Friday, 12 July 2013

Summer Make-Up Bag

There's been a heatwave in England, who'd have thought it? I can't believe how warm its been and this calls for minimal light weight make-up. These are the essentials I have been reaching for and things I'll be taking away with me to Cyprus.

Base It's been all about tinted moisturisers and my Chantecialle Just Skin in Bliss is my everyday shade and the colour that is best matched to my skin all year round, when I'm in the sun or on holiday I always tan the most on my face so to add some bronzey goodness to my tinted moisturiser, I add the Bourjois Bronzing BB Cream, this provides some extra colour to my tinted moisturiser and makes it the perfect shade for me to wear whatever shade of brown red I go.

Cheeks I can't be without bronzer on holiday or in Summer, it's a staple item for me and anything to give my Caspar skin a touch of golden sheen is an absolute must. I've recently picked up the Bourjois Bronzing Primer, I've not used this as a primer but I tend to opt for it as a cream bronzer. It works perfectly on those pale like me and gives the right amount of colour without being orange. I like to call this the cheaper sister to Chanel's Bronze Universal, a dab of this on the cheek blended in with my buffing brush is bronzed perfection. If I'm wanting a highlight, liquid highlighter is top of the list and a dab of the L'Oreal Lumi Magique Primer over cheekbones and down the bridge of the nose gives a subtle highlight.

Eyes I couldn't ever imagine my life without the Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara, it gives perfect volume, length and nourishes the lashes. This lasts all day, doesn't smudge and keeps my eyelashes in place. I will be stocking up on this and purchasing a waterproof version to see my through those hot days.

Lips There's only one thing I take away with me for my lips, I don't mess about with fancy lipsticks and they melt in the heat, I've seen my lip butters crumble in the warmth so the No.7 Anti-Aging Lip Balm is fantastic for adding a sheen to the lips and doesn't melt. With SPF 30 it's brilliant for day to day use and keeps lips hydrated and protected.


  1. I love the bourjois bronzer, so nice! :) x

  2. Great post! I love the Lancome mascara too. Really want to try Chantecialle Just Skin, heard so much about it xxx

  3. Iv heard such great things about the lancome mascara! I really wanna try it. I hare melting lipsticks too.. Just urge! So annoying i tend to wear a pigmented lipgloss in the summer.

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  4. I want that L'oreal highlighter- pretty curious if it's a dupe to Becca :)

  5. Great post! I havent tried any of these but want to now!Beth May Blogs
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  6. I love the L'oreal Lumi as a highlighter!

  7. The funny thing is, as soon as I went away on holiday- England got really hot! Like you said, it's so hot make up needs to be lightweight. The L'Oreal Lumi Magique Primer seems like a good highlight I'd want to try out. :)

  8. I've never heard of a bronzing primer! I don't think I've ever seen that around in Australia.

  9. i really want to try a base from chantecialle!

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  10. I love the Lumi Magique Primer too, I use it as a highlighter or underneath my foundation. I've swatched the bronzing primer every time I've been in boots recently and just can't decide whether it matches my pale skin or not!

    Hannah x

  11. Your photos are lovely! :) I really want to try the Lancome mascara, heard so many good things about it!

    Milly x
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