The Summer Face
Hi everyone! I'm Claudia and I blog over at Beauty and the Chic and it's so lovely to be writing a beauty post on Chloe's Way today! Since the sun is shinning, I thought I would write a little post on my make-up preference for the summer time.
For my base I always use a BB cream in the summer time and I love the Diorskin Nude BB Cream. It's light-weight with a nice amount of coverage and it doesn't leave you in a sweaty mess. It also contains SPF 10 which isn't high but it's better than nothing. To cover the dark circles under my eyes and to highlight the rest of my face, I love to use the Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer as it's a concealer and highlighter in one. It covers dark circles really well and doesn't crease under the eyes with is fab! I also love the dewiness that it adds to the skin. To add some colour to my face I always bronze/contour my face. I wear a lot of SPF, in my moisturiser and in my foundation so my face is lily white compared to the rest of me. My favourite at the moment for the faux bronze look is the Make-up Revolution Vivid Baked Bronzer* in the shade Golden Days. It's not too orange and it doesn't look muddy, it's the perfect shade for my skin tone. I always use a cream blush in summertime as I think it looks more natural and I love the dewy effect it creates and my all time favourite is the Topshop Cream Blush in Morning Dew. It's a beautiful bright coral pink in the pan but adds just the right amount of colour for the flushed cheek look. I tend to powder the rest of my face just to set everything into place and so it doesn't slip and slid throughout the day, that can be embarrassing, but my go to powder is the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Powder, it gets the job done without sitting in dry patches and also doesn't appear cakey.
Moving onto eyes, sometimes I do apply eye make-up sometimes I don't but if I do I like to keep it simple. For bright non-creased eye make-up all day, I like to apply a cream underneath, I use this instead of a primer. At the moment I'm loving bronze golden shades and theMaybelline 24hr Color Tattoo in On and On Bronze sits perfectly underneath the shade Camera Rolling from the Make-up Revolution "Girls on Film" palette*. Such a pretty subtle bronze eye, it's lovely and simple. You don't want mascara sliding down your face if you go to the beach or a pool so I love the Maybelline The Rocket Waterproof mascara, seriously gals, this stuff doesn't budge!
Finally, for lips I apply an SPF lipbalm first in the form of Maybelline Babylips Sunscreen SPF 20 and then a subtle colour over the top. I don't always apply a colour but but when I do, it's usually the L'oreal L'Extrodinaire by Color Riche in the shade Rose Melody which is a lovely soft nude pink, a "my lips but better shade," we all love them!
That's it for my summer face. I love how this is natural and subtle look but still looks put together. It lasts all day and feels as though I haven't applied any make-up at all. The best part for me though? It takes about 10 minutes!
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