Who doesn't love summer? There's nothing better than flying off to exotic destinations, basking in the sunshine (when there is any!) and throwing your jumpers and black tights to the back of your wardrobe. But, there are a few downsides to the warmer climate. My biggest issue in summer, is that I struggle to find a balance with my skin. Naturally, skin gets oilier and less flakey, but it can easily feel the effects of strong sunshine and start to show signs of dehydration, all at the same time. That's when it's time to call on products which will hydrate and plump, without overloading the skin or leaving it greasy.
I love the look of matte skin with certain makeup looks, but often sheen-free foundations leave my dehydrated skin looking like a dull prune. So, when I heard about the Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation, I thought it had the potential to offer the perfect balance between a flat finish and hydrated feel.
There's nothing worse than finally experiencing some hot, glorious sunshine, only for the humidity to leave you looking like a hot mess. To prevent my makeup sliding off my face whenever there's a heat wave or I travel to an exotic destination, there's a few tips I always follow. At least then, when I'm struggling with sweat and my hair has transformed into a frizzy tumbleweed, my makeup remains looking polished.
When the sun is shining, there's cocktails to drink with friends and holiday destinations to fly off to, the last thing you want to do is spend hours in front of the mirror in the morning. You need a simple selection of products and multi-tasking marvels to give you a fresh, healthy glow. When thinking of versatile products that can be used in a multitude of ways, Stila's Covertible Colors spring to mind first. Winning award after award and hailed by beauty buffs as a total, cult classic, these creamy compacts are a summer must-have.