Shock, horror, I just realised that it's the middle of April! Spring hasn't even begun properly but summer is already around the corner! I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to create my summer wishlist, so I can make sure I have everything I want for summer... if I can find a way to finance it all of this, because let me tell you, this summer is not going to be very cheap for the looks of it!
These are pretty much all the products, I'd love to see on my face this summer. You may notice a major theme, in that pretty much all of these products have a cream consistency. In the summer - especially when I actually go somewhere warm (let's face it, England has about two weeks of summer in reality), I switch most of my make up products to something very dewy, natural looking and I even put down most of my brushes and work with my fingers or a sponge. I find that powder products get really uncomfortable and patchy-looking on my skin as the weather gets warmer and that is really not a look I am aiming for. For a day-to-day look, I even change my setting powder to a setting spray to keep everything in place without the powder clinging on to my skin.
Heavy coverage is not my favourite look in the summer, I find that the more mask-like look you wear, the more uncomfortable and warmer you feel. And when on holiday, I don't want to have to spend a massive amount of my time getting ready to go out. Which is why Urban Decay's new Naked Skin One and Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector sounds so intriguing to me. If I actually get to skip a couple of steps and apply my base as a moisturiser, I'm going to be a very happy bunny!
As for getting a bit more coverage where I need it- which is generally my under eye area, I am all up for a bit of brightening corrector. I find that the YSL Touche Eclate Neutraliser Pen in Bisque would be perfect both in colour and consistency to feel natural but bright under my eyes. Over it I would have to go with the standard Touche Eclat concealer, and if I can still get the limited edition packaging I would definitely go for the one that reads: "I am not a morning person". It just describes me too well.
To put a bit of colour on my face I would go for the Chanel Tan de Soleil cream bronzer. I tried this product before and it is indeed heavenly. I think it's the perfect trick when you go on holiday as well, so if you find that you're a bit too tan for your foundation, you can easily correct the colour with adding a bit of bronzer under your foundation. Sorted!
I have to admit, I already ticked the blusher off my list. I was planning to buy this gorgeous product last year, but never got around to it, and because it is limited edition, I automatically assumed that it's sold out. This is the Charlotte Tilbury Colour of Youth cream blusher, which came out last year in her limited edition collection that was a collaboration with photographer Norman Parkinson. The packaging is absolutely mesmerising and only one thing can top that, which is the colour. The perfectly natural rosy hue of an innocent cheek has the same effect that this blush can help you achieve. It's natural, dewy and rosy. Absolutely in love! If you can still get your hands on it, I highly recommend you do. It is very pricy, but absolutely stunning.
Which is pretty much also true for the highlighter I would love to wear in the summer. This is the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured in Moonstone. It's the cream version of the famous highlighter all the big beauty gurus love, and honestly, I love this even more. The shimmer is obviously not as intensive as in the powder version, but the dewy effect gives it a more natural, "I woke up like this" look. Mesmerising!
For my eyes, I also prefer to use cream products in hot weather. It's useful to use a primer underneath to keep everything from creasing but overall I love the effect cream eyeshadows give. I decided to add the Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise in Jean to my collection, which is a very pretty and natural champagne colour. It's beautiful on it's own or to use as an inner corner highlight with any make up look. And the consistency is heavenly! If I can afford it (because these buggers are very pricey), I will also go for one of the By Terry Ombre Black Star Eyeshadow Sticks. I have wanted one of these in a really long time and would go perfectly with the effortless make up look I'm going for. They're easy to apply and easy to blend. If I had to choose one, I would probably go for a shade called Frozen Quartz, which is a very pretty, shimmery baby pink.
With a natural eyeshadow look, I think a bronzy-brown pencil is the most forgiving product. It gives a soft definition to your eyes without making them very fake-looking. Mascara-wise I will definitely have to go for a waterproof formula... I don't think I have to explain why. I'm very intrigued by the Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof mascara. I personally never tried the original formula, but I've heard great things about it. The waterproof version however, has kept a very low profile so far. So this purchase might be a hit and miss. As for brows I'm going to go for a full but natural look with Benefit's Gimme Brow. I love this little things, it gives you great colour and volume without looking fake.
In the summer especially, I like to experiment with new scents, so I find that this Chloe miniature set would be perfect, especially for travelling. Not to mention how adorable the tiny little bottles look. Hopefully, after I purchased this I can decide on which scent to take on holiday and make sure it brings back all the summer memories. I'm not sure if I'm the only one doing this, but I definitely love to have a scent dedicated to a holiday, so whenever I use it, it just reminds me of all the great times.
What do you have on your summer beauty wishlist?