I’m baaaccccck! Did you miss me? I was enjoying the Summer holidays with my youngest son and boy oh boy were we busy. In fact some days I barely had time to brush my hair let alone put a face of make up on! Ok, I jest but I really had to create a quick and polished look that could have me looking wide awake and ready for a long day of fun, in a hurry. Those lovely people over at Bareminerals were kind enough to send me a package of new launches at the beginning of the Summer holidays that I have been really enjoying putting to the test.
Whether you are a busy parent, only have a few minutes before work after hitting that snooze button too many times, or just love a quick make up routine, these products have worked wonderfully for me.
Complexion rescue Defense SPF 30 –
This product has been an actual godsend, especially in the heatwave that we were treated to in the UK. Not only is this incredibly lightweight lotion your protection against UVA and UVB rays, but it also protects against Blue Light Damage caused from devices such as phones and tablets, its also your daily moisturiser and make up primer. If ever there was a product that was going to get you out of the house fast, it’s this. I absolutely adore the texture of this as it feels silky soft and melts into the skin, almost acting as a tinted moisturiser. I have the shade Soft Radiance and whilst it blends into the skin white coloured, it soon shade matches to smooth out the poores and wrinkles and give the skin an even skin tone. This has been an absolute joy to wear this Summer, knowing that I am protected on all bases. It also gives a beautiful glow to the skin so wonderful if you do not want to wear a base foundation.
Gen Nude Eyeshadow Palette in Copper – This eyeshadow palette is my absolute dream come true. Aesthetically it is stunning with the faux marble case design and the shades are just as beautiful.
Bareminerals say this particular palette is suitable for more tanned skin, but if you love it buy it, that’s what I say. This portable palette of buttery soft gen nude eyeshadows has been on many an over night trip this Summer. Easy to pop in your handbag or make up bag it contains a lovely mix of matte, satins and metallic shades.
Now, i’m not going to lie to you, the swatches are pretty…meh, but the pigment of these shades when applied is just beautiful. The copper tones especially make blue/green eyes pop. Each shade is super long lasting and really make the eyes look smooth and soft whilst adding superb longevity to the pigment.
The lightest shades work wonderful as primer and transition shades, as they really even out the skin tone. Many a look has been created using these from a quick, soft day time look to a more Smokey evening look. A real handy go-to palette, that I absolutely love. This will become a palette you wont forget.
Lashtopia Mascara –
If, like me, your lashes need volume to make your eyes look awake, then this mineral based mascara is the one! This is va va voom in just a couple of strokes. Containing jet black mineral pigments it is the blackest mascara within the Bareminerals family, I believe, and also my new favourite of theirs! This has a huge brush which I love, with lots of “bristles” that quickly and evenly coat every last lash. I adore how this lifts and separates each lash and really plumps them up. I absolutely love it – oh and it does not flake or dry the lashes out!
Limited Edition Crystalline Glow –
Now, I don’t care how busy or in a rush I am I am never to busy for my glow. These are just gorgeous and really made be squeal with delight when I first tried them. These are possibly the quickest highlight to apply thanks to that creamy, shea butter formula. They glide on the skin with a quick swipe and blend and then you are good to go. Whether you love to add a glow to your cheekbones, eyebrow. shoulders or nose, these just pop. I adore a cream product, my mature, dehydrated skin really enjoys it and these feel beautiful, plus if you want additional glow you can still apply your powder highlight over the top. These come in three gorgeous shades, but I think my favourite is Shimmering Crystal, especially with a tan, and that is the one I have been wearing the most this Summer.
Prismatic Pearl – A pink/silver highlight
Iridescent Quartz – Warm Gold highlight
Shimmering Crystal – Rose Gold Highlight
This look really took me about five to ten minutes to create and is what I have pretty much been wearing the whole Summer. The products are super skin friendly thanks to the Bareminerals formula, and suit all skin types and conditions.
Have you tried any of these new products yet? Which are your favourite shades from those above? Let me know I would love to hear from you