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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Everyday Natural Summer Make-Up

Hey Girls,

Sorry for the delay in posts, I was on a summer holiday, but I am back now with a fun post for you!
While I was on holidays, I created a very simple make-up routine that worked well with my daily activities. I was going to the beach every day, and since I don't have the clearest complexion, I needed to use something to cover up my blemishes. I also wanted to go for something light during the times I wasn't swimming or at the beach, so I used a few base products and added on a small number of other make-up products to build up the look, depending on the occasion.

So the first essential was a BB Cream. I alternated between 2 BB creams, the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream (my all-time favourite) and a BB Cream from Greece from the brand Carroten. What I love about both of these products is that they both contain SPF, however, I made sure to start with a base of sunscreen to have added protection from the harmful UV rays. During the day, I opted for the Carroten BB Cream as it can look a bit greasy, however, for the night time, I used the Maybelline BB Cream as well as a little bit of concealer on any more-noticeable blemishes.

One of my all-time favourite beauty tools is an eye-lash curler, and I used this everyday. I don't like to wear mascara to the beach, but on some mornings we would go out of coffee first and I wanted to look nice, so I opted for a waterproof formula. Maybelline's The Rocket Mascara was my go-to during the day because I knew that if we decided to go to the beach, I wouldn't have to worry about any smudging. At night, however, I chose a lengthening non-waterproof formula by Elizabeth Arden (Ceramide Las Extending Treatment Mascara: Black), which is my go-to mascara at the moment (I love it!), and which had a more dramatic feel.

For my lips, I wanted to add some extra colour, but I wanted it to look really natural. So, what I did was use my Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Crayon/Tint in Honey by dabbing it softly on my lips for a really natural look. I then topped it off with a few dabs of Maybelline's Baby Lips Lip Balm. It looks much more natural when it is dabbed on the lips than swiped on, and gives the lips a really dewy look.

You can't forget about the eyebrows! I kept mine really simple - all I did was just brush them into shape with an eyebrow brush as part of my make-up routine.

To amp up my look at night, all I did was use a white/golden eyeshadow under my eyebrows and on my inner eyelids to make my eyes look more open and awake. I also used Benefit's Dandelion gloss on my lips to give them a more shiny look, and used brown eyeliner along my upper lashline for a more dramatic feel, however it still looked quite simple and natural.

I also always made sure to moisturise, and this helped to keep my skin looking dewy and prevented any peeling or dryness from occurring. I used the Clean & Clear Morning Burst Hydrating Gel Moisturiser.

This summer make-up routine took me about 5-10 minutes to complete in the morning and around 10-15 minutes at night. It is very quick and simple, looks natural, feels light on the skin, and lasted most of the day for me. If I had the chance, I would touch up my skin by reapplying a light layer of BB Cream, and I would be good to go for the rest of the day.

I hope that this post was helpful to you! x

Thanks for Reading,



  1. Really helpful post! Also, I was curious if you mind checking out my most recent post? I'd really appreciate it and maybe some feedback! Thanks.

  2. Hey, I've just nominated you for the Liebster Award! Check out my post for the questions, make sure to tag me so I can find out your answers, well done!
    Katie x

  3. Very helpful!! I love BB cream myself and use it all the time, I'm just looking for one that doesn't make my skin quite as oily looking/feeling. And I've heard a lot about Baby lips, are they worth it to buy?

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