Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Summer Skin Essentials


While the UK shivers through the snow, we in Australia are absolutely roasting! Seeing the difference between the whinges of my family in Scotland/England and the whinges of my local family is quite funny. The beauty products I use in summer are also quite different to the products I use when it’s cold, and I thought I would share some of my summer skincare essentials with you.

Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist: A beautiful and refreshing rose scented spray, housed in a stunning frosted glass bottle. As I've mentioned previously, this isn’t handbag friendly, but for long days at the desk it hits the spot!

Dermalogica Oil Free Matte Sunscreen (with Medibac Clearing)*: Though the ladies at Dermalogica have said that this may be too matte for my dry and dehydrated patches of skin, I am still head over heels for this sunscreen. It contains SPF 30 and truth be told, I use this as a primer just as much as I use it as my daily sunscreen.

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse OR, aka Dry Oil Golden Shimmer*: It is no secret that anything French has a headstart for my affections, and this is no different. I’ve been using this down the centre of my lily white legs to get a bit of healthy-glow action happening, and over my arms and d├ęcolletage to glam up my summer outfits. The smell of this is the same as the original Dry Oil, which I tend to use as an overall moisturiser.

Uriage Bariederm Barrier Cream*: A less glamorous addition to the summer bag, but a necessity nevertheless. Barrier creams are excellent at stopping chafing, and is recommended for nurses and mechanics who wash their hands and get dirty frequently. Chris is a mechanic and also chafes during summer, so he loves swiping a bit of this stuff when the weather heats up.
 
Clarins Mineral Bronzing Duo (in Dark)*: Nothing better on a summers day to have bronzed up skin, and since I don’t tan, I turn to bronzers to give me the glow I need. My love for Clarins knows no bounds, as this blog documents, and these two shades work for my pale skin even though I was sent the dark version, if I use a light hand.

Unmeltable lip products!

YSL Glossy Stain in #15 Rose Vinyl: I adore the formula of the YSL Glossy Stains, and because they don’t melt or snap when warm, they are perfect for keeping in my handbag during hot weather. The glossy finish is casual enough for everyday and the stain means I don’t have to retouch very often, and all of those factors make this a perfect summer lip product for me!

Sportsgirl Give Some Lip liquid lipstick (pictured is the shade Luscious): I swear by this liquid lipstick/lipgloss formula, I love the unique scent and the beautiful colour selection. These are unmeltable, and really pigmented for juicy looking lips.

Revlon Super Lustrous lipgloss in Coral Reef: Revlon are stellar when it comes to lip products, and these glosses are really comfortable to wear, with Coral Reef being the perfect coral shade for this heat.


So now it is your turn to share your summer essentials in the comments below,  I’d love to hear what you rely on when the weather heats up!


*Marked items were provided for editorial consideration. Honesty, always.

9 comments:

  1. I love posts like these! I've been looking for a new bronzer, and the Clarins is so tempting- especially with ViviannaDoesMakeup singing its praises. I'm definitely going to have a look at the Sportsgirl Give Some Lip's next time I'm there! I've been eyeing the YSL Glossy Stain in shade 7, but I've heard mixed reviews about the formula! Glad to know you love it. :) xx

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    1. @Cherie I love posts like this too, seeing makeup and skincare all together makes me happy :) The Clarins bronzer is so compact, I also highly recommend the Clinique Superbalanced bronzer-it is seriously amazing, but packaging is quite bulky. It is my favourite :) I love the Glossy Stain formula, have you seen the new L'Oreal Caresse Shines that are out in the US? They are said to be a dupe, very similar packaging and looks like a nice colour range. Let me know how you go with the Sportsgirl liquid lipsticks :) x

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  2. I find it so funny that we're absolutely freezing in Canada (-25C) and you're so warm in Australia! What a weird world we live in?

    Great essentials Emma! I'll have to look into the Dermalogica sunscreen when summer swings back around here. And I could see the YSL Lip Stain being perfect for warm weather!

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    1. @Annick I know, it makes me laugh to think how both sides of the world are whinging about the downfalls of opposite seasons! I really like the Dermalogica sunscreen, it is so hard to find one that doesn't clog, and better yet one that doesn't make you look like a greaseball. x

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  3. When it's hot out I don't like wearing too much makeup so I rely a lot of sunscreen or BB cream! That Clarins bronzer is a beauty, I have been igoring this brand for far too long xx

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    1. @Michelle I tend to go for light weight foundations or tinted moisturisers as well, they are perfect for this heat :) I love that the Clarins bronzer has two shades, makes it much more wearable. x

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  4. Definitely sunscreen! I use the Neutrogena Sport Face which I find is really good. Also powder to help your makeup last a little longer and to stop the oil coming through, though nothing can really stop the sweat...haha.

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    1. @Tashi I have used the Neutrogena Healthy Defence one before, is the Sport Face similari in your opinion? I definitely agree with the powder idea, I survive on Maybelline Dream Matte in this weather :)

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  5. The more I read about YSL Glossy Stains, the more I have to go! I was a bit 'meh' at seeing the amount of colours on the counters, but I guess I'll have to give it another chance...

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