Beauty || Spring / Summer Beauty Essentials

When it comes to my look in the Spring and Summer, I always try to pare my makeup routine back. I’m not one that wears a lot of make up at the best of times, but I know that in the fall and winter my complexion needs a boost and a man-made glow. In the spring/summer though, I love to try to let as much of my natural complexion shine through as possible. 

I have a love hate relationship with my freckles. Growing up, I hated them. I hated watching the band expand and darken across the bridge of my nose every summer and then retreat again once the sun had gone in the fall. These days, I love them. I think because they do only come out in the warmer months, when I’ve had a chance to worship the sun. That’s why in my summer beauty routine, I try to let them shine through.

For fairly obvious reasons, I’m drawn to pinks and roses in the summer and it’s easily reflected in my beauty picks.

Spring Summer 2016

I’ve recently started wearing YSL Rouge Pur Couture in Golden Lustre and it adds the perfect pop of pink, whilst still being subtle. I received it from House of Fraser, who have an awesome selection of lipstick at the moment! 

My favourite foundations always tend to come from Laura Mercier. This one is the perfect level of coverage for me, but occasionally I even alternate it with her tinted moisturiser. Nars blush in orgasm and my Bobbi Brown shimmer brick are absolute summer staples for me. I use them every year for my favourite level of glow and warmth. Many people swear by Benefits “They’re Real!” but I personally find that the “Roller Lash” works better for me. 

What are your warm weather beauty staples? 

*This was a collaboration with a brand* 

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