Planning a last-minute getaway or day trip before the summer ends? If so, you are probably wondering which of your cherished beauty items to leave behind. Most will be impractical or impervious to the summer heat. Never fear, we have found the perfect summer beauty items that will keep your complexion flawless. Check out our most-loved makeup selection for ensuring your summer trip stays sensational.
1.Guerlain Foundation Stick in Terracotta, £35, www.escentual.com
Let’s be honest – trying to squeeze a liquid foundation into your day trip bag is pointless. Even if you have the room, get an ‘el scorchio’ day and the liquid foundation becomes a total waste of time (unless you like the striped look).
This foundation/concealer/contour stick wins due to its practicality, versatility, and ability to blend seamlessly into the skin. Not to mention the irresistible glow! The multitasking formula ensures you achieve your desired look with minimal effort and maximum smiles. Moreover, the handy little tube perfectly fits in the smallest of bags. Another reason Guerlain’s Foundation Stick kicks ass is due to its super long-lasting results. Apply and expect 12 hours of fret-free coverage. .
2.U.S.A PRO Blossom Fragrance, £14 (100ml), www.usapro.co.uk
Okay, we know perfume doesn’t go on your face. However, if you are breathing in a delicious scent (rather than one of heat-induced sweat), your complexion will remain unfrazzled and looking optimal. Blossom is ideal for ladies who love the gentle linger of a beautiful yet subtle scent. The delicate sweet fruity fragrance perfectly complements summer days. Refreshing, light and oh-so pretty. This scent of sweet fruit draws on the undertones of musk. It is one of those fragrances that makes you take note and leaves you wanting more. This can be worn every day and suits any occasion. Blossom is our #1 summer scent.
3.Clinique Pop ™ Lip Colour and Primer in Peppermint, £18.50, www.clinique.co.uk
Clinique’s Lip Colour and Primer in one is the go-to lippy choice to see us through summer. Do away with your lip primer and make way for a lipstick that combines optimal moisture, nourishment, and the most gorgeous colours. We are smitten with their Peppermint Pop. A true statement lippy that give the feels for bossing it and sassy days. Then, for evening time, team it with red strappy heels for an explosively hot date. So much for your money! We love a multitasker.
4.It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Illumination, £26, www.lookfantastic.com
We are not kidding – everyone needs this finishing powder in their lives. The pressed powder is seriously good at what it does. No, it doesn’t matter if you suffer from dry or mature skin. The translucent powder isn’t just your average product. Oh no. It Cosmetics combine proven anti-aging ingredients such as collagen, silk, and peptides to give skin added nourishment and support as well as a flawless complexion. The result? Lots of high pitched ‘yays’.
Bye Bye Pores immediately absorbs into the skin. Their innovative blurring technology effectively conceals those pesky pores and imperfections. What we love, love, love about the pressed powder (aside from the dreamy complexion) is this: At some point you half-expect to look in the mirror to see disappointment staring back. You prepare yourself for skin flaking or exaggeration of said pesky pores making a scene on your face. This does NOT happen; thus, making this pressed powder totally superior to the rest. And the mission is complete!
5. Le Volume Ultra-Noir De Chanel Mascara, £30, www.chanel.com
What can we say – other than, this must be the mascara that’s been missing from our previously empty lives? Y’know those issues like clogging, clumping, smudging and downright meh results? Forget all about them – they are now just fragments of a distant nightmare you will never need to repeat. Chanel sweeps away all irksome mascara side-effects and replaces them with lashes so luscious they can’t be ignored. Better yet, this intense black mascara gives the lash fringe the illusion of a kohl liner application. Chanel, we love you.
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