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Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Summer Make-up Favourites

Simple more natural looking make-up is what I tend to do most of the time, except maybe for a night out or special occasion. It's just easy everyday make-up that works well and is easy to apply, but in summer, that sometimes gets even easier!

Because skin seems to respond well to the sun -or mine does anyway, I can get away with using something more like a tinted moisturiser or maybe just some concealer where needed. The combination I am loving so far this summer is Dr Jart+ BB Cream with Rimmel "Wake Me Up" concealer. The BB Cream is a light creamy consistency and blends into the skin well with very little effort. My skin is on the dry side and it leaves me with a lovely glow and so far I have had no problems with dry patches throughout the day. The best thing about this product is that it has an SPF of 40, so no need for extra suncream on your face -always a bonus! The concealer has been a favourite of mine for a long time now, and I have to say I use it pretty much all year round but I just love it in Summer. As the name "Wake Me Up" suggests it is very brightening for under your eyes and it also blends out well with good coverage, and because this too is light and creamy it doesn't feel cakey over the BB cream. To set my make-up and keep things in place for the day I have been loving the Healthy Balance Unifying Power from Bourjois. It is a very soft fine powder and claims to have a matte finish for 10 hours...but I don't believe that's true, I would say after maybe half of that time I will want to touch up a little. It is actually more of a foundation than a translucent settling powder but for times when I am wearing a much lighter base like a BB cream I appreciate the extra coverage, even though it is only a little. 

For lips I have two product that I have been using pretty much exclusively, apart from lip balm. The first is a Maybelline Color Whisper in Coral Ambition, it is honestly just the most pretty coral colour I have ever used and I really hope they release them in the UK before mine runs out! The shade isn't too orange or too bright, it has a pinkish hue to it and suits my pale skin incredibly well. The second is another orangey/coraly shade, Revlon Super Lustrous lip gloss in Kiss Me Coral. This is a lot brighter and I put it on fairly sheer, or sometimes over the Color Whisper. Both have great consistency and are easy to apply, which is what I look for in summer really.

Most days I don't spend too much time on my eye make-up, I will tend to take one shadow and sweep it all over my lid...usually something light and bright such as Virgin or Sin from my Naked palette. I think it is a really pretty summery look, and with a touch of eye liner and some mascara I am good to go. This year I have also been loving grungy kind of messy eye make-up, its another really easy minimal effort look because well...its supposed to look a little messy! For this look I have been using Maybelline Colour Tattoo in 40-Permanent Taupe, I just smudge this all round my eye and then blend it out a little. I think it looks amazing with big salt sprayed hair and pretty summer maxi dresses, I just love the contrast. The great thing about the Color Tattoos is that they stay in place all day and don't budge, which is great in the summer heat.

What are your favourite Summer make-up products?


  1. I love your favorites! You can never go wrong with the naked palette! :D
    omg that coral Whisper is gorgeous!

    1. No the Naked palette is so good, so many looks in one place :)
      I really hope they bring the Color Whispers out here soon, I would love to try more :)


  2. I love the Rimmel Wake Me Up too! It's so brightening! Brill blogpost! :)

    1. Thanks Amy :)
      Yeh its a great product, especially at that price :)



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