As we enter a new season, let our resident Beauty Expert Rohit Bagga guide you through some of the best spring/summer skincare and makeup essentials.
As soon as spring rears its head, I begin to think about how best to change my daily routine to better suit the changing weather, often packing away richer textures in favour of lightweight variations, saying goodbye to full coverage foundation for skin-like coverage and most importantly, upping the ante on sun protection.
Today I’m sharing the best products to help you navigate some new launches and get ready for Summer!
Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen
Now that we’re spending more time outside, we know we should be using sun protection everyday for optimum skin health, but it’s hard to find a formula that you enjoy using daily and suits all skin tones and types right? Well not anymore!
Enter Supergoop. The brand are true experts in SPF and make over 40 formulas, Unseen Sunscreen is their bestseller and checks multiple boxes acting as a skin soothing primer with frankincense extract and provides SPF 30 protection. Simply apply two index finger lengths of this transparent gel after moisturiser as the last step of your skincare routine.
Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen is available exclusively at Selfridges and in store at Selfridges Birmingham.
Kate Somerville Uncomplicated SPF Spray
If you’re looking to touch up your sun protection on the go, look no further. This ultra fine spray is the solution to the beauty predicament of how to reapply sun protection on top of makeup.
Not only does it seamlessly apply an SPF 50 without disturbing make up, but it also helps to set it in place. Just shake the can and spritz liberally to ensure you are protected.
Kate Somerville Uncomplicated SPF Spray is available HERE.
Ultraviolette Lip Sheen Screen Hydrating Lip Balm
How often have we all applied our sun cream on our face and body and forgotten about our lips? Our lips are more delicate than the rest of our facial skin and it’s important to find a dedicated formula to keep them protected, especially whilst dining al fresco!
Not only does this glossy lip product offer an incredible protection of SPF 50, it deeply nourishes the lips with cocoa butter and vitamin E.
Ultraviolette Lip Sheen Screen Hydrating Lip Balm is available in four universally flattering shades exclusively at SpaceNK.
Fenty Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint
Eaze Drop is a super lightweight, blurring skin tint available in 25 flexible shades covering all skin tones across their existing shade range. It offers buildable coverage, apply with fingers for light coverage or buff in with a domed brush for medium coverage.
Fenty Beauty Eaze Drop is available online here and to find your perfect match head to the counter in Harvey Nichols at the Mailbox.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer
Using a luminous bronzer like this one from Hourglass is quickest way to create sunkissed, glowy skin without a make up artist on hand.
Using a fluffy brush, apply this on the high points of the face, the forehead, tops of cheeks and a touch on the nose will soon have you looking like you’ve had a week in Ibiza, when in reality we’ve all been reminiscing about the days of Bullring beach!
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer is available in two sheer and radiance boosting shades here.
Dior Backstage Face and Body No Powder
This new addition to the makeup artist inspired Dior Backstage range couldn’t be more perfectly timed. Applied all over the skin, this next generation powder sets makeup in place with a light, complexion enhancing veil of coverage with a natural radiant finish so you can be sure your makeup won’t look powdery but will stay put all day long.
Dior Backstage Face and Body No Powder is available here.
Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara
Now we’re being reunited with our friends and making up for lost time, allow Too Faced to ensure you aren’t caught short at an emotional reunion from tears of joy with this waterproof version of their global bestselling mascara.
The formula boasts intense black pigment and a peptide complex to nourish lashes whilst the hourglass shaped brush allows for easy application from root to tip, building maximum volume.
Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara is available here.
Dr. Dennis Gross C+ Collagen Perfect Skin Set & Refresh Mist
I am convinced this is the closest we can get to ‘mask proofing’ our make up. Not only will this Vitamin C infused mist from a trusted doctor brand hydrate and provide antioxidant protection from pollution, but also seals in your makeup and keeps it fresh from day to night.
Dr. Dennis Gross C+ Collagen Perfect Skin Set & Refresh Mist is available here
Chantacaille Magnolia Jasmine And Lily Healing Emulsion
Changing to a lighter moisturiser needn’t have you compromising on the hydration your skin needs.
This Chantacaille emulsion has all the supercharged power of a luxury cream but is delivered into the skin within a lotion texture, combine this with the healing powers of Jasmine and Lily extracts and you’ll see a reduction in inflammation, irritation and redness too.
Chantacaille Magnolia Jasmine And Lily Healing Emulsion is available here.