16 July 2014

Summer Makeup Favourites

St.Tropez Skin Illuminator 'Gold' : I love love love this stuff, it's perfect for bringing out a tan and making it pop. It's a gold tone which I love as I tend to steer away from anything with a pink tone to it; I love to mix this with my foundation to add a little bit more glow to my base - or it can be used on the legs and arms to get a gorgeous glow

Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Tinted Moisturiser 'light 02' : I picked this up not so long ago from tk maxx. I felt like I really needed to get something that was lighter coverage - I always tend to go for a medium to full coverage but it's just not practical when it's hot and humid, so I opted for this! I was actually really surprised by this, it's a great alternative to foundation and gives more coverage than expected, plus it feels lightweight and moisturising on the skin - only con is this 'light' colour is not very light at all, not a problem for me as I'm a fake tan junkie, but something to note!

Benefit They're Real Mascara : Another tk maxx buy - they have so much good discounted makeup in there! At first it felt a bit wet and clumpy but after a week or two it applies so nicely, literally making my eyelashes look fake. It's a smudgeproof lengthening formula and one coat looks amazing alone - just be careful of layering it too much as it does clump!

Revlon Quad 'Brazen' : I love this quad for  summer as I tend to always wear less eyeshadow in these months - I always opt for smokier eyes in the winter on the whole. It has a nice mixture of bronze, brown and gold and can be applied really subtley for an everyday look. Plus the pigmentation is really good.

Mac Lipstick 'Shy Girl' : I've had this for ages but forever love it - it's the perfect summer nude (especially with a tan) plus it's so moisturising - great for, if like me, you get dry lips in the summer due to lack of moisture. It's nice compromise between a coral and nude and goes with basically any makeup look.

Soap & Glory Glow All Out Highlighter : Never thought I would say this, but I actually like this more than my MUA undress your skin highlighter simply because it's more finely milled, a little bit more natural and has a bit more of a peachy tone as appose to a bluey/pink one. It's adds such a soft highlight, I absolutely love it for a summer glow.

What have you been loving for summer?



Liz Randell said...

I bought Benefit They're Real mascara earlier in the year and wonder how I went without it for so long - it's fantastic for everyday wear but mostly I save it for days when I want a more full on look. Do you remember to 'Go Vertical' with it?! That's what Benefit suggest to stop clumping and so as to apply it to every little lash - it really opens the eye up :) You've made me want to buy Shy Girl now - it's such a gorgeous colour and I love how buttery and creamy it looks, can tell it would be a real pop of colour and moisturising too!Xx

Carolyn said...

I love Benefit's They're Real mascara and St. Tropez products in general. I'll have to try their skin illuminator.
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jennie said...

Shy girl looks so gorgeous! <3

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