These some of current summer makeup favourites that I seem to be reaching for again and again. This is partly because it has been crazy hot in the UK so I have wanted to keep my makeup light and simple but also weather resistant!
As a base I have been using the YSL BB Cream Skintone Perfector. I have written about this already and it has really become one of my favourites. Its sheer coverage and feels light and lovely on my skin.
For a highlighter I love nothing more than the Estee Lauder Modern Mercury Powder Gelee (about £30). This is an amazing highlighter in a rose gold. It was a limited edition but Estee Lauder have brought new ones out each summer so have a look. I love this highlighter. Its very shimmery and if applied with a strong hand can look awful but I have to say on my skintone it’s really perfect.
For blusher I recently jumped on the bandwagon and got the Maxfactor Miracle Touch Creamy Blusher in Soft Murano (£4.99). I find this colour is ideal for my skin colour. It is a lovely rose pink with a very subtle shimmer. I use my Real Techniques stippling brush to apply this. It has good colour pay off and lasts quite well. I find the colour very flettering.
On my eyes I have been using the Maybelline Color Tattoo in Pomegranate for weeks on end. I have already written about this product and I just LOVE this colour. It also lasts amazingly in the heat we have been experiencing here in the UK without having to use an eyeshadow primer which is a bonus. You can see what that looks like on me here.
On the odd occasion I also love the Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in Bright Blue (£3.99). This gives a real pop of colour when applied to the waterline. I think this looks quite cool especially when the sun is out!
For mascara I have become totally obsessed with the Collection Killer Curves Mascara in Black (£3.99). I found this by total fluke – I had forgotten to put on my mascara one day so popped into Boots and grabbed this one beacuse it was cheap and looked ok! Well I was lucky the brush is really well designed and somehow grabs my lashes to give them volume and curl. Its so easy to apply and lasts all day.
On my lips I have been loving the Bourjois Color Boost Lip Crayon in Red Sunshine (£7.99). This is a really moisturising lip gloss stick. I find the colour can be built up from sheer to quite strong. It never dries my lips out and I just reapply like lip balm all day! I love this red colour as it’s perfect for the summer.
Finally I spritz with the Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray which I wrote about recently. Its great at just holding everything in place when you get hot and sweaty and everything is threatening to melt!
I also carry with me the Soap and Glory One Heck of a Blot powder (£12). This a great translucent mattifying powder that gets rid of any shiny areas that appear throughout the day. I have been using this a lot lately and really like it.
So that’s my current summer makeup favourites. I am sure I will find new things that I will add to this list but for now this is pretty much what I reach for!
Here is what all of these products looks like on me (with Scandal Eyes Kajal in Bright Blue instead of Maybelline Color Tattoo)!