Sydney is scorching and I have already found myself at the beach more times than any previous summer. With the temperature climbing, I like to scale back my beauty routine with just a light, some mascara and maybe a little liquid liner. I’ve rounded up the things I’ve been grabbing for lately.
My skin does not get along with a lot of facial sunscreens but the Super Sensitive Shield with SPF 30 from Dermalogica is a winner for me. It’s quite a runny consistency which I like and feels veil-like on the skin without leaving a sticky residue. I’ll also add a bit of Lit From Within illuminating primer from Mecca Cosmetica if I want a particularly good skin day and need a little pick me up.
I’ve been skipping the foundation and have been going for sheer coverage these past couple of months. If I’m just heading out to the shops I’ll pop on a bit of Sunday Riley’s Effortless Breathable Tinted Moisturiser in Light – I often use this as a primer but on lazy days it gives me just enough of a tint to even out my skintone and hide a bit of redness.
I recently picked up the Eve Lom Radiance Perfected Tinted Moisturiser SPF 15 in Ecru (3) because I have heard amazing things and after wearing it a few times I really like the way it gives me enough coverage and doesn’t feel too heavy on the skin. It covers well and acts almost like a light coverage foundation. This has convinced me to try more from the Eve Lom complexion range too.
I have been faithful to the Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser in Alaska (though after heading to the beach yesterday I'll be upgrading to Groenland) for years and would never dream of straying from it – in my eyes it is the perfect tinted moisturiser. It looks natural, is dewy (but not shiny), feels lightweight on the skin. It’s what I wear almost every day.
Because I have oily/combination skin, sometimes my skin can go from looking dewy to very shiny quite quickly so I love using my Josie Maran Argan Matchmaker Powder Foundation SPF 20 to set my makeup and touch up throughout the day while giving an added boost of SPF as well.
I’d love to hear about your favourite beauty products and looks are during the summer!