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Summer Beauty Guide Part 5 – Beauty

Summer is coming and Beauty Snippets has compiled a Summer Beauty Guide to make the transition from stockings and pants to shorts and skirts easy.

Part 5, and the final part of the Summer Beauty Guide, consists of miscellaneous beauty products that will see you through Summer!

To read the previous 4 parts of this guide, click here!


Summer Beauty Guide: Beauty

1. Luminsce Essential Body Renewal Cream ($65.95AUD/150ml, for stockists – contact (02) 8007 3116)*

Luminesce Essential Body Renewal

This should’ve been included in the the Summer Beauty Guide: Moisturise section so forgive me! This is a heavy duty body moisturise aimed at “boosting collagen formation, improve skin elasticity, and protect against the signs of premature ageing” (information from press release).

I love to use this right after a shower, before going to bed, and the next morning, voila – smooth and hydrated looking skin. Plus, the benefits! Anti-ageing? Why not!

Luminesce Essential Body Renewal

There was no distinct scent and after leaving the moisturiser to soak in for a couple of minutes, bed sheets and clothes aren’t stained and no greasy feeling left.

2. Bioderma Crealine H2O ($35.95AUD/250ml available at selected pharmacies {for locations click here} and at*

Bioderma Crealine H2O

Bioderma is a recent introduction into the Australian beauty market and despite hearing all about its greatness amongst beauty bloggers and makeup artists, I never actually ordered it online. Not sure why, ha!

Summer parties means a face of makeup and coming home late. The last thing you want to do when coming home at 5am is to go through a full makeup removing routine. This is where Bioderma comes in. This amazing ‘water’ removes makeup easily and you don’t even need to wash your face after using it.

What I do before heading out for the night is make sure that this is next to my bed along with a couple of makeup remover pads so I don’t forget.

3. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser (available at Laura Mercier counters at selected Myer and David Jones stores nationally and online at

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser

Liquid ($59AUD/40ml)

Another well-deserved hype product. Sheer but buildable coverage, doesn’t cling to dry skin flakes, doesn’t rub off onto clothing and looks natural. It feels very light on as well so perfect for those occasions where you would wear foundation. Summer is just too hot and humid for me to wear any foundation so most days (well, more like 80% of the year), I don’t wear foundation or tinted moisturiser. But when there’s a special occasion, I whip out the foundation during Winter and this during Summer.

Creme Compact ($65AUD/7.5g)*

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser

A new addition to the already popular line is this creme compact. Great for travel and touch-ups! It’s the perfect size for when you need to put on makeup to head to that afterparty after swimming.

The compact comes with a mirror and sponge applicator which has a ‘wet’ feeling. This gives a nice flawless finish – great for people like me who cannot apply foundation and the like perfectly with just my fingers.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser

Only issue is that even though it’s supposed to be matched to the existing 10 shades in the tinted moisturiser range, I found that this wasn’t really the case.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser

4. Swisspers Everything Aloe Balm ($10.99AUD/50ml, available at Priceline stores nationwide and selected pharmacies)*

Swisspers Aloe Everything Balm

It is what the name states – an ‘everything’ balm with aloe! It’s definitely one product that will be sitting very snuggly in my handbag this summer. Use it as a moisturiser for those times you forget to moisturise your arms and/or legs, sculpt your eyebrows into place, got sunburnt? Not a problem – use this to soothe your sunburn, and even use it as a cuticle and hand cream.

5. Clinique Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector ($50AUD/10ml, available at Clinique counters nationwide and on Clinique’s website at*

Clinique Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector

A yellow-tinted, lightweight eye cream that promises to lighten your dark undereye circles by 30% in 12 weeks. Summer is a time for beach parties and hanging out til the sun rises so to get your through your day, this eye cream is your best bet at hiding those circles. What it promises is to lighten and not to completely remove or hide thus being a very achievable claim.

Clinique Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector

The applicator is really a cooling massage tip which seriously feels awesome in the mornings. It definitely ‘wakes’ you up and is a godsend on those tired puffy eyes.

6. Nutrimetics nc Illuminating Stick ($25AUD currently on sale $19.90AUD/7.5g, available on the Nutrimetics website)*

Nutrimetics nc Illuminating Stick

When it comes to summer, my most favourite makeup product to use, apart from bronzers, are highlighters. Dab some here and there and when the light hits it, it looks so glowy and angelic. Sometimes, I like to use highlighters and bronzers and forget about the blush.

Nutrimetics nc Illuminating Stick

This illuminating stick from Nutrimetics is a pale white highlighter with some pink microshimmer. On first swipe, it’s sheer but it’s buildable. I prefer sheer highlighters as I find that with sheer highlighters, there’s a lesser chance of looking like an oilslick discoball.

7. Innoxa Skin Perfecting Foundation 5-in-1 BB cream ($24.95AUD/30ml, available at Priceline, Big W, Myer and selected pharmacies)*

Innoxa Skin Perfecting Foundation 5in1 BB Cream

Its five benefits are: balancing and correcting uneven skintone, brighten skin and reduce pigmentation, calm and soothe skin and reduce redness.

This is perfect for summer because:

– Slightly runny consistency and is light. It doesn’t feel as though I am wearing makeup.
– Easy to apply with fingers. Doesn’t dry too fast.
– Lasts a whole day in humid heat.
– No shine. Just a natural finish. No need to use powder.

The shade Sand matched my skin pretty well. I’m about an NC30ish in MAC, if that helps.

Innoca Skin Perfecting Foundation 5in1 BB Cream

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