My Fresh Faced Summer Base

fresh faced summer base

When applying my makeup in the morning I always make the effort to achieve a fresh faced summer base. I have discovered a few new products recently that work so well together. I’ve really struggled with dry, lacklustre skin over the winter so these are perfect for adding  radiance and glow back into my complexion.

Firstly, I have been using the Lancôme Pro Hydra Glow Primer* every single day before applying my foundation. The formula adds the most beautiful pearlescent glow to my skin and instantly provides a fresh faced radiance. It smells lovely, feels refreshing to use and the consistency is perfect as a primer.

I have been super impressed with the Pur-lisse BB Tinted Moist Cream* recently. I have been testing it out for around 3-4 weeks now and I can’t stop applying it! The coverage is amazing for a BB Cream and it looks like your skin but so much healthier. It’s barely noticeable which I love for an everyday summer base. I genuinely can’t get enough of this, it’s fast becoming one of my all time favourites!

For highlighter my favourite is the Nars Copacabana Illuminator. This intensifies the glow and really enhances my fresh faced summer look. For a more natural finish I use a beauty blender to press it into the skin. I love how dewy this makes my makeup appear and it’s a staple in my everyday routine.

Finally, I cant resist setting everything in place with a light dusting of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette. I usually mix all three to ensure my makeup lasts for the day and looks effortlessly glowing. The powders really help to soften the overall look of my skin for a more soft focused finish.

What products do you recommend for a fresh faced summer base?

Daisy x



  • I’ve never tried any of these products, but they all sound lovely! I really love the sound of the hourglass palette, everything they do looks gorgeous xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

    • I want a whole collection filled with hourglass! I love everything <3

  • I love that NARS Illuminator!

    xo, Liz

  • Sinéad Danielle ✿

    Not heard of the Lancome primer but I’m in need of a new one actually so may have to add it to my wishlist! That BB Cream sounds worth a try too, the one I have is really low coverage!
    Sinéad xo Fabuleuse Du Jour

    • I love the combination of both of these, they work so well together xx

  • that nars illuminator looks amazing xx

    • It lasts forever, such a must have for me now!

  • Emma

    I’ve not tried anything from Pur-lisse but the BB cream sounds amazing. I love when you can still get decent coverage from a BB cream.

    Emma x

    • I literally cant get over how amazing it is! <3

  • The Nars illuminator sounds amazing, I’m loving dewy skin at the moment! x

    Millie |

    • Same here! I just need a tan to go alongside it xx

  • I love the sound of the Nars illuminator! It features on so many blogs that I read.
    – Ambar x

    • Its so beautiful! I heard it’s Millie Mackintosh’s favourite so I had to have it! xx

  • I’m so excited to start using my nars copacabana illuminator now summer is rolling around!

    Lucy | Forever September

    • It’s really good on the body too for when you’re wearing summer dresses etc! xx

  • The Nars illuminator will always be my favourite at this time of the year!

    Danielle xx

  • My all time favourite NARS product!

    Lovely post 🙂