MY FAVORITE PRODUCTS FOR SUMMER
-they even come with instructions!
Photo: Tord-Erik Andresen
Make-up & styling: Tove Eggen
Model: Kaja @ Idollooks
It's made for you and me- I'm not letting you guys go on this subject, and I can't say it enough:
After two weeks in the sun you have the exact same tone of tan with or without sunscreen. Your skin will just be damaged (usually for life) if you don't use sunscreen. We don't get quicker tanned without it. But we do get quicker red and burned.
If you still can't be bothered with protecting your whole body, please make sure your face, chest area and shouldersget a dose of SPF 15 because they take the hardest sun-beating. (And yes- you will get wrinkled and old before your age). Any cream will do but I like the brands GARNIER, VICHY AND COSMICA.
COMODYNES EASY PEELING NEW FACE EFFECT WIPES
We might not have time for extensive beauty regimes during summer when there is so much fun stuff going on. But there is one care we need more nowthan ever; exfoliation or peeling if you will. So to make it easy for you, here you have the best exfoliating wipes I’ve ever tried. Preferably you will clean your face first and use it once a week.
No need to wash your face after, but absolutely welcomed.
VICHY AQUALIA THERMAL CREAM FORTIFYING & SOOTHING 24HR HYDRATING CARE
For some reason, I always get very dry spots to a skin that otherwise during summer is fairly moist and oily. That’s why I’m so excited finally found the perfect remedy for my skin! Apply a light layer of this thick cream and your all set
NUXE TONIFIC MONECEUR EXTRA SMOOTHING CONCENTRATED CREAM GEL
It's made to tone you body and tighten the skin with its natural Caffeine, Cocoa Polyphenols and Ayurvedic plants, which I must say it actually kind of does.
But it is also strangely calming and feels cold on your skin, which is always a good summer effect. Make sure to give your thighs a little rubbing as you apply it.
CARITA PROGRESSIF PROTECTING AND CORRECTING EYE CONTOUR SUN CARE
Well, the name basically sais it all. This little puppy will protect your sensitive skin around the eyes from that strong summer sun and we ALL know how those wrinkles flourish in sun damages. But it doesn't stop there, no no- it will even out your skin tone as well, without anyone noticing you’re wearing make-up as well as having an anti-aging effect! Apply lightly under and on the sides of your eyes. Don't go closer to your eye then where your eyelashes stop. Use your index finger and tap the cream on rather than dragging and smearing it out. It's better for the covering as well as less intrusive for the sensitive eye area.
Ok, summer is definitely the time where you need the least foundation. Still- if you are going to use one, it might be a different type or technique then you would chose for winter, spring or fall. These are my top three Favs for summer:
MAC FACE & BODY FOUNDATION
BAREMINERALS ORIGINAL SPF 15 FOUNDATION
Most of you have heard about this and that’s simply because it’s really really good. Mineral make-up in its truest form. Skin healing, covering, glowing and natural. If you don’t like it, you’re probably using it wrong. You see, the most important thing about i.d foundations is to remember that it’s a PULVER and not a POWDER and the steps are made to make sure the PULVER melts into somewhat of a liquid texture. So:
0. Pour a small amount of the pulver into the top lid
1, Swirl the brush in the top lid until there is no pulver-dust in the air around the brush.
2. Tap the brush handle on the side of the lid, if there is any pulver-dust from this, you gotta' go back and buff the brush some more.
3. When the pulver is melted you’re ready to apply using circular motions over desired area. Don’t forget your neck to get an even look. Repeat until desired coverage is obtained.
Any down side? Yes- it can take a while to apply the first times, but the result when done right is amazing
JANE IREDAL AMAZING BASE® MINERAL FOUNDATION - SPF 20
Also mineral, also amazing, slightly more expensing but no buffing or melting involved. Go straight from container with the brush onto face. Comes off as a little more dry then i.d
And yes- I do have and use all of these depending on what look I’m in the mood for.
WHAT TO DO FOR A TANNED GLOW?
I don’t really like to overdo the usage of tanned/brown products for summer. Our skin is already more colorful so there’s not really a need to overdo it. However, I love to glow so my favorite products are the incredible WONDER POWDER from MAKEUP STORE (which I have mentioned before and am sure to mention again) and MAC IRIDESCENT POWDER in GOLDEN BRONZE for slightly more color. The Wonder powder can comfortably be used all over your face and chest while the iridescent powder should be confined to the forehead, cheek and chin area.
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