyeshadows (so great for those trying to compact their luggage!). The top three shades are pressed powders and the bottom three shades are baked powders, both leaving a different texture for your desired finish.
Flormar Face & Body Bronzing Powder RRP €9.99
As a MAC lover I find it to move away from my "mineralised skin-finish" powder. Though Flormar have really swayed me with this bronzing powder. It really is amazing and great value for money. It is available in three shades and the pan is actually bigger than your hand! It is such a beautiful bronzer for warming up your skin both on your face and body. I love the texture; it is so soft and easy to pick up on your brush while blending out easily.
Image Skincare Prevention+ Daily Hydrating Moisturiser RRP €44.50
If we are talking perfect summer glow I think we have at least acknowledge that if we are off out enjoying the sunshine we need to be also thinking skin protection. I've added this into my daily skin routine this past few months and I am really noticing a difference. SPF was not something I'd thought a lot about unless I was directly out in the sun but I've noticed my skin has not been as sensitive since I've started this. It's no too greasy on the skin and makeup sits nicely on top. This is a little pricey and i'm sure there are other more reasonably priced but I'm finding the bottle goes a long way and while the summer months are in I'm considering it a product i'm going to splurge on.
St. Tropez Instant Tan Gloss RRP €15.75
This is a product that really surprised me to be honest, we all love a good tan and I'm sure we all have our firm favourites. But I think this is something you could pop into your routine no matter what brand of tan you are currently using. I'm sure we all find at the end of our tanning routine our tan starts to fade and feel dull. This is the perfect product to liven it up again and bring back that glow without having to worry about your tan wearing off horribly. Also fab if you just love that real glossy look without a glittery sparkle. Perfect on your legs, arms, collar bone or anywhere you want to give a little glow. I wear both with and with tan underneath.
Okay so you know I was gonna pop in a few brush as food for thought...
The Duo Tapered Powder P210
The Duo Tapered Powder P210 is one of our most popular brushes, simply because it really is a multi-use brush. This brush works with each and everyone of the products mentioned about; your SPF, body gloss, illuminating primer, shimmer and highlighter! It's rounded, double-chiselled, duo fibre, which doesn’t absorb product, therefore applying your product smoothly and packing it on lightly. RRP €18
The Angled Blush Brush P120
This is a much-loved brush and those of you who know Mark Rogers (formerly Mark Benefit), this is the brush he raves about! The Angled Blush P120 brush is designed to mould into the angles of the face, making it ideal to achieve the perfectly blushed, bronzed skin required for a summer glow! With its dense base and fluffy tip, it is one of our many multi-use brushes; it can be used with cream and powdered blushers and bronzers!
So think, light, fresh, bronzed, glowing skin this summer!
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