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Here we are to Tip #7 of the Summer of 2014 series! Thank you so much guys for your support and the time you take to read my rambles!

I couldn’t wait to be able to write this post and to share with you beautiful, my thoughts on this two makeup bases I will use this summer. One of them is a new favourite I had for over 3 weeks now. Can you guess which one is it?

You are right! It is the newest Burberry release – the Fresh Glow B.B. Cream!

Now, I am not a fan of heavy foundations at all! I was blessed with relatively good skin so I do not need to cover much. That is why, for me, BB creams work amazing all year round but especially during summer. BB creams are in fact beauty balms. A mix of skincare and makeup in order to accentuate a fresh complexion and to leave you with an astoundingly natural finish. They correct transparency, lighten skin up with a fresh glow, gently hydrate, instantly smooth, and offer a day after day protection.

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The Dior Diorskin Nude BB Crème was basically a Lisa Eldridge enabled purchase ( no surprise there, right?! ), confirmed several times by another lovely beauty blogger and youtuber, Anna from Vivianna Does Makeup.

It is described as a “multifunctional beauty balm that creates a lustrous, flawless finish” that at the same time provides the benefits of skincare and makeup, in a fresh, airy formula: which makes it the new generation of complexion enhancers.

The texture is light, enriched with natural origin skin care ingredients ( mineralized floral water and a blend of antioxidants ) to melt onto the skin, to conceal only the unwanted flaws and to moisturize it, smooth, protect and correct it for a sheer coverage.

The finish is on the natural side which I pretty much enjoy. It is not too dewy, not too matte. In fact, I have to admit that I find this one to be more matte than many BB creams I have tried.

Overall, the Dior Diorskin BB Cream is a light to medium coverage base amazing during hot summers, also because it is formulated with SPF 10.

I have mine in the lightest shade #001 Light and I am using it all year round – in colder months with a bit of powder to set it and during summer with some bronzer on.

The Diorskin Nude BB Cream also comes in a Tan version that I have yet to try.

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The other BB cream I wanted to tell you about is the new Burberry Fresh Glow B.B. Cream. I blogged about its release along with some other new amazing Burberry products over a month ago. ( read full post here )

It is described as a “skin perfecting beauty balm” which will give you the aspect of a fresh, healthy-looking, glowing, youthful complexion. “The light-diffusing complex instantly helps enhance skin luminosity and tone, while skin-matched colour pigments give a harmonised, natural-looking finish”, they say on their website and now that I have used it for almost a month, I can confirm that they are right. 

Since we are deep into summer, I thought it would be better for me to buy shade #01 Fair one of the three shades targeted towards Caucasian skin types, which are darker than Asian ones. This shades of the Fresh Glow B.B. Cream have an SPF of 20 when the last two shades are specially formulated in suitable shades for Asian skin, with a SPF of 30 PA+++ to shield against UVA and UVB rays. But I really consider to buy myself another one because I really think with my skin type I can make work an Asian targeted shade too, and to use the one I already own exclusively during the summer. 

The formula is amazing: lightweight and breathable! It will give you sheer coverage, buildable to medium ( with a beauty blender or just fingers ) for a healthy, natural glowing look.

The signature Burberry scent: rosehip, tea and lavender extracts, is not overpowering or irritating, even for sensitive skins.

So, these two will be my makeup base companions for the Summer of 2014! Which ones are yours?

See you soon, beautiful!

xx, Annie