Now that summer is coming us girls know that it is our time to show off those gorgeous legs and the perfect abs we’ve been secretly working on during winter. And while we’re busy looking for stylish clothes and accessories, we are also trying to complete our makeup set to get us through the summer. Keeping our body hydrated is probably the most important thing that we mustn’t forget, therefore having a bottle of water in your bag is highly recommended. However I tried to combine the ideal 10 Summer Must-Have Products for me and for you. It was a hard decision, luckily my beauty bag can only fit so much, so I was forced to limit to fewer items than I wanted.
I also tried to find cheap products and still get value for my money. Here it goes, my first option was the forever beautiful red lipstick. My choice was Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate 111 Kiss of Life. It keeps your classic look plus red lipstick goes perfectly with a tan.
Item number two in my bag has to be a good concealer as I find that during these hot summer days it’s much practical to only use concealer, for e.g. L’Oreal Lumi Magique concealer, I find that it does the job really well, it covers any unevenness or redness and it is not cakey like other concealers, so you can easily use it and plus it totally gives a natural look.
The 3rd most essential beauty item is a bronzer. Of course it is up to all of you to choose whichever brand you feel comfortable with, but for the bronzer I went for Rimmel ( again) Sun shimmer Bronzing Compact Powder.
Now, I hear that the season is bringing bright eye colours and I have the perfect one for you, Maybelline Eye Studio Colour Plush Silk Eye shadow or for the Revlon Colorstay 16 Hour Eye shadow. They are both super pigmented for the price that you pay and I really like the colour range they both have. The same goes for nail polishes, so for this season I chose the Maybelline New York Colour Show Nail Lacquer.
I am always going to be a fan of eye liners. I don’t know how easy it is for all of you to trace that perfect line for both eyes, because for a long time that was my biggest issue in the mornings. Oh boy, we all know that everything goes wrong in the morning when you wake up late. Your hair curler stops working when you got half way through curling your hair and you simply cannot make that line similar for both eyes. Not to worry, for my next post I will try and give you some tips on how to put makeup on the easiest and quickest way. So, my choice for the eye liner is Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner.
I also added a lip balm to my collection because a girl can’t have enough lip balm and because I think it keeps your lips hydrated and healthy looking. Maybelline Baby Lips has a wide range of balms and you get a bargain for them, my favourite one is Maybelline New York Baby Lips Electro Lip Balm Berry Bomb.
I am one of those people who will not wear shorts unless my legs are looking good and I think my legs only look good tanned. I can’t even begin to explain how terrified I am of tanning salons that’s why the next best option for me is a self-tan kit in this case the Rimmel London Sunshimmer mousse. It comes in three different shades so depending on your skin colour it will actually give you a natural looking tan which I really like. I find it very easy to use and what I actually like about it is that once applied, it looks even on your skin and to be fair, out of all the ones that I used I’ve noticed that this one doesn’t leave any marks on my clothes and is easy to wash off the skin.
And lastly in my bag I chose a summer fragrance. The choice was hard because since I got introduced to it, I knew I will always be a Jo Malone lover and it almost felt like a betrayal, but the summer fragrance is Roberto Cavalli Paradiso.
Voila. I hope this article was useful to you and I also want to know what your beauty bag contains? Do you think I should add or remove some of the ones I chose? Looking forward to knowing your suggestions.