Believe it or not, summer is my favorite time of the year. Summers are bright and sunny, I can bring out all my vibrant lipsticks but here’s the best part of summers – Zara, Charles & Keith, Mango and Marks & Spencer have their fabulous sale this season! In short, I wait for summers and find out creative ways to enjoy the brutal weather. This summer, I have some lovely products that are helping me pamper myself and enjoy the season.
I am loving the Panchpushp Facial Tonic Mist, from Forest Essentials. It refreshes and soothes the skin instantly. This toner is a hydrosol (floral water) made by steam distilling Rose, Marigold, Bela, Kewda and Saffron. I use it each time after cleansing and before moisturizing my skin. It is also a great product to keep in your handbag – whenever you need to feel refreshed, just spritz some. It smells divine.
Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief is my current favorite moisturizer for the season. It is doing wonders for my combination skin. It is light, gets absorbed into the skin very quickly and gives the skin a very healthy look. It is rare for me to repurchase products because I like trying new ones, but I have repurchased this product twice.
MAC released their new Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation in India this month. The launch is so well timed – this product is ideal for summer. It is long wearing, waterproof (to battle sweat, rain and humidity), provides medium to full coverage and sets to acquire a satin finish. I use it with a brush when I need full coverage and a Beauty Blender when I need medium coverage and a more natural look. I love the fact that it can be used as a concealer too. I have been wearing this foundation non-stop for the past one week and I really like it. It is one of the best MAC Foundations I’ve tried so far. I love the texture of the product – it is creamy and blends very easily. This foundation gives very little playtime so one needs to be quick while blending – that’s something I am getting used to because I usually take my time when I’m working on my base. But overall, I love this product for summer!
For my lips, I see myself reaching out for coral glosses most often this season. I feel coral glosses get me into the summer mood! They look fresh and cheerful. I’ve been enjoying Star Quality from MAC – it is such a pretty bright orange coral gloss! L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Extraordinaire Lip Color Coral Encore is another lovely gloss that I’m wearing very often these days.
I think peachy pink blushes give a nice and fresh look during summers. I have been using this beautiful matte powder blush from Inglot – AMC Face Blush #58. It is talc free and perspiration resistant, so the formula is ideal for summer. It has no shimmer, so it is perfect it for day time looks.
What are your current summer favorites?