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09th Jun 2018

The one item you absolutely need in your summer make up bag

Cathy Donohue

Apart from SPF, that is.

When it comes to summer makeup, you want a lighter base than your usual look and something that allows your skin to breathe.

While you might wear a heavier foundation during the winter months, that isn’t always suitable for summer when it’s humid and your makeup just won’t stay on.

I’m discovered a few lighter options in recent times, Bourjois City Radiance (€12.95) is one I keep going back to but the only problem with this is my oily skin gets very shiny and sometimes, I need more coverage.

Having chatted to SJ Froom recently, international makeup artist with Bare Minerals, she recommended one product that woks very well when the weather gets that little bit warmer.

Asking her for recommendations for summer makeup products, she had one standout must-have.

“A barePRO Performance Wear Powder Foundation. The compact comes with a handy mirror and sponge applicator, meaning you can touch up your complexion during those hotter summer months, with 16 hour, good-for-skin coverage”.

The sponge and mirror addition is definitely an advantage in my eyes for it allows for easy touch-ups on the go and again, the powder will take care of any shine that might arise.

This definitely applies if like me you have oily skin to begin with and then when summer arrives, your makeup is constantly slipping off your face.

I’ll try anything at this stage…