Thursday, 28 July 2016

Pretty Everyday Summer Make-Up

I've been wearing this pretty, nude-esque look to work a lot lately. It's super quick and easy to slap on and looks lovely, if I must say so myself. It feels really light too which is great for hot, sticky, sweat days!

For my base I use Arbonne's CC Cream as it's a multitasker (full review here) and really easy. It's much easier and quicker for me to apply a bit of this than colour corrector and foundation.

I move onto my eyes next, with a base of Barbara Daly eye primer in Vanilla - the e.l.f eyeshadow primer is the best, but this is very nearly as good. For eyeshadow I use the gold in the Makeup Revolution Iconic palette. This is palette is a cruelty free and vegan dupe for Urban Decay's Naked palette, so the shadow is the dupe of Half Baked. This goes all over my mobile lid and in the crease, then is blended out. Under my eye I pop a little of the eyeshadow to the left in the same palette ( the dupe of Buck) in the outer 3rd and smudge it out along my lash line.

Next comes lashes, because my logic appears to be doing the absolute essentials first in case I run out of time! I use Barry M's Waterproof Lash Vegas because I need a legit waterproof mascara. It's a bonus that it does a good job of the other mascarary stuff, too! People are always asking me what mascara I wear, it's this.

After applying some mascara to my upper and lower lashes, I pop some concealer (currently using Collection Lasting Perfection in 2 Cool Meduim, but it's vegan status is currently in question so like, idk) under my eyes over the more blue bits of my eye bags. While it dries a little I quickly fill in my brows with Arbonne eyeshadow in Sand, then blend the concealer out once it's more tacky as it keeps the coverage where I want it.

Once the concealer is blended I pop some Arbonne Setting Pretty setting powder all over because it actually works. My make-up stays on my face with this stuff! Unlike every other setting powder I've tried ever. Well good. Anyway. This greats a nice powdered base for the powder products that follow! It's like, science or something!

Those powder products are highlighter and blusher. For highlighter these days I'm going for a softer, more natural glow that may be seen from the top of a big hill, but not from space. To achieve this I use another Arbonne eyeshadow for something other than added shadow to my eyes. The shade Linen creates a beautiful highlight. This one has been discontinued but it's basically a light shimmery nudey colour. Like a highlighter! ;) I pop this on the top of my cheek bones, along my brow bone, in my inner eyes, etc, etc, etc. Highlighter places.

Blusher of choice for this look is e.l.f.'s Studio Blush in Twinkle Pink. It's a slightly peachy, corally pink that reminds of ballet shoes of the same colour and is lovely, light, shimmery and pretty. It really compliments the lipstick that is applied after, being...

...e.l.f. Studio Mineral Lipstick in Nicely Nude. A gorgeous nude pink with a hint of coral hiding in there. It's super easy to apply and hydrate your lips too! So they look pretty and won't dry out in the summer heat :)

With all this done I spritz some Makeup Revolution Setting Spray (whichever was on hand when I popped it in my bag) on ma face and ta da, make-up done!

I'm sure that as it's summer, bronzer should be added but I don't have time for that most of the time so forget about it. What looks do you go for in the summer? Would bright, colourful eyeshadow be a good idea? Let me know in the comments below :)

Have fun!

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