I’ve always been taught that skincare is much more important than make up. That being said, this year I’ve made an effort to take better care of my skin and continually ease up on the amount of makeup I wear. Summer is an optimal time to put that into further motion, since I’m sure the last thing anyone wants to think about in hot temps are the cosmetics melting off their face! Here are the tried and true, key products I’ve been using all summer long to keep things simply, easy, and fresh.
I discovered the world of oils this past winter when my skin broke out due to dryness, and this TATCHA Camellia Beauty Oil is gold (literally: there are flecks of it inside the oil!) – in fact, their whole brand is pretty amazing and worth checking out! Light yet rich, I warm a few drops of this in my hands and apply it to a clean face, and run the leftover through damp hair which gives it serious shine.
I was introduced to my first lash serum, NutraLuxe Lash MD a few months ago by my friend Erin… and I can’t keep track of how many people have asked about my lashes since. My short, straight ones have more than doubled in length; I don’t wear eyeliner on most days now! (avail. at Bare Wax Bar in Vancouver)
This NARS Tinted Moisturizer with SPF is another recommendation from Erin (can you tell she’s my personal beauty advisor?). I put it on sparingly with a stippling brush, and it gives just enough coverage while providing much needed SPF.
A small pump of this Tom Ford Illuminator goes a long way: I dab a little on the apples of my cheeks, and will sometimes actually mix a bit of it into the NARS Tinted Moisturizer for special occasions. (avail. at Holt Renfrew in Vancouver)
Do you have any favourite beauty products this summer? I’d love to hear about them!