Summer is here and that can only mean one thing in Ireland – torrential rain and frrrrreezing temperatures! In fairness, we did have a mini heatwave a couple of weeks ago – and the country went nuts for it.
When we do get a rare glimpse of sun, I like to bring out the big guns. In this case, it’s the new sun care range from Clinique for Summer 2017.
Clinique always have great products – and this summer’s line-up are no exception. First up is the Clinique BIY Blend It Yourself Pigment Drops (€34). The idea behind these highly concentrated drops is that you can add as little or as much to moisturiser to create your own custom base.
I like this idea a lot – particularly during the summer months when I only want to wear sunscreen and not a whole pile of make-up.
Speaking of sunscreen, Clinique has launched its new and improved sun care range. The Clinique SPF 30 Anti-Wrinkle Face cream (€24) is a blend of mineral and tradition UVA/UVB filters. I like the fact that it sinks in straight away and I can apply my regular make-up almost immediately. I also like the term ‘anti-wrinkle’ in the name. One can live in hope…
The Clinique SPF 30 Virtu-Oil Body Mist (€34) is a nice, lightweight spray which feels cool on application. Me likey.
Finally, the Clinique Sun-Kissed Gelee Complexion Multitasker is last summer’s release but I liked it so much then, it deserves an honorary mention. The oil-free gel gives buildable, sheer colour for a soft golden look that lasts 12 hours, even through sweat, sun and sea. Brilliant.
What are your summer staples?