My Favourite Summer Make-Up

Hi! 

This post was meant to go up a few days ago but I’ve been so busy at my new job that I haven’t had time in the evening – or good enough light to take pictures! But, here it is! 

Today, I’m writing about my favourite summer make-up! I don’t have a specific make-up look that I always wear during the summer months but there’s some specific products that I love in the warmer weather! 

Bronzer 

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l-r – Collection Bronze Glow Mosaic in Radiant, Sleek Bronze Block in Light, Too Faced Chocolate Soleil in Medium/Deep

This isn’t rare – most people love to add a little more colour to their face in the summer – and I’m no exception to this! This Too Faced bronzer is matte so its perfect for contouring and I’ve been using it to add more colour and definition to my face. Recently though, I’ve been loving shimmer bronzers and I found that the Collection Bronze Glow looks so good over the top of Too Faced Chocolate Soleil as it gives a more natural sun-kissed look. This Sleek Bronze Block also has a pink blush shade but when they’re all mixed together, it gives the look of a natural tan. I’m usually a lover of a matte face but shimmer bronzer is making me warm to a more glowy look!

Bright Lips

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Mac Satin Lipstick in Brave, Topshop Lipstick in Be My Baby, Topshop Beestung Lip Liner, Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolour in Seduction

These lip colours have been my go-to products recently! Mac’s Brave is such as lovely pink and it really stands out. After months of wearing matte lipsticks, I love wearing a satin formula which is so much more moisturising and adds to a glowy look! Be My Baby from Topshop has been my absolute favourite at the moment! It’s quite an dark coral toned pink but the shine makes your lips look so healthy and I love this during summer. Although the Beestung liner isn’t a complete match to the lipstick, it increases how long-wearing Be My Baby is; staying power is key when its hot! Although the Revlon product is matte, for me, its not at all drying or heavy. It gives me a really good ‘your lips but better’ colour which is great for a subtle summer make-up look!

As I’ve been enjoying brighter lips, the rest of my face has been…

Neutral

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l-r Soap and Glory ‘One Heck of a Blot’ Powder in Translucent, Urban Decay Naked Palette, Mac Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle

As I’ve said, I’ve been opting for a much less matte look during the warmer weather. This Soap & Glory powder has been perfect! If you apply a lot, it will give you a matte look but I’ve been lightly dusting it over my whole face which takes off some shine but leaves it in the right places! Soft and Gentle has also been the perfect highlighter! As its peachy-bronze, it highlights but still gives a natural tan look. And for my eyes, as I’ve had such bright lips, I’ve kept it really neutral, just using ‘Naked’ all over my lid and sometimes sweeping a little bit of ‘Sidecar’ over the top.

So, this is what I’ve been loving for my make-up this month. I’m sure I’ll include some of these in my June Favourites post as it’s literally all I’ve been wearing! If you have any other products that are perfect for summer make-up, I’d love to hear about them!

Alex x

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