When I think of summer beauty, the words easy, effortless and natural come to mind.
You know, those girls with that sun-kissed glow that appear well-rested and fresh off a Mediterranean luxury vacation aboard their billionaire beau’s yacht?! Since we can’t all can’t vacation like the Italian socialite girlfriend of a Russian oil tycoon, we can at least get glowing in the privacy of our own homes. So when Borghese sent me some of their luxury makeup to try out, I jumped at the chance to start living la dolce vita!
If you’re not familiar with BORGHESE cosmetics and skincare, it’s a beauty brand rooted in a heritage dating back to the 14th century when people used to seek out the healing waters of the Tuscan earth for their health, beauty and skincare needs. They fuse modern technology with organic and botanical ingredients for the ultimate in anti-aging skincare and luxurious color cosmetics.
In layman’s, non-marketing terms, BORGHESE‘s goal is not to make you look like someone else, just a better version of you. THIS I can get on board with… and if by small chance I start to resemble a young Sophia Loren, I would not be upset by that. AT ALL.
The folks at Borghese sent me an assortment of products from their SUMMER GLOW line including:
- PERFETTA RADIANTE PERFECTING MAKEUP BROAD SPECTRUM SPF20 (in Naturale)
- ECLISSARE COLORRISE BLUSH (in Stunner)
- ECLISSARE COLOR ECLIPSE LIPSTICK ( in Swoon + Edge)
As you know, I’m partial to makeup that doesn’t look or feel like makeup once applied and these products really came through… or more accurately, let my skin come through. The PERFETTA RADIANTE PERFECTING MAKEUP foundation was light, creamy and provided the perfect sheer level of coverage that buffed out any imperfections and gave me a soft, diffused look. It also held up well after an afternoon photo shoot and night out with the girls. No creasing, so smearing onto clothing, no melting… it was really, really good, guys!
The ECLISSARE COLORRISE BLUSH in stunner was the ideal bronzer-blush hybrid. Almost like a multi-dimentional, glowing, caramel color with tiny flecks of gold that reflect the light. I used a large oversized blush brush and applied a veil of color onto my cheekbones and around the perimeter of my face. The blush gave me that perfect, summer skin without the sun damage or the faux orange glow of some bronzers and self-tanners.
Lastly, I believe I may have discovered the perfect nude lip. I love a good nude lip, but hate it when the lipstick is too chalky and flat and gives you corpse lips… because, you know, I definitely DON’T want to look dead. The ECLISSARE COLORSTRUCK LIPSTICK glides on flawlessly and contrary to most sheer/moisturizing lipsticks, actually stays on! Even after 2 rounds of cocktails and dinner, there was no need to reapply. I found that when I applied a base of Swoon, followed by a layer of Edge I achieved the perfect peachy/bronze nude lip — VICTORY!
How’s that for shimmer + radiance and all that good stuff?!
Overall, even as a makeup minimalist I’m definitely going to be keeping these products in my rotation. It’s always nice to switch up your day-to-day look for a bit more drama and the BORGHESE SUMMER GLOW product range provided just that without many extra steps, or complicated You Tube makeup tutorials. The sheer, golden-tinged coverage was the ideal solution to my “just back from my Mediterranean holiday” needs!
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How do YOU get your summer glow?
Disclaimer: While Borghese was generous enough to provide me with the products described, all opinions and experiences are solely my own. Many thanks to Borghese for supporting The Heart’s Delight!