Summer Beauty Favourites

As summer is approaching, I always feel the need to switch up my beauty routine. Since I tend to sweat a lot and my skin has...

As summer is approaching, I always feel the need to switch up my beauty routine. Since I tend to sweat a lot and my skin has a tendency to get very oily - from a more thorough cleanser to lighter hydrations as well as minimal makeups are all essentials to the summer days. I've discovered some products that I've been loving and using lately, here goes!


Cleanser: The most essential step in my skincare routine has to be the cleanser. I just recently discovered AMOREPACIFIC and tried their Treatment Cleansing Foam with the Treatment Enzyme Peel and they work magically. After a thorough cleansing using the cleansing foam, apply the enzyme peel and massage for about 30 seconds, skin is instantly brighter and softer. And I also noticed my face is getting less oily during the day.

Moisturizer: I've tried numbers of moisturizers and the Water Drop from Dr Jart+ is here to stay. It's very lightweight but still providing the hydration that you need throughout the day. I usually apply it in the morning after cleansing and I love the fact that it does not feel sticky at all. Definitely a must have for the summer time.

Oil: Another brand that I recently discovered, Biossance. I've never used oil before in my life, because, let's face it, I don't want get more oily then I already am. But their Rose Oil is making me think differently. With squalane and vitamin c formulated, it leaves skin a more radiance, firmness and glowing look. I apply it during the night daily and wake up with softer and brighter skin.


Primer: This is another winner, the Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer by Marc Jacobs. I do not like using primer during the summer as my skin always feel so heavy after applying layers and layers. But this one is so refreshing and allow the skin to breath without compromising the skin-perfecting benefits. Plus makeup stays longer even under the heat. I must-try if you haven't tried it already!

Foundation: Foundation is a must for my daily makeup routine since my skin tone is not perfect and I always have red spots and acnes here and there. So when it comes to choosing the perfect foundation for the summer I can get very picky. Here are some of my recent favourites:

Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer - A super light and sheer moisturizer with foundation and illuminating formula that makes your skin instantly glowing. Since it's very light coverage, I often use it when I'm running errands or heading out for a few bites with friends. 

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Le Cushion - Cushion foundations are very in trend now and if you haven't tried a cushion foundation yet I recommend trying this one from Yves Saint Laurent. Not only does it looks so pretty, it offers a medium coverage for a natural and sophisticated finish, perfect to achieve the no makeup look! Plus the dimmer puff makes if super easy to apply and I carry it around in my purse for instant touch-up.

Giorgio Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Foundation - One of the best foundations that I keep going back to, by my favourite beauty brand Giorgio Armani. I often use their Power Fabric for a full coverage, but I always switch up to this one for a lighter coverage during the summer season. It is formulated with micro-fil technology that pairs high-impact pigments with weightless texture and leaves the skin a radiant and silky finish.

Highligher: I've always loving the look of healthy glowing skin under the sun and with the help of some highlighters getting that picture perfect look is never that easy. The TOUCHE ECLAT Radiance  Perfecting Pen by Yves Saint Laurent has been one of my favourite secret weapons to highlight, brighten and smooth the skin. I use it under my eyes, on my brows and nose to for a natural highlight.  I also added the NARS Illuminator in Orgasm to get a more shimmering effect and give skin a refreshed luminosity. Apply only one drop on each cheek and blend it out using fingers. If you are looking for natural glow for the summer this is the one.


I've heard so many good thing about Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb and I'm luckily to finally have my own bottle thanks to the lovely team at Viktor & Rolf. With notes of samba jasmine, centifolia rose, cattleya orchid, Ballerina Freesia and patchouli, the perfect infusion of flowers that magically awaken your deepest senses. And if you are loving the Flowerbomb, their new limited edition Flowerbomb Bloom is also a must-try. With a lighter scent comparing to the original one it is perfect for the summer days.

Cleansing/Foundation Brush

Clarisonic Mia Fit has been my favourite cleansing device to date. It smooth and exfoliate skin and gives it a deeper cleanse. So when I received their new Sonic Foundation Brush Head I could't be more excited to try and it was way beyond my expectation. It blends out foundations easily and quickly and also effortlessly applies foundation in hard-to-reach areas. I end up using less foundation and less time, while achieving an airbrushed look that I couldn't achieve using beauty blenders or makeup brushes. Highly recommended if you find yourself having troubles getting that flawless look under a minute like yours truly...

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  1. I need to try the Giorgio Armani foundation! I've heard so many amazing things about it
    X Izzy |

    1. Yesss my all time favourite! Let me know how you're liking it!


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