Ask any beauty blogger their top ten make up essentials and I can guarantee this will be included within the list. This gorgeous highlighter has been prominent for a few years and it's latest endorsement by model of the moment Cara Delevingne only reinstates how fabulous it is. Once you have used this you will never go back. It's simple to use and a perfect size to accompany you on any occasion.
I cannot tell you how obsessed I am with this shade which literally goes with every ensemble day or evening. Every darling needs a nude lipstick and for me the pinky tones in creme cup make that nude shade a little less boring. This is a creme sheen lipstick meaning it's application is sleek and lasting. This is one make up product that you will replace time and time again and is extremely popular.
If I can recommend one product for summer it is this divine bronzing highlighter. Like the name says this requires nothing but a quick sweep across the face to add that summer glow. If you are like me it is perfect in creating a tan effect for when your skin is lacking a little sun.
I cannot go on holiday without this product. Forget day time foundation this BB cream acts as a tinted moisturiser and so much more. It leaves your skin flawless and without the need for any extra cover up. It also contains an SPF 15, crucial for when you are sunning it up!
I bought this foundation with the intention of using it as an evening and going out go to product however I find myself wearing it almost everyday. Sure it maybe at the higher end of the price range for a foundation but it's coverage and the flawless complexion you are left with make it all the worth while.
6. Urban Decay all nighter setting spray- Shop here
When the heat gets a little much, especially on vacay, and you make up melts of and gets a little patchy it is quite simply a nightmare. There is no easy way to do a quick fix when your powder is clogging around your face. This Urban Decay setting spray, to be applied after your first make up application, does what it says on the bottle. A spray primarily across your T zone and then any other crucial areas will ensure your fabulous make up look stays in place all night regardless of the weather or heat.
As I said in my What's in my bag post this is not my favourite mascara, however I believe this to be a crucial make up product for summer. I often get individual lashes however refrain from doing so when going on holiday as they take a lot of impact, plus it is nice to give your lashes a break. One coat of this and you will have a gorgeous 3D lash effect which have the same presence as individual lashes. I am in love with Benefit They're Real but I just cannot stop using this product.
All three of the Naked palettes have something different to offer. Whilst I find myself more suited to the first, others prefer the second. Having said this I think we can all agree that the third Naked palette is the most perfect for the Spring/Summer season. It's combination of corals and pinks with nothing darker than warm brown strays us away from that typical Smoky eye which we love but overuse. This provides something a lot more complimentary for our summer daytime look.
This is one product that I find myself buying each and every month. The Rimmel stay matte power is affordable and key to finishing your beauty look. What is more is that it comes in a range of different shades starting from transparent meaning there really is a colour for everyone. This is particularly helpful when your skin is sun kissed and less sun deprived.
I think it is pretty obvious why this is included in my top ten summer make up essentials. As you can see Balabama has helped me survived the cold winter months and now I am working my way through Coralista. This gift set was bought at Christmas and although it may not be available in this format anymore all the individual blushes are. I also use sugar bomb on a regular basis for contouring. With six variations of blush at your finger tips this set really is fail proof.