Despite the fact that it's been up to 35°C all week and therefore putting on makeup is about the last thing on my mind, I'm going to show you my favourite products of this month. On the rare occasion that I'll do a full makeup routine, from primer to setting spray, this is what I've been using the most.
YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat- I'm still figuring out how to properly set this foundation on warmer days, but overall I've been loving it. The shade B10 matches my skin tone perfectly now that I'm a little bit more tanned (I could still pass for a ghost, though). The glowy finish is so pretty. Because this foundation is a light to medium coverage, you can build it up in layers and the result will still look very natural. My favourite brush to apply this is the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush. Like I said, the product does tend to slide off. For me it always transfers on the 'problem areas' on my face where I wish to conceal blemishes. I thought it was just me, but nope, more people seem to be having this problem. If you know any tricks to keep the product in place other than prime/conceal/powder, let me know!
Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector- Golden oldie and a product that (sort of*) convinced me to give lip gloss a second try. I keep one of the Lip Perfectors in my handbag in case I want something that's more than a standard lip balm and doesn't require a lot of work like applying a lipstick. This balm/gloss hybrid is hydrating and makes lips look more plump, all while giving them a sheer wash of colour.
* I haven't even tried other lip glosses since I bought this. Whoops.
Benefit Coralista blush- A beautiful coral blush with a golden shimmer. The colour isn't as noticeable on my skin as I'd like it to, but the finish is gorgeous. I love how the golden sheen highlights my cheekbones.
GOSH grey kohl pencil- I recently rediscovered this kohl eyeliner pencil by GOSH. It used to be my go-to eyeliner for a 'not black for once' smokey eye years ago. Lately I've been using it to 'tightline' the upper waterline.
Zoeva Crease brush- This fluffy eyeshadow brush is too large to use in the crease of my eye. Instead I use it to apply powder under my eyes, for contouring and for a precise application of highlighter. I'm thinking of ordering another one of these because I use it every day and Zoeva brushes are very affordable.
Of course these aren't the only makeup products I've been loving. A well-deserved shout out goes to the YSL Rouge Volupté Shine lipsticks, MAC Fix+ spray, which I've been using to give my makeup a dewy finish and which is so refreshing on a hot day, The Body Shop baked eyeshadows and Max Factor's Clump Defy mascara, because it's the only product I can't go a day without.
What are your summer makeup essentials?