Slipping in with my summer posts just before summer comes to an end – I’m nothing if not reliably tardy! I still haven’t done my 2019 sunscreens roundup and I remember setting aside time at the end of April to write that…
It’s fortunate that the majority of my summer best buys are actually even more useful throughout the rest of the year; a gradual tanner so foolproof you’ll never stop using it, a leg enhancer so perfect you’ll more than likely want to ditch the tights. These aren’t just top picks for when the sun’s out – the lightweight gels and invisible sunscreens are, for many, holy grail beauty items whatever the season.
A note on the gradual tanner that I’ve (always) picked out as my favourite, the Hylamide Glow from Deciem: it seems to have been discontinued. That’s a bit of a bummer when you’ve been harping on about something as much as I have. I’m endeavouring to find out what an earth has happened to it; in the meantime you can’t go wrong with the tan drops from Isle of Paradise, see links below. Clarins also do great gradual tan drops and I am a fan of both the Elemis and James Read overnight tanning masks, which don’t need mixing and are straightforward to apply.
You may also pick up on a glaring error in the video when I spray a load of Anthelios XL body sunscreen onto my face – I meant to use the facial mist. Obviously. It’s much lighter, I think, than the big can of XL SPF50 and it has a more matte finish.
So, go forth and examine my best beauty buy exhibits – there will be posts coming up on the Pixi Phenomenal Gel and the Kate Somerville SPF50 spray, both of which need a permanent home in my reviews section.
Hylamide Glow Gradual Tanner for face, £17.99: oh NO! This says no longer available. I shall try and find out what’s going on, it’s the best one!
Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops, £19.95 at FeelUnique*
Vita Liberata Body Blur, £29.95 at FeelUnique*
Pixi PHenomenal Gel, £24 at M&S*
Clinique Moisture Surge Supercharged Concentrate, £37 at FeelUnique*
Elizabeth Arden Great 8 SPF35, £36 at Amazon Beauty*
Vichy Solar Waters, £19 at Look Fantastic*
Kate Somerville SPF 50 Makeup Setting Spray, £32 at SpaceNK*
La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF50 mist – just realised I used the body one by accident! LOL – that’s here, £22 at Escentual*
The face mist from LRP is here*
Coola Sport Sunscreen Spray – they do loads for face and body, scented and unscented, see Cult Beauty here*