Glowing, lit-from-within skin is having a moment and thankfully, this is one beauty trend that has staying power.
That’s all well and good but instead of talking trends, let’s discuss the reality of trying to apply makeup when you have kids to think about.
Running around after smallies is difficult enough in normal weather and when the temperatures rise, you’re run ragged trying to make sure they all have suncream applied, sunhats in tow and most importantly, that they’re not dehydrated.
So if you’re too tired for words and want a beauty product that will detract from how wrecked you feel from a day spent on your feet, have a look at the below edit.
Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Usage Dry Oil Golden Shimmer, €27
Tried and tested, this multipurpose formula can be used to nourish, repair and (what we’re all about in this feature) enlighten body, hair and face. The iridescent golden particles illuminate skin, giving a gorgeous understated glow.
NOTE Cosmetics Sunglow Foundation, €14.95
An easy way of introducing the glow factor to your usual makeup routine is to add some into your base. This means you don’t have to spend extra time layering products and for under €15, this budget foundation will see you through the summer months.
Roger & Gallet Sublime Or Bois d’Orange, €39.75
Essentially two products for the price of one. A summer scent with bergamot, orange and melon along with cedar, coco and lisylang and the citrus water adds a delicate golden shimmer to your skin.
Soap & Glory Bright & Pearly Radiance Boosting Cocktail, €18
Apply pre-makeup in place of primer for radiant skin so even though you might not be feeling glowy, your skin looks like you’ve had ten hours of beauty sleep. YES.
Bobbi Brown Limited Eyeshadow Trio in Beach, €34
The name alone is enough, the perfect palette for summer 2017. The ‘light-catching, sun-flecked’ shades in a mixture of golden bronzes are easily applied and totally tick the ‘shimmer’ box.
Sculpted by Aimee Connolly Highlighter Palette & Brush Duo, €24.95
We like to support Irish gals whenever possible and this palette is an absolute must if you love a dewy glow without going OTT. Sculpt your cheekbones with Warm Tone Bronze, subtly illuminate with Cream Highlighter and if you want to build it up for a more dramatic look, try Golden Sheen.