5 Steps to a Fresh Glowy Summer Base

During the summer I like to keep my makeup light. This especially when it comes to my base. Today I thought I would give you my not so secret recipe to the perfect base for summer including some of my favourite products for this season. It’s fresh, light and gives you that natural summer glow in less than five minutes. You’re welcome!

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1. Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream

Trade the foundation for a BB or CC cream to even out the skin tone without it feeling like you’re wearing more than a moisturizer. The Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream has been my go to for years. It’s cheap, has SPF 15 and covers my redness but not my freckles (entirely, but trust me, it’s a rare combination). Complement with concealer and powder if needed.

2. Benefit Hoola Bronzer

Use the Hoola bronzer to bronze up your face and softly define your cheek bones. You could trade this for a bronzer with shimmer in it to take the glow even further, but I find that a matte bronzer keeps the look on the more natural side which was what I was going for in this look.

3. Soap & Glory Peach Party Blush Brick

This blush brick givs your cheeks a subtle peach shade with the most beautiful glow to it. I’m using this all year around but in the summer time it’s just something special about how it looks on the skin. Maybe it’s the tan, maybe it’s the light, I don’t know. But I love it either way and if you haven’t tried it yet, I definitely think you should.

4. Laura Mercier Peach Mosaic Shimmer Bloc

I know it’s expensive and I’m sure there is a cheaper dupe for this product, but this is my holy grail. Depending on which shades you use and how much you put on your brush you can achieve everything from a natural glow to a glow that can be seen from space. And no matter how you use this product, it will never look bad. For this look I gently swept the lightest shade and the shade on the middle left on my cheekbones, nose, forehead and chin.

5. The Body Shop Vitamin C Energising Face Spritz

This face spritz instantly makes me feel a bit more confident and ready to deal with anything that comes my way. It might not make a mayor impact on your makeup, but you and your skin will feel more refreshed and energised than ever after a few spritzes of this. I think it’s important to remember that looking good isn’t just about how you actually look. It’s more about how you feel. If you feel good and confident people will tell by your aura and charisma and automatically find you more attractive. Not that it matters what others think, but feeling good does.

I hope you all enjoyed reading this post and found it somewhat inspiring. Stay original, gorgeous! xoxo