By BR Tabatha
Ah summer, you beautiful thing, we meet again. It's time to lose the layers and get back to basics - and we're not just talking about clothing. Summer's the time of year where bare skin is pretty much a must because one hit of heat and there's a decent chance your face is sliding towards your t-shirt. Of course that doesn't mean we have to abandon our makeup routines completely. We can just lighten up with these must-have summer beauty products!
One slick of lip balm and your pout looks instantly more appealing! With Revlon Kiss Balm not only are you nourishing and hydrating your lips, you're also adding a hint of colour and protecting those kissers with SPF20.
A full face of high-coverage foundation in summer can feel a touch claustrophobic, so if you're after a lighter look that will still work to smooth out your skin tone and provide some coverage then you can't go past a good BB cream. Chi Chi Super BB Cream not only has SPF30, but it comes with the Top Rated tick of approval from Beauty Review members.
I don't care what anyone says, macara is a must. It instantly open up your eyes, makes you look more awake, more aware, more pulled together. It's the edible glitter on a cupcake. And in summer waterproof mascara comes into its own - you'll survive random summer showeres, rogue waves, little kids in pools who think it's fun to splash you in the face, with not a case of panda eyes in sight.
There's something so refreshing about applying a liquid blush in the warmer months. it slides onto the skin and leaves you with a gorgeous, natural, glowing, youthful flush. Stila Aqua Glow Watercolour Blush also comes with a cooling effect - bonus!
Of course there are some days when you're too hot to be bothered at all. Sitting in front of a mirror and applying the slap has no appeal when the call of the beach sings its siren song. Or when you're in the mood to traipse through the cooling shade of native bush. The only thing you need then (something you should be wearing every single day) is a good sunscreen. Slap it on (then add mascara - I know, I'm obsessed) and you're ready to enjoy the fruits of the most fabulous time of year.