Friday, 16 May 2014

Faking Summer Skin

Being pale with oily skin really isn't the greatest combination when spring and summer months come along; sheer bases aren't good enough coverage, and anything too dewy melts off me within seconds on particularly hot days. We're not quite there yet in temperature, but I've really fallen in love with trying to create a pretty natural, sunkissed look to get ready for summer. 

The main product pivotal for the look for me is the Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette*. This is actually the first bronzer I've ever tried, and it's perfect for me. It adds the perfect amount of colour to my face and actually stops me looking so ghost-like. It's got a gorgeous champagne highlighter and a deep pink blush too, making it the perfect palette for summer travel. Before this I add another primer to my routine, the Becca Radiance Primer, which has a tiny bit of shimmer added to give the skin a beautiful glow, as well as helping to keep all my make-up in place too.

If I haven't used the UD palette, my go-to highlight is the No7 Instant Radiance Highlighter Stick. This is so easy to apply, and I find myself popping this on my forehead, brow bone, cheeks, cheekbones, nose and cupids bow! It blends in so nicely and is really undetectable after applying, just giving a lovely light to areas of the face. I haven't used the Revlon Highlighting Palette so much since buying a couple months ago, but I know when the weather gets warmer and I'm not wanting to use so many products that this will be lovely. I have 'Rose Glow' but another one is available if you like more of a bronzed look.

And last, but definitely not least, I love a good peachy blush to give a natural sunkissed look to the skin, and the one I've been reaching for the most recently is the Liz Earle Healthy Glow Cream Blush*. It does just that, creating a beautiful peachy coral sheen to the cheeks, as well as having fantastic lasting power. Obviously I don't use all of these products at once, but all create a lovely sunkissed look, without the sun!

How do you fake summer skin?

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