Who’s to say we can’t glow all summer as we wait patiently for the sun?

Summer comes and goes in a flash here in Donegal but we love to make the most of the weather when it does brighten up (for 72 hours or so!).

Whether it’s sunny or not, it certainly is hot and this calls for a change up to our makeup and skincare to make sure it stays in place all day. Who’s to say we can’t glow all summer as we wait patiently for the sun?

Here are some top products I’ve been loving this season which are great for holidays and days when the mercury rises.

Urban Decay Chill Setting Spray, €30.00

This has been a face saver when travelling as it holds your foundation all day and helps you keep cool.

A couple of spritz’ in the morning is all you need to set your makeup. It’s a refreshing cucumber scented mist that feels a little sticky when you first put it on but dries to become undetectable. You can be confident the sun won’t melt half your face off when you’ve applied this before the day begins.

Urban Decay Chill Setting Spray

UD have a range of these setting sprays for different finishes, and you can get handy travel sizes too.

You can get this in Urban Decay Stockists around Ireland and NI, or in the airport before you jet off on an adventure!

Shiseido WetForce Sports BB Cream SPF50+ €32.00

If you are out for a stroll in the sun, gymming it or running around on the beach then this is a wonderful base that Shiseido have released this year.

This BB Cream has a strong UV protection that actually adapts to the sunshine and water.

The product formula contains a contouring powder to give a lovely even tan so you can skip foundation. 

Contact with water can reduce the power of sunscreens, but this will react with water (or perspiration) to resist UV rays and actually increase sun protection.

Protecting your face from the sun is the key to anti-aging, so I’ve been using this every day.

It comes in a very handy little pack you can pop in your gym bag or beach bag.

Where to buy? Online at Debenhams, or find your nearest stockist here: www.shiseido.ie/city/donegal

BPerfect 10 Second Tan €25.00

The sun only pops out for a day or two here and there’s never enough time to get a real tan, so this product is ideal for faking it.

When it is hot the last thing you want is to be stinking of fake tan, but with BPerfect you carry the scent of holidays!

BPerfect 10 Second Tan – Coconut

This is a liquid tanning spray that applies instantly. It smells of delicious coconut and goes on evenly with the good velvet mitt. A deep watermelon shade is also available for an increased depth of colour.

The fast drying formula is just what I need when I have to run out the door after realising the sun has arrived. It will mostly all wash off right away in the shower, so bear in mind you’ll need to pack the bottle for topping up on your travels. Make sure to moisturise dry areas before applying for a good even colour.

The colour is a warm shade with an illuminating glow beneath. It’s no fuss and instant – just what we need!

For BPerfect stockists, click here: www.bperfectcosmetics.com/stockists

Do you have any hot weather products to recommend? Let us know!