Hello Guys! So the question is what beauty products do you need this summer?
It’s official – the sun has finally arrived! That means (hopefully) that summer is on its way, and that we can enjoy months of warmth, and possibly even a holiday or two.
As such, the television is full of adverts, telling us about this season’s must-have summer beauty products. The question is – which ones do we actually need, and which can we live without? Here’s more information.
The beauty products you definitely need this summer
- Ditch the bronzer, get a shimmering eyeshadow palette instead. There are lots of products out there that promise to give you a sun-kissed glow – from bronzers and illuminators, to orange-hued blusher and tinted foundation. Save yourself some cash and invest in the right eyeshadow palette instead. Look for one that features those classic ‘St Tropez’ colours, like bronze, brown, beige and orange. It works just as well as a bronzer as it does an eye colour. You can even add a touch of eyeshadow to a lip balm to create a tinted lip-gloss!
- Skip the fancy epilator. To be honest, shaving your legs, underarms and bikini line works just as well, providing you stick to the right routine. Apply some soothing oil to the area first, then shave, then use some aftershave lotion afterwards, to reduce the appearance of redness and bumpiness. Best of all, shaving is so much cheaper than purchasing a fancy hair-removal tool!
- Avoid designer products. You really, really don’t need to spend a fortune on designer cosmetics and perfume. There are many excellent companies out there, making ‘inspired by’ versions of the big-brand classics – and they tend to sell them at a greatly reduced cost. Just make sure you look for the reputable companies, not the cowboys selling knock-off goods down the market. Copycat Fragrances are a good example.
- Sunglasses, not mascara. In the summer, mascara is not your friend. Unless it’s a seriously good waterproof one, it’ll inevitably slip off your lashes as the day goes on (particularly if you’re sweaty), which will leave you with a major case of panda-eyes. Sunglasses are definitely the way forward, and they protect your eyes too, which is an added bonus.
- SPF cream, not expensive foundation. If your skin can get away with it, it’s officially time to pack the foundation away, and use SPF protective cream instead. It’s vital to stay safe in the sun, and even better, your skin will be less dried out at the end of the day. That means fewer wrinkles and sagging in the future – so it’s a worthwhile product to use!
- Make your own after-sun lotion. There are a lot of very expensive after-sun moisturisers on the market. The good news is, it’s really easy to make your own, with items you might already have in the home. Purchase a tube of aloe vera gel, then mix a few squeezes with some olive oil, coconut oil and lavender essential oil (though that’s just for the scent – it’s not totally necessary). Voila, a home-made skin-soother that works just as well as the costly versions.