With summer nearly here it's time to say goodbye to the winter beauty products and say hello to some brand new lighter alternatives. Soon I will be saying farewell to my plum, berries and dark red lipsticks and hello to some fresher, lighter shades to wear throughout the end of Spring and Summer. I will also be waving goodbye to my heavy moisturisers and skincare products and welcome in some lighter products with added SPF to take care of my skin from harmful rays. With my richer and deeper products being placed to the back of my beauty drawers ready to come out again in Autumn, it's time to make a wishlist of products I need to stock up on so I am Summer ready. Give me all of the glowy products, please!
Firstly, let's start with the base. There's no good applying some wonderful beauty products when your skin isn't looking it's best, is there? I love really lightweight, fresh products for my base to keep my face hydrated all day long so when it comes to moisturiser L'Occitane is high on my wishlist. Their L'Occitane Precious Light Face Cream with SPF20 sounds like the perfect option. It's a really lightweight formula which allows the skin to breathe and is quickly absorbed into the skin without being greasy or leaving the skin looking oily, something I really do not need any help in! I also think their L'Occitane Angelica UV Shield with SP40 sounds like a summer must-have. It's a lightweight and silky smooth formula which is designed to protect the skin from the sun whilst moisturising and with continued use it leaves the skin looking plumper and more radiant. I think this product will be an everyday essential during summer and because it is so lightweight it will be perfect underneath make-up.
Now, let's talk make-up! When it comes to Summer, the majority of us want really glowy skin but I find that when I look 'glowy' it can tend to look more oily than anything. I haven't yet found the perfect highlighting products to suit my skintone and skintype yet so hopefully this summer that can change. I absolutely love the sound of the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Presecco Pop. Designed to be really lightweight on the skin, Prosecco Pop is a dewy, opalescent priming potion which subtly illuminates the skin without being glittery. I love the idea of using a liquid formula to illuminate the skin with before applying the rest of my make-up. I would then also love to try out the ultra-famous Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop. I can't believe that I don't yet own this as it has been incredibly high up on my beauty wishlist for a very long time. This famous highlighter looks so beautiful on all skintones and whilst it may be pricey, I believe this would last an incredibly long time as it appears to be so pigmented and smooth in formula without being gritty due to glitter. Never have I wanted something more and it will definitely be mine this summer! Also staying on the lines of highlighters, I would also love to try out the Jouer Cosmetics Powder Highlighter in Topaz. Another powder highlighter, Topaz is a really beautiful shimmering peachy gold shade which has a velvety soft texture to give the skin an ethereal glow. I have never actually tried any high end highlighters before but these two are very high up on my wishlist!
Eyeshadow-wise, I do not need anything other than the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette. I already own this so it's not on my wishlist but it should definitely be on all of yours! I recently reviewed it so you can read all of my thoughts about it there but once you use this, you don't need anything else! Onto eyebrows, I would love to try out the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Ash Blonde. I have never tried any of the ABH highly popular brow products and as I have recently dyed my hair to an ashy blonde, I would love to try out their brow pencil in a shade to actually match my current hair colour. I would also love to try out their pomade but as I prefer a more natural, softer brow I think that the Brow Wiz would be more suitable for me.
Finally, the last thing on my summer wishlist is another gorgeous fragrance from Jo Malone. I recently bought my Mum a fragrance from them for Mother's Day and as much as she loved it, we both agreed that it didn't last very long on the skin at all. When you are spending so much money on a bottle of cologne you would like it to last longer than an hour or two on the skin. That said, I would like to try another fragrance from Jo Malone to see if another scent lasts longer, which is why the Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede Cologne is on my wishlist. Floral scents are the epitome of Spring and Summer so this fragrance sounds perfect. Pricey, but perfect!
That is my summer wishlist, what is yours?
(*This post is in collaboration with L'Occitane)