No my blog isn’t quite abandoned yet, life just got in the way as it does! However, times have changed, I have a degree and am refreshed after a long and amazing summer break. I still have been enjoying watching youtube and reading blogs, but now I am finally returning to mine in hopefully a more organised and dedicated manner haha.
Intro aside, this is a very simple, glowy and fresh makeup look, this has for a long time been my go-to look during the summer time and when on holiday. I just love how fresh and natural this looks and it can last on hot days and because it is lighter it is easy if afternoon swim is at hand (just use waterproof mascara and if you got that Urban Decay setting spray go ahead with that too). I wanted to share some of my favourite tried and true products and would also like to know any of your favourite products during the summer! Please let me know in the comments! 🙂
Products Shown Above L-R
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette (Holiday special edition)
Hourglass Illume Bronze Light
Zoeva 125 / Stippling
MAC Skin Hydrating mist
Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer Light Warm
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser Light 0
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Moonstone
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Pearl (closed)
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pearl
Make Up For Ever Smoothing Primer
Chanel Chance Eau Vive
Chi Chi Brow Pomade Dark Brown
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo Chocolate
I love to use the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in pearl to prime the outside of my face, such as the cheeks and then use the MUFE Smoothing Primer on my nose, next to my nose and middle of my forehead to keep that smooth and shine free throughout the day in the heat. I just opened my second brand new NARS Tinted Moisturiser and I honestly can’t live without this product as it’s so easy and carefree to apply, yet has a nice amount of coverage to even out the skin tone and sits so beautifully on the skin. However, be aware I am quite sure this has NO SPF in it, so be sure to apply one separately. I use the Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer under my eyes, around my nose and set these areas with the yellow powder Diffused Light from the Hourglass Ambient Lighting palette (you can buy the powders separately). Now using the stippling brush I bronzed up my face using the bronzer shade from the Hourglass Illume Palette, which gives such a beautiful, natural bronzed glow to the face, I love this product so much and I find this cream bronzer lasts really well. For blush I mixed the two blushes Mood Exposure and Luminous Flush from the Ambient Lighting Palette and the highlighted the cheekbones, nose and brow bone with Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl. Usually on holiday I would just have one palette such as the hourglass one or Urban Decay Naked Flushed palette and only use the products (bronzer, blush and highlight) from those instead of using so many different things but today I just had it all in front of me. I will also powder under the bronzer and that to clean it up and to ensure all the makeup stays in place there.
For the eyes, it is so simple! I just take whatever bronzer and highlight I have. My favourite to use are the Illamasqua blush in Disobey and Becca Moonstone, which is what I am wearing today. With a fluffy brush blend the bronzer in the crease and outer corner and under the lower lashline. You can be so messy and make the look as smoky and strong as you like. Then I press the highlight colour over the centre of the lid and inner corner, blend the bronzer again and there we are. Today I added The Balm No Money No Honey in the inner corner, which is one of my favourite things ever and you need it in your life. Topped off with my favourite mascara of the moment Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. As I mentioned earlier, it’s better to have a waterproof mascara incase of any swimming action, however I don’t have a favourite waterproof mascara at this time but would love some recommendations!
The way I do my brows has slightly changed recently. I still use the same Zoeva 322 Brow Line brush, however instead of the ABH pomade I have been loving the Chi Chi Brow Pomade and I add the ABH Brow Powder Duo to sharpen up the tail and darken up any gaps that I have. Then very importantly I must set the hairs in place. At the moment, before doing my brows I am enjoying using ABH Brow Primer, which is a wax pencil that really holds my brow hairs in place much better than any brow gel I’ve tried. Afterwards I use whatever is left of my MAC Brow Set however I am sure it’s pretty much empty but it’s good to comb the brows into place anyway. haha. Finishing off with a MAC Skin Hydrating Mist to settle any powder and help give that glow! I always avoid my nose area with this as it will make my makeup slide around and off my face, which is not nice at all. I’d much prefer the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray but I can’t buy it in NZ :'(.
This makeup look could go with any lipstick colour be it a simple gloss or pop of colour. Today I am wearing a current favourite, Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Tatin.
Here’s a close up so you can see how my skin looks : Even skin tone but you still can see some of my freckles, while looking glowy and fresh faced. 🙂
Thanks for reading and I hope this inspired you or was helpful in some way. If you have any more questions about any of the products please don’t hesitate to leave me a comment! And also please share your favourite summer products as I’d love to know.
Lots of love,