blogger erika agostino summer makeup skincare must haves

Ever wonder how bloggers achieve an inherent glow? That flawless skin? Is it all down to the right makeup? Well, we caught up with blogger Erika Agostino of MakeUp Fun to find out what she has on her dresser. Turns out, she’s all about quality makeup products and the right skincare must-haves that help keep her skin Instagram-ready through the sweltering summers.

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“Summer beauty is all about shimmer vibes, bronze colors, sweet perfumes, and long-lasting products that resist even the sweatiest weather. Here are my top 6 that I just can’t do without:

My Favorite Fragrance…

…is Eau de Parfum Prada Candy. It has a very charming and addictive warm scent. Feminine, seductive, strong and incredibly sweet, its predominant notes are white musk, benzoin resin, caramel and vanilla-scented honey.

prada candy eau de parfum

Prada Candy Eau De Parfum, £49.50 (30ml)

Now make note, the Eau de Parfum is stronger and lasts longer than the Eau de Toilette, so bear this in mind when choosing your perfume. When I experienced its aroma for the first time at the store, I was absolutely carried by it. I’d wear this all year round but in particular, it’s my summer favourite. It reminds me of peaches and juicy summer-time fruits.

My Moisturising Must-Have

We often neglect skin care during this time of the year because our skin tends to be more oily thanks to the heat; but, we must not stop hydrating our skin. It’s better to choose a lighter moisturiser, and for this reason, I like using L’Oreal Extraordinary Facial Oil. Oils are not evil. In fact, they are essential for our skin health and they are not as greasy as one might think. This oil gives the right nutrients to our sun-tested face, with eight essential oil blends: Lavender, Rosemary, Marjoram, Geranium, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Orange Peel, and Lavandin.

l'oreal paris extraordinary facial oil

L’Oréal Paris Extraordinary Facial Oil, £19.99 (30ml)

I use a couple of drops at night before bed and after my makeup removal and face cleansing routine, applying it in a circular motion on the face and neck, giving a light massage while it absorbs, breathing in the aromatic scent. My skin appears brighter and feels soft in the morning, which I adore.

My Makeup Basics

When I need my eye makeup to last very long and resist the heat, I use the Original Primer Potion by Urban Decay on my bare eyes before the eyeshadow. There’s a reason why this primer is so well known and loved by everyone: It makes the eyeshadow appear more vibrant, last as untouched all day, without creasing. It is a light beige color and for this reason, it evens out the skin tone, serving as the perfect base for a smoother and uniform eyeshadow application.

urban decay eyeshadow primer potion

Urban Decay Original Primer Potion, £17

My tip is to use it even under the eye area before the concealer to seal it in place and to prevent the creases from forming there too.

My Favourite Eyeshadow Palette…

…is, without a doubt, the Urban Decay Naked Palette. Where else will you get 12 perfect nudes and browns, both shimmer and matte with excellent pigmentation, all in one place?

urban decay naked basics eyeshadow palette

Urban Decay Naked Palette, £39.50

There are a million looks you can realize with these. My favorite one for summer is definitely the golden bronze as it vibes perfectly with tanned skin. I even like to use the lighter colours as highlighters on the bridge and tip of my nose, brow bones, cupid’s bow, apples of the cheeks, forehead, and chin for a glowing finish.

My Go-To Lipsticks

My favourite lipsticks are the ones by MAC Cosmetics, especially Candy Yum Yum which is a gorgeous bright pink that looks great on my bronzed complexion. It provides a bold and fun pop of colour that lifts my spirits.

When I want a more subtle and classy look I choose Pink Plaid, a light antique pink that’s perfect for every skin tone. In my opinion, it’s the ultimate nude-pink.

mac cosmetics candy yum yum and pink plaid lipsticks

MAC Lipstick Candy Yum Yum, £16.50; MAC Lipstick Pink Plaid, £16.50

These lipsticks apply soft and easy with an even and pigmented matte color at the first application. They smell like sweet vanilla and last long without drying the lips. You can use a primer before applying your lipstick for a longer lasting result, especially if you’re going out for dinner and drinks.”

Erika Agostino is a fashion and beauty blogger from Italy. She likes reviewing products and sharing her way of life. You can catch her at MakeUpFun.It for more tips on skincare and makeup secrets.

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