Saturday, 2 August 2014

My Summer Makeup

Over the past month I've been trying out lots of new beauty products and I've put them together with some old favourites to create a little everyday Summer makeup look. I don't wear makeup as much as I used to now but it is still nice to pop on a little bit of mascara and concealer every now and then. I thought I'd share the products I've used with you today as I really enjoy using all of them, consider this a bit of a current beauty favourites posts as well, 2 posts in one!



Products used

bareMinerals Prime Time Eyelid Primer*
Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup I Heart Chocolate Palette*
Rimmel ScandalEyes Kohl Kajal in Nude
bareMinerals Lash Domination Mascara*
Benefit Cosmetics POREfessional Primer
GOSH CC Cream*
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighter
MeMeMe Coral Blossom Cheek & Lip Tint*



Before putting on any makeup I've been using SPF30 on my face to keep my pale skin protected, being ginger with pale skin in the Summer is not fun! You've all heard it before but I would advise you all to use SPF, even when it doesn't appear to be sunny. Then ever since my Urban Decay Primer Potion ran out I've been reaching for my bareMinerals Prime Time instead, I can't decide which primer is better but for now I'm really enjoying using this one. Chocolate lovers gather round because one of the newest products in my collection looks just like the sweet treat! This is new from Makeup Revolution, it's from the I Heart Makeup range instead of the main line though. I will be doing a full review on this very soon with swatches so I don't want to say too much but I have been using it a lot, I've especially been liking the lighter shades as they just add a little something extra to yours eyes. The next two steps are nothing new, I love putting on a coat or two of mascara and using this Rimmel nude eyeliner really helps to open up my eyes!

Onto the products I've been using on my face, as always I start off with my Benefit POREfessional, whenever I wear foundation now I always use this as a primer. You've probably heard so much about it already but it really helps to create an even base so my foundation goes on more smoothly. If you've followed my blog for a little while now you'll know all about my love for the GOSH CC Cream so of course I've been using that alongside the Collection concealer, I love pairing them together to create a natural look. As it is very hot at the moment in the UK I've been using my Rimmel Stay Matte powder a little more to keep shine at bay and then I've been going back to the MUA highlighter so my face isn't completely matte and dull. It's definitely my favourite highlighter, if you haven't tried it yet I really recommend it, especially as it only costs a few pounds! Finally I've been trying out a new cheek and lip tint from MeMeMe, I will be reviewing this as well in a separate post but my first impressions are really good, I've been using it on my cheeks and lips at the moment. It doesn't have a really strong pigment like the Benefit tints do but I am still loving it!

Look at for the full reviews of some of these products coming up very soon! Let me know about what products you've been using this Summer so far as well, I'd love to hear your recommendations.

Thanks for reading,
Shona x


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8 comments

  1. Love the stuff that you bought, some of my must haves! I need that palette and highlighter in my life though tbh x

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    1. I adore the MUA highlighter, you should definitely pick it up! Look out for my review of the palette as well :) x

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  2. Lovely look Shona! That eyeshadow palette looks absolutely beautiful! :)
    Carrie xx
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  3. Your hairs got a lot longer, I love the packaging on that chocolate pallette. x

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  4. The chocolate palette is too cute!
    Xo Kirsty
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