If you have been following my blog for a while now you’ll know that I am definitely a routine type of gal, whether it be workout regimes or makeup looks – once I find something I love and it works for me, I stick to it.
I’ve recently come to love this light everyday combo/look. I didn’t have the best skim growing up as a kid so I love my full coverage foundations and concealers, however if I am just popping out of the house to go for breakfast or going to be out the whole day I don’t necessarily want a heavy face of makeup.
In Cape Town the weather is extremely indecisive if it’s not howling with wind or scorching hot, it’s raining with blue skies (makes no sense right) sometimes we get all four seasons in one day. However, when it’s hot, it is HOT! That’s why I find it so important to find a makeup look that doesn’t make you feel as though your face is melting off!
In this summer makeup look, there is definitely a wide array of products but honestly, it takes minimal effort to whip this look up.
Being on roaccutane for just under a month meant that I wasn’t allowed to spend copious amounts of time in the sun and SPF all day, every day hence for my pasty complexion and the lightest foundation colours ever but i’m embracing it, it’s better for my skin anyway! For foundation i’m using two – Rimmel Match Perfection in the shade 100 ivory (SPF 20) and Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-place Makeup (SPF 10). This combination is the perfect mix between light and medium coverage. You can build on it if you want too but with it being summer and all, you don’t need to! These foundations not easy to blend and not ‘cakey’ if you will and a subtle yet lovely natural finish.
For concealer I used the photofocus in the shade light ivory, I feel as though this brings the whole face together. I make an upside triangle just under my eyes and then buff it out with the Real Techniques contour brush for a smooth finish and a great coverage! Once that is all buffed out, I pair the concealer with a loose setting powder from Estee Lauder, Lucidity in the shade 01-Transparent. I don’t bake under my eyes but I do like to put it on a little thicker when i’m still busy with the rest.
To add definition to my face I use both a bronzer and a blush. Now I never used to be a blush girl but once you go there I can almost guarantee you’ll never go back! For bronzer I use the Benefit Hoola Bronzer, I absolutely love this colour and the bronzer. It buffs out so gracefully and gives a distinct yet subtle definition to the face depending on how much of a cheek bone you’re going for! Teamed with that I use the Estee Lauder blush in the shade 320 Lover’s Blush. This colour is absolutely gorgeous, I just lightly brush it just above the bronzer and on the apples of the cheek to give it that warm natural look. I’m not the biggest fan of adding a lot of highlight to my looks but a subtle glow is definitely something i’m here for! To finish off the cheeks I used the MAC highlighter lightscapade.
This part is pretty straight forward, if i’m doing a completely natural summer look then I go for the light brown Inglot Eyeshadow 337 just in the crease to add some dimension to my eye after I have concealed it like I have done here, but sometimes I do like to warm it up with a burnt orange which is what I put just below the waterline of my eye, this gives it more of a smokey effect without smoking out the full eye. I can’t do my makeup without doing this, I feel as though it finishes the eye look altogether. I love a subtle highlight in the corners of my eye, it adds brightness to the look and the face that’s why I love using this gorgeous rose gold colour from Inglot number 397 and of course, no eye look is completed without mascara, here I used essence get Big! Lashes volume boost. This mascara has to be the best drugstore mascara I have ever used, highly recommend!
I’m such a fuss pot when I do my brows. They’re so dark and full already that I don’t like to over do it but I have to do something to finish off the face. So I like to just outline my brown and briefly fill then in with the L’oreal Paris Brow Artist Genius.
I’m a bit fussy when it comes to lips, not sure why I just don’t think there are many great nudes that I like on myself – however, this lip combination is something I’ve been using for ages and love! For liner I use the NYX lip liner SPL 810 and for the gloss I use NYX in the shade Natural.
Just because this look is said to be an everyday makeup look it can easily be transformed into an evening look just by adding some shimmer onto the lid of the eye and some false eyelashes and a darker lip!
I know this post is something a little different but I hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed writing it and taking the photos!