Summertime in the city :: Welcome to Neal’s Yard

I have loved Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic since I discovered the brand twenty-odd years ago while living in London. The signature sapphire blue glass bottles house a gorgeous collection of skincare goods that never fail to perform well. So when I had an opportunity to test drive some of the color-line, I didn’t need any convincing. Here are a few products that make for perfect summer makeup accessories.

I don’t know about you, but when the barometer goes up, the last thing I want to do is put a ton of makeup on my face. Don’t get me wrong, I never head out the door without a little something on my face. Be it a slash of lipgloss, or bronzer, to concealer or a little powder—even the smallest amount of makeup can make all the difference on how you feel out in the world. I always remember my Mom telling me that I should be as put-together as possible, because it would be the day you headed out in sweatpants and a bare face that you’d run into the very person you wish would never see you looking like that! Sod’s Law! But when it’s really hot out there ( and especially if you live in a humid climate like I do) nothing feels worse than makeup that feels heavy or rich on the skin. This not only invites breakouts and blocked pores but your skin will feel like it’s being smothered.
So what’s a girl to do?

NYR organics have several fantastic colour options for summer makeup that not only protect and nourish the skin, but will help you achieve a polished summer look with ease. Each product is Soil Association Certified and are jam-packed with antioxidants to support good skin health. I test drove several products from the range and was not disappointed with any of them. I absolutely loved the loose powder bronzer and continue to use it daily. This brilliant shade of shimmery bronzer highlights the skin while adding just the right amount of sun-kissed bronze. It is talc-free and packed with some of my favorite skin oils like Avocado, Sunflower and sweet almond oil. If you are worried about added oils, don’t —This powder is so lightweight you’ll forget you even have it on!. Containing only organic ingredients, this bronzer gives your skin a healthy glow while keeping it in great condition as well and the color stays true all day, never oxidizing like some other bronzers. $26.50
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Another item from this stellar lineup is the lip gloss collection. Like the rest of the NYR line, all contain only USDA certified ingredients like Organic Caranuaba and bees wax, and a host of potent oils like Pumpkin Seed, Flaxseed, Avocado and Evening primrose to create a luxurious formula for your lips. My favorite color for summer is Fig, which a bronzy shimmer gloss. It is perfect for creating a fresh summer look. While having this powerhouse collection of skin protecting oils makes this lipgloss a no brainer as a beauty must-have, the real draw for me was smoothness of the formula and sheen. It is like the perfect lip balm with the finish of a gloss and delectable bonus of a sweet orange scent. Yum! $16.00

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