Of light skincare products, natural foundation and hair oil to prepare for the heat, the sun and the summer
In summer there is only one rule: light face base. Especially this year, that we still find ourselves wearing the protective mask on various occasions. The sun, the heat and the sweat do not go well with heavy and hyper-covering foundations, because they tend to melt and make you sweat even more. Result? A marked, visible, separating face base highlights pores and imperfections, the first ones from which the products tend to be removed.
A good skincare, therefore, allows you to reduce the use of the foundation, but there are some really light and versatile on the market, with modular coverage, waterproof and which blend into the complexion. And hair also needs lightness and nutrition, stressed by the sun, heat, sand, salt and wind. To conclude then with a breath of freshness, a perfume capable of accompanying a look, without being visible to the naked eye while remaining present.
Ready to discover the June products?
Eterea Cosmesi Prodigious Helix Eyes & Lips Serum for a hydrated eye contour and defined lips
I had never used a lip contour, thinking that they were products intended only after a certain age, not necessary on the threshold of thirty years. I purchased Prodigious Helix Eyes & Lips Serum from Eterea Cosmesi under the advice of a friend, to use it as an eye contour, because it is light but moisturizing, therefore perfect in summer, when my skin tolerates very few products. Despite the small size, it takes very little and, once applied, the eye area is immediately relaxed and lifted, the micro wrinkles smoothed out, without making the area heavy. Using it constantly, I also noticed an improvement in pigmentation of the eye, which is clearer.
But above all, applying it morning and evening on the lips, it is noted that the contour is much more defined, turgid and full, with an effect similar to the plumping gloss, which however does not end with the passing of the hours but remains so. Of course, you won't have dinghy-effect lips, but the redefined contours are also visible to the naked eye and I understand that from now on the lip serum will be a must that I will never do without! Contains microfiltered snail slime, a godsend to stimulate tissue regeneration, counteract wrinkles and smooth out features, thanks also to a mix of peptides, vitamin E and Coenzine Q10, a cocktail of active ingredients effective to prevent and counteract the signs weather.
Skin First Purifying Face Cream, light but effective for combination, oily, impure skin or for the summer period
As I said, my skin does not stand any product in the summer, it shines, greases, greases and "rejects" every product. On the web I heard about the Skin First brand, formulated by Dr. Maria Pia Priore and I decided to try the Purifying Cream, because it was described as light, perfect for impure, acne, mixed and oily skin, but at the same time moisturizing. And considering that it is always 'out of stock', I understood that it was a much loved product … I can only follow this standing ovation!
It absorbs quickly but does not leave the sensation of not having applied anything, as often happens with purifying products or for oily skin. The skin remains soft and hydrated, compact and after constant use I have noticed a reduction of imperfections, pores and a more uniform and smooth grain. I apply it in the morning after cleansing and serum and it is also perfect as a make-up base, not marking the driest areas but rather, helping me to keep Zone T opaque. Promoted with flying colors!
Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation, the light, natural, invisible and waterproof foundation, perfect for resisting the summer heat
The so-called Face & Body foundations are by far my favorite foundations on photo sets, but also for brides. They allow to obtain a light, luminous, uniform but not heavy and layered base where it is needed. I tried the Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation foundation thanks to a discount and, although it took on a shade that is a bit too light now that the first rays of the sun are also visible on my skin, although still extremely white, I have tested it and I fell in love with it.
The texture is liquid, thin and light, the effect with a single pass is that of uniform skin but the foundation is not visible, it is invisible. This is because it is based on water and pigments and once the water has evaporated they remain clinging to the skin, without creating any thickness. It resists heat and sweat very well, because waterproof and even the mask test is passed with excellent marks. The coverage is not very high, but can be layered where necessary, or proceed directly with a concealer in the areas concerned.
Mermaid & Me Coconut Bay Hair Oil, the moisturizing but light hair oil, also perfect for oily and fine hair
Having lots of hair, wavy, dyed, frizzy and dry, the oils are among my favorite products, to be applied pre-drying but also to dry hair in the following days. I find that they are versatile, make the hair shiny and nourish it in depth. The only problem is that, if you put too much of it, your hair may seem greasy, especially if you don't have very porous or dry hair.
Therefore, those who have fine or fatter hair tend not to use them, but maybe they still find themselves with worn and dry ends, especially at this time of year. The Coconut Bay Hair Oil from Mermaid & Me has pleasantly surprised me, because it is an oil-non-oil, it almost looks like a serum / water, because it is very light, it is easily absorbed and is dry to the touch, leaving no residue. When I apply it, in fact, I immediately notice that the classic greased patina on the hands does not remain, this means that it is a very light oil, also suitable for those with fine or oily hair, because it does not weigh them down.
Lush Cosmetics Breath of God, a sensory, particular and intense perfume, never taken for granted
I love perfumes, but unfortunately not many react well with my PH, especially the more commercial ones, which last very little and tend to fade very quickly. At a Lush Cosmetics event for the opening of the Perfume Library in Florence, a space dedicated only to the brand's fragrances and perfumes, I had the opportunity to try many, for every taste, occasion and above all particular and never banal mixes.
Breath of God came home with me, because it is an unexpected and strange perfume that obviously won me over. As soon as the spray has almost hints of tobacco, very spicy and intense but with the passing of the hours it releases talc and clean notes in stark contrast to the strong and aggressive character of the top notes. Every time I wear it I know it will capture the attention, precisely because of its peculiarity and so many other Lush perfumes, which manage to dress you in an invisible but present way, without colors, textures or combinations of outfits, but simply with the power of fragrances .