Origins Perfect World SPF 35, Laura Mericer Radiance Primer, Wild About Beauty Rose Water Illuminating Serum, The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Gel, Clarins Instant Smooth Self Tanning Primer, Bourjois Bronzing PrimerSummer is quickly approaching so i thought i'd talk few some products that are perfect additions to your summer makeup and make the perfect base. In the summer I'm all about glowy, naturally bronzed, illuminated skin and one of the keys to this is getting your primer or base right.
SPF is key in the summer, and while you could opt for a regular sunscreen I tend to reach for Origins Perfect World SPF 35. It is a UV face protector enriched with White Tea which protects against environmental damaging while also preventing ageing. I like this as it doesn't break me out or feel to greasy on my skin. I find suncream designed for the body generally breaks me out and then I feel more insecure about my no-makeup face in the sun! This one has skincare benefits while also protecting my face from the sun. I personally find SPF 35 is enough for my face (my skin rarely burns) but it might be worth looking into a higher factor if you're fairer.
Laura Mercier Radiance Primer is a lovely product that really brightens and smooths out the complexion. It looks quite shimmery or glittery when applied but after adding a foundation you can see how much it brightens the face. Another great illuminating prep product is the Wild About Beauty Rose Water Illuminating Serum. It's a hydrating skin treatment designed to boost radiance before applying makeup. It contains rose water which is rich in anti-aging and regenerates the skin.
My face always stays white no matter how much my body tans so primers with a coloured boost are always worth checking out. I've been recently giving The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Gel for Face a while and so far so good. It's quite dark so you do only need a small amount but it adds a nice warm tint to the skin. One of my favourite products to use as a base is the Clarin's Instant Smooth Self Tanning Primer. Its the same formulation as the Clarin's Instant Smooth primer but with added tanning benefits. It gives the skin a subtle bit of colour while also smoothing out fine lines, pores and evening out the face. The scent reminds me a little of Bake-well tarts which I adore! Lastly the Bourjois Bronzing Primer, more of a whipped mousee-y consistency compared to the Clarin's one but still similar in function. It smooths, evens and tints the skin slightly to give a bronzy glow.