Summer is officially here, and so obviously my first priority is mixing up my makeup stash. Obviously. I know, I have a problem.
For me, Summer makeup means glowy, bronzed skin, and pretty pink colours. Today I’m coming at you with my pick of the bunch.
When it’s hot, your makeup is going to disappear from your face much faster than usual, so a good primer is essential. Right now I am obsessed with the Max Factor Face Finity Primer which in a nutshell, is basically glue for your makeup. It’s not budging anywhere with this.
When it comes to bases, I want something that’s gonna make my skin look naturally healthy and glowy, but I don’t want to compromise on coverage. A good all rounder is the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation, which has a good medium but buildable coverage, and makes the skin look really healthy and glowy.
I love using cream products in the Summer months, and the Bourjois Bronzing Primer is a favourite of mine, I like to take a tiny amount of this on the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush in the hollows of my cheeks and around my temples. It blends out seamlessly and gives a naturally bronzed look. I’m loving pairing that with the Estee Lauder Pure Colour Cheek Rush Cello Shot in Pink Patent, which is a gorgeous bold pink liquid blush which looks incredibly natural on the cheeks, and lasts really well throughout the day. If I’m not feeling cream blush, a nice shimmery one will do the trick, one of my favourites is the NARS Orgasm blush a deep peach with a strong golden shimmer, it just screams summer. I like to go all out with highlighter too, to give my skin a real glow, one of my favourites is TheBalm Mary Lou Manizer, a gorgeous champagne gold highlight that really gets your skin glowing.
I’m all about the bold lip colours for Summer, but I do love a sheer formula. The Estee Lauder Pure Colour Lip Shine in Plexi Pink is a beautiful blue toned bright pink, but it’s sheer formula means it’s not too scary, and still daytime appropriate. A similar formula is the Bobbi Brown Sheer Lip Colour and I love the shade Rosy, a pinky coral lipstick that can be built up to pack a punch, or worn sheer for a little pop of colour. If I feel like going all out then I’ll reach for the Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick in L’Exuberante, a vivid matte pink with blue undertones. It’s bright, but it’s also really freaking gorgeous.
What are your favourite Summery makeup picks?