Monday, 8 December 2014

Top 5 Summer Essentials: Blog Swap

Today is your lucky day folks because the lovely Angie from the maquillage has taken over KaBOOM! Cosmetics to let you in on her Top 5 Products for Summer! If you head over to the maquillage, you can find out what my Top 5 products are too. Now over to Angie:

Yep, Summer has officially arrived, and with my favourite season comes long sunny afternoons, Christmas and New Year fun, and a whole lot of attempting to stay cool when the temps really get cranking. Beauty-wise, it’s a time when I embrace a fuss free, fresh faced look, favouring multitasking products to ensure the least amount of makeup possible is on my face – all the less to sweat off! Let’s get into my Top 5 Summer Essentials…

pureTAN Pure Bronze Ultra Light Feel Facial Tanner, $19.95

First things first – achieving that bronzy summer glow, the non-baking-yourself-in-the-sun way. I apply this facial tanner to cleansed, exfoliated skin as the last step in my skincare routine the night before I want to look my bronzed best. The lotion is not at all heavy or sticky on the skin (crucial in summer), the formula is enriched with cold pressed coconut oil to nourish and hydrate, and the result is a natural, healthy glow – no getting tangoed around here. Oh, and bonus points for the scent. Delicious!

Alpha-H Multi-Perfecting Skin Tint $59.45

When the temps really hit the roof, the last thing I want to be doing is coating my skin in layers of base. The trick is finding a complexion all-rounder which is light-weight and long lasting no matter the temperature, but will also provide good coverage in the places you need it. Alpha-H’s Multi-Perfecting Skin Tint ticks all the boxes, and it’s a base I’ll be reaching for on a regular basis for the months ahead. The compact packaging makes it perfect for throwing in your beach bag, and the built in concealer and mirror in the lid are pretty handy as well.

NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, $34.00

While we’re on the topic of things not sliding off in the heat - when I want to know that the tricky eyeshadow look I spent 45 minutes in the morning isn’t going to disappear by lunchtime, I’ll pop a layer of this eyeshadow base on first.  I can then be rest assured all that blending action ain’t going to waste any time soon. I’ve also been giving this prod a double use by applying it under my eyes before concealer, to keep those dark circles under wraps all day long.

NUDESTIX Eye Pencil in Stardust and Lip and Cheek Pencil in Whisper, $29.95 each

Yes I’m being cheeky here and sneaking in an extra fave, but I couldn’t help myself! NUDESTIX are a range of multi-purpose crayons new to Oz, and these two babies are utterly perfect for creating effortless, fresh makeup looks for the summer months ahead. The Eye Pencil in Stardust is a gorgeous shimmering champagne shade, which can be used all over the eyelid as a pearly wash, around the tear duct to brighten to give that wide-awake look, and as a highlight on the cheek and brow bones. The Lip and Cheek Pencil in Whisper is a beige-pink shade which blends out to a warm flush when used on the cheeks as a cream blush, and creates the perfect summer nude on the lips.

theBalm Cindy-Lou Manizer, $34.95

It was only after I shattered my last Cindy-Lou that I realised how often I use it, and the idea of not being able to reach for it during summer was a no-go. It’s just that good. The peachy gold tones work more as a blush rather than a highlighter on my fair (read: pale) skin, but it gives the type of healthy warm glow makes you look like you religiously eat your greens and get your full 8 hours. It often gets a double use as an all-over-and-go eyeshadow for when I’m running out the door, or on those lazy weekends when minimal effort is required. And I’m going to be all about those lazy weekends this summer!

Hope you enjoyed my Top 5 Beauty Essentials for Summer! Let me know which products you’ll be reaching for during the summer months!


Mandy N said...

Those Nudestix pencils look amazing - what gorgeous colours! x

Tasha said...

I really need to just go out and buy Cindy-Lou, that peachy golden goodness is calling to me! The nudestix have been getting quite a lot of hype lately, they look really cool though!

Tasha // shiwashiful.

KaBOOM! Cosmetics said...

They do look pretty freaking awesome! Angie has definitely made me want to try them out, I love the idea of a multitasking product.

KaBOOM! Cosmetics said...

It's calling to me too! I'm embarrassed to admit that I own NONE of the Lou-Manizers but Angie's post has definitely tempted me to get one, probably Cindy! I'm intruiged by the Nudestix too, they sound pretty amazing

Sarah Foote said...

I've always wanted to try Cindy Lou because I'm obsessed with Mary Lou as my highlighter. I think I will invest. I'm a little more medium skintoned but I bet it would still work well as a blush or a little dash of colour. I also like the sound of the Alpha H Multi Perfecting Skin Tint! I'm already a huge Alpha-H fan but the mirror in the lid sounds so handy as well! Will be ordering! Love the blog swap Dani & Angie! Great job girls xxx

Sarah | Bows & Pleats

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