Its that time of year where I have to update my makeup bag and swap out some items and add in some new ones. The weather is definitely changing in Cape Town with a lot more warmer days coming our way in October. I definitely need to be thinking about long wearing products that can handle the heat and a face mist that can keep my skin hydrated and my skin looking fresh. So here is what is in my spring/summer makeup bag:

The new Summer Clarins makeup collection has the amazing Ombre waterproof eyeshadow’s and I am totally in love with the copper brown shade. The eyeshadow can be worn on its own and lasts for hours or worn over an powder eyeshadow to add that extra pop. Its one of those shades that’s perfect for spring summer and give you that sun kissed look to your eyes.

There are so many new drugstore mascara’s out and coming out in October I have two in my bag that I use alternately the Max Factor Velvet Volume and the L’Oreal Volume Million Lashes Feline (comes out in Oct). These two are perfect for my lashes that are a sad state of affairs. Love them both.

Highlighting is key for spring/summer to give that lit from within feel and Mac know just how to help with that. I totally love the Mac Mineralise Skinfinish in Global Glow its perfect for medium skin tones like me and if you have a tan to just add the luminiosity for the skin.

I am all for the cream blushes this time of year as I can apply on the go and on the beach if I need to. I love the Smashbox L.A.Lights lip and cheek sticks perfect for that gorgeous flush on the cheeks and a tint on the lips. Love the Laurel Canyon Coral shade perfect for spring/summer.

Lipstick is definitely my go to for this time of year and its bold colours that do it for me. Even though the Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in Rouge Feu is for the fall collection I absolutely love it and its perfect to compliment my skin tone. Its a orange/red lipstick perfect to rock with a sun tan. The new Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Bold Liquid lipstick in luscious raspberry has been added into my bag as soon as they landed on my desk. A beautiful shade of pink and comes with a sponge applicator so easy to apply on the go.

Sun screen is a must have even though my foundations have an SPF its so important that I wear an SPF of 50 before applying any makeup. Nivea is just one of those brands that I trust 100% and with the new anti-age water resistant face screen this one is perfect for when I am out and about or on a shoot in the crazy heat.

For keeping my makeup fresh also from the Clarins summer collection is the Fix Make-Up spritz that smells like flowers and refreshes my skin. My complexion can get really hydrated especially if I am in the sun so this one is perfect to refresh, hydrate and sooth.

Thanks to Ogilvy PR for my Mimco makeup bag from Woolworths.

Shahnaz x

 

 

 

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