When seasons change, it’s the perfect opportunity to give your makeup bag a complete overhaul. It’s time to swap matte for dewy and lipstick for gloss while taking your bronzer and highlight game up a notch… or three. When Summer arrives, it brings with it many extra things to consider; protecting yourself from the sun, choosing hues that suit a warmer complexion and keeping oiliness at bay while still achieving that much-coveted glow.
So, to help you out, we’ve put together a little edit of products that will be welcomed additions to your summer kit – and yes, we can see you all doing a little sun-dance (we are too!)
Technic 6 Shade Eyeshadow Palette in Nudes
Every girl needs a nude eyeshadow palette and this gorgeous one from Technic contains six classic shades that will compliment any Summer makeup look – we’re thinking a bronze eye and pink lip here, ladies! Ranging from light champagne to dark charcoal, this palette will assist you in creating a flattering daytime look or a sexy smokey eye – you can mix and match these shadows to your heart’s content! Add it to your box!
Bourjois Aqua Blush Berry Nice
Fresh-faced, natural beauty never goes out of fashion, which is why we love those ‘barely- there’ products that enhance your features rather than cover them up. Bourjois’ Aqua Blush is a perfect example of this, as the water-light gel formula provides just the right subtle tint of blush, leaving you with that bare-skin sensation. Add it to your box!
Soap & Glory Glow All Out
Would it even be worthy of helping us create our Summer face if it didn’t make you glow like the sun when it hits the sea? No, we didn’t think so either. That’s why we’ve been loving none other than the Soap & Glory Glow All Out Luminizing Face Powder, a warm coral hue that we use to lift up our cheekbones – the LIGHTSCRAMBLE Luminospheres Pigment Pearls hit all the right spots.
Benefit Hoola Lite
If there was one item that epitomised the Summer season, it would be bronzer. This cult classic from Benefit, now available in a lighter hue, is ideal for us paler ladies who need a little help when it comes to faking a warm glow. This soft matte colour is easily blended for a natural tan.
Benefit Hoola Quickie Contour Stick
It’s time to enjoy the sand between your toes and the wind on your sculpted face! Chisel those cheekbones, slim that nose and get an overall sculpted look with this soft bronze, cream-to-powder contour stick from the babes at Benefit. This is super easy for achieving that Summer contour because the dome shape tip ensures a smooth, targeted application every time!
Smith & Cult Shining Lip Lacquer in Hi-Speed Sonnet
If you’re not already a lip gloss convert, Smith & Cult are about to change that, and what better season to do so than Summer. Hi-Speed Sonnet is part of their bestselling lip lacquer range that delivers big on gloss without leaving you feeling like you might have accidentally glued your lips together. Plus, all lacquers are enriched with Portulaca pilosa extract to give your lips a botox-free plump. Add it to your box!
PHB Ethical Beauty Organic Lip Crayon in Pink
On Wednesday’s we wear pink and more specifically, this cool bubblegum pink Lip Crayon, which is perfect for all the Wednesday’s Summer has to offer. This isn’t just made for Wednesdays though, we advise wearing this all day every day. The 100% pure, long lasting matte colour is not only super sassy, but it’s also multipurpose – you can either wear it as an all over lip colour or as a lip liner. FAB! Add it to your box!