Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Summer makeup routine | FOTD!!

FOTD + Summer foundation routine!! 

Lets all just pretend that giant zit on my head isn't there. No amount of concealer in the world could cover that up haha!
So It's starting to get really hot in Melbourne now and I have developed a new makeup routine which comprises a much lighter feeling foundation that doesn't leave you feeling like your melting!

Step 1. 
I've said in previous posts that I'm not the biggest fan of BB creams. I don't feel like they give me the coverage I want. However, I really don't like wearing foundation in summer because it gets so hot and I always feel like it's melting off. LOL. So what I have been doing lately is starting with the Rimmel BB cream in light and then using Revlon colour stay mineral foundation in light over the top. This takes away some of the dewiness of the BB cream and gives a little extra coverage. Because it is a powder foundation it doesn't feel heavy or think on the face, which is what I look for in my summer makeup.

Step 2.
For concealer I use the Avon ideal shade concealer stick in Neutral. I just put that over any spots or redness.

Step 3.
Then I begin on my eyes. I use the Garnier roll on anti-dark circles, which really brightens up the under eye area and hides any dark circles or bags etc.
For an eyeshadow base I use Essence I  stage eyeshadow base, all over the eyelid, right up to the eyebrow. This gives you more even eyeshadow coverage and helps to make the eyeshadow last longer on the lid.

Step 4. 
Today I decided to use the Designer Brands Diva Kit eyeshadow palette. I used colour 1 on the top part of my eye, under the eyebrow. For the crease I used colour 4 and for the rest of the eyelid, colour 2.
I then use the Savvy by Designer Brands eyebrow pencil in Blonde to fill in and shape my eyebrows.
For eyeliner I use the Maybelline Master liner in BK-1. Just a thin line on the lid and a thin line on the outside third of the lower lash line.
For mascara I used the Maybelline XXL pro Curl. 

Step 5. 
Today I've gone with a nice bright blush. I've used Maybelline expert wear blush in 95 potpourri. I can never seem to get my blush to blend nicely so I use the Covergirl Clean pressed powder in 105 ivory to soften the edges and highlight my cheekbones.

Step 6.
Finally for the lips. Today I decided to be a little adventurous and go for a bold red lip. Usually I would choose pink but I really don't wear red lipstick enough so I thought I would mix it up a bit.
I used Mirenesse Lip cocktail in French Kiss.
This is a very deep red so to brighten it up a bit for summer I added a small amount of Essence stay with me long lasting lipgloss in 03 candy bar.

My brush set is by Montana Bliss, I bought it at a market almost two years ago.

So that is my face of the day and my summer foundation routine, I hope you found this helpful.

Let me know in the comments what your number one makeup tip for summer is! 

Until next time :) xx
**I am not affiliated with any of the brands mentioned. All opinions my own etc. **

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