Summer Skin – Holy Grail Products for that Summer Glow

Summer makeup is all about having glowing skin and looking fresh.Wearing a heavy base can make you feel uncomfortable, especially since it’s already hot,  which tends to make people sweay. Using more lightweight foundations for the summer and products like tinted moisturizers and BB/CC/EE combination creams will help you get that dewy base. Here are five holy grail fail-safe products that will help you achieve that summer glow, without sacrificing too much coverage:

1. Pixi H20 Skin Tint 

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This product is amazing!  The coverage is simply stunning and looks very natural. It conceals imperfections beautifully and subtly. I purchased the H20 Skin Tint last summer and have been using it all year. If you’re looking for something moisturizing this skin tint is a good choice for all skin types. It’s oil free and it has many ingredients like, green tea for antioxidants, rose water, chamomile and lavender that will help your skin looking fresh. Rose water helps moisturize, while the chamomile and lavender help soothe the skin.

Finally, this product is WATER RESISTANT, which means you won’t sweat the product off your face. Compared to all the products listed below this is the most long-lasting and has the most coverage.

Only complaint: It comes in only three different shades.

2. Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue  

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This is a fairly new release and I’m kind of obsessed with it. It’s light coverage but has a dewy finish. It sits nicely on the skin, almost as if you’re wearing nothing. It absorbs quickly, making my skin look super healthy and glowing from within. It’s also a great product for all skin types.

What makes this product so amazing is also how it has many ingredients that will benefit your skin. The product has marine botanicals to help replenish the skin, thus making it a fantastic choice if you’re looking for a moisturizing lightweight foundation. Another plus for the summer is that the Complexion Rescue has a SPF of thirty. SPF is really important if you want good and healthy long-lasting skin. Finally, the product comes in 10 shades.

3. Body Shop Flawless Tea Tree BB Cream 

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The Body Shop is another brand that is completely underrated, but has fantastic products. This BB cream being one of them. When I first used this product, I didn’t like it, so it may not give the best first impression. It definitely offers more of a matte finish which at first I didn’t like, however, its supposed to work with the natural oils on your skin to bring out an inner glow throughout the day and I can say that it does.

The coverage is light to a light medium and unfortunately not the most long lasting without a primer, thus this BB cream is great for a slow day or for running quick errands. However, what makes this product a lifesaver is its main ingredient: Tea Tree Oil. Tea Tree Oil is such an wonderful and natural ingredient to fight off those pesky spots and it fights them off in such a gentle way. While the product does smell heavily of tea tree, a scent I do not mind but you might if you don’t like minty smells. Nevertheless, the smell completely dissipates once on the face.

When using this product I have seen not only a noticeable difference in the size of my pores but in the amount of acne on my face as well. I have worn this BB cream on its own, but preferred to wear it under my foundation. While I know that may sound excessive, the BB cream just worked like a primer of sorts. This product is great for the oily/acne prone skins and can also work for combination skins, however it may not be so suitable for the driest of skins. Personally, I think this is a perfect first foundation choice for teens or young girls starting to get into makeup.

Complaint: This product only comes in three different shades

4. Chanel Les Beiges All in One Healthy Glow and Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation 

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The product, like most Chanel products, is simply beautiful. It has a sheer coverage since it’s considered to be more of a bronzing liquid than a foundation. Nevertheless, I think it can still be used as a sheer tinted moisturizer. Since I love products that can meet multiple needs, this product also includes many ingredients that will benefit the skin. It’s hydrating and has an SPF of 15. It evens out the complexion beautifully making you look like you’re glowing from within. The shade range could be better but isn’t so bad. It comes in five different shades. However, like all Chanel products it comes with a hefty price tag, so if you’re in the mood to splurge, go for it because it is limited edition.

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua has semi-matte medium to a decent full coverage. It feels weightless on the skin and makes you look luminous without making you look too shiny. It has more coverage in comparison to the other products mentioned.Personally, I think the Pixi H20 Skin Tint is a good dupe for this product.

The product is also water based thus making it oil free. It allows for a very fresh and hydrating complexion, great for all skin types. Additionally, the product also has many skin care benefits and an SPF of 15. I’ve seen a noticeable difference in my skin after using this lovely foundation. While they have discontinued my shade and I am very sad about it,  the foundation does come in 10 different shades.

Remember to give it a good shake before you use it, or else it will come out watery.

5. Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation 

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This foundation has a huge cult following with many beauty bloggers and I see why. Bourjois is a fantastic cosmetic brand, as it owns Chanel so it’s not a surprise that it’s products are amazing quality. The brand is sold almost worldwide, with the exception of the United States. I humbly apologize to my American readers. However the product can be purchased on Amazon and on Asos.

Bourjois has two Healthy Mix foundations one being the original Healthy Mix the other being the Healthy Mix Serum. While I love both and could use them interchangeably, I  prefer the Serum foundation. It gives a beautiful finish and a lovely coverage, a light to full medium. It’s also is enriched with vitamins to help hydrate and soothe the skin to give it a subtle luminosity. This product is also a gel formulation, so its great for all skin types.

However, it says on the tin that it’ll hold for 16 hours and let me tell you, without a primer or powder, it won’t. It will last for most of the day, but not all of it. Also, it only comes in four different shades and all of them are very alike.

Other Summer Tips:

Makeup can easily slip off in the summer. Some tips to help: Remember Primer or a Setting spray, use a Water Resistant foundation like the Pixi H20 Skin Tint or even the Mac Face and Body (it’s very sheer in coverage), and do not forget to powder the face, especially where you are usually oily.

I hope those reviews helped! If you guys have any suggestions of products I haven’t mentioned please feel free to leave a comment below. If you have any suggestions for future blog posts, please let me know!

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