Five on the sunday best table today are some great products i have been using in the hotter weeks. They serve their purpose very well and are worth the money. My ultimate summer savers.
Dior Nude Air Loose Powder, 012 Rose/Pink.
A beautiful, very finely milled pink powder that is great for completely mattifying the skin.
I use it on my t-zone and its great for in the summer to stop the foundation from wearing off so quickly. The nude air loose powder is also great at creating a barrier to stop harmful polutants sitting on the skin. Review here.
It’s also invisible on the skin too. Pictured below heavily swatched.
Ambre Solaire Sensitive High Protection Face Mist Factor 50.
A great product that doesn’t affect the makeup on my face, if i want to top up my SPF. I wouldn’t use this completely by itself; however, i will use it as well as a cream or fluid based SPF as a base product. Ideal for on the go in the handbag.
Spray from a few inches away from face and it leaves no visible white marks. Very convenient for the handbag in the summer.
Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion radiant makeup Stick.
I keep this in work in my ‘work makeup bag’. It’s fantastic as a quick and easy top up down the t-zone when my foundation wears off during the day.
Very light weight; i don’t feel it on my skin and it dries down matte. I really love it and will re-purchase. Check out Review here.
The cushion stick is lovely and covers any redness or blemishes really effectively, as well as staying put once applied.
Guerlain Terracotta Four Seasons Bronzing Powder with pure gold, 01 Blondes.
Guerlain knock it out of the park with bronzing powders. They just get it so right.
I have used this for two years now and still haven’t hit pan yet. It offers a gorgeous, very natural finish without the orange tango effect. Great when your skin gets a hint of colour; it gives a very healthy sunkissed glow.
Very long wearing; a couple of swipes with a large fluffy brush is enough for the whole face; hence, why i have kept it for so long. No chunky shimmers or fakeness about the colour at all and it isn’t shimmery either. Pure gold standard in bronzers, throw the rest in the bin. Review here.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Makeup SPF30. (NEW)
Two years ago, i tried the original double wear foundation and absolutely hated it. It nestled into all my fine lines, which just deepened them and made them look more prominent and it was tight on my skin. Yuck! I was put off.
Two months ago, i tried the EL Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick foundation and fell in love. It is ideal for work and travel and leaves a lovely finish on the skin. See above!
Last week, the lovely SA on the EL counter gave me a sample of this latest double wear foundation and i have been wearing it everyday to test it out.
I AM IN LOVE! Not only does the SPF sell it to me, it is a beautiful light weight liquid that blends well into the skin and dries down to a healthy dewy finish. I do put powder down the centre point of my face and that’s it. No touch ups at all during the day because it simply doesn’t wear off.
It is very buildable, breathable and i found that only a few dabs on the skin was enough. I blended it out with a Real Techniques buffing brush and it didn’t rest in my lines. I would actually say that this foundation is great for mature skin like mine.
It gives a very smooth, light reflecting finish. Not ‘strobe-like’ but more healthy looking. Pictured left, shows the illuminating and smoothing effect on the back of my hand.
I only put one coat on; however that’s all i needed and i do have red, blotchy and blemished skin. I did put extra concealer on the spots but the foundation covered the rest without any issues.
Above left; I just have mascara and the foundation on the skin. Above right; My finished look.
I am always on the look out for new foundations to try and love my Chanel and Dior makeups. It’s just that. i go through so much foundation because i wear it every day, almost. It’s great to see what else is out there and yet, i can still remain loyal to my favourite brands because i use so much.
Thats it. What are your summer loves? Take care and i will see you soon. 😉