These are a few of the makeup products I’ve been reaching for a lot lately. When the sun starts shining, I love experimenting with new makeup and trying out different colours. Summertime also means you can go a bit lighter with your makeup for a more fresh faced look and wear a pop of colour on your lips!
1. Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream – for Oily/Combination skin
I love wearing this BB cream in the summer, it’s so light on your skin, doesn’t sweat off in the heat and if you’ve got oily skin it’s great for keeping your skin matte all day long. Plus it’s got an SPF of 15. It comes in 2 shades, light and medium and is available in most pharmacies such as boots for around €14. I wouldn’t advise this if you have dry skin as it contains alcohol (and smells quite strongly of it – so don’t slap this on if you’re suffering from a hangover!) which can dry up your skin. This is definitely a summer favourite of mine!
2. Collection 2000 – Lasting Perfection Concealer
If you do have some areas that need that bit of extra coverage, this concealer will do the job perfectly and works great as an under eye concealer without caking or settling in fine lines. It really is cheap as chips and works as well as some of the more expensive concealer. It also comes in 4 shades so you’re bound to find your match! Available in most Pharmacies/large stores for €4.50
3. No7 Skin Illuminator Radiance Boosting Beauty Fluid
This is a beautiful skin illuminator has an iridescent shimmer which reflects the light and makes your skin look glowing and radiant. It comes in 2 colours, pink (for paler skin tones) or peach (for darker tones) and has an inbuilt brush which you can use to sweep the product over the tops of your cheekbones, neck or even legs as a highlight or else you can mix a tiny bit in with your regular foundation for a more dewy glowing finish. Approximately €13 from Boots.
4. Catrice Absolute Nude Eyeshadow Palette
I picked this up one day while doing my shopping, it was only €6 so I though if it turns out to be rubbish I haven’t wasted too much money. Well, I have to say that this is a great little palette, it’s no Urban Decay Naked Palette but it’s certainly not bad for a cheaper brand! There are 6 neutral/brown colours and they all have a slight shimmer, no mattes but they are not overly frosty so great for wearing to school/work/college. Like I say, you really can’t go wrong for €6 so I’m loving this!
5. MAC Bright Lipsticks
Ok, so technically this is 6 favourites but I am loving these 2 MAC lipsticks at the moment so had to sneak them both in!
Vegas Volt – €18
This is just a perfect coral shade for summer and is really stunning on all skintones and looks especially striking on brunettes. I actually got this for free since I had 6 empty containers to bring back to MAC so happy days!
Candy Yum Yum – €18
This bubblegum pink lipstick is bright and in your face, not for the faint hearted but it is definitely wearable once you tone down the makeup everywhere else. Light eyeshadow with just a flick of liner would match this lippy perfectly. Gorgeous summer colour!
What are your favourites right now? Leave me a comment below and let me know, I always love to hear back from you 🙂