I am loving the spot of summer sun that we have been experiencing recently and it seems I am not the only one, ambling away down the sunlit streets the past few days I have spotted many tee-shirt clad, sandal sporting, cornetto clutching, sunglasses wearing passers by relishing in the sheer delight of being able to step outside the door without donning snow boots, mittens and a snood. The warmer weather means I've not just ditched my scarves and gloves, but also my heavier foundations, swapping them for a set of sheer creams and tints which promise to even out and enhance the skintone without feeling or looking too heavy.
These are the summertime skin perfecting non-foundations that I currently have on rotation.
-The Jouer Matte Moisture Tint is the first mattifying product I have ever used that manages to actually deliver a mattifying effect without drying the skin or causing microexfoliation so it gets a huge, huge two thumbs up from me. The coverage sits slap bang in the middle of a foundation and a tinted moisturiser, it's not completely sheer but it's incredibly lightweight, hydrating and comfortable on the skin. It's long-lastingm blends effortlessly and when I wear it results in fewer touch ups throughout the day. The Jouer Matte Moisture Tint is oil free (always a bonus for oily/problem skin) and contains SPF 15 plus Vitamins A, C and E provide continuous moisture and ward off skin-ageing environmental aggressors.
The DiorSkin Nude BB Creme is probably my most reached for product at the moment as it provides the most beautiful, sheer coverage with a completely foolproof application - (seriously, I've applied this whilst sleep-deprived, sat in the back of a bumpy taxi complete with maniac driver and no mirror and it's looked perfect on arrival). Enhanced with mineralized floral water and a blend of antioxidants, it has a fresh pink hue which provides a radiance and glow to the skin whilst evening out the complexion and feels totally weightless once applied, it really is featherlight. Obviously not heavy-duty enough for dark circles or blemishes, but a really brilliant skin perfecting product. Contains SPF 10.
A cherished Christmas present. I have been reluctant to reach for my Chantecaille Just Skin and ensure I use sparingly due to the eye-watering cost. Just Skin contains a non-toxic mineral SPF 15 suncreen and it's anti-irritant, antioxidant and anti-pollution botanical extracts include honeysuckle, edelweiss and green tea whilst Sodium hyaluronate helps to seal in skin's moisture. It provides a smooth, medium coverage with a semi-matte finish and is slightly thicker than some other products mentioned so be sure to blend well. The shade wheat is slightly too dark for me at the moment so I have been dotting the product onto my cheek bones, temples and jaw line to provide a subtle, natural looking and lightweight feeling contour.
- I adore how MUFE Face and Body is so incredibly lightweight it actually feels like applying water to your face. It has a fluid/gel like texture and feels light and fresh on application and just melts and blends into the skin with ease. It evens out the complexion and leaves a thin layer of powder on the skin, for a very smooth, natural semi-matte finish. It's recommended for both mature and problem ski and its long-lasting and water-resistant formula is perfectly suited for the beach (the product itself does not contain an SPF so be sure to apply one underneath)!
The Vitage Colour Minerals Natural Daily Perfector is a 100% natural, hydrating weightless mineral mousse infused with super powerful antioxidant Organic Maté (Brazilian Green Tea), Golden Seaweed extracts, JoJoba Oil and Vitamin E. It provides a sheer, buildable coverage with a matte finish and can be used as both a skin perfecting primer or as a foundation depending on how much coverage is needed (I have been using it on it's own or mixed with other products). Does not contain SPF.
- The No7 Triple Protection Tinted Moisturiser contains hylauronic acid, light diffusing optical blurrers, vitamin A and E, 5 star UVA protection with SPF 15 and a patent-oxidant complex which offers protection from the ageing effects of both the sun and the environment. It's an incredible lightweight, hydrating cream which blends flawlessly and provides sheer-medium coverage.
(L-R: Diorskin Nude BB Cream, Jouer Matte Moisture Tint, Chantecaille Just Skin Tinted Moisturiser,
No7 Tinted Moisturiser, Vitage Colour Minerals Daily Natural Perfector, MUFE Face and Body)