5 Must-have Summer Beauty Products
As summer is well and truly upon us, managing your beauty regime is a whole different playing field. (You have to actually remember to shave your legs ‒ argh, I know.) From sunscreen to moisturiser, and everything between, you need beauty products that are going to hydrate and protect your skin during these stickier and more humid times.
These are the 5 summer beauty products you need to face the elements:
1. FOR YOUR FACE: TINTED ZINC
MY PICK: INVISIBLE ZINC'S TINTED DAYWEAR ZINC
I’ve been using this stuff for years and have never been burnt. It is fantastic. Approximately 99% of sunscreens give me a face-rash. That left me with quite the conundrum ‒ to be burnt or to be wearing a rashie on my body and face. Instead I found Invisible Zinc's Tinted Zinc. It has moisturiser, zinc and light foundation and it's fabulous. It gives you an even-complexion, and really is invisible.
Alternatively, my aunt recommended La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF Tinted Fluid to me. (The lady who burns off my aunt's skin-cancers recommended it to her, so it must be good.) It goes on smoothly, acts as a foundation and is SPF 50 +.
2. FOR YOUR BODY: BODY OIL
MY PICK: GO-TO EXCEPTIONOIL
If you read my 5 best face care products (ever) you’ll be thinking “Gosh, Go-To again!” I know. But I love it. This body oil is everything you’d ever want in a body oil. But if you’re looking for something cheaper, Palmer’s Coconut Oil is great buy too.
3. FOR YOUR EYES: WATERPROOF MASCARA
MY PICK: MAYBELLINE LASH SENSATIONAL WATERPROOF MASCARA
If you’re like me, and want to swim but still look fab, waterproof mascara is a must. This stuff is not coming off ‒ you need a good face wash to get it off (read this post if you need a good face wash!). When you come out of the water, you get that wonderful ‘Oh yes, my eyes do just naturally sparkle’ look.
4. FOR YOUR LIPS: LIP BALM
MY PICK: LUCAS' PAPAW
I emphasise the word balm. You need something that is going to protect and nourish. (You also need something your hair won't get stuck in when you’re at the beach/hiking/a strong wind comes through your living room window while you’re sitting on the couch. Girl, whatever it is you do in summer.) Point is, you need a lip balm. And Papaw is the kind of lip balm you need.
5. FOR YOUR NAILS: A BRIGHT NAIL COLOUR
MY PINK: DIOR RIVIERA
Summer is when you can go wild! You know, like go to bed at 10pm and stuff. Just kidding, I always go to bed at 9pm. But you can leave those pastels and beiges behind, and opt for something bright and fun. I love a pinky-reddy-coraly colour. My long time honey has been Dior Riviera. If you’re a shellac girl, OPI have some great corals or CND’s ‘Coral’ is a go to for me.