Thursday, 18 May 2017

GO-TO SUMMER FOUNDATIONS FOR EVERY OCCASION


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?

Love 
Kiran


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  1. I love the sound of the Milani foundation! I've got a mini of the CC cream coming my way though I think it might be too dark but I'm excited to try it!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. I hope you love it! It is a dewier finish than I like but the SPF sells it to me xxx

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  2. I love the marble backdrop! I just bought some marble paper myself :) My current favourite is the Revlon Colourstay, it's not too heavy or thick but I've been dying to try the It Cosmetics CC Cream!

    Fatima xxx www.fatimawrites.co.uk

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    1. Ooh I am excited to see it, thank you! I haven't tried Colour Stay there is never a shade that would suit me in stock! Xx

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  3. I've heard so many great things about the It Cosmetics CC cream. I really need to try it! xx

    IndieAna// In Search of the Holy Grail

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  4. Such a beautiful post, super gorgeous I love it!

    Can we follow eachother? Let me know on my blog and I will follow back immediately xo
    BLOG: GorisHelena

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    1. Thank you so much, I will check out your blog soon x

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  5. Seriously would love to try Malani products!! So bummed that they not found in South Africa

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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    1. Maybe check Amazon? Do Amazon ship to SA? They are really good products x

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  6. I've heard so much good things about IT cosmetics , I want to try it!

    Fowzia|Crazy4ties

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    1. I think they are sold at both QVC and Sephora x

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  7. Malani sounds soo nice, I usually just stick to the same foundation...

    Lauren x Huggled

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  8. I seriously want and need IT cosmetics in my life haha! I hear they may be launching, but I also heard a Sephora was launching but they built an Ikea there instead, ahh!

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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  9. My current favourite is L'Oreal True Match combined with L'Oreal Infallible Matte! It's amazing :) xx

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    1. I love both of those foundations! Need to try them together x

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  10. Such a great post, girl! I never really considered switching up my foundation depending on the occasion or kind of day I'll be having, but it makes complete sense when I think about it. Not everyday I want full coverage and it seems on days like that, the CC cream or the L'ancôme stick foundation would be best, especially as the weather is starting to heat up more. Thank so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you're having a great week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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    1. Thank you Jalisa, your skin always looks phenomenal so just keep doing what you are doing x

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  11. I have not tried any other than IT Cosmetics CC Cream which is one of the most beautiful bases that I have ever tried!

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    1. Definitely a good option for dry skin x

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  12. Can't believe I haven't tried any of these! I've heard so much good stuff about Milani products, must give them a go xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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  13. I need to try the IT Cosmetics CC cream. I love the Milani foundation and I love Urban Decay One & Done at this time of year! xx

    Beautylymin| LuxurySkincareGiveaway

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    1. Ooh yes I have heard that is really good x

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  14. A marble background is always pretty! I've been hearing good things about Lancome foundations. I definitely would love to try!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. L'ancome make the best longlasting bases in my opinion, Estee Lauder are really good for very oily skin though x

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  15. Love the It Cosmetics CC Cream!

    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

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    1. Me too lovely, thank you for reading x

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  16. I actually love Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue for summer. I'll have to look into some of these.

    xx Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

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    1. I have heard that is really good! Xx

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  17. The CC Cream sounds incredible!! x

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    1. It is so good, perfect for really hot weather x

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  18. Thanks for sharing Kiran! <3 This is such a great list! I love Lancome products!! Have a great day!
    xx
    Shivangi
    www.outoncatwalk.com

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  19. I definitely need to check out that stick foundation and still need to purchase the milani xxx
    UmmBabyBeauty

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    1. Omg do it, Sal, I know you will love both! Xx

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  20. Hello my dear,

    very good photos and interessting topic;)
    Very nice foundation products ;) I will follow your blog :-*

    Hugs from Germany;)
    Isa

    www.label-love.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw thank you so much, I will be sure to follow you back x

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  21. Finding a good foundation that doesn't melt in the summer is tough. I'll have to check these out!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  22. I love a BB Cream because it isn't super heavy and can feel a bit more natural. This is a lovely review and these are great for an everyday look :) http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2017/05/cannes-hottest-moments.html
    https://www.instagram.com/heathernoire89

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  23. Oooh not tried any of these foundations before, I love my double wear and my true match at the moment!
    Nicole Nicoleannx x

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    1. I love True Match and Double Wear Light is my favourite EL foundation x

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  24. Milani foundation is amazing no doubt and i need to get my hands on It cc cream, it sounds perfect.
    Glamupgirls

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  25. I'm loving the GA Luminous Silk at the moment! I was so disappointed to find that IT cosmetics only do 3 shades of foundation - I think I sit somewhere between medium and tan, and didn't want to fork out £60 for 2! I'm dying to try it though!
    Nishi xx
    www.nishiv.com

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    1. Yeah I sit between Medium and Tan too but Tan definitely works for me in the summer and I find concealer lightens everything out. Really wish they bought out a shade in between though that would be ace! Xx

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  26. I'm loving the GA Luminous Silk at the moment! I was so disappointed to find that IT cosmetics only do 3 shades of foundation - I think I sit somewhere between medium and tan, and didn't want to fork out £60 for 2! I'm dying to try it though!
    Nishi xx
    www.nishiv.com

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  27. I really want to try Milani foundation and IT Cosmetics cc cream.

    Ash | www.mstantrum.com

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  28. I really want to try the Milani foundation, especially as you recommend it for photography. I've been sticking with my BareMinerals Complexion Rescue and BarePro.

    Lauren|bylaurenjane

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    1. It's gorgeous, I have heard great things about Bare Pro as well! Xx

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  29. Lovely picks, Kiran! I love the IT Cosmetics CC Cream. It's a go-to for me during Summer as well! The Lancome foundation stick sounds fab as well. I'll have to look into it!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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  30. I've heard good things about the It Cosmetics CC Cream - I wish it was a bit easier to find in the UK! Hopefully I'll get to try it one day!

    alicered.co.uk

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    1. I know it's a pain and always out of stock as well x

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  31. The Boots BB Cream sounds great! I don't tend to wear foundation, but opt for my MAC MSF Natural during the day and my NARS Tinter Moisturiser for getting dressed up. I'm not far from finishing my tinted moisturiser, so am going to investigate the BB Cream as a potential (less expensive) replacement. Xx

    Tania | When Tania Talks

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    1. I think you will really like it, both Maybelline and L'Oreal do good BB Creams as well x

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  32. I wish I had the chance to try the IT comestics CC crem, I've heard so many great things about it.

    Michelle Morchella

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  33. I've been using the Milani one recently and I'm not sure! I think my skin is just too dry for it at the moment xx

    Alice Anne // Annie Writes Beauty

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    1. That's a shame, try mixing it with an oil? Xx

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  34. Great swatches. Not used any of these foundations, but am keen to get a new foundation for summer and upcoming festivities!
    a life of a charlotte
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    1. Let me know what you get, I love buying new foundation x

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  35. I love the It Cosmetics CC cream! I'm just about finished with mine and need to repurchase it!

    xx
    Nida | Caked To The Nines

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    1. It's a good one, I actually have 2 so already got a back up haha x

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  36. I've tried the Lancome one and I like it but I had the wrong shade so I passed it on. I've never tried any of the other foundations before but they sound perfect for the summer. xx

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

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    1. The shade I have I think is a little too dark for me as well but I can make it work x

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  37. It is SUCH a struggle - when I lived in Florence last summer I just ended up not wearing foundation because it was too difficult to find a good one! x

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    1. I know what you mean, there are so many great products on the market now though x

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  38. I agree, finding a good foundation can be so difficult but when you do it is a relief!! I am on a bit a foundation hunt at the moment since Nars are having distribution problems so thanks for sharing x

    franklyflawless.com

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    1. Nars are having distribution problems? Say what . . . x

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  39. Love your new marble background. I really want to try the IT Cosmetics CC Cream, do you think it would work well for dry skin? x
    A Blushing Beauty Blog

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    1. Thank you lovely and yes, absolutely! Better for dry skin than oily hands down x

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  40. Wonderful post, love it! ♥
    Maybe follow for follow? :)

    http://veronicalucy.blogspot.com/

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  41. A variety of lovely foundations, but none of them is available in Germany. Wait, not true. Lancome is available, but none of the others.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. I am so sorry, do Sephora ship to Germany x

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