Written by Katleen Lison on August 20th, 2012

It’s been quite hot here in Belgium the last few days! Finally the perfect weather to use my summer-beauty-kit!

I’ve been using Babor’s Summer Blush for a few weeks now, and I love it! The colors are perfect for summer (a warm hot pink, a soft coral and a deep, slightly shimmery bronze) and it’s so versatile, I use it as as a blush, as a bronzer ànd even as an eyeshadow too!
Summer Blush Collection - €26 - Babor

My favourite summer-mascara this one from Maybelline. It’s waterproof, looks quite natural (despite its name) and it is easy to apply, essential for hot days at the pool!
Waterproof mascara Falsies Volum’Epress - Maybelline

Do you want to make a fashion-statement by using a hint of color on your eyelids at the beach or at the pool? This (véry) waterproof eyeshadow-stick takes you straight from a dive in the water to the beachparty. Or the other way around, if you fancy a midnight-swim. ;-)
Waterproof eyeshadow stick Ombre Blackstar - €30 - By Terry

Bumble & bumble is launching a fantastic new line of UV-protective products. The sulfate-free shampoo, the conditioner, the styling balm and the protective polish keep your coloured hair in perfect condition. I recently updated my hair colour, but now my hair feels a bit dry when I wash it with a ‘normal’ shampoo. So I’ve used this Bumble & bumble shampoo the last few weeks, and my hair feels soft en looks shiny again!
Sulfate-free Shampoo Color Minded - Bumble & Bumble
UV protective Styling Balm - Bumble & Bumble

My new favourite day cream: the Total Effects sensitive skin- moisturizer! This Total Effects-range of products is fantastic, combining anti-aging, moisturizing and sun-protection.
Total Effects Sensitive skin - €21,99 - Olaz

If you go on holiday, but want to avoid taking a big make-up bag with you, I suggest taking a ‘Flipstick’: Max Factor’s fun and beautiful duo-lipsticks! Soooo many possibilities!!
- Use the lightest colour only, for a subtle effect.
- Use the brightest or darkest colour as a classy evening-look.
- Apply the brightest colour on your lips, leave it on for a few minutes, and then take it off with a tissue. The colour has stained your lips, and it will last a few hours without fading, without you having the sticky lipstick-feeling! You can now add some transparant lipbalm to condition your lips.
- Use the two colours together to design your own lip-look! Use the red lipstick on the outer edges of your lips for example, and add a dot of coral in the middle part of your lips!
My favourite look is this one on the picture below: I used the lightest colour (coral) on the outer edges of my lips, and the bright pink/red on the inside! That way, you get the cherry-lips-effect (as if you just ate a bunch of cherries! :-P)
Flipstick (duo-lipstick) - €12,49 - Max Factor

Last but not least, a summer-kit item for easy beach-hair: the Ocean Spritz spray by Wella!
So easy: just spray it in your hair, massage it a little bit, and you have a beachy waves!
I also like to spray it in my hair before I make a braid or before I put my hair up in a messy bun (ideal for the beach).
If I take the braid / bun out after a few hours, my hair has beautiful waves! Ideal for summer-evenings!
Ocean Spritz spray - Wella

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