6 of the Best Summer Make-up Products

In summer I like to keep make-up simple, really simple. When it's hot, I don't want to be dealing with fussy make-up. Here are a few of the best summer beauty products that make wearing make-up in the heat totally bearable.

A Light Base with Shu Uemura Stage Performer BB Cream
BB creams are ideal for summer days; the Shu Uemura Stage Performer BB Cream is ideal for pale skin tones, provides sun protection, and doesn't crease or cling to dry patches. The formula is thick enough to cover blemishes and smooth out your complexion yet remains light on the skin. I wear this all year round because it's just such a fantastic product.

All Day Long Coverage with Lily Lolo Mineral Foundation
Mineral foundation can feel a little heavy in summer but a sweep of the Lily Lolo Mineral Foundation on the hottest of days sets make-up and makes it last all day. This foundation is so hard wearing it's rare you will need to touch it up throughout the day; despite being a powder it's doesn't feel heavy on the skin and keeps your make-up looking immaculate.

A Little Glow with Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight Celestial Powder
When I'm trying to keep make-up to a minimum, I often find my fair complexion can end up looking a little flat. The Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight Celestial Powder adds a dreamy glow to the skin. It's a subtle highlighter suitable for paler skin tones; the powder is finely milled, blends naturally into the skin, and adds an ethereal finish to the complexion.

Natural Lashes with Shu Uemura Petal Lash Mascara
I usually pick a mascara that accentuates the lashes but lately I have been using the Shu Uemura Petal Lash Mascara, which creates very natural lashes with waterproof protection meaning in the heat, this mascara does not budge. Not one bit, even in the pool. There is no slipping or flaking throughout the day and it's easy to remove despite the formula.

Subtle Eyes with Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Eyeshadow
One sweep and a little blending is all it takes to apply the Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Eyeshadows. I have the colour 'Mirage' - a soft bronze shade that's perfect for the summer season - creating a no-fuss finish, which can be built up into a smokey look or kept very natural with a simple sweep.

Bare Lips with Andrea Garland Pill Box Lip Balm

If, like me, you feel lipstick is a little too fussy for hot summer nights, there is nothing better than a high quality lip balm. I have been using the Andrea Garland brand of handmade lip balms, which not only feel glorious on parched lips they also come in these adorable vintage pill boxes and contain a mirror - bonus.