May 25, 2010

Summer in the city

Like many other women every summer I'm on the look-out for new beauty products to make me feel polished all day long. Instead of doing a "What's in my beauty bag?" post I just listed them below. I've been using most of them for a long time and I'm really satisfied with them. So, here are my summer essentials:

1) Estée Lauder Double Wear: Let me start by saying that I have a rather oily, blemish-prone skin, so when it gets warmer this foundation has pretty much of a holy grail status for me. It gives great coverage and lasts really long. I used the Double Wear Light version of it during last summer but I came to the conclusion that this one was much better for humid weather.

2) Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Liquid Makeup: This is the second foundation I use, mostly when I have breakouts. Its staying power can pretty much hold up with Double Wear and after applying it I don't even need additional concealer for spots.

3) Chanel Poudre Universelle Compacte: I like a matt finish so I carry this translucent powder with me at all times. Upon applying foundation I set my foundation with loose powder from Yves Rocher at home, so this compact always stays in my bag for touch-ups on the go and lasts me a long time.

4) L'Oréal Touche Magique Concealer: I always buy different under-eye concealers but I keep coming back to this brush pen to brighten up and illuminate my tired eyes. The coverage is not very high and since I use the lightest shade it also doubles as a highlighter.

5) MAC Sonic Chic Mineralized Blush in Dainty: This blush came in a goodie bag and I've been using it almost every day for nearly a year now! If I can see the bottom of the pan it means that I really loved the product and this is no exception. ^^ Dainty is a warm pink color with subtle shimmer and flatters my skintone equally in summer and in winter. It's highly pigmented, long-lasting and gives my cheeks a pretty glow.

6) Chanel Nouvelle Vague nail polish: This nail polish is on my shopping list but unfortunately it's still not available in Switzerland. Chanel nail polishes almost have no staying power on my nails but I know that I won't be able to resist this shade which will be perfect for summer.

7) Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté in Peach Passion: Apparently this lipstick is on my wish list since October 2008!! I don't really know why I never bought it but I definitely have to have this peach colored lipstick this summer!

8) Bourjois Délice de Poudre Bronzer: I was lucky to get this bronzer in a goodie bag as well and recommended it to many girlfriends in the last two years I've been using it. I mostly use it for contouring my cheekbones or when I want a sunkissed look I lightly apply it all over my face. This bronzer looks and smells heavenly like a chocolate bar and I'm definitely sticking with it since this one doesn't look orangey or muddy on me.

Do we share any favorites? Which products are your summer essentials?


Betty said...

Die YSL rouge volupté lippenstifte sind super. der kleine Spiegel auf dem Deckel ist ausserdem praktisch.

Mein make up musthave für den Sommer ist eigentlich nur Mascara und Bronzer. Nars Laguna ist seit langem mein Favorit.

Unknown said...

ehrlich gesagt.. ich benutze keinen make up oder puder, obwohl ich eine unreine haut habe, aber ich fühl mich damit so unwohl =/

purpleluxe said...

Love your blog! Come visit me sometime! MAC MSF in soft & gentle is one of my favorites as a highlight. Should check it out

Emily said...

I love the Chanel color (I'm assuming it's named after the band?) If so, even cooler. Great list =)

Tessi said...

Im in love with the YSL lipsticks! This colour is gorgeous!!


lyvine said...

I use double wear aswell! they don't sell my shade here in Switzerland though, always have to get it when I'm in England and Ireland! I actually have very dry skin, not many makeups you can use on both skin types ;)
gonna have to try the MAC blush, not really satisfied with mine and everybody is saying that MAC is great!

oh and there's a H&M nail polish that's very like the chanel one, and it stays longer ;)

Styleseeking Zurich said...

@ Emily: I hope that it's named after the band, I love their songs! :)

@Lyvine: I saw that shade at H&M but didn't buy it. I have to admit that the name Nouvelle Vague has a special meaning to me so I need to get the "original" one (if one can say that...) :)

Hello. said...

i am in love with turquoise this year! i have been buying everything in it, and I saw a an American Apparel polish in Malibu Green that is gorgeous. You should check it out!

Manicure Time said...

Ofcourse I understand your nailpolish craving:)(I'm the proud owner of a nailpolish blog.)I follow the blog of a turkish girl, who reviewed and compared many Chanel polishes, this is the link to Nouvelle Vague:

Styleseeking Zurich said...

@ Manicure Time: Thanks for your comment, I'll definitely stop by and have a look at your blog! I know Inside of my purse, she has an amazing nail polish collection and her review on Nouvelle Vague absolutely won me over.. :)

Liv said...

Nesli, Nouvelle Vague is already available, at Jelmoli, Manor, Globus, Douglas since last Friday, but of course sold out everywhere already.
If you want one, make a reservation with Marionnaud right away, they didn't get them in yet, but I guess it will be gone soon, too, when they get it. I was on the waitlist at Jelmoi but they messed up and I never got the call, but fortunately I already bought it in Paris last week ;-)

So, we do share Nouvelle Vague and I love pretty much everything by MAC ;-)

Jasmin said...

Den Estée Lauder Double Wear muss ich auch mal probieren, da ich auch zu öliger Haut neige.

Bis jetzt habe ich immer den Clinique Pore Minimizer T-zone Shine Control genommen..auch nicht schlecht und vor allem farblos :)

Kimandra - New & Past Stories said...

War ein uh toller Nachmittag! Hat mich sehr gefreut, dass ihr auch dort wart und auf das kurze Kafichränzli :). To be repeated!
<3 Andrea

Styleseeking Zurich said...

@ Liv: When I read your comment first thing in the morning I instantly got nerveous. :D Bein sick for one week I thought I totally missed out on this one. I ran to Marionnaud, had them make calls to their different stores with no luck. Then a run to Manor, left empty-handed, then Jelmoli, then Globus and finally at Douglas I snatched the last one. Maybe it's still available at the Duty Free shops at the airport but I couldn't wait til Saturday. :)

@ Jasmin: Den Pore Minimizer von Clinique hatte ich vor einiger Zeit auch gebraucht. Fand es aufgetragen toll aber konnte langfristig an der Grösse der Poren nichts feststellen... :S

@ Andrea: Hach ja, toll wars! Wird sicher wiederholt! :)

<3 Nesli

Liv said...

Oh you've been lucky then, that's great :-)

LagrandegentilleLou said...

The Chanel nailpolish 'Nouvelle vague' is too on my wishlist :D
It's perfect for summer !

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