I’ve been researching so many different products this month all of which have been great so it’s a tough decision to narrow it down to just a few of the shining stars! From foundations, to mascaras to lipsticks I have had quite the month of trying and testing. But what do I think you need to invest in? Well here it goes!
At number one…Rimmel Last Finish Foundation
I always thought it would be struggle to beat Lancôme Teinte Visionnaire with which I have had the most loving relationship, but perhaps a more “budget” alternative, is Rimmel’s little gem. I am wearing Soft Beige (number 200) which glides on your face (I use a round foundation brush from Real Techniques) and stays put for hours, with the help of a small dab of loose powder on top. The texture is very hydrating and really produces a nice glow in all the right places. I think it even has the ability to be a natural highlighter and picks up the pigments in my skin really well. I definitely recommend this as an inexpensive foundation perfect for summer!
Urban Decay Naked – Flushed
The mother of all highlighting products I reckon! UD’s latest collection does everything you need it to do in one palate – contour and blush (wearing in pic above!) My favourite shade is streak due to the coral tones which suit my light skin tone, blonde hair and blue eyes. The coral just seems to natually emphasise the blue in my eyes very effortlessly. In the palate, you get a bronzer, highlighter and blusher, making it easy to take around with you, and is very compact considering how dense the colours can be when you build them up on your skin. I applied this (again see pic above) with a round tipped brush and firstly, swept the bronzer under my cheek bones and along the side of my face to my temples to create shape along my cheekbone. Then it’s just a case of adding the blush to the plumpest part of your cheeks and voilá, you are perfectly highlighted.
Remington Frizz Therapy Ionic Hair Brush
Ion brushes claim to defrizz the frizziest of hair and given that we live in a temperate climate, we might just need this technology. Ions are a particle which have anti-static properties and this particular one is infused with anti-frizz conditioner to apply to your hair as an added level of protection and defrizzing capability. By switching on the brush and brushing through clean and dry hair, you can feel the difference almost immediately. I am skeptical about these kind of brushes as de-frizzing is a big claim to make, but at €29.99 this is a great start. If only I had one of these when I lived in Miami.