Summer Beauty Essentials

summer beauty.JPGOmg hey you, how’ve you been? It’s been a while.

So I know I’ve been gone for what seems like forever, but now I’m back, like properly back. If you read my blog on the reg, which I’m hoping all you lovely lot do, or you follow me on my social media, you’ll know that I was in India for two months visiting my husband + getting roasted AF in the heat. LOL jokes I barely went out in the sun. If you’ve experienced 45+ heat for more than 2 weeks, you know the struggles. But anyway, now that we’ve got my welcome back out the way, let’s get onto the good stuff: my make up faves this season!

This post features some oldies but goodies, and newbies that I just cannot do without. Let’s start with an old favourite of mine. I’ve raved about the Givenchy Tint Couture Foundation in Elegant Gold in this post before and I just can’t stop talking about it. It’s a really buildable foundation so I can either go for a sheer, light finish or apply more layers if I want something more high coverage without it looking cakey. I also love the satin/dewy finish I get with this product. You know I’m here for it. 

Speaking of foundations, I recently bought the NYX Total Control Drop Foundation in Beige and oh my god it’s the best thing ever. You’ve probably already seen this foundation everywhere already – all the blog posts and the youtube reviews – so I just want to throw my own little review out there. I really really like this foundation because of how buildable it is and I get to control the type of finish I want, duh total control. I’d seen that some people didn’t get along with this foundation as they didn’t find it high coverage/long lasting enough so I was slightly sceptical about using it, but I thought I’d give it fair chance and try it out myself, and boy am I glad that I did. I wore it for 10 hours the other day and I touched up once on my forehead, I mean that is insane. So for all my oily skin babes out there, this is the foundation for you. 

A new season means new favourite lip products, of course. I’m a sucker for the perfect nude lippy so when I saw Tanya Cheban (one of my faves) use the most gorgrous peachy nude lipstick in her everyday makeup tutorial, I just knew I had to get my hands on it. The NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm is hands down one of my fave go to lip colours right now, it is unreal. It is such a beautiful peachy nude colour and so comfortable to wear on the lips, it honestly doesn’t feel like I’m wearing anything. I find some liquid lipsticks quite drying, but this one is more creamy so it doesn’t feel like you’ve got sandpaper for lips. I actually have quite a few NYX Lip Creams (Abu Dhabi + Cannes are two of my other faves) and I love them so much, there are so many gorgeous shades to choose from, and for £6, I’m here for it. 

Another favourite lip product this season is my MAC Matte Lipstick in So Chaud, I am obsessed. This is a really stunning orange shade and perfectly compliments my warmer undertones. It’s not drying at all and it is so long lasting; I barely need to touch up when I’m wearing it. I absolutely love wearing this lipstick when I’m going for a simple yet bold look, so like minimal/no eye makeup and then a poppin’ orange lip will always be a winning look for me.

The Makeup Revolution Blush Palette in Hot Spice has become my fave go to blush palette this season and I am loving it. I bought this palette because I wanted some warm toned blushes that would suit my skin tone really well, and I’m glad to say this palette has delivered 100%. This is a peachy/coraly palette so the colours are pretty warm with two shimmery/highlight colours to add a lil’ extra something to your beat and you know I’m all about that. Plus the blushes are pretty pigmented so you get such a beaut colour pay off, and isn’t that just what we all want in life?

I absolutely cannot resist a warm toned bronzer and the MAC Bronzing Powder in Golden is a must have not only this season, but pretty much all year round. I really like having a nice and subtle golden glow so this bronzer is absolutely perfect for me. I love using it on its own for a natural finish or as base if I want something a bit more glam. I use this bronzer for pretty much all of my makeup looks because of the warmth it adds to my face and how seamlessly it blends in with the rest of my make up, ugh I love it.


I really hope you guys enjoyed my post back, I really missed talking about my fave beauty products and sharing them with you guys. Thanks so much for reading huns, 

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    • August 9, 2017 / 4:39 pm

      I love matte lipsticks so much! They’re so pretty and long lasting 🙂
      what are you favourite brands?

      • August 9, 2017 / 4:45 pm

        I really like the Body Shop but their products are quite expensive.

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