Sunday, 14 July 2013

Summer make up

Yay summer is here!!!
As much as I love the sun one thing I hate is that sweaty feeling and make up melting off your face that you're left with  this time of year. When the sun decides to grace us with its presence I do tend to change up my make up routine a little. I go for a much simpler look and only using the bare necessities.


When it comes to foundation I'm a liquid kinda girl and love that dewy glow that we all tend to gravitate to, but when its hot and sticky we all have that dewy glow and there is a fine line between dewy and damn right sweaty!
I change my fountain from a liquid to a mineral powder, I find this stays a lot longer on the skin without melting away and keeps my face from  "glowing" ( or looking sweaty if you would like to call it that).
I prep my face the same using the Stila 10 - 1 Bronzing Beauty Balm SPF30 and Benefits Pore Professional. This is the perfect base in my mind, I have my sunscreen, I looked tanned and my pores are minimised. I then use Sheer Cover's concealer, this is super creamy and hides any spots or dark circles under my eyes. I then use Sheer Cover's mineral foundation, this delivers fantastic coverage and feels light and airy on the skin, almost like I'm not wearing anything. If you haven't got this I find Mac's Studio fix powder foundation just as good but doesn't give as much coverage.
I set this all in place with Rimmels Stay Matte Translucent powder.

Contour, Blush and Highlight

I use Nars Laguna bronzer to contour and add definition to my face, this is the best bronzer, its not orange, its matte and creates a natural shadow on the skin, I LOVE IT!!
For blush I use Laura Mericer Second Skin Blush in Lush Nectarine , it is a gorgeous  pinky coral with a very slight hint of shimmer, it looks beautiful on the skin, giving a natural flushed glow. I add some highlight to the top on my cheek bones with Daniel Sandler Radiant Sheen. This powder has four highlighters, a light pearlescent, a champagne, a baby pink and a golden bronze, these can be used all together or on their own to create a natural sheen to the skin, I love this highlight as its not glittery or too shimmery but deliverers a natural glow to the skin.

Eyes and Lips

When the whether is hot I like to keep my eye make up subtle and focus more on my lips, this saves me having to worry about eyeshadow creasing and eyeliner running. For my eyebrows I use HD brow pallet, I find this stays all day without smudging and keeps my brow looking perfect. I have Eyelash Extensions which saves me having to worry about wearing mascara on them. Eyelash extension are perfect for this time of year, your lashes look full, long and fabulous all day long. Even if I don't wear mascara on my top lashes I do need to wear it on my bottom, there is only one product in my mind that can stand up to the heat without smudging and that is Clinque Bottom Lash Mascara , the only mascara that stops me looking like a panda!
For lips I have been loving both these colours, first is Mac's Costa Chic , a gorgeous bright pinky coral in a frost finish, this adds a pop on colour and finishes the make up look, giving you a fresh summery vibe. On days where I feel like going really natural I wear Revlons lip butter in Juicy Papaya, a sheer coral that tints the lips slightly leaving them with a moisturised sheen.
I would love to know what make up you wear in the summer.
Thanks for Reading


  1. I barely wear any in summer, no matter what I do it ends up looking like I melted lol so now a bit a mascara is about it! :)

  2. I wear By Terry Soleil D'Or as the only base, lilylolo mineral eyeshadow and they're real mascara with a tinted lip balm.

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  4. I love the look of the Mac lipstick, I've been loving Mac's 'Vegas Volt' (they look similar) for a pop of colour in the summer :)

    1. I have Vagas Volt aswell, it's all about coral for me this season! Thanks for your comment Hun xx

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  6. I really like that Rimmel Stay Matte Powder! I have been loving wearing very neutral makeup with bold lip colors this summer! I'm a new follower by the way :)

  7. Love the look of the Daniel Sandler product! Lovely lippies too x

    1. The Daniel Sandler is lovely, thanks Hun xx


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