Monday, 8 July 2013

The Summer Makeup Edit.

I don't know about you, but this weather has turned me into a bit of a lazy slob, especially when it comes to makeup. I don't really want to be buffing in base and blending umpteen neutral eyeshadows together first thing in the morning: instead, I want a look that's quick, easy and gets me out the front door and into the sunshine stat.

And today, I found it.

First on the agenda was my ruddy complexion - I smoothed on a layer of NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser, it has pretty good coverage, so I skipped concealer (ain't nobody got time for that when there's sunbathing to do)... it also contains SPF 30 in its formula, so my skin stays protected in the sun.

Next up, a comb through my bushy brows and lashes with the Natural Collection Lash Care Mascara in Clear for subtle definition - brow powder and wax just ain't a good idea in heat. Onto eyes, and I prepped the lids with NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, which then stops my blush from sliding off my oily (ew) lids. Incase you did a double take at that last sentence: yes, you read that right... blush as eyeshadow, it's getting crazy in here. I decided on a light sweep of NARS Blush in Liberte across my lids; this terracotta shade looks wonderful on the eyes, especially if you're sporting a bit of a tan.

I then did something I never thought I'd do. I reached for a coloured eyeshadow... and a bright one at that: I deserve some sort of medal for my bravery. Today's choice was MyFace Cosmetics Blingtone Eyeshadow in Bellbottom Blues, which I loaded onto an eyeliner brush and smudged into the lower water and lash line.

I then applied Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blusher in Spicey using a Real Techniques Stippling Brush for a long-lasting, natural flush to the apples of my cheeks, and finished with a slick of Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Kiss Me Coral.

And when the heat gets a little too much, Avene Eau Thermal Water Spray has been a saviour for when I'm starting to look all shiny but don't want to add more product to the minimally made-up face.

Now excuse me whilst I head out into the sunshine...


  1. I have definitely become super lazy in this weather, a bit of foundation, bronzer or blush, a sweep of liquid eyeliner and a quick layer of mascara then whack a tinted lip balm on and I'm pretty much done in ten minutes!
    That lipgloss looks lovely! xxx

    1. Yes, so over blending my foundation, concealer, highlighter, contours yada yada yada for 20 minutes when I can slap on a whole face in 10! xx

  2. I know right, there's something about summer weather that makes my more lax on my beauty routine and make up! Do you like a tinted moisturizer better then a BB cream? Honestly I'm still trying to find out the difference from the two... :)

    xoxo -B ♡

    1. I think BB cream is a bit of a 'trend' rather than something to buy into - I see it as glorified tinted moisturiser with a bit of SPF in it. The NARS TM has SPF in it anyway so I'd rather stick with it! xx


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