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Monday, 6 May 2013

summer bases

Origins Perfect World SPF 35, Laura Mericer Radiance Primer, Wild About Beauty Rose Water Illuminating Serum, The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Gel, Clarins Instant Smooth Self Tanning Primer, Bourjois Bronzing Primer review swatch photo
Origins Perfect World SPF 35, Laura Mericer Radiance Primer, Wild About Beauty Rose Water Illuminating Serum, The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Gel, Clarins Instant Smooth Self Tanning Primer, Bourjois Bronzing Primer
Summer is quickly approaching so i thought i'd talk few some products that are perfect additions to your summer makeup and make the perfect base. In the summer I'm all about glowy, naturally bronzed, illuminated skin and one of the keys to this is getting your primer or base right.

SPF is key in the summer, and while you could opt for a regular sunscreen I tend to reach for Origins Perfect World SPF 35. It is a UV face protector enriched with White Tea which protects against environmental damaging while also preventing ageing. I like this as it doesn't break me out or feel to greasy on my skin. I find suncream designed for the body generally breaks me out and then I feel more insecure about my no-makeup face in the sun! This one has skincare benefits while also protecting my face from the sun. I personally find SPF 35 is enough for my face (my skin rarely burns) but it might be worth looking into a higher factor if you're fairer.

Laura Mercier Radiance Primer is a lovely product that really brightens and smooths out the complexion. It looks quite shimmery or glittery when applied but after adding a foundation you can see how much it brightens the face. Another great illuminating prep product is the Wild About Beauty Rose Water Illuminating Serum. It's a hydrating skin treatment designed to boost radiance before applying makeup. It contains rose water which is rich in anti-aging and regenerates the skin.

My face always stays white no matter how much my body tans so primers with a coloured boost are always worth checking out. I've been recently giving The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Gel for Face a while and so far so good. It's quite dark so you do only need a small amount but it adds a nice warm tint to the skin. One of my favourite products to use as a base is the Clarin's Instant Smooth Self Tanning Primer. Its the same formulation as the Clarin's Instant Smooth primer but with added tanning benefits. It gives the skin a subtle bit of colour while also smoothing out fine lines, pores and evening out the face. The scent reminds me a little of Bake-well tarts which I adore! Lastly the Bourjois Bronzing Primer, more of a whipped mousee-y consistency compared to the Clarin's one but still similar in function. It smooths, evens and tints the skin slightly to give a bronzy glow.

23 comments

  1. Love the radiance primer, it's my favourite!

    www.georginaclare.com
    .Georgina Clare.

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  2. The Body Shop and Bourjois products sound really interesting, will check them out in a couplea months x

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  3. I have to try the primer, I still haven't found the prefect one for my skin, I have some good ones but the right one. xxx

    http://mrsbeautyjunkie83.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I really want to try the laura mercier primer

    Seaside Beauty <3
    http://seasidebeauty.blogspot.com/

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  5. keep staring at the bourjois one o.o

    yukluistyle

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  6. The illuminating serum and the honey bronze bronzing gel sound lovely!! :)

    Layla xx

    www.laylasmakeup.com

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  7. This was really helful, Thank you!!xx

    our-teeniolect.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. This was really helful, Thank you!!xx

    our-teeniolect.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Don't think i've ever came across the bourjois bronzing primer. L'oreal do another great primer. Great Posts!
    V xx

    Check out my blog:
    http://bellavoguebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. Laura Mercier are my absolute favourite primers in the world! They make such a huge difference to the skin!!

    http://www.whenshadowsremain.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Really want to try out the Laura Mercier
    http://shradhaloves.blogspot.co.uk/
    S xx

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  12. The Body Shop and Bourjois products look amazing! I can't wait till the new bourjois products are released.. x
    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. I really like the sound of the Laura Mercier primer. Just not sure if I wanna spend the money on it!

    Emma | World of dilEMMA
    xo

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  14. Oww really want to give the origins one a go, looks interesting!

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. The Bronzing Primer looks really nice, an interesting idea behind it too, I would love to put it to the test! xxx
    Maddy from http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. I love Bourjois bronzers, I haven't seen this one so I will definitely be checking it out! Great picks :) ♥

    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. I have that Laura Mercier primer on the way, can't wait to try it!

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  18. I love the sound of the Bourjois Bronzing Primer!! AMAZING :D xx

    Gemma | ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  19. really wanna try the clarins primer!
    <3

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  20. The clarins one has been on my wishlist for a while, love how it's a primer and bronzer in one X

    http://aztecdoll.blogspot.co.uk/

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