It finally feels like the summer sun is here and I don’t know about you, but I am thrilled ! After months of unpredictable weather and not knowing whether to wear sandals, wellies or a winter jacket it is so nice to have a steady spell of sunshine. I have been on the lookout for products to add to my summer skincare and beauty regime (ahem… when I say ‘regime’ I basically just mean the shelf in the bathroom cabinet that I reach for the most!) and here are a few that have caught my eye.
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Too Faced Born This Way Multi Use Sculpting Concealer (£24)
If you have always wanted to try Too Faced Born This Way Multi Use Sculpting Concealer but haven’t been able to find your perfect shade – now you can. 15 new shades have been added to the already extensive colour range so there are now 35! Infused with coconut water, alpine rose and hyaluronic acid this concealer provides maximum coverage with an undetectable finish.
The oversized doe foot applicator is perfect for those who like to use a lot of concealer in this sunny weather. I find that the best way to apply this is to use the applicator to distribute product where you need it and then initially to blend with your fingertips. You can then buff in with a fluffy brush if required. The finish of this concealer is absolutely stunning and there is no flashback in photos either. Perfect for wedding guest wear! Long wearing (12 hours) and versatile this is a great addition to your summer makeup!
Available now from toofaced.com Too Faced Flagship Stores, Debenhams, debenhams.com, Selfridges, selfridges.com, Boots, boots.com, cultbeauty.com, ASOS.com, lookfantastic.com, John Lewis and johnlewis.com.
Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray ‘ Summer Solstice ‘ (£24 118ml)
The Urban Decay All Nighter is one of my ultimate ‘holy grail’ beauty products that I can’t be without and I know so many of you also feel the same way. The formula is suitable for all skin types, is oil-free and paraben-free, and features patented Temperature Control Technology. Yep, that’s right – this setting spray actually lowers the temperature of your makeup to keep foundation, eyeshadow, blush and concealer in place. Even in hot and humid conditions.
After applying your makeup simply spritz your face with this. The new limited edition Summer Solstice scent is scented with notes of crushed pineapple, coconut and a sea salt breeze! If that doesn’t evoke holiday vibes I don’t know what will. Grab one now from Urbandecay.co.uk
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream (£24.50 50ml)
The cult classic Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream has had a limited edition packaging makeover from artist Louis O’Hara to celebrate Pride while raising funds for MTV staying Alive – an international charity dedicated to stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS. I have already raved about this amazing facial cream multiple times on here so you all know that I’m a huge fan of the Kiehl’s brand in general and their products.
I absolutely love seeing them support such great causes and the fact that Kiehl’s will donate £5 to the MTV Staying Alive foundation for each limited edition facial cream sold is just fantastic. It’s the perfect time to stock up right now if you are running out of this hydrating gem of a skin savoir. Available now for £24.50.
Fresh Black Tea Firming Eye Serum (£61.00)
I am fairly new to using eye serums but lately these are something I’ve been adding into my skincare routine. Incredibly cooling and hydrating they are perfect for keeping delicate skin in tip-top condition this summer. Brewed with a black tea complex and an eye-defining peptide, this refreshing gel provides a corset-like effect to the eyes for a firmer, lifted look. The illuminating treatment will reshape your view on eye care—with signs of under-eye baggage, fine lines, and crow’s feet all minimised. The result is eyes that appear younger, radiant, and wide awake! Available from: Fresh.com/UK
Tropic Sun Balm SPF 50 (£16)
Tropic Skincare is another brand that I am insanely passionate about. They produce such high-quality products that are cruelty free and won’t weigh heavy on your conscience. I wrote a full article about their sun care collection but this product deserves a special mention here as it is perfect for those beach days when you need to top on your sunscreen on the go. Obviously it goes without saying that you do need to use a full sunscreen as usual before venturing out but this is a great handbag sized top up for the most frequently burnt areas of the face. This handbag-sized pot is perfect for on-the-go sun protection and I’ve found myself carrying it everywhere with me lately! Available from: tropicskincare.com
KAYALI Perfumes by Huda and Mona Kattan (£84 100ml)
KAYALI is the vision of Huda and Mona Kattan of Huda Beauty. Inspired by the rich heritage and simple sophistication of the middle east, these perfumes come stylishly packaged and contain a long-lasting scent that is perfect for hot summer nights. I have only tried the Vanilla scent thus far but I have fallen in love with it so my hopes for the rest of the offerings (Musk, Citrus and Elixir) in this collection are high! This creamy vanilla perfume has been my fragrance of choice for the sunny summer weather but I can see it working equally as well as the weather turns colder and we are looking for sweet and warming scents. KAYALI is Available now at Selfridges, Harrods, Net-a-porter, Cult Beauty and KayaliFragrance.com
Face It Makeup Remover Cloth (£12,99)
Wearing sunscreen and makeup and coming home from a long day in the sun leaves you with sticky skin. It is so refreshing to cleanse your face and the latest eco-friendly, yet highly effective, alternative to facial wipes, Face It Makeup Remover Cloth, £12,99 is the perfect eco-friendly alternative to face wipes. The innovative heart-shaped facecloth perfectly contours your face with its two pockets, giving you total control over your cleansing routine! Add your favourite cleanser and a little water, then gently massage across your face in a circular motion – helping to gently exfoliate your skin too.
Created with ultra-soft microfibre fabric, even the smallest amount of makeup gets picked up with the Face It Makeup Remover Cloth to leave your skin feeling fresh, clean and super smooth. It is suitable for all skin types, helps reduce environmental waste such as cotton pads and wipes and can be re-used by popping into the washing machine to use time and time again. So handy! I absolutely love mine! Available from: Makeupbox-ldn.co.uk
I used to use Impulse Body Mist all the time as a teen and the collection now has a brand new, iconic look that I’m a big fan of. Combining some perfectly refreshing summer fragrances with standout bottle designs, the bold new look bottles embody the unique scents to perfectly showcase the unexpected fragrance combinations. Available in Boots and Superdrug nationwide with an RRP of £6.00 these are perfect for popping into your beach bag to keep you smelling great throughout the day. They would be great for those summer festivals too!