Essential items (in my opinion):
♥ Tinted moisturiser or a small tub of moisturiser and Collection 2000 perfecting minerals! - in the summer your skin will tend to be 'better' as it is exposed to more sun (this dries up spots!) this means you should be able to get away with a tinted moisturiser or a mineral powder foundation! Not only are they lighter on your skin, they tend not to transfer and look a lot more natural on a sunny day!
If your purse is a bit empty then Natural Collection (at Boots) do a fab one for £1.99!! Want to splurge? This Laura Mercier one is amazing but at £32, it certainly isn't cheap!!
♥ Waterproof Mascara - sweaty panda eyes aren't a good look! Invest in a waterproof mascara to stop smudging and budging and stay fluttery all night long :) You'll find that your particular favourite mascara will probably come in a waterproof variety, if it doesn't then my personal favourite is the Borjouis Volume Clubbing Mascara, although it can be difficult to remove at night time, it stays on all day and all night, it lasted me through Reading Festival, a Rage Against the Machine gig and a three hour hot and sweaty Pendulum gig recently - this stuff means business!!
♥ Waterproof/water resistant eyeliner - as with mascara, this can be very useful if you're getting hot/wet/whatever! My fave? MAC fluidline :) I don't think it actually claims to be waterproof but it should because it definately is!! you can browse shades etc here :) Another good one is the Urban Decay 24/7 liner, this comes in a million colours and has wicked staying power :)
♥ Cream Blusher - I've already done a post about these here which tells you all you need to know :) I've also recently cought the Topshop cream blush in 'flush' which i adore! Not only are cream blushes quicked and easier (you dont need to cart brushes around) but most of them can also be used on your lips! This slims down your make-up bag, and shortens your summer make-up routine!
♥ Vaseline - sounds boring and rubbish but this is great for lips, eyebrows, any dry skin etc... You can get an SPF version and a tinted version now as well, its definately a summer essential for me!! also its only about a pound :)
♥ Facial mist - my favourites are the A'kin pure rose hydrating mist and MAC Fix+, other honourable mentions are the Evian ones and the Body Shop vitamin e face mist! These freshen up your make-up and cool you down, and also if you find a super good one they can help to protect your skin from the sun! Amazinggg! ♥!
♥ Suncream - when it gets really hot in the summer i wear a facial sun block every day! its really important to protect the skin on your face as it is much more susceptible to damage from the sun (and all other elements to be honest). My favourite one to use is by Nivea! I don't have any at the moment because its not hot enough but you can buy it at most Boots or Superdrug stores and its under a fiver )
My Daily Summer Make-Up Routine
* Apply suncream (30secs)
* Moisturize (30secs)
* Apply tinted moisturizer or mineral foundation (2mins)
* Apply cream blush to cheeks and lips (2mins)
* Apply a quick flick of eyeliner to upper lashes (1min)
* Lashings of mascara (1min)
* Pop a layer of vaseline on top of cream blusher on lips (30secs)
Voila! An everyday fresh summer face in 7.5 minutes ;)
These products can all fit into a small make-up bag as well so you can cart them around with you for touch ups!
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