This year I have been reaching for products that promote radiance and add a dewy finish to the skin. The Origins GinZing Moisturiser has been my first port of call whenever my skin is in need of an extra layer of hydration before makeup application, in fact I have used this several times in place of my usual primer.
I've mentioned this time and time again, but it has already taken pride of place in my makeup bag. The L'Oreal Lumi Magique Cushion Foundation delivers a fresh glowing and lightweight base without lack of longevity. It has continued to transform my lacklustre skin throughout the months I have been using it and I would recommend anyone with dull, dry skin to give it a try.
Bronzed skin is a must for me in the Summer months and I have been firmly attached to the Benefit Hoola Bronzer* as I use it to lightly contour before applying my blusher of choice, which for the past few weeks has been the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush. This raved about blush has a finely milled powder that gives a soft wash of colour to the cheeks; perfect for when you don't want to wear too much on the hotter days.
Two products that have had me smitten this season have been the Topshop Glow Highlighter in Gleam and the Sleek Solstice Palette as they both create an intense highlight; think a cute glazed donut. The Topshop cream offering works as a base, adding a slight sheen to the skin, whilst the Sleek highlighters work to define and add an overall healthy glow to the complexion.
For lips I have made a recent discovery, swapping out my trusty Nuxe Reve De Miel* for a lighter option - The Argan+ Nourishing Lip Balm*. This cheap yet cheerful Shea butter and Argan Oil enriched balm is perfect for delivering moisture to chapped lips. I like to wear this on its own for a subtle sheen or under more matte lipsticks. If I want to add a bit of colour to my lips, I have been opting for the Clarins Joli Rouge Lipsticks*, specifically Rosewood or Pink Praline. These offerings have a nourishing formula, but sit perfectly between a satin and gloss finish which adds a soft nude hue to the lips in a few swipes.
What makeup have you been loving this Summer?