Saturday, 4 August 2012

Weekly Photo Challenge Summer Must-Haves

This week's photo challenge theme by Yumeko is summer must-haves, so here goes!

1. Base Makeup – [sunscreen, powder, foundation, BB cream, whatever you use in the heat/humidity of summer]

My current range of primers include Paul & Joe Protective Foundation Primer UV SPF40 PA++, Dior Radiant Base SPF20 PA+, Anna Sui Protective Foundation Primer C SPF38 PA++, Za True White Instant Brightener SPF30 PA++ and RMK Smoothing Polished Base SPF13 PA+. I've been using the Paul & Joe primer virtually daily, usually under powder foundation, and love it for the high SPF and non-greasy texture. After finishing this, I'll probably switch to either the Dior or Anna Sui primer next. The latter is a lavender tinted primer with a brightening effect. The Za version is the most watery of the lot, feels very lightweight and silicone-y on skin but it does not offer good oil control. The RMK primer is the best in terms of concealing pores.

2. Point Makeup [blush,eyeshadow,whatever you use in the heat/humidity of summer]

When it's so hot, I reach for makeup that is super easy and quick to apply, without the need for complicated layering or blending. Dior's Eye Glosses from their recent summer collection are great for adding a tint of color with a slightly shimmery finish. Once these set, they do not crease and I can layer powder eyeshadow or eyeliner on top if I wish. Becca Beach Tints are also very lightweight and easy to blend though I would not use them with powder foundation.

I prefer lipglosses over lipsticks these days, as well as lip tints like Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains. Coral, orange and pink hues are my staples for the summer.

3. Sunglasses/Hat/Anything you are wearing to block out the sun’s harmful rays

For walks in the park and hiking, I've been relying on this Union Jack print hat from Next that I picked up in London a couple of months ago. And I'm never without a lip balm with SPF like Ettusais Lip Essence SPF18 PA++ and Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment SPF15.

4. Deodorant/Body Spray/Perfume [whatever you are using to make yourself smell good]

For the sweltering days, I prefer light zesty fragrances. Jo Loves fits the bill perfectly with Pomelo, A Shot of Thai Lime Over Mango, and Mango Nectar.

5. Other must-haves for Summer

These would be Gatsy Oil Clear Sheets (the non-powdered type) which soak up every last drop of oil without disturbing one's makeup, L'Occitane Angelica Mist for a refreshing pick-me-up during the day, and an "uchiwa". These fans are a popular form of advertising in Japan and often given out free on the streets. I've got dozens of these!

BeautyOshaberi has also done this challenge, so do check out her picks. If you would like to join in the fun, just leave a comment on Yumeko's post and here with a link to your blog post, and I'll be sure to check it out!


Yumeko said...

thank you for sharing!
i forgot all abt my FRESH lip items, i must go dig them out to try!!!

as usual you have featured so many fantastic items i am curious to try!!!

yes uchiwas are awesome!!

Jacqueline said...

All the glosses look so bright and juicy.

ashlyne said...

i finally did one this time too and it has been fun :D

Kas said...

That hat is just so cute! I want to do this! I must find time to do it! Soon!

Unknown said...

Joining in the fun again! :)

germs said...

Hi Haru!

I've been a silent reader for the longest time - here's my version. just wanted to thank you for spreading the word about these awesome photo challenges! :)

Tia said...

Hi Haru,

I joined again.

Have a good week ahead.

JoanneP @ The Convenient Beauty said...

Joined! Here is the link to my post

xoxo Joanne