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Thursday, 18 July 2013

Make Up: Some Summer Favourites!

Keeping my make up super simple is something I like to do all year round, but even more so in the summer time because the feeling of make up on my face when the sun is shining is one of my least favourite things ever! I would also love to know what your summer make up favourites are because I don't want to miss out on any gems!
Foundation & Concealer.
A light coverage foundation is a must-have for me when it's hot outside & if it has an SPF within it, then that's even better! The Touch In Sol In The Skin BB Cream* has a very impressive SPF of 36 and although this is a little too pink in tone, I've been making it work because I think it's a fabulous base. My newest make up love is the Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint because it does what it says on the tin, it's a light tinted moisturiser that offers just enough coverage and adds a subtle healthy glow too. This is my ideal base, thank you Jouer for making it!

Now, my skin isn't the best at the moment so I definitely can't skip concealer but that's okay. For under my eyes I've been using the Maybelline Instant Anti-Age Eraser Eye and although it's quite a new to me, I've been really enjoying it. I have the shade light which is a little too dark but does a great job of correcting but I think I'm going to try and find the shade fair sometime soon so I can use a little over the top for added brightness. For any blemishes I am still head over heels for the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer, which although is quite thick it's also incredibly pigmented so a little goes a long way. I've found if you apply a little too much of this it can quite easily look a little cakey so I like to be sparing with it.

Blush, Bronzer & Highlight.
For bronzer, there's only one that has captured my affections and that's Benefit Hoola. I heard people raving about this for a really long time before I bought it and now I can see why because it's just the perfect colour! It's incredibly pricey but there's a lot of product in there and it has lasted me forever already and I'm no where near hitting pan. Again, there's only one highlighter that I'm completely in love with at the moment and that's the Estée Lauder Pure Colour Illuminating Gelée in Heat Wave*. This was limited edition but if you can find it anywhere, buy it because it's stunning!

For blush I'm all about the creams because they're easy to apply and they don't feel heavy on the skin. My ultimate favourite is the Stila Convertible Colour in Gerbera. It's the perfect peachy nude shade that helps to sculpt my face as well as giving a pretty flush of colour. The Estee Lauder Cheek Rush blushes* are really new to me, but I'm very impressed. They're less of a cream and more of a gel/stain which means you have to blend super fast before they set but once they do, they don't move and it doesn't look like you're wearing a cheek product, it just looks like skin! Another new product to me is the Jouer Cheek & Lip Tint in Honeysuckle which is the perfect summery peachy shade. The formula seems super similar to the Stila Convertible Colour and I can't stop myself reaching for this at the moment, it's beautiful. 

Lips.
When it comes to lips I am all about the non-fussy products right now. Super pigmented lipsticks are firmly tucked away in my make up stash and I'm reaching for sheer balmy products instead because they feel much more comfortable and I don't have to worry about getting lipstick everywhere when I'm tucking into an ice lolly! My favourites forever and ever are the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors because they're sheer but super glossy and they taste like caramel! Although this Touch In Sol lipgloss in Cherry Pink* has quite a bit of glitter in the tube, it doesn't really translate all that much on to the lips and the colour is so perfect.

The L'Oreal GlamShine Stain Shine's are still one of my go-to lip products, particularly the shade Marilyn, which is an easy to wear medium pink that goes with everything. The formula is one of my absolute favourites, it's glossy but not sticky and it's long lasting too! Finally, I couldn't not mention my beloved Revlon Lip Butters. I know some people aren't crazy about these but I adore them. They're like really pigmented tinted lip balms, they're not super hydrating but they're not drying and I really like the colour Sweet Tart in particular at the moment.

Perfume, Mascara & Nail Polish.
My go-to summer fragrance is Stella Summer* because it's super light, fresh and a little bit fruity. Although it's much lighter than the original Stella, it still lasts beautifully throughout the day, which is must-have in my eyes! For mascara, there's only one I really like at the moment and it's Maybelline The Falsies. I've talked about this way too much, so I'll just say it lengthens, thickens and doesn't smudge! And finally, nail polish wise I'm still all about Essie Mint Candy Apple.

What is your must-have summer product right now? 
xoxo


93 comments:

  1. i would kill to get my hands on that Estee Lauder Illuminating Gelee! If we weren't already breaking the bank right now with crazy wedding expenses, I would get it in a heartbeat. My current must have is the Rimmel stay matte powder, and MAC harmony blush for a natural contour/bronzing effect! x

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    1. I've always loved the look of MAC Harmony! xo

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  2. Jennie, I am loving the photos! :) & I have to have all those blushes haha they look so nice! Especially the Estee Lauder & Stila!

    xo runbarbierun.com

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    1. Aww thank you! I really recommend both of those blushes, they're super lovely! xo

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  3. Loved this post!! For a light base in the summer, I love Revlons Nearly Naked foundation, or the YSL le teint touche eclat! xxx

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    1. I've been very tempted by the revlon foundation, I've been hearing nothing but good things about it xo

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  4. Look at those lip products. Swooooon!
    Sophie
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  5. I'm dying to get my grubby mitts on the Estee Lauder cheek rush! Great post =]

    Aysha x
    outletjunkie.blogspot.com

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  6. I love this post Jennie, it sounds like you've been using some amazing products recently! I've been meaning to try the Revlon Lip Butters for the longest time, I really need to get on that soon :) xx

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    1. They're so nice, definitely recommend them! xo

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  7. Great faves! I love the look of that el highlighter!Beth May Blogs
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  8. Ah, Gerbera is my favourite. Has to be in my top three blushes! Have you tried Benefit Dallas? I think you'd love it xx

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    1. Ooh I haven't, I'll have to remember to have a look the next time I'm at a counter! xo

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  9. Gosh, I'm really struggling with my makeup on these hot days! I love all of your picks, I've gone for cream blush too as it just seems to last much better! <3 xxx

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    1. It looks a lot more natural too <3

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  10. I love the color of that essie nail polish. Hanna Marie

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  11. I think I need to try Hoola!
    I always find the Collection concealer cakes and creases really badly on me, maybe I've been using it too heavily? I'll have another go with it, thanks for the tip!
    Great picks :)

    Jess xo

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    1. It definitely can crease if you use too much, I think the key is light layers! <3

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  12. I love the Touch in Sol BB cream, though I have the Pure Dew Water Drop version (yes I did have to go get it to read the full name haha) it's lovely and light and dewy :)
    I also love Rain by Marc Jacobs for a summer scent, it's an aquatic floral, very clean and fresh!

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    1. i have that one too and I love it, such a long name hehe! <3

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  13. My favorite summer makeup is NO makeup. It's very humid here and skin feels sticky with foundation. Of course I don't go anywhere without mascara and old Nivea is my all time favorite.

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    1. Make up when it's humid isn't a nice feeling at all! xo

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  14. Ive been loving and using my Erborian BB Cream during this heatwave - it's the only thing staying on my face on the very hot and sweaty underground!!

    Victoria x

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    1. Ooh wow, it sounds like it holds up incredibly well! xo

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  15. That Essie nail polish has such a pretty shade Jennie! xx

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  16. Loves this post :) I've been meaning to try Hoola for ages and have just never got round to it, I must make it my next bronzer purchase! The Stella Summer bottle is just gorgeous x

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  17. Love this-I think Summer is time for some new makeup :) I haven't tried the revlon lip butter yet but I really really wnat to :) And you can't beat a good Benefit cheek product for summer! I love hoola fro bronzing and usually sugarbomb for blush!

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    1. Ooh sugarbomb is on my wish list, looks so pretty! xo

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  18. I love your summer picks! You should try the Bobbi Brown BB cream, its a staple in my summer make up bag and it has SPF 35!
    Darling Zara - London Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Ooh I'll look into it for sure! xo

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  19. love the colours of your blushers!

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  20. The Convertible Colors are amazing, I love them xx

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    1. They're so good, love the colours in the range too! Xo

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  21. I really like reading these kinds of posts :) The Stila blush looks great! And I have been so curious about that Maybelline concealer.. But I've got so many others laying around I couldn't justify the purchase.

    I've been really loving the Kiehl's BB cream during my holiday because of the high protection.. And of course any cream product as well :)

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    1. Ahh I know that feeling, I'm working on using things up before buying anything else now! xo

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  22. Ohh posts like this really make me wanna buy stuff. Wish I has some money to spend on more summer essentials :)x

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  23. That highlighter looks amazing!! I haven't tried Touch in Sol bb cream but I do like light coverage in the summer :)

    Katie xx
    http://beautiesunlocked.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. I'm thinking about buying that Maybelline mascara..
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  25. That bb cream sounds great for the hot weather. I've been keeping my make-up quite minimal but love a swipe of bright eyeliner to feel summery. x

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    1. Ooh that's such a lovely idea! xo

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  26. in this heatwave, i've just about entirely given up on makeup blahhh

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    1. I think you're on to the right idea there! xo

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  27. I really want to try the Estee Lauder blush, looks amazing! xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

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    1. I highly recommend, I'd go for one of the brighter shades because they're super sheer <3

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  28. What a beautiful bunch of products! I need to pick up a Clarins lip perfector and some Stila blushes! :)

    Sandra - The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

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    1. Ahh I love the lip perfectors so much! xo

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  29. I really like this post! Everyone's Summer edits are so inspiring but I haven't a clue where to start. I plan on buying the Stila Convertible Trio, as I've heard cream blusher is much easier to work with during warm weather and the formula is lightweight.

    I do think I use a bit too much of the Lasting Perfection concealer and I need to stop being so liberal with it. Wearing much makeup in this heat is unbearable.

    I'd love to try Jouer products but I don't feel confident without seeing the shades in person. They seem to generally work well for very many people.

    Note to self: take a whiff of Stella Summer in Boots tomorrow.

    Sej || whatwouldgracekellysay.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I think the trios look beautiful, each one has beautiful colours in it and I love the formulas! <3

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  30. So many of my favorites are in here! I love the Clarins lip perfectors, and also the Benefit Hoola, and that Revlon Lip Butter! :)

    xoxo aly

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    1. Yay, they're such lovely products! xo

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  31. So obsessed with Stella perfume! Lovin' all of ur lip products, perfect colors for summer!
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  32. Lovely picks! I'm a fan of Benefit Hoola as well - it's really my only contouring bronzer and I don't really need anything else. Essie Mint Candy Apple has been on my wishlist for ages. I really want to try Maybelline The Falsies mascara - that seems to be a favourite of many. Also the Jouer base - still tossing up between the luminizing one and the matte one!

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    1. I think it's one of those really reliable mascaras. I think both the luminizing and the matte are equally as amazing, I always hear great things about both! xo

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  33. Great picks, I love the Revlon lip butters and Essie nail polishes are my favourite x

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  34. Those blushers look like such pretty colours and the collection 2000 concealer is a must have for me. The L'Oreal Nude Magique BB and CC creams are great for summer too, they're so light and feel lovely on the skin :) xx

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    1. Ooh I'll have to go and have a look at those! xo

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  35. That Estée Lauder highlighter is too pretty! I really like the Mary Lou Manizer one by TheBalm, it looks like a similar shade to the Estée Lauder one but maybe a bit less gold :)

    Annie | www.raspberphobia.com

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    1. Ooh I've been hearing a lot of great things about that recently, I'll have to have a look, although I'll probably be tempted and I really don't need another highlight hehe xo

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  36. Jennie! I want your makeup collection.. I can't even comment with everything I want as it's pretty much everything you've featured. I absolutely love the look of that gorgeous Estee Lauder cream blush though.. just wow! xx

    Gemma | ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Aww, no way, you must have an incredible collection! The blush is beautiful, really sheer and lovely! xo

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  37. Oh wow! We do not use many of the same items at all! I think overall, your products are a bit more "high end" than mine.

    I gotta ask. How did you get the round stila blush to stand? I think I stared at that photo for way too long, trying to figure it out.

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    1. Eep - I spend too much money on things I think! ;)

      I just opened the lid ever so slightly and it stands by itself :) xo

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  38. Snap! I have the same mascara, I treated myself to a new one, a new mascara always makes such a difference I find! xxx

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    1. It really does, there's something so nice about opening a new mascara and using it for the first time! xo

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  39. woww we have a lot of same products like the Maybelline Instant Anti-Age Eraser Eye, Revlon Lip Butters and Maybelline The Falsies. i always like to read other's opinion on the products that i have too:)

    lots of love x

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  40. This is such a great post, all of the products look so wonderful & there are definitely some I'm interesting in trying!

    x Bridget


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  41. Gorgeous stuff! Maybelline Falsies is one of my all time fave mascaras so I totally agree with you on that one :) I really want to try the Jouer tint, I haven't touched a foundation in forever and I'm obsessed with BBs and tinted moisturisers at the minute!

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    1. I really recommend the Jouer tint, I've heard lovely things about the matte one too. I do love a good light base, it's easy to top up with concealer on redness and blemishes after and it feels so much more comfortable! xo

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  42. I love the lip butters too, you're not on your own there :) Same for the Stella fragrance, it is lovely.
    Amy x
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    1. It's my all time favourite scent <3

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  43. I've had my eye on the Jouer tints and Stila Convertible Colours for ages, need to get my hands on one of the latter but unfortunately my skin is being hormonal at the moment so needs a bit more coverage than a tinted moisturiser. It's a shame, as I used to live in them!
    I like the lip butters too - such an easy, low-maintenance way to get a pop of colour in the summer.
    Mel xx

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    1. Oh no, that's such a shame. Hopefully your skin will stop being silly very soon! xo

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  44. I'm always on the lookout for cheaper undereye concealers, that maybelline one looks good, I will pick that up when I am next in town xx

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    1. It feels really nice and light under the eyes! xo

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  45. I just run out of lola and now I want to try stella summer! I love this post, as now I have a new list of make up I want to try, If you love it then i'm sure it's a great buy x:-)

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    1. Ooh I love Lola too so I think you'll really enjoy Stella Summer! <3

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  46. Ooooh that Mint Candy from Essie looks gorgeous! My summer go to is definitely Estee Lauder's daywear tinted moisturiser. It is on the pricey side but it never fails me. (You can get a free 10 day sample from any Estee Lauder counter :) ) x

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