Tuesday 22 May 2018

The Summer Beauty Wardrobe

I thought it was about time for an 'everyday face' update, the products I'm reaching for all the time. We all know I'm a creature of habit so these products aren't new to me (except one) and one is actually an old favourite rediscovered but hey, at least you know I love them! Now that the weather is starting to heat up I'm trying to work out what my summer makeup wardrobe consists of. It's not totally different from my usual, but I'm keen to try and use as little products as I can. We're talking quick, glowy, bronzed skin, shimmery eyes, and a juicy sheer lip.

For base I'm back on the YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat foundation. At first glance this may not scream 'summer appropriate' as it has a medium buildable coverage, and it is definitely a foundation rather than a CC cream like I normally reach for in warmer months. However, I've discovered how versatile this foundation can be. Yes, you can get quite a full coverage with it as it layers really well, but you can also sheer it out. For everyday I like to pull a Lisa Eldridge and properly buff a small amount into the skin. It provides enough coverage (I'll still add a dab of concealer over blemishes) while evening out the skin, and I love the glowy-but-not-shiny finish it has.

I've dedicated a whole post to this Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette in Beauty Glow so I won't go into a huge amount of detail here, except to say I'm still in love with it! The bronzer is to die for, I'm dreading the day I run out and need to buy the full size Filmstar Bronze and Glow or Bronze and Blush Glow palette! Well, my bank account is dreading it. I'm also a huge fan of the two blushers. This was the part of the palette I thought I'd feel very 'meh' about but I actually love the natural colour they give. The eyeshadows are lovely, and provide the perfect everyday eye which I can also amp up by adding more of the matte brown or even eyeliner. I have literally used it every time I've worn makeup since I bought it, I think the shades are spot on and it's the perfect portable palette. The formula of Charlotte's powders are somehow sheer and pigmented at the same time, letting your natural skin tone shine through but still giving you the oomph you want.

The old favourite is this Chanel lipstick, the Rouge Coco Shine in Monte-Carlo. I got this four years ago for my 18th birthday (where has the time gone) and wore it loads but it eventually ended up getting pushed aside for new favourites. However, I've been loving a 'fresh' lip look recently. My usual pinky browny nudes are still a firm favourite, but there's something about throwing on a sheer juicy pink that feels so effortless and summery. I'm not a fan of opaque pink on myself but the glossier formula looks divine!

Ok, so maybe it's not a makeup favourite but I couldn't resist including this Oliver Bonas fragrance, Peony Rose. You don't spot many rollerball perfumes in the UK so when I saw this one I practically leapt for it, and luckily I love the scent! I'm at home for a while now and forgot to pack perfume so this was the perfect option, a fragrance that doesn't break the bank, and one that I can keep using as a 'travel' fragrance. It's floral, something that isn't always my style, but it's really fresh and I swear I smell a bit of citrus in there too. Also, that packaging! I die.

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