Well hello to you my reader chums! Beach days, BBQs, picnics and adventures, summer is the time to let your hair down and embrace the incredible sunshine. When the weather is at its warmest, the last thing you want to be worrying about makeup, layering it up or ensuring it looks good. In the heat, it's likely to melt off so I find the lighter weight the better, giving you the added coverage you desire without caking up the skin.
Here's a look at all the products I use:
For an everyday look in summer time, I use these products as a basis, either adding to them for an evening out, only wearing the bare essentials or simply naked skin for beach days with a lick of mascara; it varies.
L'oreal's Infallible primer - To keep the shine at bay in the scorching heat, I find a face primer to be my best friend especially my favourite L'oreal one. With the matte finish it achieves, not only does makeup cling to the skin but it miraculously prevents any oiliness from coming through; a must for sweat proof makeup.
Maybelline's BB cream - I'm a top fan of BB creams and will rave about them all day long! My favourite has to be Maybelline's 'Dream Fresh' because it offers the lightest coverage, dewy finish and has the important SPF factor, a necessity when the sun is at its brightest. I love how it gives a bit of something to the skin without feeling heavy or looking too over the top.
Rimmel's Wake me up concealer - This is the best concealer for everyday use especially in summer time as even though the coverage is buildable, the consistency is very light so doesn't feel like too much product on the skin when applied. I especially love it's brightening power, giving some oomph to your under eye bags.
Rimmel's Stay Matte powder - The holy grail of face powders, I can't finish off my base without dusting this all over the skin. It helps keep the skin matte ands that extra bit of coverage to the light base.
Contour and highlight
Sleek's face form palette in 'Light'- I tend to keep contour quite subtle in the summer months, to look more like a bronzed glow instead of full on chiselled cheek bones. Even though this palette is perfect for achieving both types of makeup looks, I've been loving it for a subtle contour and overall bronze as I find the bronzer to be the perfect colour.
Benefit's high beam - The sun is bright and so is my highlight! 'Highbeam' is a cream consistency, ideal for applying in this weather as it leaves a dewy, natural finish that when hits the light looks incredible.
Maybelline's Lash sensational mascara - On super summer days, I apply a couple of coats of mascara to open up the eyes; very simple indeed. As an eye shadow lover, I do also wear a variety of different shades in the summer time just not in this look!
Nyx's matte lip cream in 'Stockholm' - With a quick easy makeup look, comes a natural, beautiful lip. I opted for my favourite product at the minute, Nyx's 'Stockholm' matte lip cream. The colour is a dusky pink, brown, it's consistency is ultra creamy yet sets completely matte and wears extremely well; the best option for a summers day.
I hope you enjoyed this summer make up look! What are your go to products?