Top Summer Beauty Favourites for 2018

Hello my loves,

Today’s post will be a roundup of all my absolute essentials for summer beauty this year. My makeup routine definitely makes a few changes when the warmer weather rolls around. I tend to start reaching for different products compared to Winter time.

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Summer beauty is all about the bronzed glow

Let’s face it, we all want to look like a tanned goddess for our summer holiday, right? But if you are anything like me and more closely resemble Casper the ghost, we gotta fake it til we make it. In all honesty, I have never really used fake tan. But for that sunkissed glow, I know the St Tropez Self Tan Express Bronzing Mousse will get the job done.

If you aren’t a regular fake tan user like myself, then the next products may be for you. I love a good bronzer in the summer. It can create the illusion of tanned and beautiful skin without any effort. My summer beauty go to is the MUA Bronzed Perfection Matte. I have talked about my love for this product before, and it is definitely a summer makeup staple.

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The perfect base

As with any makeup look, a primer can help create a smooth and even base for your makeup. This becomes even more important in summer, especially as I have oily skin. We obviously sweat more in summer too, so summer-proof makeup is essential. My L’Oreal Infallible Primer is my go to for summer beauty. It leaves my skin super soft and makes a great sweat-proof makeup base (even for oily gals like me).

Another base product I live for is the No.7 Pressed Powder. This stuff is like powdered gold (okay, maybe a slight over exaggeration) but it’s damn good. I have to powder my face a lot to keep the oil at bay, and this product sure does the job.

summer beauty essentials

Summer colours

I always love the brighter coloured makeup that accompanies summertime. The brighter eyeshadows and bolder lippys are my faves. With the release of a 2nd collab between Revolution and Soph from youtube on the Extra Spice palette, other brands need to step up the game. My go to palette whilst the weather is hotting up has been the one and only Naked Heat. The orange and gold tones make it the perfect summer palette.

The brighter lipstick shades are also a summer staple in my makeup collection. One of my favourites is the Rimmel Moisture Renew in Vintage Pink. It has a slight shimmer but also a bold pink colour, making it the perfect summer shade.

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Fresh and floral scents

I always change up my perfume in the summer too. I tend to lean towards for floral and fresh scents in the summer months. One of my ride or die scents is the Victoria Secret mist in Romantic. This scent is so sweet and fresh, it really is my staple summer smell!

I hope you enjoyed this post! What are your summer beauty essentials? Let me know in the comments!

Lots of love,

voguemodeblog

2 comments

  1. Great post lovely! I haven’t heard of the MUA bronzer but I have the complexion of a ghost too so I’ll have to check it out! I LOVE Naked Heat it’s such a great palette for anytime of year!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
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