Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Perfect Summer Make-up

So im in a blogging mood, and im going to use it to write another post, this time about Make up, and how to rock it in the summer!

They key to looking good in summer is fresh clean skin and not alot of cakey make up, you want your natural beauty to stand out!
Coral, peachy and pastel colours are all very inn this summer, so definitely use that.

Step 1: Cleanse your face of all dirt (do this morning and night to avoid unwanted filled up pores!) and apply a good moisturizer, preferably SPF 15 or along those lines if you are going to be in the sun, you want your skin to be protected!

Step 2; Apply a tinted moisturizer or a light foundation (a tip: put a little bit of your favorite moisturizer into your foundation to make it lighter on your skin) over your face and blend it in to your neck, and you can either use just your hands or a foundation brush. Everyday i use the body shop foundation called The Body Shop Moisture foundation SPF 15, and it gives a great even, light to medium coverage (

Step 3; Apply concealer to your dark circles, and to lighten up the area around the eyes! I usually just use my ring finger to blend it out around my eyes. (make sure to use your ring finger because its not to harsh on your delicate skin around your eyes)

Step 4; Set your foundation with some powder. To avoid the cakey look and keep your skin looking a bit more ''dooey'' for summer then i recommend a Translucent powder. Put some on a powder brush and apply evenly over your face, dont apply to much though.

Step 5; Bronzer! Apply a good bronzer along you cheekbones, maybe a little on your forehead, jawline or along your nose( in very very light motion so you dont get to much product on your face)  and blend well. If you have any acne or pimples around your cheeks then avoid using a shimmery bronzer as the sun will reflect on it more and it will pick your acne/pimples more up, which we dont want! Benefit has some good bronzer and i strongly recommend checking them out at or you can check out NARS.

Step 6; Get a summer pinky glow with some blush! You can use a cream pinkish blush for a more natural look, and that is great for summer, but if you prefer powder blushes then go for a peachy with a hint of pink and apply the blush to the apples of your cheeks, just smile and blend well.

Step 7; Take a brown eyeliner pencil (black is to harsh for summer) and apply along your lower lashes but dont put it in the waterline. You can also line your top lashes for a more full lash effect, and if you do so make sure you go really well into the roots of the eyelashes and dont make the line to thick, you want to look natural. Take some white or ivory eyeshadow and apply all over your eyelids and under your eyebrow to get a highlight. Then you should proceed to filling in your eyebrows with an angled brush and some eyeshadow that fits your hair colour, if you are a blonde just take a taupe coloured eyeshadow and fill  them inn.

Step 8; Take a nude lipliner and line your lips in lighty and for a really summery look take a coral lipstick. it will really brighten up your face and your outfit, so dont be afraid to wear it :)

 M.A.C Lipstick 'So Chaud'  is a perfect subtle hint of coral and red. Its beautiful for summer and will definitely bring some colour to our faces. 

thank you for reading, and hope this was helpful! 
dont forget you are beautiful

until next time

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