Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel, Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser Oil Free, Clarins Beauty Flash Balm, Nars Penny Lane Cream Blush, MAC Vintage Selection Paintpot.
There is something about the hot weather that makes us all lust after sun-kissed effortless make-up. I tend to ditch the fuller coverage foundations and powders that I reached for during the Winter in favour of something that melts seamlessly into the skin. Here are a few of my top picks for a glowing beach babe worthy look..
While I love a lighter, dewy coverage base in the hotter weather, the Summer seems to be the season my skin is most oily. Those of us with some shine needn't forgo a sheen as long as the skin is properly primed. The Clarins Beauty Flash Balm is a favourite of many beauty industry insiders, and not only makes the skin look glowing and perfected, but helps your base adhere well. For decent coverage while still looking like skin, the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser in Oil Free is perfect. More like a light-weight low coverage foundation, the tinted moisturiser really serves me well through the hotter weather. To add a touch of bronzed goddess, I plump for the Chanel Soliel Tan de Chanel, as it provides a beautiful colour, yet doesn't have the flat, powdery finish. Similarly, the Nars Cream Blush in Penny Lane really gives a flush of colour that is natural and fresh. My winter smokey eye, particularly with the Urban Decay Naked palettes are often put away in favour of something more simple and light. The MAC Paint Pots, are particularly good for this, as they are not only perfectly pigmented, but last for a long time before drying out and creasing like mad, something difficult to find in a cream shadow. I didn't include a product for lips in the photo but a nice moisturising coral lipstick, like MAC Ravishing is lovely with a tan.
So there you have it, a run down of the products I rely heavily on for the Summer season, with mini-reviews as well. What are the make-up bits that carry you through the warmer weather? Or do you tend to keep it the same across all seasons?