Monday, 10 June 2013

Summer Day Make-Up Essentials

Hello Lovelies!

As the weather is getting warmer and the tans are becoming natural my makeup bag contents change significantly. I like so many other crave that light dewy radiant look but I fully accept the fact that I will not be getting it without a little/lot help! So I've decided to show you my go-to items for my everyday Summer look. Now during the Summer I don't like the feeling of having too many products on my face which is why there are quite a few liquid/creamy products included in this. I find they add to the dewy look and make everything look that little bit more natural!

Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation
This is my go to foundation recently, I find that it is perfect for everyday wear. It is lovely and light so it doesn't look like you've got a lot of foundation on but it still evens out your skin-tone, provides you with decent enough coverage and leaves your skin looking gorgeous and glowy! Plus it has SPF 20 in it so it protects you on sunnier days!

YSL Touche Eclat
One of my all year round staples is the Touche Eclat!  I use it under my eyes, down the sides of my nose and down the centre of my nose just to draw the light to the right places! I think it is amazing for under-eye brightening and it is one of those things that I will always repurchase!

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
No make-up bag would be complete without a grubby looking Lasting Perfection Concealer in there. It is the ultimate high-street/drugstore concealer. It covers a multitude of sins without looking too heavy or cakey! I use this mainly for blemishes or if I think I need it I will dab a little of this under my eyes and then use my Touche Eclat on top of it.

St Tropez Skin Illuminator Rose
My favourite highlighter at the moment! I have done a full review of this here so I won't go on too much about it but I love applying this to the tops of my cheekbones and a little on my brow bone. On some days if I think my skin is looking abit dull I will mix some in with my foundation to make my skin look a little bit better!

Maybelline Dream Touch Blush Berry
During the Summer I do tend to reach for the cream blushes a lot more! I do have a few favourites but the one I have been reaching for lately has been the Maybelline Dream Touch blush in Berry. It gives a gorgeous rose-y colour to the cheeks and you have the option to just put a light layer of colour to the cheeks or build it up for a warmer colour.

NARS Laguna
Another thing I will always repurchase and I would be heartbroken if it ever got discontinued is Laguna. Loved by many and I am just another addict. I use it everyday, I use it to contour and on days that I'm feeling like I want to be more bronzed I will just use it in place of my blush!

MAC Eyebrow Palette
This is a more recent addition to my makeup collection but a very important one! I am obsessed with doing my eyebrows, I love a nice strong defined brow and I think I have finally found a good combination for me. I use a mixture of Omega and Espresso on an angled Louise Young brush.

Urban Decay NAKED Basics Palette
I bought this palette just after Christmas and it has been a firm favourite since. It's actually surprising that I haven't hit pan on this yet because it really is an everyday essential for me! I love the colours Venus, Naked 2 and Faint.

Benefit They're Real Mascara
This mascara is honestly Holy Grail material. I think this is my 3rd or 4th tube of it. I honestly find it really does what it says! The amount of times that I've had people ask me am I wearing falsies when I'm actually wearing this is unreal! It adds length and a nice subtle volume to your lashes without looking OTT!

Again, a more recent addition to my makeup collection is my Lanolips lip balm. I have heard so many people rave about this over the YouTube/Blogging community that when I seen it in London I knew I had to try it! Mine is in Lemonade and I can definitely see this being a favourite for months to come! 

So there you have it, those are my Summer Day essentials. Do you change up your make up for the hotter days? What essentials do you have in your makeup bag at the moment? 


  1. I need to try the revlon nearly naked, some lovely products xx

    1. Oooh you should! If you like light foundations it's definitely for you! xx

  2. It's always good to have a light foundation for a Summers day!

    Jamie ♥

  3. I want to try the NARS palette xx

  4. I really want the naked basics palette! I have never tried any of the range and feel left out! I might treat myself soon :)

    Taylor xxx

  5. I want to try that Revlon foundation, I used to love their foundations and I haven't tried one in ages! Great picks x

    1. This is the only Revlon foundation I've ever tried but it's love! xx

  6. I really want to try that Naked Palette, these products are so handy!

  7. I love summer beauty posts! My favourite at the moment! Argh I long for the Nars Laguna Bronzer and Touche Eclat. I defo need to buy them soon!



  8. I just love reading posts like this! I've been loving a cream blusher from sleek recently, they leave the perfect finish for summer! xx

  9. I love all the neutral colours you've got here. I love a more natural look in the summer, rather than a 'done up' look. x


  10. never heard of St Tropez Skin Illuminator Rose - sounds interesting x

  11. That St Tropez highlighter sounds great!! :)I'll have to look into it.

  12. I love using cream blusher in the warmer months.

    Kah-Feh Yen

  13. I cant live without my eyelash curlers they are a god send :) great post x

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