Tan, Glorious Tan!

Tanning is always a risky subject in the beauty community as many feel that it’s important to embrace your natural skin tone. I totally agree, but everyone should be able to feel comfortable in their skin so for those, like me, who love a good tan, why not! Summer is here and I am excited to share my absolute fave fake tans. I’m super pale and I’ve always struggled to find a fake tan that doesn’t look patchy, streaky or orange. No one likes being mistaken for a wotsit. I’ve tried sooo many over the years, including the big brands like Bondi Sands, St Tropez and Fake Bake. I’d be lying if I said I loved them. My two faves are easily St. Moriz mouse and Garnier Summer Body moisturiser.

I’ve always loved Garnier’s skincare range and this moisturiser is no exception. I have really dry skin and unlike most fake tans this is incredibly hydrating. More importantly it doesn’t smell bad! It has the most amazing apricot scent. As for the application its applies like a moisturiser and is streak free. I use the light colour as it works as my pre-summer glow but it isn’t the darkest of tans. It does take a couple of days to build up colour but it gives a subtle and natural looking tan that lasts. It’s usually £7.79 but right now its only £3.85 at Superdrug so GO GO GO!

LJL Rating: 10/10

If you’re looking for a noticeable tan I have to recommend St Moriz professional mouse. I use medium however I find that it’s quite dark. I adore this tan as it’s not even got the hint of orange to it and once again its streak free. The development time is really quick and the colour lasts for days. With frequent application it builds up the most incredible colour. It does have a slight fake tan smell to it and I have found it to dry my skin up a bit but if you apply moisturiser after it’s developed its absolutely fine. Moreover, this is one of the cheapest fake tans I’ve found. From Feel Unique it’s £3.99 but if you’d rather shop in store it’s £5 in Superdrug, Boots and Tesco.

LJL Rating: 9/10 (due to how drying it can be)

The Best Cost-Effective Liquid Lipstick

When it comes to lips, I love liquid lipstick. I find the pigmentation and durability of them works much better than other lip products.

BUT… nothing is worse than splashing out on a liquid lipstick to find that a few hours into its wear it’s cracked and crumbled. This is why I live for MUA’s lip lacquers. My oh my these gems are one of the best beauty hacks going. They last all day- FOR REAL- and remain smooth and comfortable on the lip.

The best part- they are only £3!  It’s insane to not give them a try.

LJL Tip: Superdrug often have 3 for 2 on their makeup so for £6 you can try 3. Bargain!

Underneath are swatches of my Summer faves ♥ From top to bottom we have Harmony, Halcyon, Tranquillity and Hustle.

Harmony   This is  a very nude pink that works well with minimal makeup looks.  Paired with a clear lip gloss or shimmery lip topper it makes a very cute daytime look.

Halycon   This shade is similar to Tranquillity however it has more orange undertones giving it an apricot hue. This colour is perfect for Summer as it’s super fun and works nicely with pink and orange eyeshadow looks.

Tranquillity   Expect to hear me talk about this A LOT. I wear this nearly every day, it’s such a stunning nude. It pairs well with most makeup looks and is such a classy darker nude tone. I cannot recommend enough!

Hustle   Although this is a darker shade I’ve included it because the purple and burgundy undertones make for a stunning evening lip look. If you’re planning a late night BBQ or a beach evening (super jel if you are), this look words well with a subtle smokey eye and looks great on darker skin tones too.

Let me know what you guys think, and if you have any shade recommendations yourself!  Here’s the link to the Superdrug website: https://www.superdrug.com/b/MUA