Summer Time is Happy Time! 3 Best Foundations for Summer!

When it’s summer time it’s happy time! All those lovely green fields and bright flowers, the delightful, warm kiss of the sun on your skin. Summer is a mood booster, an energy enhancer, a time to look around and feel good about the world and all who inhabit it!
So, while you are waxing lyrical and getting poetic, it’s the perfect time to boost your self-esteem and your beauty routine. Make sure you look great, because when you look great, you feel great, and when you feel great you emanate that magnetic, magical energy that draws people to you! And, let’s face it, who DOESN’T want to be a popular people-magnet?

Summer and foundation – a match made in heaven?

And talking about facing it, how do you do summer and foundation at the same time? None of us want a pool of makeup collecting around our collarbone, beads of sweaty foundation on our upper lip or makeup that transfers off our face onto whatever we come into contact with!
So, what does our summer foundation need to do? Work hard! It needs to keep shine at bay, protect us from sun damage with an SPF, have a mattifying effect, ideally be water-resistant and on top of that, it must make the complexion flawless! It’s possible to do all these things, using certain products to help you out. Let your face glow with happiness, but keep the shine in your eyes and not your skin!

Apply with a damp sponge

When it comes to foundation, a silicone-based foundation works wonders for summer, by creating a barrier between your skin, and the humidity out there! Use a dampened sponge for best application, as this gets the foundation on light and sheer, and it can be built up as desired. Remember, the less there is on, the less there is to slide all over the show in your summer heat! Try La Prairie Cellular Treatment Foundation Powder Finish, a product that combines the creamy coverage of a foundation with the ultra-fine feel of powder for a lovely, light-reflective matte finish. You can apply dry or with the damp sponge. A dry application results in light to medium coverage, while wet works for maximum coverage. 

The lightest touches

Sometimes, though, you really just don’t need all that much coverage and want something lighter and brighter, something with skincare properties. Cue the amazing invention of BB and CC creams. They give you just a little bit of coverage that lightens, brightens and evens skin tone, often with an SPF and nourishing properties too. I love my skin when it is enveloped in a gentle film of Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF 30 / PA+++. This one is unbeatable – an SPF 30, colour-correcting technology and light-scattering optics to neutralise imperfections. And it comes in one of two skin tone shades or two illuminating shades to either freshen a yellowish tone or brighten a dull skin tone!

Airy Powder

For those who want enough coverage but wish their makeup stays lightweight in the summer, powder makeup is your ideal choice. bareMinerals Matte Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF15 gives you all the flawless coverage you want with a no-makeup look and feel that lasts up to eight hours. The lightweight minerals absorb excess oil without drying out your skin. You can adjust to suit your coverage needs by using the Flawless Application brush (for lighter coverage) or the Full Coverage Kabuki Brush for more coverage. Super neat! 

You shall go to the ball!

So, get your sensational summer face foundation, so you can enjoy those long balmy days and sultry summer nights as the belle of summer beauty!

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