With summer on the way, now is the time we’re all thinking about achieving that healthy, sunkissed look. If (like me) you don’t have absolutely amazing and naturally flawless skin then here are 8 must have beauty products to help you achieve the look.
1 – Too Faced Love Light Prismatic Highlighter – First of all let’s talk highlight. This can take skin from looking flat and dull to looking healthy and instantly brightened in seconds. This Too Faced highlighter in a beautiful heart shaped compact is absolutely perfect. Use the golden shade ‘You Light Up My Life’ for a sun-kissed pop of highlight to all areas of the face where the sun would naturally hit. This stuff is so intensely pigmented that it creates a gorgeous glow.
Priced at £25.00 this will last you ages as a little really does go a long way. It also comes in a silvery toned shade and a light peach shade if you are looking for something a little more subtle. Pick them up at www.toofaced.com and Debenhams.
2 – Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator – This Gorgeous pinky toned illuminator is perfect for use as somewhere between a highlight and a pale pink blush. Available in four flattering shades, Laura Geller’s Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator has a beautiful buttery texture and gives the perfect ‘lit from within’ look.
This is an intense, jaw-droppingly beautiful highlighter that is absolutely perfect for fair skin. Priced at £21.00 this comes in a travel friendly pot with a gelato swirled effect on the product itself. Pick one of the many shades up at www.cultbeauty.co.uk.
3 – Too Faced Sweet Peach Glow Kit – Now if there’s a must have summer essential palette then this one is most definitely it. It contains a selection of beautiful illuminating blush, bronze and highlighting products all in one cute set. Trust us, you need this in your life as it is absolutely perfect for popping in your bag for those summer travel adventures to ensure that you look always gorgeous on the go.
The bronzer included gives a natural healthy glow, the blush is just the right shade of peachy coral and the highlighter is the star of the show with its absolutely stunning glow. These are all intricately embossed with pretty peaches and as with the rest of the Sweet Peach collection, they are all peach scented too. What more could you need in your life this summer?! Grab them from www.toofaced.com and Debenhams.
4 – YSL Touche Eclat Glow Shot – Touche Éclat Glow Shot from YSL offers three versatile shades of highlighting cream that form an intense, glossy glow. The Glow Shots illuminate the skin with a long-lasting, lightweight texture. Bring the secret of backstage strobing to your fingertips with this highlighter in a liquid format.
This is perfect for either adding underneath your makeup as a glowing base, or to dab onto your cheeks, browbone and any other areas that need a little extra illumination. The finished effect is naturally radiant skin that looks healthy and lit from within. We have shade 01 ‘Daylight’ but these also come in a more bronzed shade and a slightly peachy shade too. You can find the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Glow Shots priced at £20.25 from www.johnlewis.com.
5 – Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Summer Lip Glow – The Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess collection is something that makes waves in the beauty scene every summer. This year is no exception – it’s selling out fast everywhere and with very good reason!
Lips can definitely benefit from a little golden glow during summer and this Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Summer Lip Glow in SunBlush is going to be your new summer lip product of choice! Priced at £24.00 This moisturising, slightly sheer lip glow has just the right amount of shine and a beautiful bronze glow that somehow manages to make your lips look naturally stunning. If you hurry, there may be limited stock available on the House Of Fraser Website.
6 – Burberry Complete Eye Palette in Gold No.25 – When it comes to eyeshadow, it’s just another of the many things that Burberry knows how to do perfectly. Once you’ve tried Burberry eyeshadows I can guarantee that you’ll be a fan for life. They are highly pigmented, velvety smooth and a dream to blend. This Complete Eye Palette in the shade Gold No.25 is the ideal way to add a summer glow to your eye makeup this month. Priced at £40.00 from the Burberry website it’s a real investment and would be ideal for travel and every day summer wear.
7 – Burberry Eye Colour Cream in Nude Gold No.121 – This limited edition Eye Colour Cream in Nude Gold No.121 is inspired by hand-embroidered military-style goldwork from the Burberry womenswear runway show, the creamy, blendable shadow delivers a long-lasting wash of luminising colour with effortless gold accents. The cushion-soft, lightweight cream eye shadow glides across the skin to deliver illuminating colour that can be easily blended to create a bespoke finish. Priced at £25 from Burberry
8 – Armani Beauty Sun Fabric Bronzer Shade 400 – If you have slightly fairer skin but still want to achieve a sun-kissed summer glow then the Armani Beauty Sun Fabric Bronzer is a great product to get your hands on.
The Armani Beauty Sun Fabric Bronzer comes in the classic black pan with the Armani monogrammed lid in silver. The packaging is sleek and travel friendly and the product is simply stunning. If you are looking for a high-end bronzer that blends easily and won’t leave you looking orange or ‘fake tanned’ then this is a great place to start.
With just the right amount of glow and a warm, subtle tone the Armani Beauty Sun Fabric Bronzer in Shade 400 sits perfectly on the skin and enhances your complexion. It is also available in cooler tones. Head to the Armani beauty website to buy or purchase via www.johnlewis.com for £45.00.
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