The past few weeks in the UK we have been experiencing a heat wave and as many people know, us Brits are never one to pass on complaining about the weather – whether that it too hot or too cold.
I’m not the best with heat as I have very fair skin and ginger hair so I have been one of the complainers but I thought I would share some of my summer beauty essentials that I have been using during this ridiculously hot spell.
*after writing this post and getting ready to put it up the weather has gone back to typical England and is cloudy and chilly but at least we had a bit of sun to enjoy*
IT COSMETICS CC CREAM
I have spoken about this product quite a lot on my blog as it is one of my favourite make up products at the moment but I am really loving it at the moment because it has SPF50+ – because of my fair skin I have to always wear factor 50+ suncream to prevent myself getting burnt so this is a great product for me.
It is also gives great coverage (which I’m loving at the moment because I have many breakouts) but is very lightweight on the skin so you don’t feel like you are wearing a lot of make up which is what you want in the summer and with the heat.
STILA WATERCOLOUR BLUSH
As it has been so hot I haven’t been trying to keep my make up to a minimum and use very few products.
I have been loving using this blush because it is a cream/liquid formula so it doesn’t get cakey on the skin like a powder product would. It is also a blush and highlighter in one as it has a slight shimmer to it so I only have to use one product rather than two.
SMITH & CULT NAIL POLISH IN PSYCO CANDY
In the summer I love wearing nail polish, when I actually have the patience to put it on – doing my nails is my least favourite beauty thing to do as I get frustrated when it goes wrong and takes so long to dry.
But when I do put on nail polis in the summer I love to wear bright colours and this nail polish from Smith & Cult is exactly that. It is a bright pink and I love wearing colours like this in the summer, especially on my toe nails.
RIMMEL STAY MATTE POWDER
I use powder all year round because I have oily skin but in the summer I use it every time I put on make up.
I have tried quite a few powders but this is always the one I go back to because it is so cheap, lasts a long time and keeps my skin matte for the longest (most of the time).
URBAN DECAY DE-SLICK MAKE UP SETTING SPRAY
In the summer especially, this is one of my favourite make up products as it helps my make up stay on for such a long time and keeps me less shiny.
I would recommend using a setting spray in summer anyway to help keep your make up on longer and this one is definitely my favourite.
LA ROCHE POSAY SPF50 SUNCREAM
When I am not wearing any make up this is the SPF that I will use and it is great because it isn’t too thick and doesn’t make you look too shiny.
I have very oily skin so anything can make my skin look shiny but as far as suncreams go, this is one of the best that I have found.
It is also specifically designed to be used on the face so it is very good for sensitive skin and isn’t too harsh.
ORIGINS SPF20 EYE CREAM
I have noticed recently that under my eyes, the skin is becoming more dry and the skin needs a bit more love so I have started to use an eye cream more often.
The one that I found that I like is this Origins one with SPF20 – having the SPF makes it perfect for summer as you know that the sensitive skin under your eyes is also being protected.
As I have such pale skin and I burn so easily I have to be very careful about what I use on it – over the years I have tried loads of brands of suncream to find one I actually liked and my favourite one I found was the Kiehl’s Suncream.
I hate wearing suncream anyway but finding one that is a bit less horrible makes it easier to put on.
This suncream isn’t too thick and greasy so feels quite nice on the skin and lasts for such a long time and it is waterproof (to a certain extent) so you can wear it in the pool or the sea and not have to worry too much about getting burnt.
In the summer I always find using a body scrub makes my skin feel so much nicer. When you have been out in the sun, on the beach or just have had so much sun cream on, using a body scrub in the shower makes you feel so much more refreshed and makes your skin feel great.
I hope you enjoyed this post!
Let me know what some of your summer beauty essentials are 😊
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