Saturday, 19 July 2014

What's On My Face: Summer Edit

I did a What's On My Face Spring Edit post a few months back but I thought it was time to update you all on what I've been using more recently.

Most days during the summer I don't wear foundation (or any makeup) but if I'm going out or meeting up with people, I like to have something to even out my skintone as I've been left with a lot of scaring from eczema.
The foundation I've been loving is the Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation. It's quite a matte foundation. I'd say it's a medium, buildable coverage. It's a higher coverage than I'm used to, then again I've never needed to cover anything up before.
C'est la vie.

It has yellow pigments to correct dark circles, mauve pigments to liven up dull complexions and green pigments to cancel out redness.

I have the shade Light Beige and it's the perfect colour for me.

This really does correct any redness and darkness which means there's not as big a need for my usual heavy coverage under eye concealers.

I've been using the Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer in the shade Soft Beige. It really brightens up the eye area with light reflecting pigments and this shade has a salmon tone to it which is great for correcting darkness.

To keep everything in place, I've been using Soap&Glory One Heck of a Blot. I proclaimed my love for this in my Quarterly Favourites post a couple of weeks ago and I'm still as obsessed with it.

It's a translucent powder that adds no colour to the makeup you're already wearing.

To add a little colour to my cheeks, I've been using my one true love - Essence Silky Touch Blush in the shade Adorable.

As you can see, this is well loved.
This is a constant in my makeup bag. I don't like very heavy or pigmented blushes, I'm more of a Benefit Dandelion girl. This gives the perfect flush of colour whilst looking completely natural.

Another makeup bag constant for me is the MeMeMe Beat the Blues Highlighter in Pearl Pink. I've said it before and I'll say it again, it is a complete dupe for Benefit High Beam and only costs €9.99!

 I like to dab a little of this on the top of my cheek bones for a glowing look without having dewy foundation which I really dislike.

Unless I'm going out in the evening, I tend not to bother with eyeshadow and, as usual, just stick with my Maybeline The Falsies mascara.

You may think that's a new tube in the picture but I've actually had it for about 3 months and still can't get the plastic off...
I've raved about this mascara many times. I think what makes it my favourite is the spoon shaped wand.

Finally, to finish off, I pop some Benefit Gimme Brow on my brows in the shade Medium/Deep.

This is like the tiniest mascara made just for eyebrows. You can see how small it is compared to the wand on The Falsies.
It has pigment that attaches to the hairs and keeps them in place as well as darkens them. I've really been enjoying this over the past few weeks, it makes doing my eyebrows so quick!

And that's it! I like to keep it very natural and minimal in the summer so a lot of the products I use during the colder months get pushed aside while the sun is out.

I really hope you enjoyed reading this and thanks so much for stopping by, I've been shocked by how my pageviews just keep growing and it means the world to me.

Let me know what kind of look you like to go for in the summer :) 


  1. I love the Benefit Gimme Brows!! I'm definitely going to pick up MeMeMe Beat the blues :-) xx

    1. Me too! So glad I decided to get it. Yeah you definitely need it, after comparing it against High Beam, I knew you were sold hahaha. xxxx


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