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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Simple Summer Makeup





I love my makeup to be simple in the summer, and this look here is what I've been gravitating too on a day to day basis. I tend to use a lot less products and use ones that are lighter on the skin too, so my skin doesn't feel all gross in the heat. 

For my base I threw on the Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation which I love a few reasons. 1. It's a perfect colour match for me at the moment - 130 Shell if you were wondering - so I find it blends in beautifully and meshes well with my skin - yes I did just say 'mesh' - 2. It's light-medium coverage and looks natural on the skin, and 3. It's pretty inexpensive! I blended this in with my beauty blender, and although this takes a bit more time, it's worth it for the finished result. Under my eyes I used my Maybelline Dream Lumi Concealer which I love for bringing light to my dark circles as well as offering a bit of coverage. I then popped on a bit of bronzer then moved on to blush. I have been loving this one from YSL at the moment in the shade 9 which is such a pretty coral pink. It has a nice amount of shimmer to it so I didn't add a highlighter. I has four little quadrants, two of which are matte and the others are the ones which pack the punch, mix them together and the glow you get is stunning. I kept my brows super simple and just ran some of the Benefit Gimme Brows through them for some definition and shape. 

On to the eyes now, which I think is my favourite part of this whole look, and I'm practicing my pencil liner skills and am pleased with how this turned out today. On the lids I used Laura Mercier's Caviar Stick in Amethyst which is a pretty taupe. This has a bit more purple running through it than some other the taupe-y shades but I think that's why I love it so much. I also blended this under my eyes too do define my lower lash line. For liner I used the Charlotte Tilbury Barbarella Brown Rock n Kohl Liner which is the perfect pigmented, creamy pencil and I love it. I wanted to use liquid liner to create a wing, but I thought I would use something a bit softer so I attempted to use a pencil and I don't think I did too badly, right? I blended it out a tad on the outer corners with an angled brush then kept going back in to intensify the colour until I was happy. Using brown will create a more natural and softer look which I think is really flattering, especially on green eyes. I then topped off the eyes with a coat of L'Oeral Missmanga Mascara and then it was onto the lips. I wanted something moisturising, kind of sheer, yet kind of bright at the same time - does that even exist? I settled on the Korres Mandarin Lip Butter Stick in Rose which is a pretty raspberry shade and was very happy with my choice. 


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14 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I like the color choices for your eyes, they make the green pop! And that YSL blush looks stunning.

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  2. Beautiful! The blush looks super pretty <3

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    1. Thank you, it's such a pretty colour x

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  3. Love this look! Very natural and flawless!
    xo, Lauren-lee
    Lauren-lee Grace Beauty & Fashion

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  4. This is such a stunning and fresh look! x

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  5. You look flawless. Revlon Nearly Naked is such a lightweight foundation and one of my favourites from the high street.

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    1. Thanks! Mine too, it's a good one for the summer x

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  6. This look is so pretty! I'm liking the sounds of that Revlon foundation, I've read so many good reviews on it but for some reason I still haven't picked it up yet

    yet another makeup blog

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  7. Thank you! I would definitely recommend giving it a go x

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