Thursday, 2 June 2016

6 Products You Need For A Summer Glow




Now that it's June (seriously, where has the 2016 gone?! It feels like February was two months ago!) there is the perfect excuse to stock up on your favourite glow-givers for a summer ready, dewy base. I shopped my stash to share my favourite products to recommend for a radiant look.


COLLECTION WARM APRICOT PRIMER 


Whilst I find that this primer doesn't offer much in the way of extending the amount of time your makeup looks nice for - it can be nice for adding a sheer glow before foundation. It has a lightweight consistency that blends effortlessly into the skin. When it comes out of the tube, the primer is a warm-toned creamy colour with dewy shimmer. Once blended all over the face, it gives a sunkissed sheen that preps you for your makeup.

L'OREAL INFALLIBLE SCULPT FOUNDATION


L'Oreal describe the Infallible Sculpt Foundation as a perfect base for perfect contouring - which it is. Again, this lightweight formula blends like a dream due to the consistency that is perfect for summer. It provides medium, but buildable, coverage with a slightly dewy finish. The sheen it gives is very subtle, however looks flawlessly healthy on the skin. Unfortunately, the shade range is quite limited.



SLEEK PRECIOUS METALS HIGHLIGHTING PALETTE


Firstly, the packaging on this highlight palette is stunning - it looks perfect on your dressing table or your Instagram feed. It has a gold, magnetic lid with the brand name 'Sleek MakeUP' written on it. Inside, four dreamy golden highlighters await. Three of which are cream - the other a darker bronze powder shade. The texture of the cream highlighters are perfect and blend evenly on the tops of your cheekbones for a strobed effect. Check out my review of this here.

THEBALM MARY-LOU MANIZER


The highlighting cult classic - and I can see why. Inside this gorgeous retro compact is shimmery, pigmented, golden goodness. It looks different on every skin tone, on mine it is a light golden champagne shade. If you are looking for a pigmented highlighter to invest in, this is the one. It is £17.50 from Debenhams  (on offer at the moment too!) Mary-Lou Manizer provides for the ultimate summer-ready glow to finish off any look.


COLLECTION MOSAIC BRONZE GLOW


A cheaper highlight option: Collection's Bronze Glow compact is a darker highlight, perfect for when you have a tan. However it is not unwearable if you are pale, as it has a hint of champagne which reflects the light subtly yet beautifully. The mosaic pattern engraved into this compact allows for variety when wearing this highlight. For example, for a lighter look, just put your brush onto the lighter mosaic pieces and apply to the highpoints of your face. Likewise, you could mix your brush around for a champagne glow.

BENEFIT HIGH BEAM


High Beam is a liquid highlighter with pearlescent pink colour to it. It doesn't exactly shimmer on your cheekbones, it rather just glows as if your skin has been lit up from within. It is quite natural, yet you could build it up for a noticeable sheen. The pastel pink shade is different to others on the market and the lightweight liquid consistency means High Beam is a definite summer essential to add to your makeup bag right now.

What products do you use to get a summer glow?

xo

22 comments:

  1. Loved this post! I've heard so many amazing reviews about the Mary-Lou manizer that I may just have to pick one up next time I am out shopping!♥ Leonie x
    https://prettyrainclouds.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. I love the Mary-Lou Manizer! Such a beautiful highlight for that summer glow <3

    www.anacelinelabod.com

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  3. just started reading this blog and i think its so cute! cant wait to read some more later!
    - ikky xo // www.ikkysus.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw, thank you so much, it means a lot xx

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  4. I've been eyeing the Mary-Lou Manizer for the longest time! Great post by the way :)

    Nicole | In The Life of NM

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    1. You should definitely pick it up! Thank you xx

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  5. cannot wait to try them! x

    jess x | https://wellwellgirls.blogspot.tw/

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  6. So many talk about high beam and I still haven't bought it yet! x
    www.blossomofhope.blogspot.com

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    1. I recommend you pick it up, for sure! xx

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  7. Just come across your blog and so far I love it! I love benefit high beam and I really need to get the Mary Lou manizer! Great post! X

    Check out my recent?

    Amyx Makeupwithmissa.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Great product recommendations! I love benefit high beam and mary Lou Manizer! A glow is so necessary for this time of year! :-)

    JennyLovesBeauty♥

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    1. They're so great! It is, I love looking radiant for summer :) x

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  9. Collection are so good and so affordable, I love them! Mary Lou Manizer is one of my faves too, great post!

    Jen / velvetspring.co.uk

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    1. Love Collection's products, I really want to pick up the colour correcting palette xx

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  10. I am such a big fan of the Mary Lou Manizer - it's such a beautiful highlighter and eyeshadow xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

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