Bag it: Summer Survival kit

When doing work in the city I almost always carry a big bag with me. The SLR-camera, an extra lens, the calendar and a water bottle and sometimes also my laptop comes with me. And of course all the small stuff like keys, cards, etc. So I’m not very keen on adding a make-up bag to the pack list.IMG_0634

But these three have become the summer essentials worth carrying around: The lightweight sun protection Darphin Intral, Lightweight Sun Protection, spf50. It’s absorbed quite quickly and leaves the face without a greasy look and no white film as often is the case. It also works as a make-up base and pollution shield (much needed in London). An extra star for the pocket-friendly size.

A muli-tasker is always welcomed and Tata Harper Volumizing Cheek & Lip Tint in Très Populaire works both for cheeks and lips although if lips are dry I use a lip balm first. Above all it’s is doing a great job as a natural looking blush and it’s easy to blend in.

The much-hyped Glossier are masters at brand building in every sense. But being hailed as one of the best “no-make up-make up” for Millenials made me skeptical. What works for the young and good-looking that looks equal stunning without a trace of any add-ons don’t say anything about it’s ability to give a murky middle-aged a morning quick-fix.

But I have to say that both their claim-to-fame-product, the eyebrow colour Boy Brow and this stick the Dew Effect Highlighter Haloscope in Topaz is delivering. The colour Topaz is really great for adding a sun-kissed glow to cheekbones and the eyebones.

The outer halo in the stick is infused with genuine crystal extracts for all-day enlightenment, with a solid oil core of vitamin-rich moisturizers for a hydrated, dewy finish. (On their website you can see how to apply it.)

Darphin Intral, Lightweight Sun Protection, spf50, £35. Tata Harper Volumizing Cheek & Lip Tint in Très Populaire, £34. Glossier Dew Effect Highlighter Haloscope in Topaz,£18.