15 Summer Staples (Makeup)

Keeping your makeup looking fresh and actually staying on your face when it is at risk of melting, what with global warming and all that; it can be tricky! And looking bright and beautiful to match the season, can be great fun too! These products, to me, are the best products that I would recommend picking up this year! To help you look fresh and gorgeous, under the testing, humid conditions in the summer!

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water – This is so refreshing, which is exactly what we want in the summer! It cools you down while adding a layer of longevity for your makeup! What more could you want? And I genuinely notice a difference when I use this! I might do a full review! Let me know if you’d be interested in that!

Benefit Bigger Than BB Big Easy Complexion Enhancer – This is amazing, and I don’t hear many people talk about it. First of all it has SPF 35. Which is great, as you know you are protected! It does have an abysmal shade range, but for pale people, it goes super light so that is good. But come on Benefit, be more inclusive! However the actual product is lush. Matte, stays all day, super comfortable, not drying. It’s lush!

Maybelline Dream Urban Cover Full Coverage Lightweight Protective Makeup – If you cant afford the Benefit one, this is a fantastic alternative! It is under £10, has a higher SPF than the benefit one and has a higher coverage! It lasts all day so long as you set it, and feels so comfortable on your skin! Fantastic product!

Make Up Forever Cover Extreme Camouflage Cream – I am yet to find a higher coverage, longer lasting concealer! When it says waterproof, you better believe it! I can workout wearing this, and still have a flawless complexion! It is amazing stuff! You get 15ml of product and it lasts ages as you literally need the tiniest amount. It certainly packs a punch!

Too Faced Sweetie Pie Bronzer – You know how I feel about this. You know how much I love it. It is the most natural bronzer. I love wearing this on my cheeks and then applying the rest on my nose. It gives such a healthy tan and glow, without looking orange or muddy! The texture is lightweight and simply divine! Only really suitable for fair skin unfortunately…due to its pale colour. However if you fit under that bracket, I’d highly recommend!

Jeffree Star Supreme Frost (Money Honey) – This Highlighter is so unique and striking! It is so sparkly and glittery but so finely milled! It is a gorgeous bronze/gold with a lime cream shift and looks absolutely STUNNING on the cheeks. It has a slightly deeper cast on me, but if I wear bronzer I can get away with it. But this on deeper skin tones…I can’t cope! So beautiful! It provides a flash of vibrancy when you turn your head! Perfect for summer!

BH Cosmetics Weekend Festival Palette – This palette covers all needs. You want colour, sorted; you want natural, sorted. You want a mix of the two? You guessed it, sorted! The tones of this are perfect for summer; warm and bronzey with pops of vividness! It literally has everything covered! I love the shade Boho so much! It is my absolute favourite! And the texture and formula of these are so impressive! And the price is great too, for what you get!

LA Girl Shock Wave Eyeliners – This one is in the shade Fresh, but all of them are perfect for summer. When I say these are long-wearing, I mean you do need an oil to remove them! They are potent! So bright, so effective! And they are going to last through allergies, sweating and some tears when the humidity gets to much. Hey, we’ve all been there!

Stila Shimmer and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow – Freedom and Carefree are the best shades for the summer, in my opinion. They are so brightening and flattering while providing a beautiful pop of colour! They last all day, as they set down. I love wearing Freedom in the inner corner! And Carefree all over the lid. They are beautiful apart but together they compliment each other so well! But if you have to pick up on….oooo…so hard. Freedom. Definitely Freedom!

Smashbox Always On Liquid Eyeliner – This is long lasting. Scrubbing with iron wool is needed. Okay maybe that’s a bit extreme, but you’re gonna need an oil to remove this!it stays ALL DAY! And is super black! Just a little flick of this and mascara with a hint of bronzer and that’s the makeup for the day sorted! I can’t get over the quality of this product! The pigment and longevity is unbeatable!

L’Oréal Lash Paradise Mascara (Waterproof) – This is the best waterproof mascara I have ever used! Lasts all day, holds a curl and provides the most gorgeous fluttery lashes you ever did see! I prefer this to my expensive waterproof mascaras! Only issue I have with this is it does dry out quickly! But for the effect it gives my lashes, it is only a minor hiccup! So worth it 😉

MAC Lipstick (Peach Blossom) – This is my favourite neutral lip colour for the summer! Very nourishing, and it illuminates my complexion! It goes well when I’m pale or have a bit of colour on my cheeks. Super flattering and for a lipstick, lasts fairly well! It is a Cremesheen so does have a nice creamy texture and gives your lips a lovely shine! So pretty!

Jeffree Star Summer 2018 Velour Liquid Lipstick (Cherry Wet) – If I gotta have a bit of colour in my life, I will choose this. It is such a flattering not too red not too pink. Lasts ALL DAY! It even lasted through a dentist appointment (why I wore this to the dentist I really don’t know…don’t judge my poor decisions!). I love how this feels on my lips and due to it not specifically being red or pink it goes with so much!

Zoeva Melody Lipgloss (Spread Your Wings) – This is such a lush formula. Super hydrating while not being sticky. Not overly pigmented but has the most stunning reflects and glitter in there! Gold, green, yellow all in a mystical and magic gloss! It doesn’t last the longest, but the glitter stays put on your lips, once worn off!

And those are my favourite Summer Staples! I hope you enjoyed this blog post! Any recommendations! Leave them in the comments!

Thank you so much my lovelies for reading! 💛✨


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