The British Summertime is now in full swing and we have been lucky enough to have countless days of sunshine so far, with *fingers crossed* many more to come. During the warmer months we all like to switch up our beauty routine, whether it’s digging out your summer glow tanning moisturiser or swapping your usual foundation to a light BB cream. Whilst I am always about the glowy skin, the Summertime is when I need all the bronzing and highlighting products. From prepping the skin, base products to powders, I aim to get glowy skin through all the beauty products in my make up bag. I also feature my favourite hair product of the moment, which is the perfect accompanist to my go-to look. Of course, all the products mentioned are also cruelty free and affordable.
– THE LIGHT-WEIGHT BASE –
I have been using this light-weight base for months now and I still love it, it covers the skin slightly to give a natural tint and glow to the skin that I love wearing day-to-day paired with the stretch concealer for added coverage. This looks so good layered with the products I will mention later on as it doesn’t look cakey – this can sometimes make the skin look very shiny so perfect for people with dry skin, or just ensure to pop some powder over the top.
I recently picked this up and really love how I can combine a summery foundation with good coverage which is great for those not-so-great skin days where I need more than just a tint. This has SPF 15 whilst still being oil free which is great for the warmer weather. There is a good shade range and I love how I can add the glow through other products and still have the coverage from the base.
– BROWS, BLUSH & BRONZE –
I was in the market for a new eyebrow product and this has come through! It is really long lasting which is great for when I wear it at the gym and throughout the day, the whole B. range is really affordable and cruelty free – which is even better.
This is another cult favourite of mine that I have used for over a year now. Not only is a great bronzer for summer but I use it all year round. The colour really suits my skin tone and it gives a really lovely finish to the skin when you want to look sun-kissed and bronzed.
If there were to be anything you take away from this post and purchase it should be this highlighter and blush duo from E.LF. I never really wore blush until I purchased this and it looks so good. I swirl my brush to mix the two and apply to the apples of my cheeks and up to the top of the cheek bone. It creates a subtle flush of colour whilst making the skin looks glowy and healthy. I always go over my Body Shop liquid highlight with the highlighter from this duo and if you like a lot of glow, you’ll love this combo.
– THE LIQUID GLOW –
These drops of sun are perfect for that extra glow and are really versatile to use, a staple in my summer make up bag. I usually add a couple of drops to my base make up, but you can also add them to your moisturiser or directly onto the skin and blend in with a sponge and use as a liquid bronzer, I would also go over the top with the honey bronzing powder.
I’m now on my second bottle of this only because I literally used the other one up until there was absolutely nothing left in the bottle. This is my favourite highlighting product I’ve used, it’s a beautiful light pink liquid highlighter that can be used mixed into base make -up or on it’s own. I use this to highlight all over my face before occasionally adding the E.LF powder over the top. I always get compliments on my highlighter and it’s entirely down to this product – an ultimate staple for me not just for Summery make-up. I need this glow everyday!
– SUMMER ESSENTIALS –
After finally getting my hair cut after months of needing it, I have been loving the shorter length and experimenting with new styles. I had been wanting to try the Ouai range for a while and this has been the first product I’ve been loving. This personally works best for me when I have already added waves to my hair, it makes them look more undone and beachy. However if you already have curly hair (mine is very much pin straight) then this would work amazingly. It smells incredible and is definitely my new favourite summer hair care essential.
Another repeat purchase and with good reason. This is one of my favourite tanning products because I always love my skin to be tanned and glowy to match any fake tan and in general make me look more alive. UTAN & tone is also another great cruelty free brand that creates coconut scented tanning products that work well to give you a natural but effective glow. This is a simple face mist that tans your face (and body) that I just can’t go without especially during Summer.
- The Bondi Sands tan will be featured in an up-coming post.
I hope you enjoyed this little edit of all my favourite beauty products that I use all the time during the Summer months and many of them all year round. If you are looking for that extra bronze and extra glow definitely give some of these products a go, you won’t be disappointed. Thank you for reading.
What are your summer beauty staples?