As I sit and write this, it certainly doesn’t look like the time of year when I’d be showing you my simple summer make up look. However, it is the middle of August and I know that if I don’t do it soon, I just won’t get round to it.
During lockdown, I gave my skin the fresh air it needed and barely wore make up. As things started to reopen, I ordered a few products from Boots. If you missed what I picked up, I created a Reel showing you all of the items.
Would you believe me if I told you that my simple summer make up look can be done in less than five minutes. Amazingly it only includes five products, all of which I have chosen because of their durability.
How to create this simple summer make up look
Once I have done my skincare routine, I head straight in with Clinique Even Better Glow light reflecting make up. Even in the summer months, I’m still pale and so I use the shade Ivory. Up until recently, I’d always use a brush or sponge to apply any foundation. However I’ve found for this product, I get the best results when I use my fingers to blend it in. Each application uses the smallest amount of product but gives a moderate coverage, natural finish.
As soon as that is applied, I pick up my bareMinerals Northern Lights palette. I apply the shade Woo Is Me all over my eyelids before adding a touch of shade Anticipation to add some more depth. I am obsessed with the blusher in this palette too. Its in the shade Pink Me Up and gives you a subtle rosy cheek.
I made it my mission this year to take more care and effort when it comes to my eyebrows. I have know got into a routine of keeping them in check and have been experimenting with different brow products. My current go to product is the Avon Ultra Precision brow pencil. I don’t want them to be too dark with my blonde hair so I opted for the shade light brown. This is honestly one of the best products I’ve tried and I even prefer it to the Benefit one.
Adding the finishing touches
To finish my eyes off, I have reverted back to my all time favourite mascara – the Clinique High Impact Mascara. This gives great volume without drying out my lashes. I don’t know about you but I hate that crunchie feeling you can get with some mascaras. A gamechanger for me though is the fact that I’m using a brown shade instead of black. It is only a subtle change but I’ve really noticed how much more my eyes stand out. I think brown is definitely the colour for me going forward.
The last product I like to apply in this simple summer make up look is a lip product. In the photo I’m wearing the MAC Fleur De Force lipstick which was limited edition. However, sometimes I’ll just add a lip balm which works just as well with this look.
I’d love to know what you think of this simple summer make up look. Have you tried any of the products I’ve mentioned? I’ve got a very exciting beauty review coming up next week so make sure you’re subscribed so that you don’t miss when the post goes live.