My glowy summer base

 

 

It’s summer, it’s hot and I can’t be bothered to put on my face tons of makeup, but I can’t give up a nice glowy summer base. The first product I use is an oldie-but-goldy: the Complexion Rescue by BareMinerals, a lightweight gel foundation (it’s more similar to a BB\CC cream than a foundation really) with SPF30.

The I apply the Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer in Custard Medium, a shade darker than usual because I’m tanned. It costs 30,50€ but it’s so good!! If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative, I also love the concealer I mentioned in this post.

I bronze up a bit my skin with l’Oreal Glam Bronze in 06 Golden Bronze and finish off with my new love: the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Spotlight, which is sold together with the Pressed Highlighter in the Opal Glow Kit. It’s finally available in Italy and wow it’s intense but I love it!!!

And I’m done. I’ll be honest: I’m not buying any makeup at the moment, I really don’t use it during summer months. Is this making me a bad beauty blogger? 😛

 

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// È estate, fa un caldo pazzesco e non ne ho mezza di mettermi tre quintali di prodotti sulla faccia. Ad una base luminosa, però, non riesco a rinunciare! Il primo prodotto che uso non è una novità: si tratta del Complexion Rescue di BareMinerals, un fondotinta in gel (in realtà assomiglia più ad una BB\CC cream che ad un fondotinta) con protezione solare 30.

Successivamente applico una delle ultime uscite di Nars, il Soft Matte Complete Concealer nella tonalità Custard Medium, più scura rispetto al solito perché sono abbronzatina. Costa 30,50€ ma è pazzesco! Se cercate un’alternativa valida ma più economica, vi invito a leggere questo post.

Dopo il correttore, spennello l’abbronzante Glam Glow di l’Oréal e finisco con il mio nuovo amore: lo Shimmering Skin Perfector Spotlight di Becca, l’illuminante liquido venduto insieme a quello in polvere nel kit Opal Glow. Lo trovate da Sephora a soli 19,90€.  

Et voilà, finito! Sarò onesta, mi sto truccando davvero poco e non compro trucchi nuovi da almeno un mese. Sono diventata una cattiva beauty blogger? 😛

 

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Apologize for the crappy quality of the photo. I tried to use my Canon 700D but I couldn't figure out how to get the light right: it was too blue or too yellow even after the edit, so I took the picture again with my iPhone.
  • Aru89

    Quella “BB Cream” di bareMinerals mi ha incuriosita! 😀 tra l’altro ho acquistato il kit di Dr Jart a 9,90€ da Sephora e c’è una B cream che sembra somigliarle..:Comunque no, non sei una cattiva beauty blogger 😛 anche io sto riducendo drasticamente gli acquisti makeupposi con questo caldo XD
    Baciiii

    • Io proprio più di questo non riesco, al massimo aggiungo il mascara. Arriverò a settembre senza essere in grado di tracciare una riga di eyeliner!! :

  • I love the Nars Soft Matte Concealer, I use it day in and day out and I can’t get enough of it!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

    • I remember you talking about it! I love your reviews and comparisons with other similar products 😀 xx

  • Bernadette

    I’ve been wanting to try that bare minerals complexion rescue gel for ages! I need to finally bite the bullet and pick it up!

    http://www.themakeupaficionado.com

    • You won’t regret it. If you’re lucky enough to have a good skin and you’re looking for a light coverage, this is for you. 🙂 x

  • I’m really enjoying that NARS concealer too! The texture and coverage are so good. I also really need to try that BareMinerals Complexion Rescue; it seems like the perfect base for the hot weather.

    Louise | Lipstick & Luxe

    • I keep reading positive reviews on this Nars concealer, it must be perfect for everyone! 🙂 the bareMinerals foundationBB cream is super glowy and light and ohh I love it xx

  • Kate

    Sounds like a lovely combination of products to create a natural glow! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

  • I love me a good glow! I have to try out some of your picks!

    Have a lovely day!

    xx Kris

    https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com

    • I’m all for glowy skin! Thanks for your comment 🙂 x

  • I love a good summer base with a glow! Nothing better than the combo of bronze and a glow! Xx

    http://www.thefashionfolks.com

    • I wish the weather was always like this, makeup is just so easy!! x

  • Love anything with lightweight formulas for humid weather / summer weather. I’ve tried the bare minimal and is definitely a great foundation to have for the summer but because I have normal to oily skin I prefer the Nars skin tint as it is matte.

    Nathalie
    http://www.nathalie-alexandra.blogspot.com

    • When I first bought it, Sephora had the bare minerals counter next to the Nars one and I remember being so hesitant! But I have normal to dry skin so I thought it was better e for now no regrets 🙂 thank you for you comment, have a nice day x

  • Thanks for introducing these products to use, I’ve been wanting to try the NARS concealer since forever! Wishing you a great day! xx

    Andreea,
    http://couturezilla.com/

    • I read so many good reviews that I bought it as soon as Sephora emailed me a cheeky 20% discount code. Have a lovely week xx

  • I really want to get Complexion Rescue from Bare Minerals, this post just reminded me! Thank you for sharing xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  • I love the Nars concealer so much, but sadly it has to go if they don’t change their decision to test on animals. Such a shame! I’m off to find an alternative…

    Lauren | http://www.todayiam.uk

    • When I read “we have decided to make NARS available in China because we feel it is important to bring our vision of beauty and artistry to fans in the region” I was like mm this is an excuse to make more money in China, but I hope we will reach a cruelty free world one day. At least they don’t test on animals also in Europe :

  • the bareminerals complexion rescue is just so perfect for summer. its one of my favourite products.
    ❤︎

    http://www.elenaisabelle.com

  • I have been wanting to try that NARS concealer so bad! I have heard so many great things about that BareMinerals Complexion Rescue too, I definitely want to give it a go, especially with the hot weather. xx Laura
    http://styleandsushi.blogspot.com

  • Per caso di Nars hai provato, oltre alla versione in pot, anche quella classica fluida (che è la mia preferita) per poter fare un paragone? *__*

    • Il creamy concealer di Nars l’ho provato ma un sacco di tempo fa e ora non ce l’ho più, quindi me lo ricordo relativamente. Direi che questo nuovo sembra quasi una mousse mentre lo applichi, la coprenza è buona per entrambi, mentre per la durata non saprei fare un paragone. All’inizio ero scettica a comprare un correttore in un pot perché non è il massimo dell’igiene, poi ho letto tante recensioni positive e mi sono decisa. Devo dire che mi piace molto :))

  • That tinted moisturizer looks so interesting – I think I need to check it out! I love the creamy concealer by NARS — it’s also so incredible!

    http://stylesprinter.com/

    • 😀 When I’m really lazy I use only this new NARS concealer and a bit of bronzer!