Perhaps this is a tad overdue, but better late than never, right? Right! Summer has finally come around, which can only mean one thing: make-up shopping! If you’re interested in the beauty trends of this summer, then read on to find out about a bunch of new, exciting products that I have reviewed and fallen in love with. I’ll also be posting a summer skincare routine later this evening, so keep your eyes peeled!
FOR THE FACE
MAC Face and Body Foundation & Chanel Perfection Lumière Long-Wear Flawless Fluid Sunscreen Makeup SPF 15
If there’s one season that calls for radiant, natural-looking skin, it’s summer for sure. Whether you’re just popping down to the beach or getting ready for a night out on the town, these foundations will provide you with a flawless yet very natural coverage and keep you looking fresh all day (or night) long! Problematic skin? No problem – simply pair your foundation with a long-wear concealer to hide all spots and blemishes. I’d also recommend setting both of these with a translucent powder.
FOR THE EYES
YSL Ombres 5 Lumieres in 4 Lilac Sky & Estee Lauder Pure Color Eyeshadow in Purple Passion
I’m obsessed with subtle lavender eyes this season. Use these shadows to give your eyes a pop of colour that isn’t too much nor too little. Just a sweep of a pastel lavender colour on the eyelid over a matte nude shadow will make your eyes look dazzling as ever. If you’re wanting to take this look to the next level, add a pair of false strip lashes for a dramatic effect. This eye make-up works wonderfully with light contouring under the cheekbones and a glossy nude lip.
FOR THE LIPS
Topshop Velvet Lips in Blood Orange & Inglot Lipstick in 401/strong>
I’ve said it once before and I’ll say it again – peach/orange lips are so hot this season! If you don’t have it in you to brave the colour, try one of these two lip colours over a nude lipstick (a matte one if possible) to turn the burst of colour down a notch. A touch of clear gloss over either will
FOR THE BROWS
MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Lingering, Stila Brow Set in Medium & Palladio Clear Herbal Brow Gel
Defined brows are a must, whether you’re going for a bare-faced look or a sultry smokey eye. Use this fabulous brow pencil to lightly fill in your brows, or even recreate their shape if need be. It gives a very natural finish and stays all day! I love using this pencil in combination with a pressed brow powder (any good quality matte brown eye shadow that matches the colour of your brows will do). I use it in soft, short feathery strokes to create a full, defined look which I then set in place with the brow gel.
FOR ALL OVER
Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base & MAC Strobe Cream
Who doesn’t love a little radiance? Use these two tried and tested products all over your face and chest area for an illuminating glow. Whether used under, over or without foundation, both of these products always provide flawless results. I also love mixing a generous squeeze of the latter with a dollop of moisturiser which I then apply to my entire body.