Friday, 3 July 2015

Summer Glowy Makeup Essentials

Summer is upon us where days are getting longer and warmer and its that time where I like to amp up the glow and dewiness on my skin. Usually I like to keep my makeup quite minimal in summer, mainly because the heat can leave me looking like a hot sweaty mess, makeup melting away, sweaty me its not a good sight. So there are a few essentials in my collection which I like to use that are not too heavy on the skin but can help to achieve a lovely summer glow to the skin.

When it comes to base, the Loreal Lumi Magique primer is a must have for the summer. Although it is advertised as a primer, I also like to use it as a highlighter which looks stunning on tops of cheekbones and the bridge of the nose. Applying this product underneath your foundation, not only acts as a great base for foundation to cling to but also a subtle glow peeks through the foundation, giving the look of more dewy, glowy skin (theres going to be a lot of use of the word glowy in this post as you can probably tell). Recently I have been loving the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation, as its just so easy to blend and makes my skin look more healthier and like it says on the bottle, more luminous. This foundation provides medium coverage, so pretty decent coverage without feeling heavy or sticky on the skin. Read a more in depth review here.

Now to add some colour and dimension to the face, the Bourjois chocolate bronzer is has always been a favourite of mine. Whether it be used to subtly contour the cheeks or bronze the face this is the one which I find suits almost all skin tones as it isn't too orange nor is it a murky brown, but lies somewhere in the middle. I then like to inject a pop of colour to the cheeks and the Maxfactor Miracle Touch creamy blush in soft murano is just a beautiful for the summer! It's an almost burnt corally shade which looks lovely on its own or with some bronzer. The formula of these blushes are also so dreamy, and blend easily onto the skin. To finish of the skin, you gotta have highlighter when you aiming for blowy skin, its just a summer must-do step for me because i do love a good highlighter. one very affordable highlighter which i've been using non-stop recenty is the Makeup Revolution vivid baked bronzer in golden days. Now I know its called a 'bronzer' but technically its such a pale shade when it translates on the skin, containing more of a glow than bronze. It has a beautiful shimmer running through it so I prefer to use it as a highlighter and this gives such a lovely golden sheen without any noticeable glitter all over the face.

Moving onto lips, theres one lipstick which I've been loving recently which is the Clarins Rouge Eclat in the shade woodrose. This is natural pinky-brown shade which gives a your-lips-but-better look to the lips. It seriously looks so natural on my lips and is a great darker nude shade. The formula of these lipsticks are so buttery and moisturising which leave lips hydrated and healthy.

So what are your summer makeup essentials? Let us know in the comments below! x

You can purchase all the products mentioned here:
Loreal Lumi Magique primer
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation,
Bourjois chocolate bronzer
Maxfactor Miracle Touch creamy blush
Makeup Revolution vivid baked bronzer
Clarins Rouge Eclat in the shade woodrose.

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  1. what a pleasure reading your blog and lovely photos too. I will definitely try that primer. K x