The sun is finally here! In N.Ireland anyway which is rare. I feel like all year we wish for mr sun to come out but as soon as it's here I do nothing but complain. I love when the weathers good, everyone seems in a better mood but the heat really drains me. I'm hanging over my keyboard at the min like a sweaty big beast with blurry, dotty eye's from being out in the sun taking some blog photos. Anyway, enough about that and more about whats really important - makeup.
Clarins Bronzing Duo: I own the shade '02 Medium' I maybe should've got the lightest shade but with there being 2 shades in the pan I'm able to adjust the colour to suit my skin all year round. I've got some tan on at the mo so I don't have to be too careful when applying this. It's a lovely natural bronzer and looks great paired with just some concealer if I'm too warm to wear foundation. I posted about this back in December if you want to read more. (link)
Liz Earle Signature Foundation*: If I'm wearing tan or going on a night out this is usually the foundation I go for. It's too dark for my natural skin tone to wear everyday but the coverage is fantastic as is the staying power. It sets immediately and doesn't need touched up with powder a million times throughout the day. See my review and swatches here.
Escada Moon Sparkle: I adore Escada fragrances. They're so, so sweet but I find them to be fresh at the same time. That might sound weird but what I mean is you can really smell them, they're strong and sweet but not cloying or migraine inducing. Every year they come out with another beauty but Moon Sparkle is from a good few years back so I'm guessing it's no longer available. If you've tried Escada fragrances before you'll have a good idea of how this smells as they're always similar but the notes include: Strawberry, blackcurrant, sweetpea, rose & freesia.
Sephora Primal Instincts Palette: Another neutral palette but a flippin' good'un! Sephora's own brand make up impresses me everytime, it's brilliant. You can take a closer look at the shades here.
Max Factor 'Bewitching Coral': If you're looking for a bright, purse friendly, long lasting, matte lip colour that really stains the lips then look no further. It isn't the most moisturising lippy, it can be a bit drying but I absolutely love it! It's by far one of my favourite summer lippies but I do wear it all year round.
100% Pure Pink Champagne Luminescent Powder*: A gorgeous, glitter free highlighter. I love MAC Soft & Gentle but when it's really sunny outside I feel that it maybe looks a bit too much. This is subtle but still packs a punch plus it's 100% pure so you don't need to worry about loading your skin with nasty ingredients. See my review and swatches here.
This Works: Fresh Skin Toner: I bought this in the sales after Christmas but have only just started using it really. It isn't astringent in the slightest. I would describe it as a moisturisng toner but not as moisturisng as the likes of Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic. It's alcohol free and helps to balance the skin. I use it after cleansing and throughout today when the weather is sweltering like right now.
Do you own any of these products?