So if you’ve been living in the UK, you would be currently sweating in the very hot weather we’ve been having. And us being British it always comes as a shock when the temperature gets to a point we don’t recognise unless we’ve paid an all inclusive rate for a nice hotel by a beach somewhere far from here. But something’s telling me as soon as I post this our weather will be boltic again…But in the meantime…what are my summer make up staples to ensure that my make up doesn’t completely sweat off my face?
First up is one I’ve spoken about before a long time ago, and still to this day I always come back to it in the summer time. The Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer. This product is perfect if you’re not a fan of BB creams, and you don’t want a full coverage foundation that will suffocate your face in this heat. This moisturiser gives a beautiful dewy glow to the skin, with a light to medium coverage. It’s a dream to apply, as it just glides onto the skin beautifully, and gives a beautiful radiant even coverage over the face. Definitely one to pick up for your make up stash!
Next up is the Healthy Balance Powder by Bourjois Paris. This little well used beauty is just lovely. It gives a nice delicate matte finish to the face which isn’t over powering. If you just want a natural and healthy glow to finish off your base and lock it all in, then this is your pal.
Ready, Set, Brow. I just love this product by Benefit. Whenever I’m touching up my eyebrows, they always seem to go walk about during the day, but this product just locks them into place all day long. A definite must to have in your make up routine during all the seasons.
Summer is all about that gentle and delicate glow to the skin, and this summer I’ve been loving my Soft and Gentle Highlighter from Mac. This product is just stunning. I could talk and recommend it for days. It just gives the most beautiful glow and radiant glow to the skin. With its rose gold, and light tones, it just works wonders in adding different tones to your face in a lovely and delicate way. I cannot recommend this product more.
And of course I’d be silly not mentioning the Urban Decay Make up Setting Spray. This bad boy really does lock in your make up and make it last all day long. It’s oil free, which is great for me having oily skin and it also helps keep your face cool, to stop your make up from sweating down your face. It smells incredible, it’s lovely to apply especially if you need cooling down after applying your make up, it’s just lovely.
We all want our make up to stay put. Especially when you know your make up’s going to be on your face all day and you won’t be able to reapply much throughout the day. So apart from our trusty primers…what else can we do to ensure our full face stays put?
Number 1 has to go to the Amazing All Nighter Make Up Setting Spray by Urban Decay. Everyone knows this product. From beauty gurus, to your sister recommending it to you. This guy is one you definitely need if you’re going to be out all day and you want your make up to stay exactly where you put it when it was applied. This product promises to reduce the risk of your make up creasing, melting and fading, and also making your skin look softer and smoother…Which I can proudly say it does. I recently attended a wedding and I wanted my make up to stay solid throughout the day, with not being able to carry that much make up with me in my little clutch bag. So I sprayed this baby 2-4 times in an X and T motion over my face, and my make up stayed put ALL DAY and NIGHT LONG. Queue Lionel…? Nope? Alrighty then…
Next up is another Urban Decay love… The Eye Shadow Primer Potion. This one you’ve definitely heard about. If you want your eye shadow to become bolder, brighter and last forever then you’ll probably wanna purchase this little beauty if you haven’t already. I also used this perfect potion for my eyes for the wedding. My eye shadow became even more bolder and brighter, and really did last all day without creasing. A holy grail product for your make up stash. Application is also a dream, with the small applicator at the end of the product. This stuff is also great if you’re wanting to wear winged eyeliner and you want to ensure that it stays exactly where you applied. No one has time for walkabout eyeliners. Especially me. But using this as a base to lock the product in, my eyeliner stays precise all day without smudging. Thank you Urban Decay!
Do you ever go through stages where one day you apply your make up in a different way and then think OOOO I like that and then for the next few weeks you keep trying to replicate that look over and over until you do something different again? No just me then okay 🙂
Well, since this happened, I thought OOOO blog post OOOO. So here’s the make up look I thought I would talk about…
For my favourite look at the moment, I’ve used Revlons’ Colour Stay for Combination to Oily skin foundation which gives a very good coverage especially for me. It lasts all day, and if I apply it evenly and take my time it won’t cake my face. After powdering up with the Healthy Balance Powder by Boudoir Paris, I slightly contoured with my Nars Orgasm and Laguna Pallete only using the Orgasm bronzer, slightly accentuating my cheekbones.
Eyebrows... These buggers used to be my least favourite part of doing my make up because the cheeky little blighters would never match. They wouldn’t even look like sisters…more like distant cousins twice removed!! But now having got over that family feud, they finally look similar with me using the Rimmel London Brow Pallete and taking my sweet…sweet time.
Moving to my eyes now which is my absolutely favourite part of make up. I used my trusty Urban Decay Naked Pallete the 1st. I sticked to the shades Virgin and Sin to highlight the inner corners of my eye and just slightly underneath. Then for the outer corners I went for the shade Naked to start with blending that out and then building the browny colour of Buck, taking that underneath on the lower lash line also to build the colour around my eye and then blending out, finishing with Rimmel’s Scandal-eyes for my lashes.
For lips I simply used my trusty combo of Mac’s Morning Coffee Prolong-wear Lipliner and my all time favourite Faux lipstick. You can read about my love affair this combo here.
And here’s the finished look!
I hope you like!