Today's favorite comes from my beauty blogging friend Michaela Williams of Lather Rinse Repeat .
Lather Rinse Repeat is written by the talkative 24 year old Australian that focuses on honest skincare, perfume and beauty product reviews; with a side of snark and sprinkles of pop culture.
Michaela's summer favorite is Becca Beach Tint, which is really a fantastic product for use in the summer. Read on for Michaela's review.
Being an Australian, I naturally spend half my time on the beach (under a huge umbrella, wearing long sleeves and slathered with the highest SPF possible, but still), so obviously my favourite summer product pick is all you'll need for total beach babe bombasticness, right? Right!
A cult-status product and a fellow Aussie too, Becca's Beach Tint is my go-to for both those humid sweaty days in a sweltering Sydney CBD and post-work evenings at the beach and bar. It lasts through those seven tequila shooters and a regrettable glass of Bailey's, not to mention that late-night skinny-dipping session at Bondi. I'll still be rosy-cheeked for the next morning's walk of shame and bacon & egg roll of redemption.
You only need the teeniest worm of product for each cheek, and it provides a lit-within glow for both tanned gals and palefaces like myself. Trial and error have taught me to do one cheek at a time as this gel-cream hybrid dries quickly and is tough to budge if you don't blend in immediately.
Beach Tint over natural pale skin
I'm a fluid foundation for night, BB cream for day kinda lady, so cannot vouch for this product being used over a powder base. Rather, I set it and the rest of my face with a buffering of translucent powder to keep the midday shine at bay.
There's seven colours in the range, and I've chosen to use Watermelon here as it's a deeper pink that manages to suit both pale skin with a little smear and darker complexions once you build up the colour.
Beach Tint over faux-tanned skin
Multitasking products are worth their weight in salted caramel and depending on what shade you select, Beach Tint doubles as a cracking lip stain too. Just make sure to load up with a SPF balm or gloss over the top.
Becca Beach Tint is A$42 for me in Australia, but you lucky yankee ducks score it for US$25. For an Australian brand. Crazy, right?
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