It’s that time of year again. The sun is trying (yes trying) to make an appearance and we’re all starting to make plans for BBQs, walks, festivals and, most importantly, holidays! When space is limited, it’s always hard to find the best products which will save both space and (hopefully) pennies. We all want to have more funds available for the fun things in life but we also want to look good while doing it. Simple right?
Whether you’re a last minute ‘chuck it in the bag’ packer, or a super organised ‘ready 6 months ago and ironed my underwear’ sort of person, nobody wants to carry 6 blushers, 3 liners, various mascaras and a load of bronzers around with them; unless you’re a fan of backache and bulky bags.
So here we’ve simplified things for you. Have a look at our top picks for the summer months.
Multi-Use Powder Palette
The name says it all. We at HD HQ use this palette every single day as part of our beauty routine. The light and bright top row can be used the set make up, brighten under the eyes and mattify skin that’s been in the heat. Use the darker shades to contour below the cheekbones and round the forehead for that sun-kissed glow. You can even use the powders as eyeshadows for that brown smokey eye which works so well in the sun. Using natural tapioca starch, aloe vera and allantoin, the powders are buildable without clogging up your skin and also fight bacteria, meaning this is the perfect holiday partner.
Lip Palette in Foxy
Tired of your lipsticks falling out of your bags, breaking or just generally getting lost? We swear by these palettes, and again they can be used in various ways. The Foxy Lip Palette is particularly on trend. Whether you want a nude lip, a dash of pink or a bright summer red, this has it all! You can apply it using the brush provided or for that softer look, try using your finger. In the office we can not get over the summer red lip and mascara which comes back every year. Simple, quick and so beautiful. It’s a no brainer.
Tint Lock Serum
One of our newest and most exciting launches, the Tint Lock Serum isn’t just a one trick pony!
Everyone gets their brows done before going away but sadly UV rays and chemicals like chlorine can impact the retention of the tint. Use this wonder twice daily to counteract that. Not only does it coat the hairs to reduce the impact of the sun, it also works to improve hair condition overall, leaving you with fresher, fuller brows for longer.
Still feel you need coverage during summer, but don’t want it as heavy as in winter? We recommend using our Blusher Brush for foundation application. Mix your usual foundation with a dab of moisturiser on the back of your hand and dip the very ends of the brush into the mix. Holding the end of the brush, buff the product from the centre of the face out in circular motions for a soft airbrushed effect. This brush can then be used to add powder and set your make up, even for blush and contour application. A perfect one-stop brush for all your needs. Hint hint, it works really well with the Multi-Use Powder Palette too…
So there we have it. Summer is here. Pack these multi-purpose products and make your life easier. Trust us.