As we are very much into summer here in the UK and have been having some hotter weather I thought I would share with you the make up products that I have been loving and using in the summer.
Most of the time in the summer I won’t wear any make up but when I do I try not to use too many products.
I don’t use all the products that I have shown at one time, I tend to alternate between different products.
I completely forgot about this when taking the photos but in the summer I love using a primer to help my make up say on all day and not melt off my face. As I have oily skin, using a primer also helps me stay a little bit less shiny.
The primer that I have been using at the moment is the L’Oreal Infallible Primer Matte Base and it really helps my make up stay on all day and reduces shine.
My foundation of choice for summer is the IT Cosmetics CC Cream which you have probably heard me talk about a lot already because it is one of my all time favourite make up products.
The reasons that I love it so much, especially during summer, is because it is very light-weight and you can barely feel it on the skin but it still gives pretty good coverage and also it has SPF 50+ and because I have very fair skin this is great as it means you have that extra protection for your face
Another product you have probably heard me talk about a lot is the Nars Soft Matt Complete Concealer.
This concealer is amazing for covering dark circles and spots (which I have quite a lot of at the moment) so I have been absolutely loving it and will definitely be re-purchasing.
I have tried quite a few powders over the past few years as I have quite oily skin so I have to use it every time I put my make up on, but I have always gone back to the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder because it is such good value and works as well as any high end powder.
There are two different blushes that I have been using this summer.
The first one I have been using is the Stila Watercolour Blush as it is perfect if you just want something quick and easy that won’t go cakey on your skin in the heat. I love it because it is a liquid formula so it is perfect for summer.
The second blush I have been using is from the Becca Afterglow Palette – I love this palette so much as it has such beautiful shimmery shades that are perfect for summer.
I only recently started doing my eyebrows because my eyebrow hairs are very light so I didn’t really see the point in doing anything with them until now.
I also recently got them shaped and tinted which was such a great decision as I can actually now see my eyebrows and it makes filling them in so much easier.
One really annoying thing for me is that I have ginger hair and my eyebrows are very light so I find it so hard to find any sort of eyebrow product that is the right shade for me.
However, I found this eyebrow pencil/wax from Hourglass that is in the Blonde shade but works perfectly and I love it – it also has a little spoolie on the end which is very helpful.
I also then add a little bit of the Rimmel brow gel to help set them into place.
Before I put on my eyeshadow I always use the Nars Smudge-proof eyeshadow base as it is so good at keeping your eyeshadow on all day without creasing.
I very rarely wear eyeshadow in the summer because I don’t really like the feel of it on my eyelids but if I do I have been reaching for this Mac single eyeshadow in ‘All That Glitters’ – it is a lovely taupy colour that is very easy to apply and will stay on all day.
Mascara is one of those make up products for me that I feel like makes the most difference because I have very light eyelashes that you can’t really see so when I put mascara on you can really see the difference.
If I am not wearing very much make up but still want a bit of mascara I will wear the Benefit They’re Real Tinted Primer as it really separates and defines your eyelashes.
If I am wearing a full face of make up then I will use Benefit’s Roller Lash as it is a bit darker.
In the summer I always make sure that I put on a setting spray to keep my make up in place all day. My favourite setting spray is the Urban Decay All Nighter as it keeps my make up on all day and helps with shine.
On my lips in the summer I tend to wear brighter pinks rather than nudes but nothing too bold. I have been reaching for this tinted Vaseline lip balm recently and the Lancome Juicy Shakers as they give a hint of colour on the lips without looking too much.
I hope you enjoyed this post and that it gave you some make up inspiration!
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