Summer Make-Up

I do not fair well in heat; raise the temperature by one or two degrees and I start to suffer. So during summer, if I can be convinced to...



I do not fair well in heat; raise the temperature by one or two degrees and I start to suffer. So during summer, if I can be convinced to put make-up on at all, it's as light as I can possibly apply it. Most days I will stick with the Shu Uemura BB Perfector with a little NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, mattified with MAC Blot Powder, maybe a sweep of eye liner and mascara.. and that's it.

For occasions that call for a little more effort, I've been wearing a smokey eye using the lightest shade from the Oriflame Eyebrow Kit. It is way too light for my brows anyway and its tawny colour works beautifully as an eye shadow. I add a glow to my cheekbones with Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight or a little colour with Tarte Dollface. A good lip balm in summer is a must but when I reach for other lip products its almost always Christian Dior Lip Glow (of course) or Korres Mango Lip Butter, both of which provide natural, summery flushes of colour.

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  1. Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt6/20/2014

    Like you I've been keeping it light the last few weeks with hardly wearing anything at all, except mascara. I HAVE to get an Amazonian Clay Blush soon, they seem wonderful! :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

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  2. i love the korres lip butters and glazes! and i'm like that too. cna't stand the heat. i joke that there's a 10 degree (Celsius) range of temperature in which i'm actually happy. anything outside of that and i'm :(.

    Jenn
    A Beautiful Zen

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  3. Totally understand where you're coming from on the heat suffering... definitely want to try out that Korres Mango Lip Butter though. I'm a sucker for anything fruity like that.


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  4. I have been so cranky ever since the lip glow ran out on me! :P I NEED to get one asap! Mango is on the list too! :)

    TheConscienceFund| Bloglovin'

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  5. Normally during the summer I'm feeling very lazy so I can only put some effort in wearing a little of concealer to cover blemishes and dark concealer

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  6. I agree with you in that I never want to cake on too much make-up on hot summer days! Like you I'm currently loving a mango scented lip butter, by The Body Shop :)
    Lil x

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  7. Nina Zane6/20/2014

    Wow such lovely products, I love my Nars concealer it's defo the best :)
    http://insaneaboutmakeup.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. Ugh, makeup in the summer is the worst. Plus where I live, I always end up sweating it off anyway. Add in going to the gym every day and going to the beach...yep, it's definitely easier to keep it minimal. I agree: I save my more complicated looks for fall and winter. Just brow gel, concealer, and bronzer in the summer.


    - Sam
    http://thelifeandtimesofsam.wordpress.com

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  9. MAC Blot Powder is the BEST

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  10. I feel you on the makeup in the summer conundrum! I am currently on a mission to get my skin as healthy as it possibly can be so I can feel comfortable going bare faced for the warmer months! Although, I might have to make an exception for mascara...


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  11. Amber Hunter6/22/2014

    I absolutely love Tarte's doll face! I actually wore it today :) And I tend to not like it when it's very hot either but I live in Florida so there really is no avoiding it unfortunately.
    Amber | Lovely Notions

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  12. It's super pretty although I have to use it with a light hand as it's SUPER bright and a little unflattering if too much is applied.

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  13. They are super lovely, I'd definitely recommend them :))

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  14. I think mascara is so important; my eyes look tiny without it!

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  15. YES! I love it :))

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  16. Definitely, I can't be bothered with that feeling of being suffocated under a layer of make-up!

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  17. Absolutely; I only recently bought it and I think it's a permanent repurchase :))

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  18. It's too much effort when the sun just melts it all off anyway! :))

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  19. No make-up or a little concealer, that's all I want on lazy summer days.

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  20. I love the CD Lip Glow, it's by far my favourite lip product. It's minimal effort and looks beautiful.

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  21. Haha, I feel you! As soon as this one runs out I'll buy another, I can't be without it.

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  22. Oh don't be jealous :))

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  23. The lip butters are amazing, I just wish they didn't come in pots!

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  24. A couple of degrees warmer or cooler and I struggle :(( I'm an absolute wuss. I much prefer the spring and autumn months.

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  25. They really are.. but I don't think they are worth the UK price tag. Try to get one imported from America if you can :))

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  26. i've heard great things about the kevin aucoin candlelight, the whole range seems amazing !
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. It's fantastic, I use it pretty much every day :))

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