My summer base

I'm loving my make-up routine more than usual at the moment, and it's down to these products that are leaving me with the perfect summer time base. It's fresh, light and luminous, with enough coverage to combat any redness or shine, but lightweight enough to let my skin breathe.


The bareMinerals Complexion Rescue* is pretty much the perfect summer time base. The gel texture combines a sheer coverage with multiple skincare benefits and an SPF 30.

With enough coverage to be a one-step base on a good skin day, the Complexion Rescue leaves a beautiful dewy glow on the skin.

It's intensely hydrating and is packed with 'hydrating humectants' which (google tells me) attract moisture from the air and draw it into the skin. My skin feels quenched and revitalised all day, even out in the sun.

Ignoring both the bottle (apply with fingertips) and the MUA at the bareMinerals master class (apply directly on to a brush), I've found I get the best out of the product by applying dots over my face and gently buffing it in with the bareMinerals Smoothing Face Brush.


KIKO's Natural Concealer* does absolute wonders under my eyes. It's subtle, light-reflecting finish banishes dark circles and blemishes. I'm quite self concious about my under-eye circles, and struggle to find a concealer that can combat the discolouration without looking too thick and cakey, but this one is pretty full coverage, without being at all heavy-duty.


Mineral Veil is Photoshop in a pot. I don't know how I've lived without it until now! The translucent and totally weightless finishing powder blurs over any remaining blemishes peeking through the sheer coverage of the C.R and soaks up any oil or shine, whilst letting C.R's beautiful, dewy finish show through.


I'm still loving the Soap & Glory duo tone Solar Powder bronzer - the darker shade is great for creating a soft contour in the hollows of my cheeks (using the Mac 168 brush) and the lighter shade over my forehead and cheeks adds a bronzed summer glow.


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