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Our Top Summer Beauty Buys For This August

Here at Glossy HQ, we are in full summer mode. Our passports are at the ready and our make up bags are needing a refresh!

Have you thought about switching up your beauty products to match the new season?

Wave goodbye to your spring pastels and your heavy thick moisturiser (see you in six months!) and say hello to the these 10 beauty products you need this summer!


 

Rimmel Kind and Free Skin Tint Moisturising Foundation

This month try the very popular Rimmel Kind and Free Skin Tint Moisturising Foundation. Designed to give you a smooth base with a dewy finish! This lightweight, skin tint comes in a range of shades – perfect for all our glossies and is kind to your skin by providing heaps of moisture to your complexion – thanks to the Vitamin E and Aloe Vera! Blurring the look of imperfections this sheer, buildable tint is perfect for a no makeup, makeup day or the start of a full face! Not only kind to your skin but also to the environment – it’s formulated with 77% natural ingredients. Perfect for summer!


Too Faced Limited Edition Too Femme Ethereal Eye Shadow Palette

Every summer I always treat myself to a new eyeshadow palette, bursting with bold colours and shimmers! I couldn’t resist the Too Faced Limited Edition Too Femme Ethereal Eye Shadow Palette.

With a cute array of 14 highly pigmented eyeshadows that blend seamlessly onto your eyelids – with six shimmers and eight mattes – you can create an assortment of different looks. My favourite shades to wear together are the stunning mint green and lilac shades – to create a shimmery, summery look!

This is my favourite product from the brand’s ‘Too Femme’ collection. I love how gorgeous the packaging is, how useful it is having a built-in mirror and that there are two larger pans of transition shades for any look you choose to put together.


 

Maybelline Lifter Gloss Plumping Hydrating Lip Gloss

Every Glossy has to own a Maybelline Lifter Gloss Plumping Hydrating Lip Gloss – it’s such an iconic lippie and for under £10, it’s a steal too!

This plumping gloss, infused with our skincare fave hyaluronic acid, hydrates lips as well as leaves you with a fuller, shinier pout! Your lips will no longer be chapped and dry thanks to the increase of essential water in its formula.

I love the XL wand; it makes it easier to contour lips and evenly apply the lippie. And my favourite shade for summer? Cute, candy pink shade ‘Silk’. Top tip: Match your lippie to your blush for an all round put together, healthy glow look.


 

Garnier Micellar Water Facial Cleanser

You may have a late night on holiday but please glossies, don’t go to bed with your makeup on (like ever!) Garnier have created this very easy to use, no-rinse formula, removes all makeup and leaves your complexion feeling renewed!

Perfect for all skin types (even for you sensitive glossies) and thanks to the micellar water – all dirt and makeup disappears yet doesn’t remove moisture. In one swipe, your face will feel refreshed and clean! Top Tip – Glossies, remember to always double cleanse! Makeup can sit in pores and fine lines, so cleanse your face twice to ensure everything is gone.


 

Lanolips 101 Ointment Multi-Balm – Strawberry

Glossies, I have found you, you’re new best friend this summer! The Lanolips 101 Ointment Multi-Balm – Strawberry features vitamin E, natural strawberry and alpha-hydroxy acids and helps heal and hydrate your pout.

But Glossies, this is not only a lip balm… It has 101 uses! So you can minimise your beauty bag! This balm treats weak nails, cracked heels, insect bites and more! (Holiday worthy for sure!) For our Glossy mum’s out there too, you’ll love that this product is baby friendly too!


wet n wild megaglo Highlighting Powder

It’s time to showcase your sparkling personality this summer! So, this month you need to try my new favourite highlighter! The wet n wild megaglo Highlighting Powder in shade ‘Precious Petals’. Finish your final summer looks with shimmering cheekbones – the dramatic shimmering pigments of this powder are buildable, blendable and work perfectly with any other make-up products to give you a natural, seamless look. I apply this highlighter to my cheekbones as well as my brow bone and cupid’s bow for a pretty radiant glow. It’s an absolute bargain too!


Maybelline Colossal Curl Bounce Mascara – Very Black

I’ve been hooked on Maybelline mascaras ever since the phenomenon that was Sky High and the newer Maybelline Colossal Curl Bounce Mascara – Very Black hasn’t disappointed! After using this for the last three months I can confirm this mascara combines extreme volume with bouncy curl, offering long-lasting definition to every single lash.

The formula utilises Memory-Curl technology which gives you up to 24-hour wear. Even after a long day of travelling, there was no clumping, no smudging and no flaking. My favourite part is its unique Curl ‘N’ Bounce brush which has a curved design to separate, lift and curl your lashes to perfection. I haven’t used an eyelash curler since using this mascara. I’ve already repurchased this (using my Glossy Credit too!) and can’t


Holika Holika Pure Essence Avocado Mask Sheet

Holika Holika is my favourite Korean beauty brand due to its unique ingredients, cute packaging and the number of different products it offers! And my go-to summer SOS treatment from the brand is the Holika Holika Pure Essence Avocado Mask Sheet. More hydrating and brightening than any other face mask I’ve tried so far, and with key ingredient avocado firming and lifting the skin, you’ll get instant visible results! With 12 unique masks to choose from – ranging from Acai Berry to Green Tea – in this Holika Holika collection, which are all priced just over £2, you’ll be spoiled for choice!


GLOSSYBOX Eye Boost Cream

Long days, late nights planned for this summer? Well, we have the perfect product for you! The GLOSSYBOX Eye Boost Cream is a fabulous, flawless lightweight eye cream that has been my go-to for the past 2 years!

Fast absorbing, a little goes a long way too andit feels so luxurious (but without the luxurious high price tag!). Reducing the appearance of dark circles (thanks to the elderflower extract) and depuffing your under-eye area, this cream leaves you looking and feeling fresh and bright. Red seaweed creates a protective barrier that locks in moisture and eyebright plant extract works to refresh tired, puffy eyes too!


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Sophie Page

Sophie Page

Beauty & Lifestyle Writer

You know how people say putting on your favourite clothes can instantly boost or change your mood? Well that's how I feel when I put on my favourite makeup. Makeup isn't to cover up, it's to show off our personality - and I love how everyone does their makeup in their own unique way! I never leave the house without a tinted lip balm in hand, and just like everyone right now, I love a good dupe!


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