Friday, 28 February 2014

Six Summer Essentials!

Summer is all about light-weight, glowing and bronzed skin! These products have helped me achieve that look this summer and now you too can get the look! As summer is sadly coming to an end here in Australia I'm hoping to reach out to girls and women in other countries too who are approaching the hotter weather. But in saying that, most products mentioned are perfect for any time of the year also.

Savvy by DB; Graduating Bronzer, Ultraceuticals; Ultra Balancing Skin Mist, Rimmel; Wake Me Up Concealer, Reef; Dark Sun Tan Oil, Ultraceuticals; Complete Correction Mineral Tint, Australis; Fresh and Flawless Pressed Powder

In hot weather a powder is so important in a girls handbag as you can touch up your 'T-Zone' when you feel you are getting quite oily. Even in the mornings make sure to powder your nose, chin and forehead and other spots you get shiny. The Australis Fresh and Flawless is a perfect powder that has the potential to be medium to full coverage and I find it doesn't look cakey on your face. The product leaves your skin so smooth and as the names says "Flawless"!

Summer is the perfect time of year to go all out on bronzer and get away with it. The Savvy by DB Graduating Bronzer is a new purchase I have made recently and am loving. The three shades of bronzer allows for anyone of any skin tone to wear. The bronzer looks quite shimmery in the packaging (which isn't the best for contouring) but once applied to the face it looks quite matte with a subtle sheen.

In Summer you don't want to be applying full coverage foundations to your face when your going to be sweating it all off throughout the day or jumping into pools. This product has been my best friend for the last month and I love it. As any other CC cream it is a tinted formula provided with SPF30 and a lightweight coverage that corrects redness, darkness, acne scaring and other problem areas. Instead of using a full coverage foundation, this product allows your skin to breathe without clogging your pores. The finish leaves your skin so gorgeous and dewy! Would highly recommend this product.

The Ultra Balancing Skin Mist acts as a skin conditioner that clarifies and soothes the skin, and can also be used as a makeup setting spray which leaves your skin with a dewy finish. I apply this after I have finished my makeup as I personally don't like the powdery finish to my skin. You can also apply when a boost of hydration is needed, which i spray on my face at night before i go to bed over top my moisturiser or during the day.

A concealer 2 shades lighter than your skin tone is perfect to highlight the face when applied to the bridge of your nose, under the eyes, forehead and chin. The Rimmel Wake Me Up is perfect as it provides an anti-fatigue effect and radiant glow. This concealer is not recommended for concealing blemishes as it does have that glowy effect which will only attract the breakout.

Everyone has a mission for summer to be able to achieve a natural tan. The Reefs Sun Tan Oil is perfect and also moisturisers the skin and smells like coconuts. The image shown has no SPF protection but they do sell SPF10 and SPF30 which is better recommended, but i find no SPF lets you achieve a tan faster and darker. However you can also apply a light layer of sunscreen before applying the tanning oil for the added SPF protection.