Amanda Holden’s summer beauty favourites

Struggling with your beauty regime this summer? Get some inspiration from our fabulous Ambassador Amanda Holden, who let’s face it – always looks gorgeous! We caught up with her to chat about her favourite sunny-day make-up looks and what we might find in her beauty bag this season. Time to take notes…

What does your typical summer beauty routine look like?

Everything goes a bit darker foundation-wise in my typical summer beauty routine, but most days I actually prefer using a tinted moisturiser like the Nude Finish Tinted Moisturiser from Bobbi Brown. I like the feeling of lightness this brings.

What is your favourite kind of summer make-up look?

I still wear eyelashes and a good lipgloss but I suppose I go more heavy on the bronzer and highlighter, as my body is quite brown and my face needs to match it! I always wear a hat in the summer when I’m reading out in the sunshine.

What are your top five summer beauty recommendations?

My top five at the moment have to be:

1. Hoola by Benefit

I love the gorgeous natural glow this bronzer gives and it’s a staple in my beauty bag all year round for that healthy, sun-kissed complexion.

2. Barepro Glow Highlighter by Bareminerals

What I like about this highlighter is that it comes in a liquid drop formula which makes it easy to apply to the skin. It really illuminates the face and gives a radiant, smooth appearance.

3. Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation & Brush by Tarte

This is a lovely lightweight liquid foundation for the summer that still gives full coverage while maintaining hydration – perfect for the warmer weather when skin can feel drier.

4. Pro-Collagen Rose Hydro Mist by Elemis

With my early morning starts for radio my make-up can sometimes dry out by the end of the day so I like to keep this hydrating mist handy in my bag to refresh my makeup and give my skin a little boost.

5. Gen Nude Buttercream Lipgloss by Bareminerals

Nude lipgloss is a must-have for that everyday look. I like to wear this moisturising gloss for a natural, balmy coverage.

Thanks for chatting, Amanda!

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