Thursday 11 July 2013

my daily, summery makeup look

 Just a quick makeup post today, one showing my usual summery make up look that I wear pretty much on a day-to-day basis. It is really simple and variable as some bits can be changed (i.e shade of eyeshadow, presence of eyeliner or not) and is done using products that can mostly be found at your local Boots or Superdrug.

I start using the MUA matte perfect primer, which I bought as a replacement for my sample-sized Benefit porefessional primer and so far I am loving it. A much cheaper alternative with similar results! I then go on and apply my favourite foundation ever, Rimmel's match perfection foundation with either a stippling brush or a flat foundation brush. I then go over with my fingers as I believe they are the best for blending, especially in areas such as nearby your hairline.

My eye primer of choice is the MUA eye primer, picked up in Superdrug for a couple of pounds months ago and it is still going strong. This is the perfect reassurance that my eyeshadow etc will remain on my lids all day, looking creaseless and mighty fine. To top this off, I use my beloved MUA undressed palette and go for any of the light shades on my lids and define my crease with the darker brown matte shade (second from right on the top row). I rarely go for the darker shades as I'm a bit apprehensive and find the lighter and more neutral shades far more wearable. I slick a neat line of the Rimmel Scandaleyes eyeliner in black along my lashline, following the curve of my eyelid and flicking it out slightly at the end. The eyeliner is a relatively new purchase but I am loving it so far - it is incredibly soft and super pigmented also. To finish my eyes, I use the Covergirl lash blast volume mascara, which although is unavailable for purchase in the UK is the same brand as Max Factor, which is readily available over here.

To reduce oilyness on my T-zone, I powder my face using the stay matte powder from Rimmel. I do this lightly to ensure it doesn't look cakey or too heavy, because looking natural is key towards my summer look. Rose Gold blush by Sleek is my blush of choice, being really radiant, pretty, unique and all, it does attract you to it pretty quickly. A quick slick of NYC lipstick in peach fizz and I am ready to go! On my nails I was wearing a nail polish from Sinful Colors in the shade Kissy, with a Sally Hansen top coat to finish it off.

What makeup products are you gravitating to this summer?


P.S - I am off to Rome from the 12th to the 16th so will not be posting until afterwards. I cannot wait to show you many of the photos that I plan to take during my travels!

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