SUMMER BEAUTY. In my last Instagram survey lots of you requested a summer beauty edit – so today I’m glad to finally serve you my trusted skincare & make-up essentials for the warmer months. + I also got a little treat for you: Niche Beauty, one of my favorite shopping destinations for up and coming skincare, asked me to curate my absolute beauty essentials and I’ve collected all my summer favorites on their website. And YOU get -15% on all orders* with the code VIENNA15. However, let’s start with my Summer Heroes:
3 products save my life in the boiling heat: the Mario Badescu Facial Spray always gives me an instant refresh whenever my skin feels tired or de-hydrated. Love love love the fresh scent of Aloe Vera, Green Tea and Cucumber. This is probably my favorite product of summer 2018!
Another life saver: the black Jade roller, which I bought a couple of months ago. I always put it in the fridge and it has the ultimate cooling effect for tired, puffy skin. It’s like a mini 30sec face massage – so good!
To keep the lips hydrated I’ve been using the Lilah b. Lip balm – a nice, rich formular that adds a bit of a shine to the lips. Plus the chic packaging itself is worth to mention.
Skincare wise I’ve become an absolute Dr. Barbara Sturm fangirl! I’ve been using the Anti-Pollution Drops for a couple of months now and the Facial Scrub (which by the way is included in the amazing Niche Goodie Bag. Details below) is my absolute absolute favorite. Restocked it over 3 times now and I’m still obsessed!! The latest edition is the Dr. Barbara Sturm Enzyme Cleanser, a two-in-one cleansing foam and exfoliator which I’m already obsessed with. The fine-grained powder transforms into a foam once water is added, providing a deep yet gentle cleanse.
Once the skin is perfectly exfoliated and all the dead skin removed I’m using the Chanel Soleil Identité for a bit of tan and the Eye serum for extra hydration. I know these products are a bit pricey but definitely worth the investment. I’ve never used a face tan that looks that natural!
Traveling in summer can be quite challenging due to dry air and heat. That’s why I’m a massive fan of sheet masks, especially on long-haul flights. They’ll save your face from dehydration and you’ll arrive fresh-faced and awake. I can totally recommend the Nip + Fab Hydration Mask or the Garnier Hydra Bomb. And nothing better than cooling Eye Patches after a long day/flight. My trusted hero for years are the Magic Stripes Collagen Patches, they are incredibly refreshing and reduce puffiness. Probably one of the most important summer essentials is owning a proper travel kit. I can once again recommend you the Dr. Barbara Sturm (told ya I’m a fangirl) Travel Kit which includes all these skincare necessities you’ll need on a vacay. I took it with me on our honeymoon and I didn’t miss a single thing. Face cream, cleanser, serum, eye & body cream – you got it all!
ALL ABOUT THAT GLOW
I mean who doesn’t want a healthy, glowy skin? I absolutely do, not only in summer. My favorite mood & face enhancers are the Glow Drops and the NARS Multiple Illuminator (my favorite cream blush for years). Although I’m currently wearing less to none make-up I like to add a bit of a shine here and there. The Cupids Bow Lip Balm is a great choice since its pearly shine can also be used as eyeshadow or highlighter. 3-in-1 so to speak. For colour on the eyes I always prefer bronzy tones, it adds this subtle sophistication to your lids. The Lilah B. Eyeshadow Palette has just the perfect mix of matte and shimmery tones, that will easily create summery smokey eyes. And I can also recommend the Face Stockholm Mascara – finally a mascara that gives you long, black lashes without crumbling.
Last but not least: a bit of highlighter for the perfect summer glow! Current favorites are the Armani Neo Nude Highlighter and the RMS Luminizer Quad – a palette with four cream luminizers. Also nice for travels!
Did you find anything you’d also like to try? Leave a comment below, I’d love to know!
*and all NICHE BEAUTY orders over 250€ receive this amaaazing goodie bag, filled with my absolute highlight products like the Dr. Barbara Sturm Facial Scrub (which alone is worth 50€)!
In Collaboration with NICHE BEAUTY