Finding a good foundation that can withstand the heat, sweat and humidity summer brings can be a tough challenge. I have rounded up the four base products that I love to use in the summer for every occasion. Whether you need a foundation that photographs well, lasts all day, controls oil, gives you sun protection or just good coverage I have got your back. These four have yet to fail me so keep reading for reasons why I love each one. I hope you like my marble background by the way, I am so excited and feel like a real blogger now. I will use a mix of marble and white as backdrops in my photos as I don't want it to get too predictable and like I have always said, there are so many bloggers out there that do marble photos way better than I so I want to keep pushing myself.
- HOLIDAY: It Cosmetics CC Cream SPF 50+ (£30) SPF 50, need I say more? The coverage is excellent, it blends easily, travels well and can be applied with both a beauty blender and a brush to create lovely skin. The finish is natural, veering on the dewy side. For oily skin, this is something to note but I have found that throughout the day although there is some shine and radiance to the skin it does not slip and slide off the face. It stays put and a quick blot or dusting of light reflecting powder will fix any unseemly shine. This is the perfect summer base as it is not too heavy, protects the skin and works great on its own or as part of a more extensive makeup routine. Definitely the best pick for your holiday travels.
- SLAY ALL DAY: L'ancome Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Stick Foundation ($42) Best. Stick. Foundation. Ever. Just ever. It is so creamy, lightweight and flawless. It feels like nothing on the skin, blends like a dream and lasts all day. I have an oily T zone so I do get shiny on the nose after prolonged wear but again tailor your makeup routine to suit your skin. I would put a mattifying primer on my nose before wearing this and would keep some tissue handy to blot if required. Great for day to night makeup, parties, dinner with friends etc.
- EVERY DAY: No 7 Beautiful Skin BB Cream for Normal/Oily Skin (£13.50) Light coverage, evens skin tone. Perfect for when you are in a rush or on pared-back every day no makeup makeup days. I like using this foundation in the summer as it is so lightweight. The sun holds no prisoners and there's nothing I hate more than seeing a mask of makeup highlighted and magnified by unforgiving sun rays. I love this BB cream because it gives you better skin undetectably. I wear this pretty much every day to work, the one downfall of this BB cream is it only comes in two shades.
- PHOTOGRAPHY: Milani 2 in 1 Conceal and Perfect Foundation (£13) There is nada SPF in this foundation, the coverage and finish are both insanely gorgeous. A beautiful semi-matte, buildable foundation with a stunning array of shades to choose from and an attractive price point. I love this foundation for any day when my skin is not feeling the best. It covers everything you need it to. If you are going to be photographed, definitely try out this foundation. It performs just as well, if not better, than a lot of high end foundations. I would recommend this for anyone with normal to oily skin. Ideal for prom, graduation, weddings or parties.
Thank you so much for reading, I would love to know what your go-to summer base products are in the comments below. Finding a good foundation in general can be a difficult task, so please share. I have such a cool post coming up for you on Saturday so be sure to visit back then. To never miss a post follow me on Bloglovin', that would make me very happy. It's completely free and once I reach a thousand followers I am going to do my first ever blog giveaway. Don't you want to be a part of that? So click here to make sure you are following me and we can all just get on with our day. I follow back most other bloggers too, so leave your links in the comments section below and I will check out your respective blogs and pages like always. Hope you are having an awesome week. Take care.
What is your current favourite foundation?