Ahhhhh summer. Sweat, heat and sunny sunny days are almost upon us.
It’s time to abandon the last vestiges of winter beauty that we’ve been clinging too and face the fact that it’s time to make some major switches to the routine. Here are three things to switch out in your beauty stash – until the weather cools down again.1. Foundation it’s time to reassess your shade, in the winter you can be about a shade lighter than in the summer. If you’re keen on the fake tan, sunbathing or just have been taking some weekend walks in the sunshine then I highly recommend you pull out those darker foundations. It’s also a good idea to pull out a lighter formula (or make that purchase you’ve been eyeing…) to give skin some breathing room.
Some recommendations: Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua SPF 15, Bourjois CC Creme, Dior Skin Nude BB Creme.
2. Blush put down the matte powders and start reaching for the light creams and fresh gels. It’s summer, time to go lighter and embrace that glow *sweaty face* you’re bound to sport the moment you step outside. Powders may melt away, but a stain lasts a while longer. Creamy formula ware both light and dewy, with the added natural flush effect. Most important? No brush needed.
Some recommendations: Josie Maran Cheek Gelee, Bourjois Little Round Pot Cream Blush, Stila Convertible Colour.
3. Lips it’s time to retire the deep, matte reds and vampy purples and bring out some glossy, light and moisturising pinks. I’ve already expressed my opinions about a pop of pink in the warmer months, and how much I like a gloss in the summer time here. So yes, get some shiney, glossy lipstick or balm or gloss out the lighter the better. As long as it isn’t sticky you’ll be just fine.
Some recommendations: Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfecter, Dior Lip Glow, Maybelline Colour Sensational Gloss.