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How quickly time is going at the moment, it doesn’t seem that long since I did a Spring edition makeup look. This very much seems to have become a natural seasonal blog post, so I couldn’t resist getting one in for Summer. I have been having so much fun with my makeup looks recently, using a range of different products and exploring new colour tones for my skin tone. I have generally always been a little boring when it comes to makeup, with even this being a little out of my comfort zone. Basically, anything with colour is daring for me! Recently I have been watching a programme on Channel 5 called ‘The Gypsies Next Door’, and I absolutely adored one of the episodes about a girl in the community who was an aspiring makeup artist. Her work was absolutely phenomenal, and I only wish that I could one day try a look as bold as that! What she did say in the programme which was interested was that any ‘gorger’ client she has does tend to be a lot more subtle than her gypsy clients. If you hadn’t guessed, ‘gorger’ refers to someone who is not from a gypsy background, like me. I really admired her work and, in a way,, the pinkie tone in this look we a little inspired by her.
The look in general is pretty much what you would expect for Summer; a dewy skin with lots of deep contouring, a bright and shimmery eye, as well as a natural looking lip that is comfortable and easy to wear through the warmer weather… if we ever get any.
Starting with my face, I am really not someone who can put the foundation away during the Summer months. I love my complexion cover up all year round, as every look I want to achieve always requires a smooth and flawless finish. At the moment, I am really enjoying the Revolution Pro Foundation Camouflage. This featured in my recent foundation test, so if you would like to know more about it, please click here. As with all my make-up looks, I also used my Revolution concealer which I just think is incredible. It is easy to apply with a beauty blender, has a lovely smooth creamy consistency and stays put all day long. To make it even better, it is an absolute bargain. For my complexion, I have been using an old Tanya Burr contour palette, as I adore the bronzer. It has a very shimmery finish to it and for me adds the perfect touch of colour. Unfortunately, this product is no longer available, however there are a lot on the market that are similar. I will link them below. To finish my skin, I use the Benefit Cosmetics Gold Rush Blush which for me doubles as a blush and a highlight. I use a large brush and sweep this across my cheeks for an instant Summer glow.
Moving on to eyes, the Naked Cherry has been my go-to in recent months. As with the foundation, I did a full review on this product which I will link herefor you to read. For this look I use the lighter matte pink tones, with a deep cherry in the crease of my eye. To add the Summer touch, I sweep the lighter shimmery pink over the top and blend it all together. This for me is a real Summery day look, ideal for so many occasions. To transition this into the evening, I would add a darker shimmer over the top. I then use the Benefit Roller Liner to create the thin line on top of my lid with the flick, as well as eye pencil on my water line to finish the bold look. The Benefit Roller Liner is a new product to the company, and I have adored using it. It is so easy to use and works every time. For mascara, I have been using the Nars Climax which is incredible. It adds volume and serious length to your lashes, whilst also not being clumpy. I really recommend this for Summer, mainly for its durability from day to night.
For lips, I am all about nude at the moment. I use a simple pink toned nude liner, which is usually ‘rosy’ from MAC, followed by the Kylie Lip Kit in shade ‘Bare’. I adore this liquid lip! When I apply the liquid lip stick, I let it dry for a few minutes, usually whilst doing my hair and then apply a layer of MAC lipstick in shade ‘Midimauve’. For me, this is the perfect pink toned nude for Summer, with a touch of shimmer.
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Foundation – Revolution Pro
Concealer – Revolution
Gold Rush – Benefit
Bronzer – Benefit
Naked Cherry – Urban Decay
Liner – Benefit
Mascara – Nars
Lip Kit – Kylie Cosmetics
Lipstick – MAC
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